The CUNA GAC is four days of intense credit union issues, education and networking. The conference builds to Wednesday when credit unions head to Capitol Hill and visit with lawmakers. Alabama and Florida credit unions had 35 visits in just about seven hours on Wednesday. It makes for a long day, but the issues are worth going from office to office. Many of he visits were standing room only. This made for great dialogue on issues such as MBL, supplemental capital and the credit union tax exemption. Some members of the LSCU federal delegation showed interest in co-sponsoring MBL legislation.
On Wednesday the CUNA national awards are handed out. For the second year in a row Alabama Credit Union, based in Tuscaloosa, won a Dora Maxwell award for its Secret Meals for Kids program. The credit union started the program with just 50 kids and its grown to more than 1,100. The idea is to collect food and put it in a backpack so the kids have meals on the weekends. The program is not only supported by the credit union, its staff and members, but the community as well.
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Tyndall FCU COO Debbi Dial voices her concerns during a Hill visit.
A packed house met with Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL).
Alabama CU Marketing Coordinator Kelley Jones (right) poses with CUNA Dora Maxwell award.