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'Old Blue Eyes' Visits NAFCU

LAS VEGAS-Its not every day Frank Sinatra makes an appearance at a credit union conference...unless it is here in the city where legends live on even after their death.

Instead of a dry update on the status of the NAFCU Political Action Committee, Michael Vadala, NAFCU's vice chair and CEO of The Summit FCU in Rochester, N.Y., and Larry Wilson, NAFCU board member and PAC Committee chair and president/CEO of Raleigh, N.C.-based Coastal FCU, staged a mini play with a Frank Sinatra impersonator. Wilson played a bartender, while Vadala was a "down-in-the-dumps" bar patron who gets a lift from "Sinatra."

The play ended with "Old Blue Eyes" singing while Vadala and Wilson did a (semi) high-kicking dance behind him.

Crowded House at Convention

LAS VEGAS-This year's NAFCU Annual Convention set two attendance records, according to the trade organization's president and CEO.

Fred Becker told the audience the conference drew a "large number" of credit union CEOs, a record number of senior CU staff, many volunteers and filled a record-size exhibit hall.

Becker followed NAFCU Chair Diane Furnas to the stage. He echoed Furnas' remark that Las Vegas was an appropriate host for the group's convention. "Like Las Vegas, NAFCU has seen many changes," he said.

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