Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring, and Alphonse Desjardins Awards. If you’ve thought about entering but never taken the step, or if you’ve entered in the past and can’t figure out why you haven’t won, we have the answer for you.
On June 27 at 2 p.m., MCUL & Affiliates will host a webinar entitled “Industry Awards: Why they Matter and What it Takes to Win.” This free session is open to anyone in the Michigan credit union community and will focus on the importance of using these award opportunities as a tool to share your credit union’s good works.
Entering these awards, as well as the MCUL/MCUF awards, does not need to be a difficult or a complicated process. Attend the webinar and hear directly from past judges and winners as to what makes a strong entry, and what you can be doing throughout the year to document your credit union’s efforts. CRI/Awards Committee co-chair Hank Hubbard, CEO of Communicating Arts CU, will be one of the webinar facilitators.
“Sometimes we confuse telling the CU story with bragging,” Hubbard said. “But demonstrating our impact with real numbers and stories is the most powerful way to leverage our good deeds.”
Credit unions of all asset sizes are eligible to submit entries for the different awards. Entries must be received by Aug. 2 and should cover activities that took place between roughly June 2012 and June 2013. Credit unions may submit entries for more than one award. For a chart explaining the different awards, click here.