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St. Louis Chapter Sees Record Turnout for Legislative Reception

The St. Louis Chapter of Credit Unions had a record turnout for its annual legislative reception, with more than 60 credit union representatives and nearly 30 lawmakers and staff in attendance.

The event brings St. Louis area credit union leaders, staff and volunteers together with lawmakers for an opportunity to build and strengthen positive relationships. Attendees also discussed legislative priorities and concerns ahead of the veto session and 2016 legislative session.

"We were extremely impressed with the increase in attendance of legislators, credit union staff and volunteers," says Lori Hudson, Registrar with the St. Louis Chapter of Credit Unions. "It was great to be able to share our stories and experiences with the lawmakers and to be able to discuss issues that are important to the credit union movement and to our members."

The event took place in St. Louis on August 20.

The following lawmakers attended:

  • Rep. Joe Adams (D-District 86)
  • Rep. Mike Butler (D-District 79)
  • Rep. Don Gosen (R-District 101)
  • Rep. Ron Hicks (R-District 107)
  • Rep. Justin Hill (R-District 108)
  • Rep. Penny Hubbard (D-District 78)
  • Rep. Deb Lavender (D-District 90)
  • Rep. Mike Leara (R-District 96)
  • Rep. Sue Meredith (D-District 71)
  • Rep. Gina Mitten (D-District 83)
  • Rep. Mary Nichols (D-District 72)
  • Rep. Bill Otto (D-District 70)
  • Rep. Sharon Pace (D-District 74)
  • Rep. Mark Parkinson (R-District 105)
  • Rep. Joshua Peters (D-District 76)
  • Rep. Chrissy Sommer (R-District 106)
  • Rep. Bryan Spencer (R-District 63)
  • Rep. Rochelle Walton Gray (D-District 75)
  • Senator Paul Wieland (R-District 22)
  • Rep. John Wiemann (R-District 103)
  • Tricia LaValle, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt's Office

More than 60 participants from the following 12 credit unions attended the event:

  • 1st Financial Federal Credit Union
  • Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union
  • County Credit Union
  • Electro Savings Credit Union
  • First Community Credit Union
  • First Missouri Credit Union
  • Neighbors Credit Union
  • Scott Credit Union
  • Southpointe Credit Union
  • St. Louis Community Credit Union
  • Vantage Credit Union
  • West Community Credit Union

Contact Amy McLard or David Kent if your credit union or chapter is interested in holding legislative meetings or a reception. MCUA will work with credit unions and chapters to set up appointments.








Caption 1:  David Kent and Don Cohenour, of Missouri Credit Union Association, chat with Rep. Bill Otto.

Caption 2:  Rep. Sharon Pace (center) and guests.

Caption 3:  Cohenour and Bob McKay (right), Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union, discuss credit union issues with Rep. Sue Meredith.

Caption 4 (bottom, left): Rep. Mary Nichols speaks with credit union leaders from Neighbors Credit Union. 

Caption 5 (bottom, right): West Community Credit Union's Next 2.0 provided a fresh perspective on credit unions when speaking to lawmakers.