YCUP

Young Credit Union Professionals of Oregon and SW Washington

"It’s about helping people’s lives be better." - Louise McCarren Herring

CEO Round-Table
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

CEO Round-Table

  • The Duniway Hilton, Captain Gray Ballroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Aaron Goff — Clackamas
Amy Nelson — Point West
Brooke Van Vleet — InRoads
Chris Bradberry — Fibre
Dave Spaulding — Red Canoe
Jim Lumpkin — USAgencies
Jim McCarthy — Trailhead
Larry Ellifritz — Consolidated
Robin Carns — Longshoremen’s
Seth Schafer — Rivermark
Teri Robinson — Ironworkers
Troy Stang — NWCUA

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: The Duniway Hilton • Captain Gray Ballroom • 545 Southwest Taylor Street • Portland, OR 97204
Cost: $20.00
Who should come: Passionate industry professionals

Remember, you don't have to be a YP to join us. If you have passion for the industry, we want you to come hang out with some fellow credit union friends. 

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Diversity & Inclusion Panel
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Diversity & Inclusion Panel

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPs.
Please email info.ycup@gmail.com if you have questions.

“We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.”

 Catherine Pulsifer

Join us on August 28 at 6 pm for our first annual Diversity & Inclusion Panel -- with special guest Steve Stapp, CEO Unitus Credit Union and Chairman of the Board, World Council of Credit Unions -- and hear from our friends inside and outside the movement on topics vital to the health and well-being of us all. Event sponsored by the wonderful Unitus Credit Union.

Agenda:
6:00 – 6:30 pm Networking and food, allow for traffic
6:30  – 6:35 pm YCUP Board intros, other information, introduce Steve Stapp
6:35  – 6:55 pm Steve Stapp, CEO Unitus and Chairman
6:55 – 7:05 pm Break
7:05 – 7:40 pm Attendee questions and further discussion
7:40 – 7:45 pm Questions
7:45 – 7:55 pm Activity
7:55 – 8:00 pm Closing

Parking and directions:
There is parking in the garage and an attendant will direct (the cost is $4 after 5 pm). If you so choose, valet parking is available inside of the building and there is a parking fee. The entrance to the parking garage is off of SW 5th Ave. and Jefferson. Main entrance to the building is off of 6th Ave. From the main entrance or from the parking garage take the elevator to the 4th floor to the Community Room. Signs will be posted in the garage and lobby and a YCUP representative will also be in the lobby to direct you to the conference room.

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Oregon Advocacy BBQ
Jul
31
5:30 PM17:30

Oregon Advocacy BBQ

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Sun's out, burger buns out! Come enjoy free BBQ, lawn games, and great company! This is a special chance to get to know some of our great state legislators in a casual, outdoor environment, as well as catch up with other credit union friends around the area.

Fun Fact: Thanks in part to our tax status as not-for-profit financial institutions, Oregon credit unions provided $159 million in direct benefits to members and $2.2 billion in total economic impact throughout our great state in 2016!*

Help us to keep it that way by learning more about advocacy and policy-making directly from the experts who care and collaborate.

*2016 was the first year this data was collected and analyzed by the Northwest Credit Union Association. As more credit unions begin tracking this information and reporting to our regional association (NWCUA), this number will certainly continue rising year after year.

So, forget politicking across the aisle--we'd rather be pot-lucking across the picnic table! (Not to worry, you don't need to bring anything but yourselves!)

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Washington Advocacy BBQ
Jul
24
5:30 PM17:30

Washington Advocacy BBQ

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Sun's out, burger buns out! Come enjoy free BBQ, lawn games, and great company! This is a special chance to get to know some of our great state legislators in a casual, outdoor environment, as well as catch up with other credit union friends around the area.

Fun Fact: Thanks in part to our tax status as not-for-profit financial institutions, Washington state credit unions provided $369 million in direct benefits to members and $5.5 billion in total economic impact throughout our great state in 2016!*

Help us keep it that way by learning more about advocacy and policy-making directly from the experts who care and collaborate.

*2016 was the first year this data was collected and analyzed by the Northwest Credit Union Association. As more credit unions begin tracking this information and reporting to our regional association (NWCUA), this number will certainly continue rising year after year.

So, forget politicking across the aisle--we'd rather be pot-lucking across the picnic table! Meet us on the Plaza at Abrams Park in Ridgefield. (Not to worry, you don't need to bring anything but yourselves!)

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Hops for Hope
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Hops for Hope

Join us for an evening of craft beers and delicious ciders for auction to support Credit Unions for Kids and directly benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital. We are partnering to co-host with our amazing friends at the Cascadia Chapter of Credit Unions to bring you a gathering that will not soon be forgotten.

This year’s event will be held at the famous Revolution Hall in Portland, a beautiful venue boasting a rooftop with a spectacular view of the city and mountainous landscape we call home. Take in the scenery, then head downstairs to their swanky Show Bar, where we’ll entertain you with music, friends, fun, and many great items up for auction!

It will be a great opportunity to mingle with some of the biggest Credit Union names in the Pacific Northwest and more importantly, to give back to those who need it the most. 

Unable to join us? Donation opportunities are available:

DONATE - IN-KIND $250
DONATE - CARE PACKAGE $500
DONATE - LIFE SAVER $1000

This event is open to all who want to make a difference in a child's life -- there is no YP or Credit Union affiliation requirement. 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Buying multiple tickets? Pay at the door OR you can use this invoice.

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Executive Round-Table
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Executive Round-Table

Were you lucky enough to experience our 2018 Executive Round-Table?

Well if you were or if you weren't, you ARE lucky enough to have the opportunity to join us for this year’s Executive Round-Table!

Meet and talk with C-level leadership from credit unions all over the Pacific Northwest. Pick their brains, grill them about what it takes to be a leader, and ask advice on how you can rise in the ranks of the movement. 

Angie Leppert — CXO, Fibre
David Keegan — CIO, Fibre
John Moore  —  CXO, Wauna  
Cori Poland — CXO, Rivermark
Rich Muckey — CLO, Rivermark
Brian Griffis — CFO, Rivermark
Jason Werts — COO, Unitus
Randy Goshow — CFO, InRoads
Ron Winter — CXO, InRoads
Eric Petracca — COO, iQ
Brad Calhoun — CRMO, First Tech
Steve Pagenstecher — COO, Point West

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub • 112 SW 2nd Ave • Portland, OR 97204
Cost: $5.00
Who should come: Passionate industry professionals

So, save the date! And remember, you don't have to be a YP to join us. If you have passion for the industry, we want you to come hang out with some fellow credit union friends. 

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR TICKET

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YCUP Spring Social
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

YCUP Spring Social

It’s Springtime in the Northwest! Time for us to get out and come together for some Happy Hour. Come join us at the Lucky Labrador in Northwest Portland for some great discussion, networking and fun (we’ve heard the beer and pizza is decent as well). There is no cost to attend; food and drink may be purchased from the friendly staff at Lucky Lab.

Date: Wednesday, April 17th
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby St., Portland, OR 97209
Who should come: All passionate Credit Union professionals!

Questions? Contact Kim Preston, our Director of Events at kim.preston@inroadscu.org.

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2019 YCUP MIXER
Jan
29
8:30 PM20:30

2019 YCUP MIXER

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Lucky Labrador Beer Hall • 1945 NW Quimby St • Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free!

Come hangout, mingle, make friends, talk shop. 

We're meeting up for our first event of the year at Lucky Lab NW. Join us for a fun-filled evening of networking and credit union stuff. Share ideas, news, and everything else you are looking forward to this year. Meet other credit union professionals from around the PNW and learn more about what we have planned for 2019.

We're sharing the hall with other patrons, so we will not have our own space, but that just gives us more room to make it our own! As always, if you have questions, simply reply to this email. We can't wait to see you! Questions? Email us at info.ycup@gmail.com.

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CEO Round-Table
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

CEO Round-Table

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Portland • 1000 NE Multnomah • Portland, OR 97232
Cost: $20.00*

We are collaborating with the NW Chapter of Credit Union to hangout with a few of the biggest CU names in the PNW.

Come together and network with your fellow YCUPers during this very special CEO Round Table event. We'll be hosting a gaggle of CEOs from credit unions in Portland and SW Washington. So come one, come all and join us for this awesome opportunity to speak with some of the region's top industry leaders.

Visit with:

Jim McCarthy of Trailhead
Rob Stuart of OnPoint
Teri Robinson of Ironworkers Northwest
Larry Ellifritz of Consolidated
Steven Stapp of Unitus
Robert Blumberg of Wauna
Greg Mitchell of First Tech
Brooke Van Vleet of St. Helens
Chris Bradberry of Fibre
Aaron Goff of Clackamas
Shirley Cate of Providence
Seth Schaefer of Rivermark

This is an amazing opportunity to learn some trade secrets, pick-up sound advice, and share your ideas with CEOs from all over the region!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

1. If your corp. card doesn't work, use the code: PAYATDOOR 

2. If you want to pay at the door using a cashier's check or otherwise, make it out to: YCUP

3. Multiple ticket RSVPs may be sent to info.ycup@gmail.com and you can pay at the door (cash is appreciated!)

4. If you are having trouble with the site: you are welcome to pay cash at the event or you may use PayPal by logging into your account and then clicking the "Pay or send money" button > Send money to friends and family > enter info.ycup@gmail.com > add your name and the event title in the note section after filling in the $20.00 cover

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Credit Unions for Kids: A Doernbecher Hangout
Aug
23
4:00 PM16:00

Credit Unions for Kids: A Doernbecher Hangout

Medical care costs are increasing. Federal aid to children's hospitals is decreasing. 

Join us for a very special YCUP event to take place at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. We'll meet up and put together "Parent Packs" for moms and dads who find themselves unexpectedly staying overnight at the hospital.

We will hear from Sandy Westfall, Manager of the Child Life Program at Doernbecher, where our Parent Packs will be delivered. And we will have a special tour of the 7th floor Outpatient Clinics at Doernbecher. Let's do some good.

Space is limited so please RSVP sooner than later!

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 6:30 PM
Location: Doernbecher Children's Hospital • Vey Conference Center • 700 SW Campus Dr, Portland, OR • 97239 (We will send attendees a map with instructions for parking)
Who should come: Passionate industry professionals
Please bring a few of the following items for the Parent Packs:

  • Empty water bottle 
  • Deck of cards
  • Small note pad or large post it notes
  • A Pen
  • Small bottle of shower gel
  • Small bottle of shampoo 
  • Small bottle of conditioner 
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Chapstick/moisturizer
  • Small pack of tissues
  • $5 Starbucks Card

And remember, you don't have to be a YP to join us. If you have passion for credit unions, we want you to come hang out with some fellow credit union friends. 

RSVP HERE

Questions, concerns? Contact Kym Sajovic at kym.sajovic@onpointcu.com.

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ADVO-QUE
Jul
11
5:45 PM17:45

ADVO-QUE

Fun fact: If credit unions lost their tax status, this would affect 110 million North Americans.

Let's advocate.

We are hosting a special YCUP Credit Union Advocacy event in Washington where you will have the chance to chat with district representatives, NWCUA folk, and fellow YPs.

Please join us for good food, good fun, and good old fashioned yard games -- dress casual, yo. We are aiming for potluck style and if you are able, kindly bring something to grill, a side dish, or a non-alcoholic beverage to share. YCUP will provide some items but let's be cooperative!

There is no cost for this event.

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2018
Time: 5:45 - 8:30 PM
Location: Abrams Park • Division St • Ridgefield, WA 98642
Who should come: Passionate industry professionals

And remember, you don't have to be a YP to join us. If you have passion for credit unions, we want you to come hang out with some fellow credit union friends. 

RSVP HERE

Questions, concerns? Contact Kym Sajovic at kym.sajovic@onpointcu.com.

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HAPPY HOUR!!
Jun
4
5:00 PM17:00

HAPPY HOUR!!

Let's get to know each other.

We love getting together and hearing from CU executives and having educational events and learning about advocacy and volunteering and everything else. But we decided, "Hey, why don't we have an event where we can actually get to know one another?" Right??

So, come on down to Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery on Monday, June 4th at 5:00 pm to have some "getting-to-know-you" time with fellow YPs, because honestly, we kinda like you.

There is no cost for this event, but space is limited! Sadly, food and drink will not be provided, but Rogue will be glad to take your money!

Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Rogue Pub & Pilot Brewery • 928 SE 9th Ave • Portland, OR 97214
Who should come: Passionate industry professionals

RSVP here! And remember, you don't have to be a YP to join us. If you have passion for credit unions, we want you to come hang out with some fellow credit union friends. 

Questions, concerns? Contact Kym Sajovic at kym.sajovic@onpointcu.com.

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Executive Round-Table
Apr
18
to Apr 19

Executive Round-Table

  • Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Were you lucky enough to experience our CEO Round-Table?

Well if you were or if you weren't, you ARE lucky enough to have the opportunity to join us for our latest concept: Executive Round-Table!

Meet and talk with leadership from credit unions all over the Pacific Northwest. Pick their brains, grill them about what it takes to be a leader, and ask advice on how you can rise in the ranks of the industry. 

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Kells Irish Restaraunt & Pub • 112 SW 2nd Ave • Portland, OR 97204
Cost: $5.00*
Who should come: Passionate industry professionals

So, save the date! And remember, you don't have to be a YP to join us. If you have passion for credit unions, we want you to come hang out with some fellow credit union friends. 

Questions, concerns? Contact Kym Sajovic at kym.sajovic@onpointcu.com.

*YCUP Oregon and SW Washington charges a small membership fee to cover the costs associated with providing professional development events.

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MANAGING YOUR DIGITAL BRAND
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

MANAGING YOUR DIGITAL BRAND

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Unitus Credit Union • 4th Floor Community Room • 1300 SW 6th Ave • Portland, OR • 97201
Cost: $5.00*

The place where most connections are made first is online. Building and protecting your professional, digital reputation is one of the most effective marketing strategies out there today. 

Social media is intimate and immediate and should be thoughtfully orchestrated to ensure that you are finding and developing relationships that propel your image and ultimately your career. So let's talk about making your online presence responsive, honed, and professionally attractive. 

Join us to hear from Social Media dynamo, Jess Columbo of Med|Ed, and learn how you can take control of your online presence and curate a digital image to be proud of. 

You are welcome to pay cash at the event or you may use PayPal by logging into your account, then click the "Pay or send money" button > Send money to friends and family > enter info.ycup@gmail.com > add your name and the event title in the note section after filling in the $5.00 cover.

RSVP HERE!

Entrance and parking directions:

First option is through the parking garage located on the corner of SW 5th and Jefferson. Use the elevators in the garage to access 4th floor. Someone with a visitor badge will be there to give you access to the 4th floor.

Second option is through the main doors located on SW 6th Ave. Someone will be available to let people in and to the elevators and 4th floor.

Paid parking is available in the garage. There is also street parking available around the building.

Questions, concerns? Contact Kym Sajovic at kym.sajovic@onpointcu.com.

*YCUP Oregon and SW Washington charges a small membership fee to cover the costs associated with providing professional development events.

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Hops for Hope
Nov
19
5:00 PM17:00

Hops for Hope

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center • 1441 NE 2nd Ave • Portland, OR 97232
Cost: $25.00

Join us for an evening of craft beers and delicious ciders for auction to support Credit Unions for Kids and directly benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital. There will be music, friends, fun, and many awesome items up for grabs. 

Boasting fantastic appetizers and a no-host bar, the auction will also be holding Bottle Ring Toss and Bottle Grab events, including a silent auction offering items from local breweries and cider houses. This is a great opportunity to mingle with some of the biggest Credit Union names in the Pacific Northwest and more importantly, to give back to those who need it the most. 

This event is open to all who want to make a difference in a child's life -- there is no YP or Credit Union affiliation requirement. 

Buy tickets here.

Questions, concerns? Contact Kym Sajovic at kym.sajovic@onpointcu.com.

 

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CEO Round Table
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

CEO Round Table

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub • 112 SW Second Avenue • Portland, 97209
Cost: $5.00*

Let's hangout with a few of the biggest CU names in the PNW.

Come together and network with your fellow YCUPers during this very special CEO Round Table event. We'll be hosting a gaggle of CEOs from credit unions in Portland and SW Washington. So come one, come all and join us for this awesome opportunity to speak with some of the region's top industry leaders.

Visit with:

Jim McCarthy of Trailhead
Amy Nelson of Point West
Teri Robinson of Ironworkers Northwest
Larry Ellifritz of Consolidated
Steven Stapp of Unitus
Kelly Schrader of IQ
Chuck Garner of Oregonians
Jim Lumpkin of USAgencies

This is an amazing opportunity to learn some trade secrets, pick-up sound advice, and share your ideas with CEOs from all over the region!

You are welcome to pay cash at the event or you may use PayPal by logging into your account and then clicking the "Pay or send money" button > Send money to friends and family > enter info.ycup@gmail.com > add your name and the event title in the note section after filling in the $5.00 cover.

RSVP HERE!

Questions, concerns? Contact Kym Sajovic at kym.sajovic@onpointcu.com.

*YCUP Oregon and Washington charges a small membership fee to cover the costs associated with providing professional development events.

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OnPoint Charity Bingo for AIDS Walk
Jul
23
5:00 PM17:00

OnPoint Charity Bingo for AIDS Walk

Please join OnPoint Community Credit Union at the 6th Annual Charity Bingo for AIDS Walk event. We will have bingo and a stellar raffle so bring your money!

Details:
$20 buys you 10 games of bingo (3 cards per game) and additional cards are $1 each (single cards)

Raffle tickets are $1, $2 or $5 each depending on prize value

You're interested in what you can WIN?!?!
Well, you'll have to stay tuned and check back to this event page as we start revealing them! I promise they are even better than last year.

https://www.facebook.com/events/467205246951834

This year we are graciously hosted by Kells again so have some food and drinks and join us for our best charity bingo event yet! All of the proceeds from this event will go towards our OnPoint AIDS Walk team.

If you can't make it to the event, you can still donate to the cause through our team page: 

http://aidswalkportland.org/teampage.asp?fundid=6231#.WRkXgmfFCpo

See you there!

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Nonprofit Volunteer Fair
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Nonprofit Volunteer Fair

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Lucky Labrador Beer Hall • 1945 NW Quimby St • Portland, 97209
Cost: $5.00*

Do you or your credit union (or both!) wish to be more involved in the community, but aren’t quite sure where to start? We can help! Come hangout with us for a Nonprofit Volunteer Fair hosted by yours truly, YCUP Oregon and Washington.

Swing by the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall and meet with folks from The Doernbecher Foundation, Financial Beginnings, Habitat For Humanity, Junior Achievement, and more!

You are welcome to pay cash at the event or you may use PayPal by logging into your account and then clicking the "Pay or send money" button > Send money to friends and family > enter info.ycup@gmail.com > add your name and the event title in the note section after filling in the $5.00 cover.

RSVP HERE!

Questions, concerns? Contact Kym Sajovic at kym.sajovic@onpointcu.com.

*YCUP Oregon and Washington charges a small membership fee to cover the costs associated with providing professional development events.

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Let us NETWORK.
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Let us NETWORK.

NETWORKING EVENT

  • When: Thursday, May 11, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Laurelwood Public House • 5115 NE Sandy Blvd • "D" Room • Portland, OR 97213
  • Cost: $5.00
    • You are welcome to pay cash at the event or you may use PayPal by logging into your account and then clicking the "Pay or send money" button > Send money to friends and family > enter info.ycup@gmail.com > add your name and the event title in the note section after filling in the $5.00 cover*

So you're putting yourself out there, but not much is happening. Sure, you meet some nice people and you're comfortable being there, but new business? Not so much. 

When you're ready to take your networking to the next level, it's time to learn the 9 secrets of effective business networking in this fun and fast-paced workshop, including:

- When and where to network for business
- How to make a powerfully positive impression, even when you don't know a soul at the meeting
- The worst networking mistake--and how to avoid it

Join us at the Laurelwood Public House for this special networking event, where we will hear from marketing coach, Ronnie Noize. Stick around after and chat with your YCUP board and other like-minded credit union folk!

RSVP HERE!

Questions, concerns? Contact Kym Sajovic at kym.sajovic@onpointcu.com

Veronika (Ronnie) Noize, the Marketing Coach, is a successful entrepreneur, author, speaker, and Certified Professional Coach. Through coaching, classes and workshops, Ronnie helps small businesses attract more clients. As a marketing coach, Ronnie helps her clients identify and implement the marketing tools and programs that will help them achieve higher levels of visibility, sales, and success. She speaks and writes frequently about how to implement low cost, high impact marketing techniques for entrepreneurs. For free marketing resources including articles and valuable marketing tools, visit her web sites at www.VeronikaNoize.com and www.DIYMarketingCenter.com, or email her at Ronnie@VeronikaNoize.com.

*YCUP Oregon and Washington charges a small membership fee to cover the costs associated with providing professional development events.

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CU Advocacy Panel
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

CU Advocacy Panel

  • When: Thursday, March 9, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Cassidy's • 1331 SW Washington St. • Portland, OR 97205
  • Cost: $5.00
    • You are welcome to pay cash at the event or you may use PayPal by logging into your account and then clicking the "Pay or send money" button > Send money to friends and family > enter info.ycup@gmail.com > add your name and the event title in the note section after filling in the $5.00 cover*

From Washington DC to 14th and Washington.

Join us for a panel chat about advocacy and an update on happenings at the GAC that took place in Washington DC. Maybe you’re an internal leader with advocacy involvement, maybe you have no experience in political advocacy, or maybe you just love networking and good food and drinks!  Regardless of your involvement, we would love to have you join us for this important topic. We will have speakers talking about their experiences with advocacy including crashing GAC and CU Day at the Capitol.

Advocacy is kind of like job security – it ensures the future of the CU industry and that we can best serve our members. Right now it’s more important than ever for young credit union professionals to be at the table and present as we help shape the future of the credit union industry. Come join us to learn more!

We recognize in the past we have not had a cost for our events. This $5 charge will be required for all events going forward and helps us bring more events and opportunities to you!

RSVP HERE!

Questions, concerns? Contact Kym Sajovic at kym.sajovic@onpointcu.com. We'll see you on Thursday, March 9th when you join us to learn about advocating for credit unions.

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"Cooperation is the best educator known." - Alphonse Dejardins