Young credit union professionals with limited funds and unlimited enthusiasm for financial cooperatives are invited to “Crash the GAC,” an effort sponsored by The Cooperative Trust, part of the Filene Research Institute’s young professionals program.
Once again this year, The Cooperative Trust is seeking applications for Crash program participation. Successful applicants will receive a complimentary registration to the 2014 CUNA’s Governmental Conference, scheduled for Feb. 23-27 in Washington, D.C. The application deadline is Dec. 17.
Participants or their credit unions are expected to cover travel expenses and hotel, but credit union leagues representing more than 25 states are offering full or partial reimbursement for youth participants from their member credit unions. CUNA Mutual also is providing sponsorship support for the program.
The goal is to get one “crasher” from each state and the District of Columbia to attend the GAC, for a total 51 crashers. The program offers participants the opportunity to take a deep dive into credit union advocacy and grow their network of young credit union professionals, say officials behind the effort.
“Crash the GAC is an opportunity to give young credit union professionals a real insight into the wider CU system and for them to engage and learn with likeminded young and experienced professionals alike,” said James Marshall, leader of The Cooperative Trust.
“Now going into our fifth year of Crash the GAC, we are thankful to be partnering with CUNA to bring you the biggest Crash event we’ve ever tried to pull off,” Marshall said.
For more information and an application for the 2014 Crash the GAC program, visit www.crashthegac.com.