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CUAO awards announced
BEAVERTON, Ore. (11/2/10)--The Credit Union Association of Oregon (CUAO) honored outstanding credit unions, volunteers and professionals at its 2010 annual awards banquet during its recent annual meeting. Awards presented to volunteers and professionals included:
* Volunteer of the Year: Harold Welborn, SELCO Community CU, Eugene; * Professional of the Year: Helen Byrnes, Northwest Community CU, Springfield; * Top Classroom Presenter of the Year: Anissa Arthenayake, OSU FCU, Corvallis; * Heidemann Scholar: Teri Robinson, Pacific Northwest Ironworkers FCU, Portland; and * Young Credit Union Professional of the Year: Jennifer Stephens, Rogue FCU, Medford.
Awards were presented to credit unions to recognize organizations that make a difference in local communities. First-place winners of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award were:
* Linn-Co FCU, Lebanon, $50 million to $100 million asset category; * Mid-Oregon FCU, Bend, $100 million to $200 million; * Rogue FCU, $200 million to $500 million; and * OSU FCU, $500 million plus.
The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action went to Rogue FCU. First-place winners of the Desjardins Youth Education Award were Mid-Oregon FCU in the $50 million to $150 million asset category and OSU FCU in the $500 million plus asset category. Awards for advocacy on behalf of the credit union movement were presented to both individuals and organizations. Advocacy awards included:
* Credit Union Advocacy Leadership Award: First Tech CU, Beaverton; * Congressional Legislator of the Year: U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader from Oregon’s 5th District; * State Legislator of the Year: Dave Hunt, Oregon House speaker (D-Clackamas County); * CU Advocate of the Year, Volunteer: Jan Uffelman, Mid Oregon FCU; and * CU Advocate of the Year, Professional: Ron Barrick, Advantis CU, Portland.


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