The eight chapters of the Missouri Credit Union Association are doing a takeoff on the TV reality show "America's Got Talent" with a home-grown version this fall called, "Credit Unions Got Talent."
Prompted by the creative idea generated at a chapter leadership conference in June, the MCUA said amateur videos from CU employees to be aired on social networks are solicited as part of program to help foster camaraderie and cooperation among chapters and CUs.
So far, five videos have been submitted to league offices with entries being uploaded to the MCUA website and eventually to YouTube, said a spokeswoman.
The Missouri CU community will pick the winning video during the annual convention Sept. 14-16.Winners receive an all-expense paid trip to St. Louis to perform at a special credit union event on Dec. 17.
"The winner's chapter earns statewide bragging rights," noted an MCUA newsletter.
The "Credit Unions Got Talent" application forms are due by July 31 and the actual performance videos showing talent due by Aug. 16."We've already got one employee playing a guitar, another singing and one more on piano," said a spokeswoman.