BEAVERTON, Ore. (11/18/09)--The Credit Union Association of Oregon (CUAO) honored individuals contributing to the state’s credit union
Fred Wong, volunteer, OnPoint Community CU, received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Credit Union Association of Oregon (CUAO). From left are Troy Stang, president/CEO, CUAO; Wong; and Doug Mountain, CEO, Legacy FCU and chair of the Distinguished Service Award Committee. (Photo provided by the Credit Union Association of Oregon)
movement during an awards banquet held with CUAO’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Salem, Ore. CUAO honored Fred Wong, OnPoint Community CU, with the Volunteer of the Year Award. Wong has been a member of the credit union for 48 years and volunteered for 38 years. He has served on the board of directors and on several committees. OnPoint Community is based in Portland (Oregon Outlook
Gene Pelham of Rogue FCU, Medford, was honored with the Professional of the Year Award. He has served on the Oregon Credit Union Foundation board and is board chair of CUAO. He also is an honors graduate of Western CUNA Management School and serves as a trustee for the school. Other individual award winners included:
* Top Classroom Presenter of the Year, Anissa Arthenayake, OSU FCU, Corvallis; * Credit Union Advocate of the Year, Volunteer, Don Gleason, Northwest Community CU, Eugene; * Credit Union Advocate of the Year, Professional, Mark Turnham, president/CEO of NW Priority CU; * Heidemann Scholar Award, Karen Zerger, Rogue FCU; and * Young Credit Union Professional of the Year, Erin Mulkins, Northwest Resource FCU, Portland.
Credit union award winners included:
* Cutting Edge FCU, Milwaukie, Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action; * Mid-Oregon FCU, Bend, Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award; * Pacific Crest FCU, Klamath Falls, Louise Herring and Desjardins Youth Education Award; and * Rogue FCU, Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins awards.