ST. LOUIS (9/5/08)--The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) named the credit union winners in the state-level Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility, Louise Herring Philosophy in Action, and Desjardins Youth Financial Education awards. The awards recognize credit unions statewide for their efforts in activities to help their communities, members and young people. MCUA will recognize the winners during the first Missouri Credit Union Convention and Exposition, Sept. 16-19. First-place winners advance to the Credit Union National Association competition. The 2008 Missouri first-place award recipients for the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award--include:
* Joplin (Mo.) Metro CU--$5 million to $20 million assets; * Raytown-Lee’s Summit Community CU, Raytown--$20 million to $50 million assets; * Central Missouri Community CU, Warrensburg--$50 million to $100 million assets; * Mid Missouri CU, Ft. Leonard Wood--$100 million to $200 million assets; * Mazuma CU, Kansas City--$200 million to $500 million assets; and * CommunityAmerica CU, Kansas City--Greater than $500 million.
Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action--first place:
* Raytown-Lee’s Summit Community CU--less than $50 million assets; * St. Louis Community CU--$50 million to $250 million assets; and * Vantage CU, Bridgeton--greater than $250 million.
Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award--first place:
* Raytown-Lee’s Summit Community CU--$35 million to $75 million assets; * Gateway Metro FCU, St. Louis--$75 million to $250 million; and * Vantage CU--greater than $250 million.