Credit Union Workers Association Honors NWCUA’s Rockwell at Final Meeting

Kasey Rockwell, director of outreach programs for the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA), was honored with the Anna Read Award at the final annual meeting of the Credit Union Workers Association (CUWA) in Portland, Ore., on June 7. CUWA has presented the Anna Read Award every year since 1986 for exemplary volunteer service and contributions to CUWA and the credit union movement.

Rockwell described the meeting as a “fun and festive evening,” with participants sharing what CUWA had meant to them over the years and reminiscing about past meetings.

Rockwell became the 27th recipient of the Anna Read Award. She has been an employee of NWCUA since 1999. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing the chapter program and networking councils and works closely with Credit Unions for Kids.

Read was a credit union pioneer in the state of Oregon. She became the president of Portland Teachers Credit Union (now OnPoint Community Credit Union) in 1932 and represented Oregon at the organizational meeting for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in 1934. She was also a co-founder of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

“It has been wonderful being a part of CUWA,” Rockwell said. “The friendships and networking have been invaluable. To be recognized and added to the list of past Ana Read Award recipients who I admire so much is humbling. I was pleased to learn the Ana Read award will be carried on and presented by the Mt. Hood Chapter.”

Past CUWA Ana Read Award recipients include:

1986 Nancy Monroe 2000 Teri Robinson
1987 Susan Sands 2001 Sally Woodcock
1988 Patricia Elliott 2002 Lisa Bush
1989 Lesley Carrell 2003 Carol Schillios
1990 Lin Falk White 2004 Lisa Coates
1991 Liz Schilling 2005 Margaret Bernard
1992 Linda Faust Wheeler 2006 Tom Travis
1993 Danette Ruby 2007 Alison Carr
1994 Char Shinn 2008 Pamela Leavitt
1995 Carolyn Mah 2009 Edward Hall
1996 Virginia Hall 2010 Danielle Brown
1997 Debi Truong 2011 Shirley Cate
1998 Sue Zemliak 2012 Kasey Rockwell
1999 Sarah Canepa Bang  

CUWA was created to assist its members in their personal and professional development within the credit union movement. CUWA’s objectives were to:

  • provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information;
  • provide an awareness of educational opportunities;
  • provide support and recognition;
  • serve as an inspiration for all women and men in the industry; and
  • support the safety and soundness of the credit union movement and the welfare of the members’ communities.

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