BEAVERTON, Ore. (10/17/08)--The Oregon winners of the Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins awards were announced during the Credit Union Association of Oregon’s (CUAO) 72nd Annual Meeting and Convention Oct. 8. The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award is presented to credit unions for outstanding social responsibility projects implemented in the community in which the credit union is located. This year’s recipients are:
* Linn-Co FCU, Lebanon, first place, $50 million to $100 million in assets; * Pacific Crest FCU, Klamath Falls, first place, $100 million to $200 million; * Rogue FCU, Medford, first place, $200 million to $500 million.
The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action is given to a credit union demonstrating the internal application of the credit union philosophy to help better financial matters and increase financial education for members. This year’s recipients are:
* Mid Oregon FCU, Bend, first place, $50 million to $250 million in assets; and * Rogue FCU, first place, greater than $250 million.
The Desjardins Award recognizes leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of youth financial literacy, and considers all activities supporting the personal finance education of young members and non-members. This year’s recipients are:
* Mid Oregon FCU, winner, $75 million to $250 million in assets: and * Rogue FCU, winner, more than $250 million.
The state winners of these awards were entered into the national level competition to compete with credit unions from around the United States.