In the Spotlight: Summit Volunteer Awards

Over the course of the next month, Anthem will delve deeper into the new Awards program. The third article in the series will spotlight the Summit Volunteer Awards for credit union directors. (See part 1, part 2)

Volunteers are an integral part of the credit union movement and their contributions deserve recognition. Their contributions resonate throughout the credit union community by illuminating the most important part of the credit union structure.

The Volunteer Award program honors and rewards those volunteers within the Northwest credit union community who have exemplified outstanding leadership and service. Administered jointly through the Oregon and Washington Credit Union Foundations and awarded at the Summit Awards Dinner Event held during the Annual Convention, the categories are: Credit Union Volunteer of the Year, and Volunteer Honor Roll & Hall of Fame.

Nominations are due to the Foundations by June 15, 2011. Please consider self-nominating or nominating someone you know.

Credit Union Volunteer of the Year Award
The Credit Union Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments representing extraordinary time and effort as a credit union volunteer. The accomplishments need not be achieved solely during the year of the award, but may include a cumulative time span. The candidate should meet the following qualifications:

  • Has served as a volunteer for an affiliated credit union for a minimum of three (3) years;
  • Dedicated to the credit union movement by actively promoting its uniqueness and “People Helping People” philosophy to members and/or the general public;
  • A participant in Association, chapter, and/or credit union educational programs to achieve a higher degree of knowledge about credit union policies, operations, services, programs, and philosophy;
  • Active in community, civic, or similar volunteer activities;
  • Demonstrated dedication to the advancement of the movement by serving as board member, committee chairperson or member, or in other credit union leadership roles.

Fill out the form online or download the PDF

Volunteer Honor Roll & Hall of Fame
The Volunteer Honor Roll and Hall of Fame recognition programs augment the Distinguished Credit Union Volunteer designation. Nominees meeting a scoring standard based on criteria listed on the application form will be recognized in the CU Volunteer Honor Roll program. Those scoring in the top 10 percent of the Honor Roll Program will become a candidate for consideration in the CU Volunteer Hall of Fame Program.

Fill out the form online or download the PDF


Questions? Contact Foundation Development Associate Josalyn Alston: 206.340.4814,

Posted in Advocacy News, Awards, MAXX Annual Convention.