What the Wegner Awards dinner means to the credit union movement

first_img 48SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lacey Yasick Lacey is the Communications Manager for the National Credit Union Foundation. She works to develop and execute all communication efforts that support the Foundation’s national programs and engagement strategy.Lacey … Web: www.ncuf.coop Details The CUNA GAC is right around the corner, and with that comes our favorite day of the year at the Foundation – the Wegner Awards Dinner! Each year we spend months preparing for the awards gala, making sure that every detail from the staging to the red carpet is perfect. While it is a great opportunity to break out the black-tie affair and network with credit union professionals from around the world, the awards dinner is about so much more than that.It is about that feeling you get when you are surrounded by over 900 like-minded individuals who are all filled with passion and hope for the financial futures of their credit union members. It is about the four award winners who will share their life stories with us and leave us humbled and grateful to be part of such a powerful movement. And this year, we are gearing up to celebrate 30 years of the Wegner Awards Dinner. 30 years of incredible leaders, organizations and programs in the credit union movement who have inspired us to go out and make a difference. The Wegner Dinner embodies everything that the credit union movement is –passion, purpose, and most importantly, people. You don’t have to take my word for it. Hear what this dinner means to some of your credit union peers live from the red carpet at the 2017 awards:2018 Wegner Dinner promo from CUNA on Vimeo.There is still time to purchase tickets and sponsorships for this year’s event! Click here for more information on how to do so.By attending the Foundation’s dinner, you are not only supporting our amazing winners and their accomplishments, but you are contributing to the primary fundraising event for the Foundation. Your support of this inspirational evening allows the Foundation to sustain and expand initiatives to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions.We hope to see you at the 30th Annual National Credit Union Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards on February 26th in Washington DC!last_img read more

Towns, city deserve fair share of sales tax

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion There’s a real issue this election that the Schenectady County Legislature has truly hoarded a disproportionate share of the sales tax dollars and is shortchanging every town and the city of Schenectady.Every legislator up for election this year has failed the people who have voted them into office with the exception of Glenville Supervisor Chris Koetzle and Councilman Jim Martin — they’re the only ones speaking up. And if we want our fair share, we need to have a clean sweep of the career politicians, especially those who are double-dipping from public dollars on the county payroll.In 2004, Schenectady County sales tax revenues were approximately $48 millio. Since then, these revenues have grown to approximately $98 million. Niskayuna, Glenville, Rotterdam and the city’s share have practically remained stagnant, while these revenues have more than doubled. The bottom line is every local portion of your property tax bill could be reduced by up to 50 percent.Do you want your fair share? Vote Row B and send a message that we are mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore.Peter GuidarelliSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Anderson starts, but Dodgers finish off NLCS winTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positions As a former Schenectady city councilman and county legislator, I can speak from experience regarding the need for our elected city, town and county officials to fight for the people who elect them into office.last_img read more