Event Calendar

Jan
21
Tue
411 on Politics in Industries with Senator Murphy @ Morton's Steakhouse
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm
Feb
23
Sun
CUNA GAC @ Washington Convention Center
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm

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CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

One Cause. One Voice.

Plan to attend the nation’s capital for the 2014 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) to Unite for Good.
Rally for the powerful credit union cause and connect with leaders from across the United States.

CUNA GAC is the biggest week of the year for credit unions. More than 4,000 credit union people come together to:
• Hear from influential legislators, policymakers and credit union experts on the political landscape and its effect on credit unions
• Identify new strategies for building and maintaining America’s awareness and trust
• Network with credit union leaders
• Attend breakout sessions on the hottest issues in the movement
• Tour the largest vendor showcase in the financial services industry
• Tell Congress our story at state Hike the Hill visits

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Please wait for word from Kelly Fuhlbrigge for registration information!

This past year, CUNA and the leagues launched a shared strategic vision for credit unions nationwide: Americans choose credit unions as their best financial partner.

To make our vision a reality, we must come together to remove barriers – like the threat to the credit union tax status –  create awareness and foster service excellence. We all need to Unite for Good.

We have an opportunity to accomplish a lot for the movement this year, and need your involvement to make it happen. Come to Washington, D.C. to tell our shared story and protect the credit union difference.

Jun
2
Mon
Young Professionals: 411 on Politics and Industries @ Salute
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
17
Fri
CULAC Wine Tasting @ Mohegan Sun
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 17 @ 8:30 pm

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Premier Wine Tasting Event!

Date: Friday, October 17th Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Place: Mohegan Sun Dress: Black Tie/Cocktail Party

Click here to download the flyer!

 

Dec
12
Fri
Canceled: Senator Murphy Fundraiser Reception @ Morton's The Steakhouse
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

Due to a major vote happening in Washington D.C., this event will be rescheduled.

Jan
9
Fri
Postponed: Senator Murphy Fundraiser @ Salute Restaurant
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm

The fundraiser for Senator Murphy that was scheduled to take place this Friday, January 9 in Hartford has been postponed. The League is working to reschedule the fundraiser in February.

Mar
8
Sun
2015 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference
Mar 8 – Mar 12 all-day
2015 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

Join us in Washington D.C. March 8-12, 2015 for the 2015 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) to Unite for Good.

Register for the 2015 GAC here.

Make your hotel reservations here.

Hotel Reservations: (More instructions below)
Our block of rooms at the Cambria Suites located one block away from the Convention Center with a room rate of $269 single/double. Access Code: Yellow2015


CUNA GAC.  Powerful Cause. Positive Effect. We’ve hit the 100 million mark. Now let’s keep the momentum growing at GAC.

One hundred million credit union memberships is a significant milestone. It’s proof that Americans value the credit union difference. It reinforces that Americans want financial service alternatives that offer real choices and put them first. It’s time to celebrate—and time to leverage the opportunity.

Let’s do both at this year’s CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference.

CUNA GAC is the biggest week of the year for credit unions. More than 4,000 credit union people come together to:

  • Hear from influential legislators, policymakers and credit union experts on the political landscape and its effect on credit unions
  • Identify new strategies for building and maintaining America’s awareness and trust
  • Network with credit union leaders
  • Attend breakout sessions on the hottest issues in the movement
  • Tour the largest vendor showcase in the financial services industry
  • Tell Congress our story at Hike the Hill visits

Room Reservation Instructions

The following is the CUNA GAC Housing Website link and instructions on how to make your reservation in order to be included in the CT Room Block.

  • Click on Housing Website link: http://registration.experientevent.com/ShowCUN151/
  • Click on “Attendee/League/Exhibitor” tab
  • Enter your arrival and departure dates, and then enter your League Access Code: Yellow2015 in the space provided prior to clicking “Search.” (The password is specific to CT and is case sensitive. It is very important that you enter the access code Yellow2015 when making your hotel reservation(s).  If you miss this field, you will get the complete list of hotels CUNA uses for the GAC and not the Connecticut block of rooms.)
  • Your league hotel should be the only option available
  • Continue with adding in the reservation
  • A password needs to be created by the individual for each reservation.  This process is in place to secure the credit card information being entered into the housing system.
  • Continue to enter in the payment information and finish up the reservation 

Due Date for League Reservations

All league housing needs to be entered into the housing system by February 11, 2015.

Assistance

If you need to call in for assistance, please call the general housing number (800.974.3084). You must indicate to the agent you are trying to book a reservation into a league sub block.

Payments

Credit unions entering their own reservation into the housing system will be prompted to put in their credit card information into the system to secure their reservation. A $275 deposit is required for each reservation. Cancellations can be made through January 12, 2015 for a full refund. Starting on January 13th, the deposit is non-refundable for cancellations. The system will only allow a reservation to be booked with a credit card.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact Kelly.

Mar
20
Fri
2015 Virtual Vendor Show
Mar 20 – Apr 7 all-day
Mar
31
Tue
Senator Chris Murphy Fundraiser @ Salute Restaurant
Mar 31 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Please join us for a very important event to thank Senator Chris Murphy for all of his support of credit unions. For questions and to RSVP, please contact Kelly.

Senator Chris Murphy Fundraiser
Tuesday, March 31 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Salute Restaurant
100 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT
Discounted parking at the LAZ parking lot right near the restaurant.

Click here for the invitation. 

Apr
7
Tue
League Annual Meeting & Strategic Partners Conference @ Aqua Turf Club
Apr 7 @ 11:45 am – 10:00 pm

Download the registration form here.

League Annual Meeting Registration Form

 

Keynote Speaker:
Jim Nussle, President/CEO, Credit Union National Association

RCK_8348Jim Nussle was named president and CEO of the Credit Union National Association in September 2014. Nussle, is a former eight-term congressman and director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

CUNA is the largest and most influential national financial services trade association advocating for America’s credit unions. There are nearly 6,700 credit unions nationwide, with over 100 million members and almost $1.1 trillion in assets.

Nussle has long admired the grass roots advocacy strength of the credit union movement. In Congress, he witnessed firsthand the enthusiastic advocacy the leaders and members of the nation’s nearly 7,000 credit unions have.

Nussle served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991-2007 as a Republican representative from the State of Iowa. From 2001-2006, he served as chairman of the House Budget Committee, a key panel that oversees the federal budget process, including review of all bills and resolutions on the budget. In addition he was a member of the House leadership and served on the Banking and Ways and Means Committees.

In 2007, President Bush tapped him as the 36th director of OMB, the largest office within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. As OMB director, he was a member of the president’s cabinet.

Nussle also served on the founding board of Growth Energy, a trade association of renewable energy companies and industry partners. He was recruited by his fellow board members in 2010 to help lead the organization as its President and COO. During his tenure, Growth Energy nearly doubled its revenue, increased membership by 18% to become the largest renewable energy association, and successfully navigated several regulatory and legislative challenges.

In his early career, Nussle served his community for four years as a first responder and firefighter with the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department. He also spent four years as the Delaware County Attorney, the chief prosecutor and civil attorney for the jurisdiction and established his own law practice. Nussle also serves as a director on the boards of Thrivent Mutual Funds, PRA Group Inc., and as a special advisor on the advisory board of AVISTA Capital Partners.

In addition, he volunteers his time with The National Down Syndrome Society and as President of Epiphany Lutheran Church Congregational Council, where you can often find him “sitting in” playing guitar in the praise band for Sunday services.

A native Iowan, Nussle received a degree in political science from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and his law degree from Drake University in Des Moines. Nussle and his wife, Karen live in Virginia, and have two adult children.

Special CULAC Capitol Club Lunch Speaker:
Political Expert and Analyst, Ken Dautrich

Professor Ken Dautrich is in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut.  He is author of American Government: Historical, Popular and Global Perspectives (Wadsworth, 2008), The Future of the First Amendment (Roman and Littlefield, 2008), The First Amendment and the Media in the Court of Public Opinion (Cambridge University Press, 2002), and How the News Media Fail the American Voter (Columbia University Press, 1999), as well as many other books, articles, and book chapters on elections, public opinion and voting. He is founder and former director of the Center for Survey Research and Analysis at the University of Connecticut, and has been a senior research fellow at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development (Rutgers University) and a research fellow at the Media Studies Center (Columbia University and the Freedom Forum) He established the Masters in Survey Research (MSR) degree program at the University of Connecticut, and teaches courses in survey research and polling. He has directed a number of national polls on voting in presidential elections, including a series of polls for TIME Magazine on the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections. He has been an election night exit poll analyst at NBC News, and provides commentary on the presidential election process for WNPR. He has conducted an annual survey on the State of the First Amendment for the First Amendment Center since 1997. From a grant from the Knight Foundation, Ken is currently doing research and writing a manuscript assessing young people orientations toward the First Amendment. Ken was also a policy advisor to Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell. His Ph.D. is from Rutgers University.