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Missouri Events at the 2014 GAC / Hotel and Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) is hosting several events for Missouri attendees during the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C. The GAC takes place February 23-27. If you plan to attend to the GAC, please register for Missouri-only events here.

Registration for Missouri events helps ensure you are scheduled for the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) briefing, dinner and legislative visits. As the event approaches, MCUA will provide updates and additional information with registered attendees. Scheduled Missouri events include*: 

Monday, February 24
Legislative Briefing            
4:15 p.m.  - Convention Center
Tuesday, February 25
Reception for CUNA Board Chair, Dennis Pierce
6:30 -7:30 p.m. 
Missouri GAC attendees will receive a separate invitation to RSVP for this event.    

MCUA Group Dinner
8 p.m.  - Cuba Libre, 801 9th St. NW, Ste A (Corner of 9th & H Streets)

Wednesday, February 26 and Thursday, February 27
Legislative Visits on Capitol Hill
All day
To accommodate legislative visit requests from lawmakers, please do not plan to depart from Washington, D.C. before 3 p.m. on February 27.
Before registering, please have email, cell phone and flight details for each attendee. If you plan to register multiple people, register any guest/spouse first to make the payment option easier. Register for Missouri-only events here.

*Please note that event times and locations may change in advance of the GAC. Notification will be sent to all registered attendees.

Questions?  Contact Amy McLard, MCUA Senior Vice President of Advocacy via email or 314.542.1370.

Hotel Information
The Missouri room block is located in the Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel, 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, at a rate of $305 single/double for four nights: Sunday, February 23 – Wednesday, February 26, checking out on Thursday morning, February 27, 2014.

MCUA has increased its room block to better accommodate Missouri attendees. However, the number of rooms is still limited. If you have any questions regarding the room block, please contact Maria Langston directly at 314.542.1344 or by email.

Process to reserve an MCUA GAC Block Room:
  • Please use the following link to the MCUA website and fill out the GAC Housing Commitment Form:  (an ID and password are required)
  • Use this form to confirm your housing requirements for the 2014 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. A credit union may use one form entry to request up to six rooms. NOTE:  This is only a request form to provide MCUA an advance count of room needs.  It does not complete your hotel reservation.
  • Please complete this form. It is required to book a room in the Missouri GAC block. 
  • Once a completed form is received, MCUA will send to you a link to access the CUNA Housing Bureau.  When you receive this email, please use the link to complete your official housing registration. 

The deadline for the MCUA room block is January 7. MCUA will continue to work with Missouri credit union GAC attendees regarding hotels and make every effort to get additional rooms at the Renaissance once our room block is filled. However, reservations made after the deadline may be at a different hotel.

Crasher Scholarship Deadline is December 17
The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) is partnering with the Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to make the 2014 “Crash the GAC” event bigger and better than ever. Applications are due by December 17 for one Missouri young professional (age 30 and younger) to Crash the 2014 CUNA GAC.

In addition to the core schedule of GAC events and legislative visits with your state attendees, crashers take part in exclusive sessions that will provide a greater focus on credit union advocacy and activities that can help to grow and promote credit unions on the state and federal level. 

Each crasher will receive a full conference registration, courtesy of CUNA, and a Cooperative Trust membership. The scholarship from MCUA will pay for airfare and the hotel stay for Missouri’s selected crasher.

More information is available at www.crashthegac.comApplications are due by December 17, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Amy McLard, MCUA Senior Vice President of Advocacy by email or the Cooperative Trust