Roundtable Presents Mica With $220K For CU House
LAS VEGAS – Members of the Credit Union Roundtable, comprised of the largest U.S. credit unions, presented just-retired CUNA CEO Dan Mica with a check for $222,650 in his name to go toward Credit Union House in Washington.
Mica championed the creation of Credit Union House, just blocks from the U.S. capitol building, while president of CUNA. The facility officially opened in 2001 and acts as a meeting place for credit unions in Washington for various lobbying and Hill visits, and for meetings with representatives of Congress. Mica modeled Credit Union House on Florida House, which he used while a congressman from Florida.
Mica was presented with the check during the joint CUNA/World Council of Credit Unions “1 Credit Union Conference” by Bill Raker, president of US Federal Credit Union in Minnesota and chairman of the roundtable. Raker presented Mica with and read from a proclamation honoring Mica’s contributions to credit unions during his 13-year tenure at CUNA. It is expected the 1 Conference will be among the last appearances by Mica before a credit union group, although he is expected to be further honored at future CU meetings.
The meeting also was an introduction for new CUNA CEO Bill Cheney, who was in the first day of his second week on the job when he addressed the conference. “It’s an honor and a challenge to follow such a great leader as Dan Mica,” said Cheney. “This is a dream come true for me.”