Project Zip Code (PZC) is a secure online program that can be accessed at http://www.pzconline.com/install. The new 13.0 version is now available (Jan 2013) and will match members to the newly sworn-in 113th Congress, as well as new state legislative districts. It counts your credit union members and matches them by congressional district, state legislative district, and county. These numbers are combined with data from credit unions nationwide. This data aids in federal and state advocacy efforts, and is useful to credit unions interested in ATM expansion or shared branching.
Your information is completely secure with Project Zip Code. In fact, only the number of credit union members is transmitted and member data cannot be viewed by anyone outside your organization. The master census that results from credit unions running PZC helps demonstrates the strength of credit union membership across the nation. You can view PZC totals for your credit union, state or league and design your own PZC reports at the PZC Website (link at right).
GAC—CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference is the only credit union governmental affairs conference of its kind. This annual event offers the opportunity to network with peers, hear from key legislative and political leaders, and experience a variety of breakout sessions on credit unions’ hot issues. GAC also offers the largest exhibit hall for credit unions, with a wide variety of products and services for your operational needs. The 2013 GAC was held February 24-28 at the Washington Convention Center and we had Hill visits with all three Montana congressional delegates on Wednesday, February 27.
Hike the Hill is a grassroots program sponsored by CUNA and the state leagues to provide credit unions with the opportunity to visit Washington to educate decision makers on credit union issues. When credit unions participate in Hike the Hill, they demonstrate that credit union support has a real face, real concerns, and real stories of how credit unions affect the lives of working Americans.
The 2013 Hike will be held October 1-3. The picture at left shows Congressman-elect Daines, Senator Baucus, Al Vukasin (Bear Paw CU), Tom Boos (Billings FCU), Tracie Kenyon, Steve Grooms (1st Liberty FCU) and Senator Tester during the Montana constituents coffee in December 2012 when they were in DC for a special national Hike to promote member business lending.