WASHINGTON (4/1/10)--Credit union supporters can nominate individuals and organizations for the 23rd Annual Herb Wegner Memorial Awards to be presented by the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). Nominations are due by June 18 for the following 2011 awards:
* The Individual Achievement Award, which honors an unsung hero for innovative concepts or accomplishments that have significantly impacted the national or international credit union movements within the past 10 years or have a significant impact now. Nominations must cite a specific subject of achievement. Examples include financial literacy, service to the underserved, alternatives to predatory lending and new products; * The Outstanding Organization/Program Award, which honors an organization or program for innovative concepts, products or services that have significantly impacted national or international credit union movements; and * The Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors an individual who has dedicated his or her life to promoting the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People.” The individual must have created innovative concepts and provided leadership that has significantly impacted the national or international credit union movements.
Nominations can come from individuals or organizations. Forms are available on the NCUF website. Five letters of recommendation that cite examples of a nominee’s achievements relevant to award criteria are required. Winners will be honored at the awards dinner in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association’s 2011 Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.