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Maine League Recognizes 10 CUs For Service, Fin Ed Efforts
Click to view larger image Community CU's Hugh Keene, board chair, left, and Kerry Wood, president/CEO, accept four awards presented to the credit union recognizing its commitment to community service, member service and financial education, from Dave Rossignol, past chair of the Maine Credit Union League's board of directors. (Photo provided by the Maine Credit Union League)
PORTLAND, Maine (7/16/13)--Ten Maine credit unions were recognized by the Maine Credit Union League with a record 19 awards as the 2013 honorees of the state-level Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Awards, the Louise Herring Philosophy In Action Member Service Awards, and the Desjardins Youth and Adult Financial Education Awards.
 
The state awards were presented at the league's Annual Meeting and Convention in Portland. The awards are part of a national awards program coordinated by the Credit Union National Association. The winners in each asset category will compete in the National Awards program in the fall.

First-place recipients of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, established to encourage credit union involvement in community projects and activities, are:
  • Community CU, Lewiston, $20 million to $50 million in assets;
  • Central Maine FCU, Lewiston, $50 million to $100 million;
  • Oxford FCU Mexico, $100 million to $200 million; and
  • Maine State CU, Augusta, $200 million to $500 million.
First-place recipients of the Louise Herring Philosophy In Action Member Service Award, which recognizes credit unions that demonstrate, in an extraordinary way, the practical application of the credit union philosophy, are:
  • Community CU;
  • Five County CU, Bath,  $50 million to $250 million; and
  • Maine State CU.
First-place recipients of the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, which recognizes credit unions that demonstrate leadership and outreach in youth financial education initiatives, are:
  • Community CU;
  • Central Maine FCU; and
  • Five County CU.
First-place recipient of the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award, which recognizes credit unions that demonstrate leadership and outreach in adult financial education initiatives, is Community CU.
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