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Maine league honors CUs community member work
WESTBROOK, Maine (6/8/09)--Six credit unions were recognized as the 2009 first place honorees of the Dora Maxwell Awards for Social
One of the first-place winners of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award presented by the Maine Credit Union League is Atlantic Regional FCU, Brunswick. Receiving the award for the $200 million to $500 million asset category from league board member Phil Moreau (left) is Chanel Coulombe, Atlantic Regional board member.
Among the Maine Credit Union League's Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award first-place recipients was Down East CU, Baileyville. Here Down East CU Senior Vice President Linda Howe accepts the award from league board member Phil Moreau. The credit union's award was in the $50 million to $250 million asset category. (Photos provided by the Maine Credit Union League)
Responsibility and the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Awards by the Maine Credit Union League. The awards were presented during the league's Annual Meeting & Convention. Six credit unions received first-place and three were awarded second-place spots. The awards are part of a national awards program coordinated by the Credit Union National Association. A Maine credit union has received a first- or second-place award in the national competition in seven of the past 10 years, a national record, said the league. Professionals from the Maine Public Relations Council and Maine Businesses for Social Responsibility judged the state-level awards, which honor credit unions for community and/or member service efforts during the past year. Dora Maxwell first-place award recipients, by asset size category, are:
* $20 million-$50 million: Great Falls FCU; * $50 million-$100 million: Central Maine FCU, Lewiston; * $100 million-$200 million--PeoplesChoice CU, Biddeford; and * $200 million-$500 million--Atlantic REgional FCU, Brunswick.
Louise Herring first-place award recipients, by asset size, are:
* Less than $50 million: Community CU, Lewiston; * $50 million-$250 million: Down East CU, Baileyville.
The state's credit unions counted among their community achievements the past year:
* Fundraising: Maine Credit Unions raised nearly $1 million for various causes including $375,296.59 for the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger, $60,000 for Maine Special Olympics, $55,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network, $50,000 for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program and more. * Voluntarism: Maine credit unions volunteered more than 21,000 hours for community organizations and activities across the state.


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