LSCU & Affiliates Kicks Off Annual Convention

The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU & Affiliates) launched its annual convention, the Southeastern Credit Union Conference & Expo (SCUCE), at the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek today. The region’s premier credit union conference, this year’s SCUCE has attracted more than 1,100 attendees representing more than 130 credit unions.

This year’s conference is themed “Engage for Impact,” as attendees from across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and beyond engage with one another and with riveting presentations and breakout sessions, all to make a stronger impact together for their members and communities.

“Our members are the heartbeat of LSCU, and SCUCE always provides a tremendous opportunity to learn from and collaborate with credit unions to more effectively serve and lead in the year to come,” shared LSCU President Samantha Beeler. “It’s also a great venue to help educate one another on emerging topics, threats, and opportunities so we can better advocate for what is important to credit unions, and this week always reminds us why we do what we do.”

The conference will offer a host of informative and inspirational sessions aimed at the exponential impact credit unions can have when collaborating. Among the industry leaders speaking at the event, Jim Nussle, President/CEO of America’s Credit Unions, will offer a national perspective on the credit union movement, while Elissa McCarter LaBorde, President/CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions, will share on the power of international collaboration.

“We strive to make every SCUCE the best one yet, and this year is set to surpass them all,” said Steve Willis, President of Affiliates Consolidated Services and LEVERAGE. “From celebrating the incredible achievements of our members, to forging and growing relationships, to learning from our members how we can better serve them, to providing a family reunion-style atmosphere where credit union leaders from across the southeast can gather and grow, this SCUCE will certainly be one to remember.”

The SCUCE Exhibit Hall, featuring more than 180 vendors, also opened today, enabling attendees to discover the latest innovations and solutions in the credit union industry. Additionally, the LSCU Silent Auction, held in a hybrid online and in-person format, looks to be a major success, benefiting LSCU’s Political Action Committees, and Tuesday night’s SECUF Poolside Donor Appreciation Event brought together attendees who have supported the Foundation’s mission for an evening of lively celebration and relaxation.

“SCUCE is always a great event, and I’m so excited to dive deeper into what this year’s conference has to offer,” shared Judd Davis, CEO of Health Credit Union in Birmingham, Alabama. “I love the wealth of professional development offerings, networking opportunities, and industry insights that will empower us to apply what we learn here to grow and improve our credit unions, which will allow us to better serve our members.”

SCUCE 2024 will continue to engage participants through Friday, June 14. Attendees will enjoy more captivating speakers, impactful breakout sessions, additional exhibit hall opportunities, the “Best of the Southeast” Gala Dinner, the LSCU Awards, the Advocacy Luncheon, the LSCU Annual Business Meeting, and much more.

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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