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CUs Earn Multiple CUAD Awards Each
BISMARCK, N.D. (7/18/13)--Three credit unions were each recognized with multiple first-place awards for their community involvement and financial literacy efforts by the Credit Union Association of Dakotas during an awards banquet last month.
Click to view larger image Kaylee Lapp, left, marketing specialist and training coordinator, Town & Country CU, Minot, N.D., and Robbie Thompson, president/CEO of the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas.         

Town and Country CU, Minot, N.D., earned three first-place awards. They include:
  • Building Connections Award;
  • Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, $200 million to $500 million in assets; and
  • Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award, $150 million to $500 million in assets. 

Click to view larger image Stephen Vaughan, left, vice chair of Capital CU, Bismarck, N.D., and Robbie Thompson, president/CEO of the Credit Union Association of Dakotas.
Capital CU, Bismarck, N.D., collected two first-place awards, including:
  • Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award, $250 million or more in assets; and
  • Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, $150 million to $500 million in assets.    
Postal Family FCU of Fargo, N.D., also collected two first-place awards, including:
  • Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award, less than $50 million in assets; and
  • Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, $5 million to $20 million in assets.
Click to view larger image Karen Anderson, left, CEO of Postal Family FCU, Fargo, N.D., and Robbie Thompson, president/CEO of the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (Photos provided by the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas)
The Building Connections Award recognizes the cooperative spirit and the theme of "people helping people" through involvement in National Cooperative Month and International Credit Union Day.
 
The Dora Maxwell Awards for Social Responsibility Award signifies a commitment to volunteering time, energy and resources to boost the living standards of others.
 
The Louise Herring Awards for Philosophy in Action Award display how credit unions put People Helping People credit union philosophy into action.

The Desjardins Financial Education Awards recognize the financial literacy efforts of credit unions in educating youth and adults.

Winners of Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins Financial Education state-level awards go to the national awards competition sponsored by the Credit Union National Association.                     


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