Annual Meeting & Convention

Annual Meeting & Convention

The 70th Annual Meeting & Convention of

The 70th Annual Meeting & Convention of the Association of Vermont Credit Unions is taking place at Stowe Mountain Lodge May 19-21, 2017.  We cordially invite all management, staff, and volunteer leaders from our members to join us at the largest annual credit union event in the state of Vermont!  We hope to see you at the Lodge on the slopes of Mount Mansfield in a few weeks.

Click here to download the attendee information brochure

Registration for exhibitors and attendees to our 2017 Annual Meeting ended on Friiday, April 28.

Please Note: Business meeting reports are available from the Annual Reports page of this site’s Annual Yearbook section.

70th Annual Meeting & Convention Event Schedule

Friday May 19

8:30 – 9:30 AM ….. Golf social tee times (Stowe Country Club)

1:00 – 3:00 PM ….. Station setup in Exhibitor Hall (Junior Ballroom)

2:00 – 6:30 PM ….. Convention Registration Open (Tamarack Foyer)

2:30 – 6:30 PM ….. Resident Artist John Steven Gurney – Caricature Drawings (Tamarack Foyer)

3:30 – 6:30 PM ….. Exhibitor Hall Open / “CU Jeopardy!” contest for cash prizes and the Box of Mystery (Junior Ballroom)

4:00 – 9:30 PM ….. Take a Chance Auction Ticket Sales & bidding (Tamarack Foyer)

6:30 – 8:15 PM ….. Opening Banquet & Speakers (Tamarack Ballroom)

7:30 – 9:30 PM ….. Resident Artist John Steven Gurney – Caricature Drawings (Tamarack Foyer)

8:15 – 9:15 PM ….. Dessert Social / Vendor door prizes / Live drawings of “CU Jeopardy!” Winners (Junior Ballroom)

Saturday May 20

7:30 AM – 7:30 PM ….. Take-a-Chance Auction ticket sales & bidding (Tamarack Foyer / Tamarack Ballroom)

7:30 – 10:00 AM ….. Roundtable Breakfast Forums (Tamarack Ballroom)

     – Richard Gose & Larry Johnson – “Straight Talk: Communicating with Honesty & Integrity”

     – Mike Schenk & Art Woolf“Economic Insights: Vermont and Nationwide”

8:00 AM – 12:30 PM ….. Resident Artist John Steven Gurney – Caricature Drawings (Tamarack Foyer)

10:15AM – 12:00 PM ….. Opening Keynote – Meagan Johnson (Junior Ballroom)

12:00 – 1:30 PM ….. Sponsor’s Reception lunch (Tamarack Ballroom)

1:30 – 6:30 PM ….. Resident Artist John Steven Gurney – Caricature Drawings (Tamarack Foyer)

1:30 – 2:30 PM ….. Breakouts (Junior Ballroom)

     – Stephanie Smith & panel of CU Veterans – “CU History and Philosophy for All”

     – Richard Gose, Joe Bergeron, & Adam Necrason“CUNA’s MAP & VT Statehouse Update”

3:30 – 4:30 PM ….. Business Meeting / Director Elections / Comments from Honored Guests (Junior Ballroom)

6:00 – 6:30 PM ….. Social Reception (Tamarack Foyer / Terrace)

6:30 – 8:00 PM ….. 70th Anniversary Action Station Banquet (Tamarack Ballroom)

7:30 – 8:00 PM ….. Take a Chance Auction Winner Drawings (Tamarack Ballroom)

8:00 – 8:30 PM ….. Special Presentations (Tamarack Ballroom)

8:30 – 10:30 PM ….. Fun Pianos! by 176 Keys (Tamarack Ballroom)

Sunday May 21

7:30 – 9:30 AM ….. Breakfast / closing keynote – Meagan & Larry Johnson (Tamarack Ballroom)

9:30 AM ….. Announcement of 2018 Annual Meeting date and location / convention closes (Tamarack Ballroom)

Take a Chance Auction

A message from AVCU’s Political Action Committee

One of the most anticipated events of every Annual Meeting is the Take a Chance Auction to benefit state level credit union political action (Vermont CUPAC). As the Committee responsible for promoting political action involvement, we need your help to make this year’s event a success.

In the 2016 elections, the Association provided contributions to numerous candidates for the Vermont Legislature who support credit unions and members.  With those funds now almost depleted, it’s vital that we rebuild Vermont CUPAC for the 2018 election cycle.

AVCU has created this “Wish List” of donation ideas to encourage credit unions, business partners, presenting sponsors, and exhibitors to support the Auction.  Donations of any kind are welcome, but this list of handcrafted artisanal works, top rated consumer electronics, gifts for home and garden, sports and leisure gear, and other miscellaneous items, are offered as suggestions.

Whether your organization selects an item from the Wish List or has something else in mind, once you’ve made a decision, please click here to tell AVCU about your donation by email.

If you select an item not on the Wish List, please include the following in your email:

  • the item’s name;
  • it’s approximate value; and
  • (if the item is available online) a link so AVCU can obtain additional promotional information for the Auction gallery.

If the item isn’t available online, please also provide a digital image (.JPG or .PNG) and all pertinent details.

If donating from the Wish List, please use the above link to email AVCU what you’ve selected and its approximate value.

As AVCU receives email confirmation of each donation, the item will be added to the Donated section below with your organization’s logo displayed as donor.  AVCU will also recognize all donations in Newslines Express during the weeks leading up to Convention weekend to build interest among attendees who want to drop bid tickets to try to win specific items.

We greatly appreciate your help with the 2017 Take a Chance Auction.  Your donation will help make it possible for us to continue supporting credit union friends in state government, and fend off challenges by those trying to restrict credit union membership and services.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

AVCU Political Action Committee
Joe Finnigan, Chair, Vermont FCU
Mike Gabriele, Members Advantage Community CU
Chuck Karparis, VSECU
Jim St. Peter, New England FCU


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Auction Wish List

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