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Missouri league welcomes NYIB conference attendees
ST. LOUIS (7/29/10)--More than 100 credit union representatives gathered in St. Louis for the National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) Conference, which started Monday and ends today.
Rosie Holub, Missouri Credit Union Association president/CEO, welcomes attendees of the National Youth Involvement Board Conference on Tuesday.
Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) President/CEO Rosie Holub welcomed attendees. “The NYIB is an integral part of the credit union industry, and our future,” she said. “One of our biggest challenges is to engage the younger population as a part of the greater credit union community.” Vantage CU, Bridgeton, Mo., presented a breakout session, “Top of the Class Techniques.” Rachel Parrent, community education specialist, shared new ideas for engaging young students in financial literacy concepts.
Rachel Parrent, Vantage CU, Bridgeton, Mo., presents a breakout session during the National Youth Involvement Board Conference in Missouri. (Photos provided by the Missouri Credit Union Association).
NYIB fosters youth participation in the credit union movement on a national scale. The conference offers four days of workshops for credit union representatives focused on youth. Some of the sessions scheduled to take place at the conference included:
* Becoming Your Younger Members’ Financial Advocate; * Truly Connecting With the Youth Market; * Youthful Products for a Youthful Membership; * The Top 12 Technology Trends; and * A tour of Mad City Money, a financial simulation game for teenagers from the Credit Union National Association.
Speakers included:
* Matt Davis, who was a member of Filene’s inaugural 30 Under 30 group, and author of “The Credit Union Warrior” blog; * Brent Dixon, an adviser for the Filene Research Institute; * Ron Galloway, who directed the noted documentary film "Why Wal-Mart Works & Why That Makes Some People Crazy"; * James Robert Lay, founder of PTP NEW MEDIA; * Kym Moore, education specialist and student program administrator at High Plains FCU in Clovis, N.M.; * Claudine Oriani, chief creative officer of As If Productions; and * Felicia Pope, director of marketing and business development for ArrowPointe FCU, Catawba, S.C.
The conference took place at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis.
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