Preview: Day One of the NWCUA 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting

The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) kicks off its second Convention today, marking the beginning of a busy week.

After checking in at the Vancouver Hilton Hotel, 2012 Convention-goers will file into the Discovery Ballroom along with the region’s credit union leaders for the Annual Business Meeting, where they will hear for the last time from their Association’s CEO John Annaloro before he hands the reins over to President and incoming CEO Troy Stang.

According to Annaloro, the meeting traditionally covers the collective accomplishments of the trade association.

“This year, because of the leadership transition, we may include a little more pomp and circumstance, but attendees can expect a full agenda,” Annaloro said. “Immediately following the Annual Business Meeting, the Advocacy Awards will be presented.”

This year, the region’s Capitol Advocacy Award winners will be honored in two venues. Following the Annual Business meeting, the Association will present its Capitol Advocacy, Top of the Hill and Volunteer Advocates of the Year Awards.

On Thursday evening, during the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Summit Awards, the Association will honor two professional advocates of the year, one each from Oregon and Washington who have shown outstanding commitment to taking the credit union message to legislative and regulatory decision-makers.

CUNA Chairman Mike Mercer takes the stage following the afternoon’s advocacy awards to deliver the first keynote of the week, a look behind the scenes at conversations taking place about issues vital to the national credit union movement.

Mercer’s keynote is followed by a welcome reception in Gray’s Washington Room.

Convention attendees can use the 2012 Convention Smartphone App to navigate their entire Convention experience. With features like a tradeshow map, a contact list for fellow attendees, and up-to-the-minute details about schedules, breakout sessions and keynote speakers.

The Convention App also gives users easy access to Convention-related tweets, allowing them to stay even more deeply connected throughout the week.

For more information, stay tuned for special editions of Anthem every morning during Convention.

 

Questions or Concerns? Contact Matt Halvorson, Anthem Editor: mhalvorson@nwcua.org.

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