KCUA honors state Herring, Maxwell award winners

September 16, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (9/16/15)--The Kansas Credit Union Association (KCUA) honored two Wichita, Kan.-area credit unions recently with two of CUNA’s highest awards.

Credit Union of America was awarded first place for the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, which recognizes a credit union for its work and charitable efforts supporting the community.

Credit Union of America received the honor for its two-part promotion celebrating both the credit union’s 80th anniversary and one of its branches’ 40th anniversary. The credit union gave away money to members and non-members, in addition to charity, as part of the event.

Meanwhile, TECU CU received first-place honors for the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award, which recognizes a credit union for its practical application of the credit union philosophy for internal programs and services that benefit members.

The Wichita-based credit union won the award for its customized member solutions program, which aims to help credit union members who are experiencing financial turmoil. The credit union has served 377 members with this program since its inception in 2009.

The two credit unions will now move on to compete at the national level. National award winners will be honored at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference, which will be held Feb. 21-25 in Washington, D.C.

CUNA provides each league with a website through which they can judge entries for the awards. The league then judges the submissions, and names first-place winners for each state. The deadline for the leagues to name winners and submit state-winning entries was Aug. 28.The first-place winners from each state move onto the national competition, where they are voted on by CUNA’s awards committee.