This week: RNC convention kicks off, NAFCU representing credit unions

first_imgThe Republican National Convention kicks off today in Cleveland, and NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, Senior Associate Director of Legislative Affairs Chad Adams and Associate Director of Political Affairs Meghan Brady are on site to make sure credit union issues are part of the conversation.Scheduled speakers for the week include House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., House Financial Services Subcommittee Chairman Sean Duffy, R-Wis., Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas. Duffy is among the speakers confirmed for NAFCU’s upcoming Congressional Caucus; read more here.“This election cycle is crucial for credit unions, and NAFCU is here to make sure the credit union voice is heard,” said Hunt.Next week, NAFCU Board Vice Chair Jeanne Kucey (CEO & President of JetStream Federal Credit Union) and NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler will be in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Summer season means Wheatbelt Baseball League

first_imgWith winter behind us and the grass turning green, the baseball season is rapidly approaching.On Thursday, May 19, the Fort St. John Black Sox will be playing their first game of the 2011 season in the Wheatbelt Baseball League.- Advertisement -The Sox will be kicking off their fifth season against the Cecil Lake Norwest Thunder, which will be taking place at the college diamonds, located after Fish Creek. The game will be played at the farthest diamond from the college and will begin at 7 p.m.This year’s list of teams includes the Fort St. John Black Sox, the Cecil Lake Norwest Thunder, the Rycroft Rage, the Peace River Stampeders and the Grimshaw Huskies.As of right now both Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek were unable to field teams for the season.Unlike the previous season where attendance was a bit of an issue, this year the Black Sox have a full roster of committed players, hoping to bring the team back to its 2008 championship winning caliber.Advertisementlast_img read more