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Our big announcement is here: The LSCU AC&E is now the SCUCE

The League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates’ Annual Convention and Exposition (AC&E) is getting a makeover in 2014. The League’s AC&E has been rebranded as the Southeast Credit Union Conference and Expo (SCUCE). The LSCU & Affiliates is opening up the SCUCE to more than just credit unions from Alabama and Florida.

“For four years we have averaged 1,000 attendees at our convention,” said LSCU & Affiliates President/CEO Patrick La Pine. “Each year we have big name speakers and our education sessions are run by some of the credit union industry’s leading teachers, so we feel we can open it up to more attendees. With our location in Orlando, it’s already a destination location so growing our conference makes sense.” 

This year the SCUCE will focus on the Seven Cooperative Principles with the theme, “Living the Seven Cooperative Principles.” These are the principles that credit unions were founded on and the League believes are the strength of the credit union movement. 

  • Voluntary membership   
  • Democratic member control
  • Members economic participation
  • Autonomy and independence
  • Education, training and information
  • Cooperation among cooperatives
  • Concern for community

Many of the SCUCE’s education sessions will fall in line with the seven cooperative principles, as well as other major topics like interest rate risk, regulatory burden and lending.

The keynote speaker for the Southeast Credit Union Conference is one of college football’s all-time winningest coaches, Bobby Bowden. The former Florida State University coach will talk about how leadership can bring your credit union together under a common set of goals.

To learn more about the Southeastern Credit Union Conference, visit the SCUCE webpage.