Sarah Snell Cooke

Though the Alanis Morissette song was criticized for not actually providing examples of irony (ironic, huh?), this column does. Wandering the halls of NAFCU’s annual conference at the luxurious Venetian in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago I was struck by and began contemplating irony. Like …

… the fact that NAFCU held a successful event in Sin City, which promotes—nay feeds on—gambling. Certainly the large majority of the people are there to have a little fun on vacation and walk away knowing their pockets will be somewhat lighter. For others, the desperation for that big win takes over.

And here are more than 1,000 credit union volunteers and professionals, statutorily responsible for “promoting thrift among its members and creating a source of credit for provident or productive purposes,” supporting gambling and excess on the member’s dime.

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