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CO-OP’s Hollen to be Recognized at Wegner Awards

Herb Wegner Memorial Awards are presented during CUNA GAC in February.

Tickets & Sponsorships Now Available for Foundation’s Wegner Dinner

Three credit union leaders and former leaders and one program will receive the movement’s highest honors, with our very own Denise Gabel at the helm as emcee.

Bob Schumacher Honored with Herb Wegner Lifetime Achievement Award

Schumacher built a legacy as a credit union CEO, a league leader, a major contributor to the global system through CUDE, and much more.

Gary Oakland, Sarah Canepa Bang Accept Wegner Awards with a Nod to Collaboration, Innovation

Northwest credit union advocates capped the second full day of the Governmental Affairs Conference by paying tribute to two of their own at the Wegner Awards dinner and gala in Washington, D.C. Earlier, delegates heard from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, NCUA Chair Debbie Matz, NCUF Executive Director Gigi Hyland and others.

Wegner Awards Dinner will Shine the Spotlight on NW Credit Union Professionals; Tickets On Sale Now

There’ll be a lot of familiar faces on stage when the National Credit Union Foundation presents the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards at its 26th annual dinner in February, including two of the four winners and a return performance by the evening’s emcee. Tickets and sponsorships are available now.

Wegner Winner Gary Oakland: ‘It Was About Making a Positive Difference’

Retired BECU President/CEO Gary Oakland says he looks back on his 38-year credit union career and hopes “that I made a positive difference.” But Oakland, winner of the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement, needn’t worry. Evidence of his impact is everywhere.

Gary Oakland Wins Wegner Award for Lifetime Achievement

Gary Oakland, who led BECU in Seattle to unprecedented growth as its CEO for 26 years and whose generosity and selflessness made him an industry leader and an influential contributor to a wide variety of community causes, has been named the winner of the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Wegner Award Winner Sarah Canepa Bang: “This is a big deal to me.”

Sarah Canepa Bang still can’t believe she’ll be on stage before hundreds of credit union professionals early next year, accepting one of the movement’s highest honors—the Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement. In her own words, Canepa Bang answers our questions about her colorful and accomplished career.

Sarah Canepa Bang Wins Wegner Award for Individual Achievement

Sarah Canepa Bang, a key executive with CO-OP Shared Branching–FSCC, LLC and a driving force behind Credit Unions for Kids, wins the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement. Before assuming her nationally prominent role with CO-OP-FSCC, LLC, Bang had strong roots with Oregon and Southwest Washington credit unions.

Deadline Nears for Herb Wegner Award Nominations

Nominations are due June 28 for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards—the credit union movement’s highest national honors. Categories include Individual Achievement, Outstanding Organization/Program and Lifetime Achievement.

NCUF Calls for 2014 Wegner Award Nominations

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.

With Gabel as Emcee, NCUF Presents Herb Wegner Memorial Awards

More than 800 credit union advocates and their families gathered in Washington, D.C., Monday night to honor the industry’s best at the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards dinner. The NWCUA’s Denise Gabel brought her signature blend of humor and insight to her role as Master of Ceremonies.

NWCUA’s Gabel in Spotlight at Herb Wegner Awards

The NWCUA’s Denise Gabel will emcee the NCUF’s Herb Wegner Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., next week during the CUNA GAC, which Gabel described as “the heartbeat of the credit union movement.”

Nominations Sought for Chapter Excellence, Herb Wegner Memorial Awards

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.

Invest in America Wins Wegner Award for Outstanding Program

Association partner Invest in America was announced as a recipient of the prestigious Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Outstanding Program, presented by NCUF.