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October 4, 2012
The Northwest Credit Union Association’s (NWCUA’s) Convention and Annual Business Meeting is an opportunity for the region’s credit union community to come together to not only work toward bettering the movement, but to celebrate it as well. True to form, Wednesday’s CUNA Awards Luncheon celebrated several credit unions for their impactful outreach efforts.
Those credit unions and individuals who have achieved a superior level of commitment in both programming and results are honored with one of three state-level awards administered annually by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Winners in all categories automatically move on to the national CUNA Awards competition, where they are judged alongside credit unions from around the country.
The Dora Maxwell and Louise Herring Awards get their names from two of the credit union movement’s most revered pioneers and are awarded to credit unions that demonstrate a deep commitment to community involvement and to member financial education. Winners automatically move to the national competition to be judged alongside other credit unions in their asset categories.
While there was no Louise Herring Award presented at this year’s Convention, the Dora Maxwell Award was presented to the following six credit unions for their outstanding social responsibility projects:
Two credit unions also received Desjardins Awards Wednesday. This award is named after Alphonse Desjardins and emphasizes the movement's long-time commitment to youth. Besides founding the first credit unions in Canada and the U.S., Desjardins pioneered youth savings clubs and in-school "banks," known as caisses scolaires. Like credit unions’ financial education efforts, this award has expanded to now include both youth and adult financial education and was awarded to:
Linn-Co Federal Credit Union, Lebanon, Ore. (1st Place, Youth Financial Education, $50-150 million)
Linn-Co hosted two educational kids carnivals with five booths representing core financial education practices and topics, including the importance of saving, ATM safety, cash counting and responsible check-writing.
Questions? Contact Director of Outreach Programs Kasey Rockwell: 503.350.2217, email@example.com.
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