COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (4/24/08)--The Credit Union Association of Colorado (CUAC) kicks off its 74th Annual Meeting and Convention today in Colorado Springs, with more than 500 people attending. "Chart Your Future" is the theme for the 2008 annual meeting, which ends Saturday. The kickoff event today will be the Credit Union Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming's Annual Spring Golf Tournament, with more than 140 participants. Proceeds will benefit the foundation's programs. Guest speakers at Friday's annual business meeting will include Gigi Hyland, National Credit Union Administration Board member; Don Davidson, vice president of Credit Union System Relations, CUNA Mutual Group; Thomas R. Graham, President/CEO of SunCorp; and Chris Myklebust, commissioner, Colorado Division of Financial Services. Friday's keynoter will be David Goldsmith, business forecaster and management strategist, speaking on "Creating New Opportunities by Redefining the Future." A number of breakout sessions will be conducted Friday, which ends with a reception hosted by the National Credit Union Foundation and REAL Solutions to celebrate the kickoff of a new partnership among CUAC, Credit Union Strategic Partners, the state foundation and REAL Solutions. Saturday's sessions will focus on cooperative social responsibility with a panel discussion, "Leveraging Social Responsibility for Growth," and more breakout sessions. Saturday's luncheon speaker will be Ron Galloway, producer/director of "Why Wal-Mart Works," speaking on competitive threats to the credit union industry and how credit unions can respond. At a reception hosted by the Credit Union Political Action Committee, Rep. John Soper will receive the John Sheehey Award as outstanding legislator for his support of credit unions in Colorado.