ABOVE: The Disclosures accept their Cooperative Spirit Award with the DE Awards Committee (From left: Lily Newfarmer, Debbie Wege, The Disclosures - Christopher Morris and Chad Helminak, and Brandon McAdams). Photos by Mark Lynch
Three Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program Awards were presented at a special reception during the annual DE Workshop, July 9-11, 2015 in Denver in conjunction with the jointly held America’s Credit Union/World Credit Union Conference.
The DE Program Awards go to certified Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) who exemplify what DE stands for through their individual or cooperative efforts to make a difference in their credit union, community, or on a national/international basis.
“The DE program encourages action around the credit union philosophy and this year’s winners exemplify what being a CUDE is all about,” said Lois Kitsch, national program director, National Credit Union Foundation.
With more than 100 CUDEs gathered at the recent workshop, the Foundation presented the following awards:
Cooperative Spirit Award–The Disclosures (Chad Helminak and Christopher Morris) for:
Carla Decker (right) accepts the Individual Achievement Award with DE Awards Committee Chair Debbie Wege.
Individual Achievement Award–Carla Decker for:
Joanne Todd accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award with the DE Awards Committee (From left: Debbie Wege, Lily Newfarmer, Joanne Todd, and Brandon McAdams).
Lifetime Achievement Award – Joanne Todd (holding the award above) for:
Nominations were submitted by CUDEs and winners were chosen by the 2015 CUDE Awards Committee, which consisted of the following individuals:
View past award winners online here.