You can still register for the Florida Advocacy Conference
What if you had the chance to talk about the credit union difference to a lawmaker and didn’t act on it? Don’t be that person – Make plans now to join us in Tallahassee and tell the CU story!
“The state advocacy conference is one of the most important events of the year for Florida credit unions, and one I’m not willing to miss. As leaders in our industry, it is incumbent upon us to show up in Tallahassee and share our story on behalf of the members we serve. Grassroots efforts are the key to our legislative success, and the advocacy conference is a great way spread our message on a larger scale while building lasting relationships with policymakers.”
Brent Lister, CEO, First Florida Credit Union
“Attending the LSCU Forida Advocacy Conference was time well spent. Our lawmakers need to hear our members’ stories and be reminded that the issues impacting credit unions directly affect their constituents. It is really a win-win to be a part of this event and make sure our credit union is engaged in state level advocacy.”
Suzanne Weinstein, CEO, Orlando Federal Credit Union
“Being up close and personal with our state lawmakers was a wonderful experience for Dade County FCU, and CFO Jimmy Patronis personally thanked our team for making the trip to Tallahassee. I have been able to build lasting relationships with our credit union peers throughout the state that attend this event and cannot underscore the importance that our attendance has in shaping lawmakers’ opinions of the Credit Union movement. The advocacy efforts spearheaded by LSCU helps us affect change that benefits all Florida credit unions.”
Al Rose, VP of Lending, Dade County Federal Credit Union
“The State Advocacy Conference is one of the most important events credit union professionals can participate in! Meeting with law makers gives us an opportunity to share the impact our credit unions are making in our community, and we get to learn about upcoming issues that may impact our members. New laws and regulations are going to happen – we have an obligation to be there helping to educate those elected to make decisions that impact our ability to serve our members.”
Mike Akers, President and CEO, Flag Credit Union
The Florida Advocacy Conference is full of valuable advocacy and regulatory information with opportunities for anyone at your credit union—not just the CEO—interested in learning more about advocacy and building relationships with lawmakers. These connections are essential to the future of the credit union movement. The planned reception with state lawmakers and numerous speakers discussing the current Florida political landscape will allow credit unions to network with Florida’s key policymakers.
You can register for the Florida Advocacy Conference by clicking here. The Florida hotel block will be available at the DoubleTree for March 25-26 only. A two-night stay for those nights is required with no Tuesday only check-ins due to limited hotel availability during the legislative session. The room rate is $219 per night and the cut-off date for reservations is Feb. 22, 2019. You may reserve your hotel room for Florida with the below information:
101 S Adams St.
Direct Phone: 850.224.5000
Book your room by clicking here!
If you have any questions about the conference please feel free to reach out the League’s Advocacy team.
Tuesday, March 26
|10:00 AM - 10:30 AM||Conference Registration and Refreshments|
|10:30 AM - 10:45 AM||Welcome and League Update - LSCU & Affiliates President/CEO Patrick La Pine will outline the important initiatives LSCU is undertaking on behalf of member credit unions.|
|10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Legislative Priorities and Hill Instructions - The League's advocacy team will present the legislative priority issues and discuss what to expect in lawmaker meetings.|
|11:45 AM - 12:45 PM||Political Action Committee Awards Luncheon - Annual Credit Union PAC Awards Recognition Ceremony and Presentation of the Florida Lawmaker of the Year.
Sponsored by MBFS
|1:00 PM - 5:00 PM||Lawmaker Visits - Attendees will visit legislative members and staff at the Capitol to discuss issues of priority, guided by members of the League's Advocacy team.|
|5:30 PM - 7:00 PM||Lawmaker Reception - The League will host a reception at the Governors Club for attendees and lawmakers to mingle in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Sponsored by Print Resources
|7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Dinner on your own|
Wednesday, March 27
|8:00 AM - 8:30 AM||Breakfast - Coffee and breakfast will be served.
Sponsored by The Delta Consulting Group
|8:30 AM - 9:15 AM||Keynote Address - Jamal Sowell, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, also serves as Florida’s Secretary of Commerce. Secretary Sowell will discuss the current financial and business climate and how credit unions play a role in Florida’s economy.|
|9:15 AM - 10:15 AM||Insights from the Campaign Trail - Brad Herold, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Campaign Manager, and Kevin Cate, Andrew Gillum’s Chief Strategist, will share what they learned on the campaign trail and the issues they see facing Florida, moderated by POLITICO Florida’s Bureau Chief, Matt Dixon.|
|10:15 AM - 10:30 AM||Break
Sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Regulator Roundtable - Representatives from Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation and the National Credit Union Administration will lead a discussion on regulatory issues and hot topics facing the industry.|
|12:00 PM||Conference Concludes|