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Government Affairs


Government Affairs Conference


Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive, Madison




Online registration




The credit union world is complex. From existing compliance burdens to new rules and regulations, the government plays a massive role in how your credit union operates minute-to-minute and how you're ultimately able to meet all of your members' needs. Those complexities can be made better or worse depending on your relationship with public officials who pass or kill laws and regulations affecting you.


Highlighting your service to members, your community and the next generation through REAL Solutions® programs - like making very small loans and promoting financial literacy-is the first step in protecting, promoting and preserving the credit union charter. The most effective way to do that is with face-to-face meetings with the decision makers. Simply put, if you sit on the sidelines, your future will be decided for you without your concerns factoring in the decision-making.


Remember, we have 38 freshmen legislators in Madison who will only be completing their first year in office. And their term has been as controversial as it has been busy. Therefore, it is absolutely essential you visit with them and explain in plain terms how your credit union makes a difference in the lives of many of the voters in their districts! You cannot afford to miss the 2012 State GAC.




As part of the The League's State GAC Registration Deal that allows young credit union professionals, ages 35 and under, to register for just $89, young professionals are also invited to take part in a free Advocacy Training Workshop. The workshop will provide a foundation of knowledge that will help attendees prepare for the State GAC and strengthen their ongoing advocacy efforts for years to come. Attendees will also have the chance to meet and learn from legislators, their staff and seasoned credit union Activists. This event will take place 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. on January 23 at Credit Union House in Madison, WI. Registration for the workshop is included on the GAC online registration form.

The agenda for this event is as follows:

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Activist training led by Tom Liebe, League VP-Government Affairs, and Chad Helminak, League Director of REAL Solutions and Outreach.
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Discussion and Q&A with Representative Kelda Roys (D-81)
3:15 - 3:45 p.m  Discussion and Q&A with Representative Dale Kooyenga (R-14)
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Panel discussion led by veteran CU Activists who will share their experiences and advice (Robin Marohn - Heartland CU, Tammy Williams - Best Advantage CU and Chip Coenen, Lakeview CU)



The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

9 East Wilson, Madison   (866) 403-8838   Release Date: January 4, 2012

When making your reservation over the Internet the Online Code is: WCU

When making your reservation over the telephone ask for: The Wisconsin Credit Union League Government Affairs Conference block when calling the hotel directly.


Madison Concourse Hotel - Exclusive Offer for YPs

One West Dayton Street, Madison   (800) 356-8293   Release Date: December 26, 2011

When making your reservation over the telephone ask for: The Young Professionals room block.



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