Project Zip Code (PZC) is a secure online program that can be accessed at http://www.pzconline.com/install. The new 14.0 version is now available (March 2014). 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 2015 GAC will be held March 8-12. Registration is now open, so contact Donya for hotel room block details or other questions.
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 2014 Hike will be held Sept 29 - Oct 1 with Congressional visits and meetings with NCUA and CUNA. More details will be available in late summer. The picture at left shows Al Vukasin (Bear Paw CU), April Baimonte, Tristan Vukasin, Eddie Black (Trico Community FCU), and Tracie Kenyon during the 2013 Montana Hike visit to the Credit Union House.