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GAC Information & Registration


Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) invite credit unions from all around the Dakotas to join credit union leaders from around the country at our industry’s largest gathering of the year! The CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) will be held in Washington, D.C. March 10-14, 2019. The GAC attracts more than 5,000 credit union leaders to our nation’s capital annually to rally around a united cause!


At the heart of CUNA GAC are Hill visits, which are organized by CUAD. Conference attendees travel to Capitol Hill to advocate for the needs of their members to change the credit union regulatory environment for the better. If you have questions about the CUAD agenda or schedule during the conference, please contact Jay Kruse or Jeff Olson.


In addition to focused advocacy efforts, CUNA GAC offers keynote speakers and breakout sessions from renowned speakers, the largest exhibit hall of any event in financial services, and a wide range of networking opportunities. If you are a serious credit union professional, you do not want to miss this event. REGISTER HERE!


*CUAD’s GAC housing information can be found at the end of this article.



Scholarship Information


CUAD is proud to announce that GAC Scholarship Assistance is available. Scholarship monies awarded may reach, but not exceed, conference registration fees. Awards are typically between $500 and $1,000 depending on the number of qualified applicants. These scholarships are separate from the Crasher scholarship funds.


To be considered, complete the application found here: 2019 GAC Scholarship Application. Submit your completed application to Credit Union Association of the Dakotas, 2005 North Kavaney Drive, Bismarck ND 58501 or fax to 701.258.7794 or email to Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 15, 2018.



GAC Housing Information for CUAD Members


For hotels that are available for credit unions in the Dakotas CLICK HERE. Password: Rose2019. A major credit cards is required for ALL reservations at the time of booking.


Here are some housekeeping items to pay attention to during the reservation process:

  • When you click on the link you will see the hotels that we have secured for you.
  • Select the arrival and departure date pattern. If the exact pattern doesn’t appear in the list, select the closest date pattern and continue with the reservation.
  • Credit unions will be able to book as individuals or group, max 5 rooms per group.
  • There is now a field for your credit union name.
  • A password needs to be created for each reservation. This process is in place to secure the credit card information being entered into the housing system.
  • Continue to enter the payment information and finalize the reservation.

Dates to remember.

  • Reservations cancelled on or before Friday, December 14, 2018 will not be charged a cancellation fee of one night’s room and tax.
  • Reservations cancelled after Friday, December 14, 2018, will be subject to a one night’s room and tax cancellation fee per room.
  • All housing needs to be entered into the housing system by Friday, January 25, 2019.
  • All reservations, changes and cancellations must be made with the Housing Bureau by Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. (EST), 3:30 p.m. (CST) or 2:30 p.m. (MST).
  • Between February 22-25, 2019, the Housing Bureau will transfer reservation information to participating hotels. During this time, no changes can be made.
  • Beginning the week of February 26, 2019, all changes and cancellations must be made directly with the hotel and cancellations are non-refundable.

If you need to call in for assistance, call 855.906.2270. You must indicate to the agent you are trying to book a reservation into a league sub block for the Dakotas and use the password listed above. All attendees will use the email and phone number on their confirmations or on the CUNA housing web page to contact the housing bureau directly.


If you have any questions, about reservations, please contact Debbie Kruckenberg at or 701.250.3924.



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