MADISON, Wis. (1/14/11)--The deadline to purchase tickets online for the 23rd Annual Herb Wegner Memorial Awards Dinner is Jan. 28. The Wegner Awards will be presented by the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) on Feb. 28 at the Grand Hyatt Washington during the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) 2011 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC). Tickets can be obtained online or registrants can download a printable form, complete it offline and mail the completed form with payment to NCUF. Individual tickets for the three-course dinner are $225 each. Tables of 10 are $2,120. The estimated value of the tax-deductible portion of each ticket purchase price is $75. Members of the credit union movement and other affiliated organizations will have the opportunity to recognize award winners through a congratulatory message to be shown on video screens during dinner. The awards ceremony will celebrate three national honors:
* Lifetime Achievement--Rudy Hanley, president/ CEO, SchoolsFirst FCU, Santa Ana, Calif. Hanley has been described as a visionary, consensus builder, and a respected voice for all in the credit union industry. * Individual Achievement: Daniel A. “Dan” Mica, former president/CEO, CUNA. Mica helped preserve credit union access for millions of consumers, protected credit unions’ federal tax exemption, raised credit union political involvement to the highest levels, and more. * Outstanding Organization: National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB). For 38 years, the NYIB and its volunteer network of credit union youth advocates have consistently led the charge to bring financial education and understanding of credit unions to America’s young people.