Enter to Win Maxwell, Herring, Desjardins Awards 

Community field trips. Financial education prowess. Food drives. Cancer fundraisers. These are some of the accomplishments of the credit union Maxwell, Herring, and Desjardins award winners.

Although it may not come naturally to share accomplishments, credit unions that receive awards also gain an opportunity to have a greater impact, so take some time to brag about the credit union’s amazing good works. So, nominate yourselves and tell about the amazing good works the credit union has done over the past year. 

Registration is now open for the 2014 Maxwell, Herring and Desjardins awards. Entries for the awards must be submitted to the MCUL by Aug. 1. 

Start thinking about the credit union’s accomplishments and submit entries to be recognized as a leader in areas such as financial education, social responsibility and philosophy in action. Receiving an award is one way to market the credit union and show members a commitment to community. 

Entries from Michigan have fared very well on the national stage. Last year, six national awards went to Michigan credit unions. 

All the information needed to enter is available on the awards section of the MCUL website. Visit the MCUL & Affiliates MHD Awards page to find downloadable entry forms, entry guidelines and samples of the types of credit union good works in each award category. In addition, there is an FAQ section for the most common questions. 

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award recognizes model credit union efforts to strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of nonmembers through community outreach programs (other than personal finance education).

The Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award recognizes credit unions that demonstrate in an extraordinary way the practical application of that philosophy for their members.

The Desjardins Award has two categories.   

The Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers under age 18.

The Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers age 18 and older.

Please see the attached CUNA Award Chart for more information and entry examples for the 2014 Awards. 

If you have any questions concerning the awards, don’t hesitate to call Kathryn Hall at (800) 262-6285, ext. 470, or you can reach her by email at Kathryn.Hall@mcul.org

Submissions to Monitor may be emailed. Bryan Laviolette is the editor of Monitor. Contact him by email or call (800) 262-6285, ext. 233. The newsletter of the Michigan Credit Union League is published Monday mornings or Tuesday mornings when Monday is a holiday. There is no Monitor the week after Christmas and the week after the Annual Convention and Exposition. The MCUL reserves the right to edit submissions for clarity and space.
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