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Madison, Wis. (May 13, 2016) - CUNA and the Federation are now accepting entries for their individual community-focused award programs. Information on the 2016 CUNA Community Credit Union of the Year Award and the Annie Vamper Helping Hands Award along with entry and nomination forms are available at ccuc.cuna.org and www.cdu.coop.
“These awards both exemplify the spirit of the credit union movement,” said James Carrick, vice president of learning events at CUNA “Both celebrate the credit union individuals and teams who have spent their time and ingenuity to put their communities and members first."
The Community Credit Union of the Year Award gives annual recognition and distinction to credit unions that best demonstrate the fundamentals of the credit union movement while also demonstrating a positive influence in the field of service. New this year, video entries showcasing your credit union's local impact will now be accepted for this award.
This year's Community Credit Union of the Year Award winners will be selected from two asset categories based on their influence and success in the following areas:
“The Annie Vamper Helping Hands Award recognizes credit union volunteers, board members and staff that embrace the best of the credit union movement -- the cooperative spirit and service to the underserved. Annie Vamper and those who follow in her footsteps have lifted thousands up the ladder of financial independence,” said Pamela Owens, vice president of programs at the Federation.
This year's award winners will be recognized at the CUNA Community Credit Union Conference and The Federation 2016 Annual Conference, November 14-17, 2016 in Dallas, TX. In addition, award winners will receive press recognition and complimentary registration for the 2016 CUNA Community Credit Union Conference.
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With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves America's credit unions, which are owned by more than 100 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life. For more information about CUNA, visit www.cuna.org or follow @CUNA on Twitter. For more information about credit unions, visit www.aSmarterChoice.org and follow @asmarterchoice on Twitter.
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