Capital Corner: Is the die cast for the midterm elections?

Capital Corner: Is the die cast for the midterm elections?

This November’s midterm elections are considered by political observers as one of the most critical in decades. President Joe Biden is suffering from low approval ratings and congressional Democrats are privately and publicly pessimistic [...]

The American spirit

The American spirit

This month our Country celebrated its 247th birthday! The American Spirit since 1776 is a belief in our ability to self-determine our future along with the individual liberty to pursue a state of happiness. We [...]

Capital Corner: Summer update

Capital Corner: Summer update

“Congress can’t get anything done” is the common refrain.  To be precise, it should be “Congress can’t get anything done…except when they can.”  As the calendar turns to summer, Capitol Hill is [...]

DCUC’s Sub-Councils: Past, present and future

DCUC’s Sub-Councils: Past, present and future

We recently wrapped our 2022 Overseas Sub-Council Conference in Florence, Italy. Sub-Councils are an important part of DCUC’s work because they give us an opportunity to focus on regional issues. While serving the military [...]

117th Congress—Last gasp or next act?

117th Congress—Last gasp or next act?

For a change, the legislative front is occupying center stage for credit unions in Washington. That’s not surprising, given the flurry of activity from regulators (NCUA, CFPB) early this year that had pushed Congress [...]

View from the board: The foundation to financial success

View from the board: The foundation to financial success

I recently was blessed to talk to a class at one of our local high schools about Financial Education. We polled the class to see what specifically they were interested in and to my surprise [...]

Crashing in a word: Rollercoaster

Crashing in a word: Rollercoaster

There is a lot that I could say about my experience Crashing the GAC. I had incredible highs as I got to know the amazing group of 50+ Crashers from across the country and learn [...]

View from the board: DCUC continues the fight

View from the board: DCUC continues the fight

I’m not going to talk about COVID in this article.  I’m tired, real tired, with the phrase “these turbulent times” that seems to find itself in the first sentence of damn near every [...]

Defense Matters, advocacy, and member value

Defense Matters, advocacy, and member value

Advocacy is the heart of a successful trade association. Conferences, social media, and community outreach are also important. However, without advocacy, membership simply resembles another social club. And just as exercise, diet, and sleep are [...]