The Credit Union National Association puts on a tremendous event every year in Washington, D.C. A few years ago they moved it from a hotel to the D.C. Convention Center.
It’s very impressive. There are so many people here, it’s inspiring and humbling. It really shows the power of the Credit Union Movement. Everyone who plays a role in credit unions is here. From employees to volunteers to regulators to vendors. Thousands and thousands of credit union people have converged on Washington to meet, discuss issues, and do business. There might be a little fun involved too. The energy created is palpable.
I had to take a couple of pictures of my friend Brent Dixon and his crew of under 30 folks.
Brent organized a “Crash the GAC” group of 20-somthings who were going to attend even though they couldn’t afford the registration fee. When CUNA heard about it, to its credit, all of the crashers were given free admission. This is wonderful in so many ways. The credit union movement needs young people to get involved and these folks are bright and committed.
Alas, I’ve aged out of the under 30 crowd a very long time ago. But I do admire their energy and enthusiasm.
I’m hoping to post more pictures and have more comments about my time in Washington, D.C. this year. It certainly is an awesome start to the conference.