March – April 2015
Mail–in ballots have been sent to affiliated credit unions to vote for Chapter Directors and At-Large Director. Ballots must be returned by March 24, 2015 to the Credit Union League of Connecticut in the postage-paid envelope that accompanied the ballot.
Credit Union League of Connecticut
1064 E Main Street Suite 201
Meriden, CT 06450
More information coming soon.
A mixture of witty “A-list material” and his ability to work off-script has earned Jim McCue the title “Boston’s King of Crowd Work!” It’s not only his height of six foot six that makes Jim stand head and shoulders above club comedians of the “stick-to-the-script” variety. Jim blends thought-provoking material and uncanny improv skills with a style that encourages audience participation. No two shows are ever the same!
Jim has been featured on Comedy Central, Comcast Comedy Spotlight, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and “Roughing It” on NESN in his native New England. Jim also founded and currently runs The Boston Comedy Festival. He works in top comedy clubs in Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Dublin, Montreal and Edinburgh.
Since 1999 Jim has also entertained U.S. troops at more than 100 bases around the world. An account of his experiences performing for the troops has recently been published in Embedded Comedian which Jim describes as a “field manual for comedians in a war zone.”
With his unique act, Jim keeps the audience on its toes. Volleying between set material and working the crowd, Jim cracks jokes with amazing timing and whip-like precision. A unique blend that is sure to leave the audience roaring with laughter!
Participating Credit Unions
A list of Connecticut credit unions selling tickets will be available soon. You can purchase tickets online at www.CUcomedy.eventbrite.com.
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.
100 Trumbull Street
Discounted parking at the LAZ parking lot right near the restaurant.
All state and federal credit union board members, supervisory committee members and credit union management are encouraged to attend this important one-day educational event. Highlights of the program include a national issues overview, cyber security and interest rate risk.
The cost of the NASCUS Directors’ College is $99 for members and $129 for non-members. This includes registration, a continental breakfast and lunch.
For more information, contact NASCUS Vice President of Education Isaida Woo, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to register:
Jim Nussle, President/CEO, Credit Union National Association
Jim 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.