I just finnished my 1 hour presentation at the 2008 National CU Lending Conference in St. John’s Newfoundland. It went well and of course you think you need to add more to your presentation until you realize you have 10 minutes left to cover about 20 minutes of material. The crowd was friendly.
It has been very enjoyable to be here. I hadn’t realized the history of this city, the beauty of the rugged terrain and the most amazing people on earth, Newfoundlanders. And you don’t have to go very far to be close to salt water. This is the kind of place that you will always want to return to.
Tomorrow it is back to the other side of the continent. I have been away for a week now living in hotel rooms and eating restaurant food. This may be exciting to the younger crowd but traveling is somehow loosing its glitter. I feel very honoured to have been chosen to speak at two conferences and meet people from both the American and Canadian credit union movements. It seems everyone has the same opinion about what is happening in the financial markets. Credit union will be ok and we don’t have to worry. That opinion was voiced by everyone. It does feel good to be part of a movement that did not contribute to this financial meltdown, that there is integrity in what we have done and what we continue to do. And with a growing number of younger people getting involved it can only get better.