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Elected Leaders Conference

October 15-17, 2015

Pigeon Forge, TN






Harry Black

Board of Directors Financial Literacy


Directors are required to:
• have at least a working familiarity with basic finance and accounting practices
• have the ability to read and understand their credit union’s balance sheet and income statement
• have the ability to ask, as appropriate, substantive questions of management and the internal and external auditors
• have an understanding of the risks involved with each of their products and service


To that end, we bring you TWO sessions, Board of Directors' Responsibilities and Issues and Credit Union Problems and Issues.


As you've requested, Harry Black will be with us again in 2015 with two new topics. Harry is a former stockbroker with Merrill Lynch who has been studying investments and economics for over 30 years.  He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Mississippi College and an Industrial Engineering degree from Mississippi State University. 

Harry receives excellent feedback on the entertaining and educational presentations he makes to national and local credit union conferences.  He makes financial topics and investment training interesting, entertaining and easily understandable.  He has been called the MacIntosh of money because he presents information credit unions need in such a user friendly way. 


Harry has been a member of Mississippi Telco Federal Credit Union since 1977 and has been on the Board of Directors since 1994.  He is Treasurer and chairman of the Asset Liability Management Committee and is a key contributor for financial decisions for his $165 million credit union. 









Becky is the author of Relationship Networking “On Purpose!” a guide to move you from the comfort of the wall to the power, action and business found in the center of the room. She has created a flip booklet "the Easy Answer," a quick reference to the ABCs of Service.

She has earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional credential, one of only 232 women in the world to hold this designation. The speaking profession’s international measure of speaking experience and skill, the CSP is conferred by the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation only on accomplished professional speakers who have earned it by meeting five years of strict criteria.

Becky is fun, relevant, insightful and risk free. You are just going to love her!
Using personal experiences, side-splitting humor, and unimaginable insight, she guides audiences to a profound belief in their own abilities, passions, and power. Participants consistently rave that her riveting stories are an inspiration to them. Executives, managers, directors, staff, and sales teams alike are pushed outside their comfort zones and into a world of the possible and probable.










Tentative Agenda


October 15 Golf Tournament 9:00 a.m. Sevierville Golf Club
  Golfers' Lunch Noonish Sevierville Golf Club
  Registration 5:30 p.m. Music Road Hotel Convention Center Lobby

Welcome Reception

5:30 p.m.

Duet Ballroom
  Dinner and Entertainment 6:30 p.m. Duet Ballroom
October 16 Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Duet Ballroom
  Sessions Begin 8:30 a.m. Dobro & Harp
    8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Dobro & Harp
    10:30 a.m. - Noon Dobro & Harp
  Lunch Noon - 1:00 p.m. Duet Ballroom
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Dobro & Harp
    2:15 - 3:15 Dobro & Harp
October 17 Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Duet Ballroom
    8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Dobro & Harp
    10:30 a.m. - Noon Dobro & Harp


Location and Lodging



Music Road Hotel

303 Henderson Chapel Road

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863



Complimentary In-Room Wi-Fi

Free Parking

Room Rates


Check in: 4:00 p.m.

Check out: 11:00 a.m.

Reservation Cut-Off Date

September 23, 2015


Remember to bring your letters of tax exemption

A note about rooms

Often hotel rooms book up fast and some folks find themselves on a waiting list for rooms. Usually we can accommodate everyone on the lists. So, if you find you have reserved more rooms than you will need, please do not cancel them. Contact Trish Patterson at tpatterson@yourleague.org or 800-572-7359, extension 1208. Provide the name of the hotel, the type of room and the nights reserved.





The Sevierville Golf Club

1444 Old Knoxville Hwy

Sevierville, TN  37876


Fee includes green fee, cart, practice range, lunch, beverages on the course, prizes and goodie bags.









Two guest packages to choose from:

Package A:

Thursday night dinner and entertainment

Friday morning breakfast and afternoon lunch

Saturday morning breakfast

Package B: Thursday night dinner and entertainment only $75


Educational Investment

Registration $699; Early Bird rate: $599 if received by October 1.

CUs with assets less than $5 million, free (not including guests or golf)

Guest Package A: $149

Guest Package B: $75

Golf $129 per player (includes green fee, cart, practice range, breakfast, lunch, beverages, prizes and goodie bags )

Registration is limited to league-affiliated credit union personnel and their directors.  Guest registration excludes credit union personnel, credit union directors, vendors and exhibitors. Golf is limited to registered attendees and registered guests.



Business casual. Be sure to bring a sweater, as personal comfort levels vary.


Registration Form (PDF)

Online Registration Form


Questions or Special Needs

Call your CU Information Center at 800-572-7359 or 423-899-2425, extensions 1209 or 1208. Or e-mail Leisa Massingill at lmassingill@yourleague.org or Trish Patterson at tpatterson@yourleague.org.



Refunds will be issued until 10 days prior to the conference, less a $50 administration fee per person. Substitutions accepted anytime. All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted in writing.

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P.O. Box 21550
Chattanooga, TN  37424-0550
Phone: 423-899-2425  or  800-572-7359
FAX: 423-899-8726
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