THE ENTRY WINDOW FOR THE 2012 COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION OF THE YEAR AWARD IS NOW CLOSED.
The Credit Union National Association Community Credit Union of the Year Awards recognize and honor community credit unions that best exemplify the principles of the credit union movement while serving as a positive influence in the field of service.
This distinction is reserved exclusively for community credit unions and/or multi SEG credit unions. This would include credit unions that, in all aspects, consistently excel in the advancement of the ideals of the credit union movement, are proactive in their community, and provide a wide array of services that meet the needs of their diverse communities.
You must be an affiliated credit union to enter. There are two entry categories:
1) Asset size less than $250 million: entry fee of $80
(see samples of 2011 winning documents)
2) Asset size more than $250 million: entry fee of $100
(see samples of 2011 winning documents)
If your credit union deserves consideration for this prestigious award, please submit the following documents using one of the methods below no later than Monday August 13, 2012. NOW CLOSED
More detailed information can be found on the Community Credit Union Initiative website, which contains samples of previous winning award entries.
- Send three (3) copies of the full entry OR
All entry information should cover the past 12-18 months. However, if there is a product or event prior to that time period that made a large impact on the community and/or staff, please include that information as well. Remember when pulling together your entry, quality is better than quantity.
As you assemble your entry, answer the questions: ** Why would a new member want to join or use your credit union rather than a bank or other credit union in the area? ** What unique or different things are you doing in the community that you would consider going above and beyond.
Entry information needed
Member Impact – Executive Summary highlighting the important and key pieces of information that you cover behind items 1-4 below. The purpose is to showcase those items that have impacted members the most; followed by backup documentation.
Community Impact - Executive Summary highlighting the important and key pieces of information that you cover behind items 1-6 below. The purpose is to showcase those items that have impacted the community the most; followed by backup documentation.
Financial Impact - Executive Summary highlighting the important and key pieces of information that you cover behind items 1-2 below.
Additional Requirements – See checklist for full details.
Questions? Check out the FAQ or contact Marianne McCrary at 800-356-9655, ext. 4059.
All entries become the property of Credit Union National Association and will not be returned.
The Award Selection Process
A panel of judges will select the Community Credit Union of the Year award recipients. Selection will be based upon the credit union’s ability to demonstrate their impact on and success in the following areas:
- Member Impact
- Community Impact
- Financial Services Impact
- Membership Services
All information should be provided in the order given. Quality of information is more important than the quantity of information provided.
The winners will receive their awards at the 2012 CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference scheduled for October 23-26 in Denver, CO. Therefore, all entrants should plan to attend the Conference at The Four Seasons Hotel in Denver, CO. The 1st Place winners will receive the following:
- The prestigious Community Credit Union of the Year Award;
- A profile in Credit Union Magazine;
- Complimentary registration to the 2012 CUNA Community Credit Union Conference; and
- The opportunity to co-present a Best Practices session at the 2013 conference.
Submit entries by Monday, August 13th to Marianne McCrary:
Or send to
Credit Union National Association
5710 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53705
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