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Volunteers Forum Hosts Historic Day of Discovery for Guests
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:45 AM

Volunteers Forum

The annual Credit Union Volunteers Forum is the perfect opportunity to network with volunteers from credit unions around the country; explore future trends; discover the latest tools; and get practical guidance and proven strategies. And now, while you're soaking up all that learning, your accompanying guests can enjoy a special day of discovery at some of Memphis' most historic sights.

Sun Studio
Memphis is the Home of the Blues and the official birthplace of Rock n' Roll. So the first stop on this momentous day is a guided tour of Sun Studios.

Radio Engineer Sam Phillips opened Sun Studio as the Memphis Recording Service in January 1950 to record legendary blues greats like B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Bobby Blue Bland, Rufus Thomas, Junior Parker, and of course Elvis Presley. At the conclusion of the tour, guests will step into the actual recording studio and have an opportunity to snap a photo standing on the very spot Elvis stood during recording sessions. The 45 minute tour will end with a walk through the retail shop.

The Beauty Shop
Next, guests will enjoy lunch at the Beauty Shop for a unique southern lunch. "Look Good. Eat Good" are the words emblazoned on the front windows of this hip and trendy restaurant in the Cooper Young District of midtown Memphis. The Beauty Shop was formerly Priscilla Presley's curl-and-dye spot. You'll delight at this camp wonderland where the facade is Jetsons-era Vitrolite and choice seating is offered beneath hooded Belvedere hair dryers.

National Civil Rights Museum
After lunch, guests will visit the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's assassination. Its collections, exhibits, and education programs chronicle key episodes of the American Civil Rights movement and its legacy. These exhibits were created to inspire participation in civil and human rights globally. Explore the Civil Rights Movement from the 1800s to present day through an intricate series of galleries.

South Main Arts District
Those that finish exploring the museum early will have the opportunity to explore the Historic South Main Arts District.

Get more information on the Volunteers Forum Guest Program.

If you haven't yet registered for the 2018 Credit Union Volunteers Forum, June 6–8 at the Guesthouse at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., now is the time. Save money by registering before May 3.

Need Grant Assistance?
The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for League training events based on financial need. Applications must be received by application deadlines. Please visit the Foundation's website to view all grant applications, guidelines and deadlines. Contact Emily Moreno, Foundation grants manager, at 469-385-6483 for more information.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Cookie Dorsey in Training and Events at 469-385-6635 or cdorsey@cornerstoneleague.coop.