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"Monumental" CUNA GAC to
Cover Essential Topics for 2010

Lawrence Kudlow
Host of CNBC's
The Kudlow Report

Alan Greenspan
Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve

Joe Scarborough
Host of Morning Joe

Howard Dean
Former Chairman
Democratic National Committee

Richard Phillips Captain of the Maersk Alabama, hijacked by Somali pirates

The theme of the 2010 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) is Monumental, and for good reason. Seldom is there a GAC held against such an important backdrop of legislative and regulatory discussion, when the opportunities for credit unions are this great and dialogue with lawmakers so vital. With the 2010 Community Reinvestment Initiative (CRI) aggregate report in hand, Michigan credit union leaders will make their presence known in Washington, D.C. Feb. 21-25 by meeting with Michigan’s members of Congress and attending keynote and breakout sessions on crucial topics.

The Washington Convention Center will again host this popular conference. Tackling the overarching theme of the past two years will be Larry Kudlow, economist and host of CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report”, with a Monday keynote address on the economy in 2010. His positive message about America’s economic future will focus on how government, markets and industry can join together to make progress. Sticking with this theme will be Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, who will offer credit unions a chance on Tuesday to ask questions about economic trends and challenges.

A point/counterpoint between Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is scheduled for Wednesday, and should prove to be an entertaining and informative debate as these two seasoned political minds square off on politics and economics. A closing address will take place Thursday delivered by Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, a ship recently hijacked by Somali pirates. Phillips will discuss the importance of leadership, teamwork and confidence in overcoming challenges.

One of the most valuable parts of the CUNA GAC is its breakout sessions, which this year will cover items like consumer protection legislation, regulatory restructuring proposals, economic trends, member business lending legislation and grassroots mobilization plans for the coming year. Credit union leaders must remain informed on these topics as they take prominence in the months to come, and the CUNA GAC is an excellent way to get up-to-date on the issues in an exciting setting and unified with credit unions from across the country.  

To learn more details for Michigan credit union attendees and how to get registered, visit the MCUL’s CUNA GAC page at under the Governmental Affairs tab. There, you can obtain housing information, scholarship opportunities, and a Michigan-specific schedule of events. Questions about the CUNA GAC can be directed to MCUL Political Affairs Coordinator Jami Meyer at ext. 353 or

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