The Florida Credit Union Association State GAC featured lawmaker visits on day one. This is a change from past years.
The lawmaker visits centered on public deposits, data security, financial literacy, and regulatory relief. Forty seven attendees made 27 visits on Tuesday. This included meetings with Sen. President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford. The meetings had great conversations with members and attendees.
Many lawmakers stopped through the lawmaker reception Tuesday evening. This is the perfect venue to build relationships in a relaxed atmosphere.
Earlier in the day, the State GAC kicked off with a welcome from LSCU & Affiliates President/CEO Patrick La Pine. Former Sen. Bob Mc Knight then led a session on meeting with lawmakers. He stressed three things when meeting with lawmakers: tell your story, play to your strengths, and direct contact. He also said it is important to follow up.
Day two of State GAC features regulators from OFR and NCUA Region III Director Myra Toeppe, a view from the cabinet, and LSCU lawmaker of the year Sen. Rene Garcia.
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