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Online Registration for MCUL GAC Open Through Tuesday   (Monitor: April 5, 2010)

Credit union people interested in attending the 2010 MCUL Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) should register online by April 6. After this date, credit unions can still register by e-mailing or calling (800) 262-6285, ext. 245 or ext. 248. The conference takes place April 13-14 in Lansing.

Rooms at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing are sold out, but rooms are being held at the Country Inn & Suites until April 12 for room reservation nights on April 12 and 13.

MCUL President/CEO David Adams will be presenting "Political, PR and Business Opportunities in a Tough Economy," as one of many sessions taking place at conference. With activities beginning at the Anderson House Office Building, Adams will welcome participants prior to an update on MCUL legislative and regulatory issues from MCUL Director of Governmental Affairs Jordan Kingdon and MCUL Director of Compliance and General Counsel Veronica Madsen.

Attendees will participate in a legislative luncheon with lawmakers following the update and then walk to the Radisson Hotel for other important presentations such as "Handicapping the 2010 Elections," which will be moderated by Senior Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick. Special guests Mark Brewer, Michigan Democratic Party chair, and Norm Shinkle, Michigan Republican Party deputy chair, will be on hand for the discussion.
Tuesday will end with an awards reception to announce the 2009 State Lawmaker and Staffer of the Year, and participants will then be able to enjoy the evening and dinner on their own.

The second day of the session kicks off with the keynote presentation "Grassroots Advocacy" presented by Chuck Clay of Brock, Clay Calhoun & Rogers, P.C. followed by an "Economic Review" with Jason Taylor, professor of economics at Central Michigan University.

Wednesday continues with OFIR Commissioner Ken Ross addressing "Hot Topics" and CenCorp CEO Bill Walby speaking on "The Impact of Regulatory Changes in Corporate Credit Unions."
A luncheon and 2009 PAC Fundraising Awards presentation rounds out Wednesday's activities.

Full conference registration is $149 per person for credit unions with assets over $35 million, and $99 per person for credit unions with assets of $35 million or less. One day registration is also available.

Complete details and registration are available online.

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