Credit Union Sense’s Political Meet & Greet
TEXAS CITY, TX (October 23, 2013) — Thursday, October 17, 2013 credit unions from the Gulf Coast Chapter of Credit Unions gathered together with local elected officials at La Brisa on the Creek for the last Political Meet & Greet of the year.
The Political Meet & Greet gives credit unions a chance to collaborate and network with elected officials to enhance the credit union community. Credit Union Sense, which includes: AMOCO Federal Credit Union, Associated Credit Union of Texas, Beacon Federal Credit Union, Brazos Community Credit Union, Chocolate Bayou Community Federal Credit Union, Coastal Community Federal Credit Union, Electrical Workers No. 527 Federal Credit Union, Galveston School Employees Federal Credit Union, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union, Gulf Shore Federal Credit Union, Marathon Republic Federal Credit Union, Marathon Republic Federal Credit Union, Shell Federal Credit Union, TCTeachers Federal Credit Union, Texas Dow Employees Credit Union and University Federal Credit Union. Credit Union Sense maintains a strong presence within the community and believes it’s important to get involved at such events to make progress with the credit union movement. Over 100 people attended the event and 20 of the attendees were elected officials. The festive night included: dinner, a silent and live auction and good company. The silent and live auction proceeds went to the Political Action Committee (PAC), an organization that raises money for campaigns. Along with the major influencers, like the credit unions CEO’s and elected officials, the event also included Young Professionals, a selected individual from each credit union, to bring their insights on how to improve the credit union community.
The Political Meet & Greet was held during International Credit Union Week, which is a week where credit unions unite to remind our communities of our “people-helping-people” philosophy. All throughout Houston and Galveston, credit unions held financial literacy classes, did volunteer work and hosted shred days for the week.