Three students from the Northwest received honors, including one who became only the seventh person in WCMS history to receive the school’s highest honors.
Portland-based Unitus Community Credit Union won the Credit Union Commitment to Board Excellence award at the NWCUA Directors’ Conference last weekend. The credit union’s governance model is “one to follow,” according to the awards committee.
Gesa Credit Union wins Best of Show and 13 Northwest credit unions win a total of 48 Diamond Awards for excellence in marketing and business development.
Unitus Community Credit Union has been honored for its Money Quest Financial Challenge and its overall community involvement with two national awards from the Credit Union National Association. The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award and Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Award will be presented in February at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference.
Fifteen Northwest credit union professionals were among 89 graduating from the Western CUNA Management School. The Lambda Class of 2013 included five high honors students from the Northwest.
Credit union supporters are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations for the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, “widely considered the highest national honors in the credit union movement,” according to the NCUF’s Josie Collins.
Immediately following the Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) recognized two credit union volunteers and 51 credit unions in the Northwest for their advocacy efforts over the past year.
With deadlines scheduled for June, nominations are currently being accepted for the NWCUA’s Chapter Excellence Awards and the NCUF’s Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, honoring leaders in the movement on the local and national level.
Linn-Co Federal Credit Union stepped into the national spotlight at the CUNA Awards Reception in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. The Lebanon, Ore., credit union was recognized for its outreach to underprivileged school children in the community.
Two northwest credit union professionals joined two credit union volunteers in winning prestigious Advocacy Awards for their efforts promoting the credit union movement in legislative and political activities.
Steve Gray, recently-retired Chairman of the Board for OnPoint Community Credit Union, will be honored as the Distinguished Volunteer of the Year award at the Summit Awards dinner.
Calcoe Federal Credit Union and Horizon Credit Union were recognized at the CUNA National Awards reception last week for a fundraiser service project and financial literacy efforts.