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CURRENT Newsletter | February 23, 2024


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League Plans Events, Lawmaker Meetings for GAC; Sign Up Now!

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you in Washington, D.C. for the GAC! This morning, we emailed registered attendees with details on the League’s scheduled events and our “Hike The Hill” meetings with lawmakers.

We have a few asks:

  • Please register for the March 4 Legislative Reception. While it’s free to attend, your registration will aid us in planning the event.
  • We have “Hike The Hill” meetings scheduled with lawmakers or their key staff members on March 6 and 7. Please let us know of any meetings you want to attend. A schedule of confirmed meetings is available here, with more meetings in the works!
  • Support our upcoming advocacy efforts in Washington by emailing lawmakers in opposition to the Credit Card Competition Act! You can easily do so here. Please encourage your co-workers, volunteer officials and members to do the same.
  • Note: You don’t need to be registered for the GAC to participate in our League events, including the “Hike The Hill” lawmaker meetings. Feel free to register for the Legislative Reception and contact CeJae Vtipilson if you want to attend a meeting with your lawmakers.

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IGNITE 2024: Education Sessions Announced!

We’re excited to announce four timely, thought-provoking breakout sessions for IGNITE 2024! This year’s education lineup includes Cybersecurity Trends; Digital Assets Adoption Opportunities; AI for Credit Unions; and the Payments Landscape. Click here to learn more about these educational opportunities. IGNITE | the League Annual Meeting promises not only stellar educational opportunities, but also a unique, fun-filled adventure on the waterfront in Washington, D.C.! Join us May 1-3 at the InterContinental Washington, D.C. – The Wharf.

Learn more and register here

League Launches Cybersecurity-IT Forum

Based on your feedback, your League has launched a community-driven Forum to facilitate discussion of cybersecurity and information technology issues. Your League will post helpful resources and alerts from time to time, but this Forum is for users to make their own space to pursue peer-driven education, knowledge sharing, and discussion. In recognition of the fact that cybersecurity and IT are enterprise-wide endeavors at our credit unions, we’ve opened the forum to any registered user of our website in an effort to ensure as many users as possible can take advantage of this resource.

View the Forum here

You must be logged into our website to view posts or start new threads. Register here for an account. As we work to build this community-driven Forum, we’ll highlight new posts on our communication channels to ensure timely notification, but we encourage you to bookmark the Forum for quick reference.

Governance Committee Seeks Candidates for 5 League Board Seats; Deadline for Nominations March 1

The Governance Committee of the Virginia Credit Union League seeks your recommendations for candidates to be nominated for election to the Board of Directors. In 2024, five board seats are open for election. Nominations are due to the Governance Committee on March 1.

League Board Seeks Nominations for Kirsch, Farley Awards

We are seeking your recommendations for prospective candidates for our annual awards. The Virginia Credit Union League Board will name the winners of this year’s James P. Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award and Eugene H. Farley Jr. Award of Excellence at the League Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. on May 2, 2024.

The James P. Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award is given annually to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the credit union industry during the course of his or her career. The Farley Award is given annually to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution over a period of the past two or three years. Nominations are due March 15.

Credit Unions: Apply for Grants to Support Your Financial Education Initiatives; Deadline March 15

Through the generosity of Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union, Virginia's credit unions can apply for grants that will fund financial education projects or programs. Up to $50,000 annually will be allocated to Virginia, provided the funds are utilized.

Looking to start a financial education partnership with a local school? Need an age-appropriate curriculum? Need computer equipment or software licenses? All these items -- and more – would be eligible uses for the grant funds! Submit your grant application no later than March 15, 2024, to be considered.

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