SLDC Highlights: Advocacy Luncheon, Regulatory Roundtable, Pressing Issues, and More

Last week, the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU & Affiliates) hosted our annual Southeast Leadership Development Conference (SLDC) in beautiful Point Clear, Alabama. More than 200 industry leaders, solution providers, and guests joined us for several days of fellowship and fun.

Our Advocacy Luncheon featured Alabama candidate for United States Senate Katie Boyd Britt, who shared her appreciation for the strategic use of credit union resources to successfully elect her during Alabama’s Republican Primary and Primary Runoff Elections, as well as her vision for the U.S. Senate once elected in November. Due to credit union advocacy this Election Cycle, we are sure to have another strong advocate in the U.S. Senate with Britt. Additionally, the luncheon featured a legislative panel with Alabama State Representatives Alan Baker (R-Brewton) and Chip Brown (R-Hollinger’s Island). The two discussed issues currently facing the state, what will likely be addressed in the 2023 session, and how credit unions are poised to pass financial literacy legislation in the next session. As LSCU has been on the forefront of this issue in all three states, and most recently met with Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to discuss financial literacy, credit unions have played a key role in determining course requirements and more in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.

A Regulator Roundtable provided the opportunity for credit unions to ask questions of Alabama Credit Union Administration leaders Greg McClellan and Jeff Russell and learn about key regulator priorities. To ensure credit unions are remaining in compliance with state and federal law and receive the opportunity to discuss issues of importance, LSCU has prioritized face to face interactions when possible. Recently, Florida credit unions met with the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) to keep issues including charter modernization, field of membership, and reciprocal agreements on the radar of OFR. Next week, credit unions will have the opportunity to meet with federal regulators at our annual Hike the Hill.

SLDC also offered numerous roundtable meetings to discuss a variety of issues credit unions are currently facing including fee income, cryptocurrency, recruiting and retaining employees, maximizing productivity in the workplace, and much more. Throughout these educational opportunities, we will continue working to address issues of importance to your credit union.

Through our Charity Golf Tournament and Wine and Whisky Toss, we were proud to raise over $20,000 for the Southeast Credit Union Foundation. A big thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to our many winners!

You can keep up with upcoming events by subscribing to Insight, viewing our 2022 Events Calendar, or contacting a member of our Education team. We will soon be releasing our 2023 Events Calendar and look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

Written by
Lizeth George
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The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates represents nearly 300 credit unions throughout Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. It has a combined total of almost $200 billion in assets and 12.4 million members. LSCU provides advocacy, compliance services, education and training, cooperative initiatives, and communications.

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