Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award
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This award promotes credit union philosophy by formally recognizing credit unions that demonstrate in an extraordinary way the practical application of that philosophy for their members. Credit unions could receive an award for programs or policies that demonstrate commitment to the "People-Helping-People" philosophy, including: provisions for the small saver/borrower, programs for groups that are often economically challenged, internal programs or services that help to differentiate credit unions from other financial service providers, programs encourage thrift and provide a source of unbiased money management/consumer information, or evidence of an exceptional degree of service to members.

Eligible Activities

Credit unions could receive an award for programs or policies that demonstrate their commitment to the practical application of the "people helping people" philosophy.  Some examples of eligible activities include: 

  • Provisions for the small saver or borrower
  • Member programs for groups that are often economically challenged
  • Internal programs or services that help to differentiate the credit union from other financial services' providers
  • Programs that do an extraordinary job of encouraging thrift and provide a source of unbiased money management and consumer information, which would be difficult or impossible to obtain elsewhere
  • Evidence of an exceptional degree of service to members

How it Works

The purpose of the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award is to promote credit union philosophy by formally recognizing credit unions that demonstrate in an extraordinary way the practical application of that philosophy for their members.

Credit unions will submit their entry in a project binder, album, or spiral bound book, along with a completed, typed entry form (required), and two years' (current and previous year required) balance sheets and income statements and/or NCUA's Financial Performance Report (FPR). Support materials for the project should be included with the entry. Please, no electronic media.

Prior to judging, ensure you verify the credit union’s asset size. The League will select winners from each of the following categories:

  • Less than $50 million
  • $50 - $250 million
  • $250 million - $1 billion
  • $1 billion+
  • Credit union chapter/multiple credit union group

Please note that only the first place winner in each category will advance to the national competition.

 

Entries for this award are due by Monday, July 28, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Webb-Mañon at 469-385-6486 or 800-442-5762 ext. 6486.  You may also email lwebb-manon@cornerstoneleague.coop.

Nomination Forms & Helpful Documents

Send nomination forms via email to lwebb-manon@cornerstoneleague.coop, or fax to 469-385-6586.