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The DCUC Conference Difference

DCUC's Annual Conference is the ONLY conference that brings the DoD/Military perspective to credit union issues in a place where you can network directly with other CEOs, Executives and other top decision makers who face the same challenges in serving the military community.

  • Attend all educational sessions to learn about the latest critical issues that affect the Defense Credit Union industry.

  • Connect with other Defense Credit Unions at meals and events to share professional experiences and gain valuable insights about what’s happening now.

  • Network with our corporate sponsors throughout the week to learn about how they can help you improve critical aspects of your business, especially in emerging technologies.

  • Give Back during our Annual Conference with a Purpose and help raise funds for our 2024 military-related charity, USA CARES.

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REGISTER

For questions please contact Suzanne Low at slow@dcuc.org or 703-338-1616

Registration Rates 

DCUC Members:

Early Bird Rate (until March 15, 2024): $1550

Regular Rate (March 16, 2024 – onsite): $1750

First Timer Rate: $1150

On Base CU Branch Manager Rate: $1250

Guest: $700

NON-Members:

Regular Rate: $2500

Guest: $800

CONFERENCE CANCELLATION / SUBSTITUTION POLICY:

Conference: All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to  Suzanne Low, CMP at slow@dcuc.org by Wednesday, July 10, 2024. Cancellation requests that are received by Wednesday, July 10, 2024 will be processed less a $275 administrative fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the meeting. No verbal cancellations will be accepted. There will be no refunds after Wednesday, July 10, 2024 and NO REFUNDS for no-shows. Fees cannot be carried over to future DCUC events, meetings, conferences or webinars. Substitutions are welcome at any time. By submitting the registration form, you are agreeing to this cancellation/substitution policy. Attendees are responsible for cancelling their own hotel rooms and incurring any cancellation fees from hotel, airlines and rental cars.

 

By submitting the registration form, you are agreeing to this cancellation/substitution policy.

AGENDA

NOTE: This schedule is subject to change. Please check back closer to the conference for the most up-to-date information.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

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501 5th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Secure your sleeping room at The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club. For reservations use the reservation link. The group room rate is $229 plus tax for a standard room. This rate will be available until the conference room block is filled or July 9th, 2024, whichever comes first.

Guests

Sponsored by Lightbulb Press

Guests of all conference delegates have an option to participant in only conference events or they can add on a daily tour/s. Below is the description for the Limited Package and of the tours offered.

Guest Limited Package: $700

The Guest package includes the following:

 

Welcome Reception

Patriotic Reception

Conference Lunch (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)

Conference Breakfast (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)

Cigar and Bourbon Night

Hall of Honor Gala

Speak Easy

Tours Available: 

If you would like to add on a tour to your Guest Registration, please select your choice during the registration process.

The tour options are listed below. The tours will close on Friday, July 12, 2024.

Monday: Salvador Dali Museum with Lunch at Sea Salt
(10:00AM - 2:15PM)

Tuesday: Culture and Cuisine Tour
(10:00AM - 2:00PM)

Wednesday: Dolphin Landing's Sailing Tour
(10:00AM - 2:00PM)

$150.00

$125.00

$175.00

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The Dali Museum has been the unofficial heart of fine arts in the Tampa Bay area since its opening in 1982. The debut of the new building in January 2011 has contributed to the cultural renaissance – a movement that has experienced an explosion of artistic institutions and outlets that visitors can enjoy. Salvador Dali is one of the most celebrated artists of all time. His fiercely technical yet highly unusual paintings, sculptures and visionary explorations in film and life-size interactive art ushered in a new generation of imaginative expression. From his personal life to his professional endeavors, he always took great risks and proved how rich the world can be when you dare to embrace pure, boundless creativity. The building itself is a work of art designed by architect Yann Weymouth, The Dali’s building combines the rational with the fantastical.

Thursday: Mural Bike Tour
(8:30AM - 10:30AM)

Explore the historic streets of Ybor City with our knowledgeable tour guide! This immersive tour will include “La Septima Avenida” (Seventh Avenue) or “Broadway,” as residents know it. Seventh Avenue is not just a street but the heart of a special community and has been designated one of the American Planning Association’s (APA) Great Streets in America for its history and character. Experience a visa-free visit to the only Cuban-owned land in America. Learn how the orders for the Cuban uprising against Spain were smuggled from Ybor City to Havana. Learn about the game of Bolita and the fascinating history of how organized crime-controlled Tampa for decades.

 

Once your guests are finished with their tour, the group will head over to the famous Columbia Restaurant for lunch to finish off an afternoon of history and cuisine. Ybor City’s Columbia Restaurant location is the oldest standing restaurant in Florida, celebrating over a century in business. The restaurant has been owned by the same family since 1905 and remains a crucial part of Ybor City history.

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Thursday: History and Heritage Bike Tour (8:30AM - 10:30AM)

$80.00

Friday Tour: JC Newman Cigar Museum Tour

Sail through the beautiful Boca Ciega Bay! Our captains can confidently tell guests they have a 99% chance they will see dolphins from our vessels. Are they that good? Well, yes … but they also know the deck is stacked in their favor.
Boca Ciega Bay and the greater Tampa Bay area is home to over 700 healthy identified dolphins. Guests never tire of seeing them swimming along in their natural habitat. If you’re lucky, you may see them jump completely out of the water. After all, they like to look at you too!
While guests occasionally spot dolphins just beyond our docks, the best way to truly experience the natural wonder of these wild sea creatures is on board one of our luxury sailing yachts and glide silently among them.

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$80.00

$175.00

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Your custom bike tour will start at The Vinoy and will travel throughout downtown St. Petersburg, with stops at 30+ murals and key downtown sites.


The Shine Mural Festival has adorned St. Petersburg with an incredible collection of amazing art murals throughout the downtown area. Artists from all over the world have contributed to these annual projects. In addition, St. Pete boasts its own famous muralists including the Vitale Bros., Bask, Chad Mize, Tes One, and many more.

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This expert-guided bicycle tour of downtown with stops at multiple history sites as well as notable downtown areas. Plus, you can learn what legacy legends like Peter Demens (the founder of St. Pete), Babe Ruth, and Al Capone have left on the city.


Your custom bike tour will start at The Vinoy and will travel throughout downtown St. Petersburg, stopping several times to discuss the town’s unique history.

Founded in 1895 by Julius Caeser Newman, J.C. Newman Cigar Company is the oldest family-owned premium cigar maker in America.

For four generations and 126 years, J.C. Newman has been handcrafting many of the world’s finest cigars. J.C. Newman is headquartered in an iconic 111-year-old cigar factory in the Ybor City National Historic Landmark District in Tampa, Florida. At this factory, known as “El Reloj,” employees roll premium cigars both by hand and by hand-operated, antique cigar machines.

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TOURS CANCELLATION / SUBSTITUTION POLICY:

Tours: All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to Suzanne Low, CMP at slow@dcuc.org by Friday, July 12, 2024. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the meeting. No verbal cancellations will be accepted. There will be no refunds after Friday, July 12, 2024 and NO REFUNDS for no-shows. Fees cannot be carried over to future DCUC events, meetings, conferences, or webinars.

 

Tours: All requests for substitutions for the tours must be submitted in writing to Suzanne Low, CMP at slow@dcuc.org by Wednesday, July 31, 2024. No verbal substitution will be accepted. There will be no substitutions after Wednesday, July 31, 2024, and NO REFUNDS. Tours cannot be transferred to another person.

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2024 Annual VADM Vincent Lascara Golf Tournament

Monday, August 12th, 2024

Sponsored By:

Join us in St. Petersberg, FL on August 12th at the Vinoy Golf Club for the 2024 Annual VADM Vincent Lascara Golf Tournament. Our DCUC tradition of great times and fun golf, plus a chance to help support our conference charity, USA Cares, is a winning combination!

Originally created by John R. Van Kleek, a well-known golf course and landscape architect, the championship Vinoy Golf Course was redesigned by Ron Garl with the philosophy that a course should, “…sit softly on the land.” Located on Snell Isle, this 18-hole, par-71 course challenges serious golfers while providing an unforgettable round for casual players. 

Details
6:45 AM
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Shuttle to Vinoy Golf Course
Breakfast
 Shotgun Start
Lunch

Cost: $130 

Club Rentals: $50 (Includes 2 sleeves of golf balls)

Conference With A Purpose

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This year, in keeping with our goal to support our service members, veterans, and their families in their time of need, the recipient of our fundraising efforts will be USA Cares.

USA Cares mission is to provide military veterans, service members, and their families with emergency financial assistance and post-service skills training to create a foundation for long-term stability. Our services improve the quality of life for veterans and their families and reduce potential factors that can contribute to veteran suicide.

Here are ways YOU can help:

  • DONATE

    • Donate an item from your credit union to the Silent Auction or choose to make a donation directly from your credit union. To donate to the Silent Auction, email Suzanne Low at slow@dcuc.org

  • GOLF

    • Purchase mulligans, giveme strings and more at the 2024 Annual VADM Vincent Lascara Golf Tournament.

  • RAFFLE TICKETS

    • Buy raffle tickets for the very popular 50/50 Drawing

  • BID

    • Bid on Silent Auction Donations. The DCUC Board will match the funds raised!

CRASHERS

Why Crash this event?

Crashing this event will provide your emerging talent access to Filene's body of work in ways that can elevate their expertise, executive presence, and professional and personal networks.

By Crashing you will:

  • Attend exclusive sessions that connects diverse talent, leaders, and thinkers

  • Access an online community that can be leveraged for collaboration and information sharing

  • Activate ideas through connection

  • Accelerate professional and personal growth with community of support

 

Apply now to be part of the CRASHER Program! All applications much be submitted by Wednesday, April 30, 2024.

Why Crash this event?

Crashing this event will provide your emerging talent access to Filene's body of work in ways that can elevate their expertise, executive presence, and professional and personal networks.

By Crashing you will:

  • Attend exclusive sessions that connects diverse talent, leaders, and thinkers

  • Access an online community that can be leveraged for collaboration and information sharing

  • Activate ideas through connection

  • Accelerate professional and personal growth with community of support

 

Apply now to be part of the CRASHER Program! All applications much be submitted by Wednesday, April 30, 2024.

Sponsored By:

Special Thanks to Our 2024 Sponsors!

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