Annual Meeting and Convention

“Leading the Way…60 Years”

June 6-8, 2014 - Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, NH

The New Hampshire Credit Union League has a proud history of “Leading the Way … 60 Years” through innovation and leadership to create solutions, services, and programs designed exclusively to meet the needs of its member credit unions.  By building on the remarkable efforts of the early credit union leaders in New Hampshire, where it all began more than 100 years ago, the League remains committed to represent its member credit unions locally and nationally in keeping with the cooperative spirit of the credit union movement.

Your credit union can “Lead the Way” by joining the convention committee and your peers June 6-8, 2014, at the New Hampshire Credit Union League’s 60th Annual Meeting and Convention at the Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, NH.

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For more than a century, guests have retreated to the Omni Mount Washington Resort for the fresh mountain air and pristine landscape. With nearly 800,000 acres of White Mountain National Forest, it is the perfect setting ¬- gracious in ambiance and generous in amenities.  As grand as the history behind it, the resort is renowned for its natural beauty, refined dining, luxurious décor, activities, and extras. Site of the 1944 Monetary Conference, and host to dozens of political, business, and artistic gatherings, the resort redefines itself as a leading location for our convention.

Each year, the committee strives to design a program that features educational sessions, meetings, and recreational activities that fit the needs of the membership in attendance. This year’s sessions are in line with our theme “Leading the Way,” as you will discover leadership qualities within each program.  One of the most important benefits provided by the convention is the chance to meet with and enjoy the camaraderie of many people who share a commitment to the important work that credit unions do.  It is also a great opportunity to meet League President/CEO Paul Gentile at the Friday evening reception held in his honor. 

Please plan to arrive early on Friday for a special session entitled, What’s Up in Concord:  A Legislative and Regulatory Update.  Join New Hampshire Deputy Bank Commissioner Ingrid White, League Retained Lobbyist David Collins, and League Retained Counsel Russell Hilliard as they present an update on recent statutory and regulatory developments, as well as ones on the horizon.  Bill Nagle, senior vice president, Professional Development for the New Hampshire Credit Union League will return with a session entitled, The Great Divide:  The Generation Gap. One of the common, recurring issues that impact two important aspects of credit unions, serving members and employee relations, is that of generational differences.  These differences challenge marketing departments, especially when reaching out to “Generation Y.”  Bill’s presentation includes reviewing the historic events that have shaped each generation as well as poking some fun at the generational stereotypes.  He will provide an overview of the four generations that could conceivably be working together in your credit union and who certainly make-up the membership.  A panel made up of “Gen Y-ers” will follow and discuss their views, share their likes and dislikes, and give insight into how best to reach across the “generation gap.”  The afternoon general session, “24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker” will be shared by its author Lt. Colonel Robert Darling, US Marine Corp. (Ret). Darling’s account presents a riveting eyewitness, chronological account of the minute-by-minute drama that unfolded beneath the White House during the 9/11 attack.  Darling’s account reads like an episode of 24 – but the events were real.  He reveals the actual dialogue among the participants – Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, George Bush – and describes their decision-making.  He offers an important description of events for all Americans who want to know what their leaders knew, when they knew it, and the unprecedented actions they took to defend the country.

Sponsorships and face-to-face socializing with company representatives continue to be a vital and important aspect of the convention each year. Ten sponsors had the opportunity to mix and mingle with attendees and guests in a more relaxed setting as part of last year’s conference. Depending on the level of sponsorship, many of the sponsors had the opportunity to address the group at various functions throughout the weekend.  This year’s convention once again offers sponsorship opportunities to companies.

On Saturday morning, credit union delegates will gather for the League’s 60th Annual Meeting.  While delegates are in the meeting, the guest program will enlighten all who love history as professional historical interpreter Patricia Perry from Sneak Peek Productions takes a look at the day-to-day lives of Colonial ancestors.  Were the good old days really that good?  Exactly how many skirts did one woman wear at a time?  How often did they bathe?  For answers to these and other fascinating questions, be ready to spend some time peeking “Under the Petticoats.” The golf tournament will be in the afternoon and the weekend convention concludes with the banquet and the special sounds from The Freese Brothers Big Band from Concord.  The band has kept the sounds of swing and classic Big Band music alive for more than three decades and has performed throughout New England.  The 20-member band includes four generations of musicians and excellent high school musicians who have found swing music still attracts audiences – and performers – of all ages.

The shared insights and creative discussions, sparked by common goals and friendship, make the convention a unique event and a wonderful way to celebrate 60 years for the New Hampshire Credit Union League.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Donna Bevilacqua at or (800) 842-1242.

Credit unions click here to register for the New Hampshire Credit Union League’s Annual Meeting and Convention.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Social media has reshaped the way that we communicate but face-to-face meetings provide a unique way to make and maintain connections. Electronic communications are fast, convenient, and efficient, but face-to-face is powerful and enables you to build stronger lasting relationships. As budgets tighten and companies become more selective of where to invest money, time, and energy based on bottom-line results, the New Hampshire Credit Union League’s Convention Committee recognizes the importance of bringing together company representatives and credit union decision-makers. 

Credit unions are vigilant in their efforts to manage growth and fulfill the ever-changing financial needs of members in what remains an unpredictable economic marketplace. Highlighting your company’s products and services in one simple 5-minute conversation will “Lead the Way” for New Hampshire’s credit unions to meet those members’ needs.  Thereby, building a bond for your company with credit unions that sets the foundation for trust and ultimately, getting things done. 

On behalf of the Convention Committee, we invite your company to sponsor at the New Hampshire Credit Union League’s Annual Meeting and Convention, June 6-8, 2014. The Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH will serve as the host. As grand as the history behind it, the resort, a favorite New England retreat, is renowned for its natural beauty, refined dining, luxurious décor, activities, and extras. Site of the 1944 Monetary Conference, and host to dozens of political, business, and artistic gatherings, the resort redefines itself as a leading location for our convention.

Event sponsorships offer your company the opportunity to network and maintain relationships with current and prospective credit union clients face-to-face. By sponsoring and attending the event, you not only reinforce your brand in a positive manner, but also create an elevated level of trust among your target market. Sponsorships are available. Take advantage of this ideal prospect to meet with credit union CEOs, chairpersons, and volunteers while enjoying the beauty of Mount Washington. The annual convention represents the largest gathering of New Hampshire credit union attendees. Do not miss this exclusive chance. Be a sponsor and celebrate with the League “60 Years of Leading the Way” for New Hampshire credit unions and their members.

What will a sponsorship at the New Hampshire Annual Convention offer your company?
• Be one of a limited number of sponsors who have the unique opportunity to meet, greet, and market your products and services to attendees.
• A sponsor of $1,000 or more, the ability to highlight your company in a 5-minute presentation at a convention event.
• A sponsor of $2,500 or more, your company’s logo and website link posted on the convention website.
• The occasion to be introduced and recognized as a sponsor.
• Complimentary convention registration, (room, meals, and beverages not included).
• Signs acknowledging your sponsorship placed throughout the convention and during the golf tournament.
• A complimentary ad submitted by your company for the annual report.
• One promotional piece submitted by your company for inclusion in the attendee’s convention folder.
• An acknowledgement of your company’s sponsorship included in the Daily CU Scan and newsletter.

Join us in New Hampshire. Be a sponsor and take advantage of this unique opportunity. Enjoy the beautiful White Mountain National Forest and Mount Washington at the luxurious Omni Mount Washington Resort.

Click here for more information about sponsorship opportunities and to register as a sponsor

For more information, contact Donna Bevilacqua at 800-842-1242 or

To access the 2012 Annual Report, click here.