CUANY & NYCUF Make Convention More Accessible

Contact: Ron McLean, Association SVP
(800) 342-9835, ext. 8191, cell: (518) 469-5945

(March 15, 2013 - Albany, NY) – The Credit Union Association of New York, in partnership with the New York Credit Union Foundation, is making its Annual Meeting & Convention more accessible to attendees under the age of 35 through two grant opportunities. A young professional Convention grant will make registration for the 2013 Convention, being held June 13-16 at The Sagamore Resort on Lake George, more affordable.

The convention provides valuable networking and educational opportunities for all members and this is especially true for young professionals. To encourage young professionals to take advantage of these opportunities, the New York Credit Union Foundation (NYCUF) is also offering professional development grants to assist with registration costs of those 35 and younger.

“Our Convention provides an excellent background of the statewide credit union landscape for young professionals,” said young professional Cara Carlevatti, Great Erie FCU. “It’s a great chance to network with vendors, Association staff and other credit union professionals. Not only does Convention offer educational opportunities; the experience leaves you motivated and re-energized to carry out the credit union mission.”

The Association’s Young Professionals Commission (YPC) will once again be hosting a Cheers and Beers networking event, and they will also be managing the NYCUF booth in the EXPO.

“Convention is a central meeting place for New York’s credit union leaders to gather and learn—together and from each other,” said YPC chairman Lisa Totaro, Sunmark FCU. “Young professionals who attend Convention alongside statewide leaders benefit from knowledge-sharing while also providing a fresh perspective on the issues confronting our industry today.”

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As the 501 (c)(3) public charity for the New York credit union movement, the New York Credit Union Foundation serves credit unions, schools and community organizations that help improve the financial independence of New Yorkers and promote the credit union difference. For more information about the Foundation, visit