If you want to become a politically engaged credit union advocate, this conference is for you!
Each year, at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference, hundreds of some of the brightest and most influential minds in the system descend on Washington DC to network, meet with political leaders, and affect change around credit unions’ hottest issues.
With over 4000 people, this is -the- credit union event of the year and something that you simply should not miss! Do you want to go? Of course you do… But how can you make that happen?
Now celebrating its 5th year, Crash the GAC gives credit union professionals under the age of 30* the chance to participate in this premier event! And 2014 marks a new milestone with a goal of one YP from every state in attendance.
As detailed here by the future Carolinas Credit Union League, an applicant selected from each state will receive a full conference registration, courtesy of CUNA, and a Cooperative Trust membership. To cover travel, hotel and food costs, the Carolinas Credit Union League will also provide a $1,000 scholarship to each winner from North Carolina and South Carolina. That’s right, an all-expense paid trip to our Nation’s capital to rub elbows with credit union veterans and politicians on Capitol Hill!
So if you want to become a stronger advocate for the credit union system, you should apply! More information can be found at www.crashthegac.com and applications are due by December 17, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Whaley at 919-457-9066.
So what’s this Crash thing all about? Hear from the only Crash representative in NC.
All Crash events are put together by The Cooperative Trust, a grassroots group of young people fighting for the future of cooperative finance. Each event is designed to spark new ways of thinking, build lasting relationships, and send attendees home hungry to get things done.
The 2012 Crash event Brandon McAdams participated in at CUNA’s America’s Credit Union Conference was an experience he'll never forget. The people and ideas were as inspiring as they were challenging. Here's a Top Ten Article Brandon wrote about the ACUC and the charge of finding solutions to serve the underserved.
*The age of 30 is not a firm cutoff. So if you are in your early 30s and it’s your first GAC, you should absolutely apply!