WASHINGTON (2/23/10)--For the second straight year, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) presented four Herb Wegner Memorial Awards at its annual dinner Monday night. Nearly 900 credit union leaders and supporters attended the event held in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. "This year’s winners join an elite group of 43 individuals and 19 organizations whose extraordinary efforts over the past 22 years have earned the credit union movement’s highest national honors,” said emcee Bob Schumacher, CEO of MountainCrest CU, Arlington, Wash. Awards and recipients include:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Richard Marriott Heins, retired president/CEO of CUNA Mutual Group, Madison, Wis.; * Individual Achievement Award: Richard “Dick” L. Ensweiler, president/CEO of Texas Credit Union League; * Outstanding Organization Award: MultiCultural Banking Center, Harbor One CU, Brockton, Mass.; and * Outstanding Program Award: National Financial Literacy Program, the Emmy-awarding public broadcasting show Biz Kid$, Washington Credit Union League.
Schumacher, who also chairs NCUF’s Awards and Recognition Committee, remarked that “Each year when I attend this special event, I re-dedicate my life to advancing our great credit union movement. The achievements of every Wegner Award winner can inspire in all of us a desire to do our very best to better the lives of credit union members.” For more information about the winners and the awards, use the resource link.