WASHINGTON (6/8/10)--The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards nominations are due June 18. Winners will be recognized at the 23rd Annual Herb Wegner Memorial Awards Dinner, presented by the National Credit Union Foundation on Feb. 28, in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference. All credit union system employees and volunteers are encouraged to nominate visionary individuals and organizations they feel deserve the credit union movement’s highest national honors. The awards include:
* The Individual Achievement Award, which honors an unsung hero for innovative concepts and/or accomplishments that have made a significant impact on the national and/or international credit union movement within the past 10 years--or now have a significant potential impact. Nominations must cite a specific subject of achievement. Examples include financial literacy, service to the unserved or underserved, alternatives to predatory lending, and/or new products. * The Outstanding Organization/Program Award, which honors an organization or program for innovative concepts and/or products/services that have made a significant impact with measured results on the national and/or international credit union movement. * The Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors an individual who has dedicated his/her life to promoting credit union philosophy. This person must have created innovative concepts and provided leadership that has made a significant and lasting impact on the national and/or international credit union movement.
Nominations can come from individuals and/or organizations. To make a nomination:
* Obtain the Wegner Awards brochure and nomination form (use the link): * Complete the nomination form; * Gather at least five letters of recommendation, citing examples of the nominee’s achievements relevant to the award criteria; and * Submit forms and letters electronically to: Josie Collins, Resource Development & Donor Relations Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
by June 18. Only electronic copies will be accepted. If you have questions about the nomination process contact Josie Collins at 800-356-9655, Ext. 4397.