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Star and Super Star Advocate Award Winners for PAC
Friday, April 24, 2015 7:00 AM

Star Advocate Awards
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At the recent Cornerstone Credit Union League's Annual Meeting, among the many celebrations, the top credit union advocates in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas were honored during the opening general session on Thursday morning.  The session was dedicated specifically to Advocacy with a presentation called "Protect Your Capital at the Capitol."  

Cornerstone recognizes credit unions as both Star Advocate and Super Star Advocate recipients. In addition, recognition is also given for participation in each of the state political action committees (PACs). They include top individual, top credit union, and top chapter contributors to PAC.

Star Advocate Award Winners

To earn a Star Advocate Award, credit unions and chapters must participate in essential advocacy activities, such as running Project Zip Code annually; contributing to the PAC by selling candy or using payroll deduction; responding to critical calls to action on legislative or regulatory matters; and attending Hike the Hill or the CUNA GAC.

Congratulations to the following Star Advocate Award-winning credit unions:

  • Allegiance CU
  • Caprock FCU
  • City CU
  • Communications FCU
  • C-T Waco FCU
  • Department of Public Safety FCU
  • Dillards FCU
  • Educators CU
  • El Reno RIL CU
  • First Central CU
  • Fort Sill FCU
  • GECU
  • Group Service Emp FCU
  • Kelly Community FCU
  • Members Trust of the SW FCU
  • Pine Bluff Cotton Belt FCU
  • Pine FCU
  • Prestige Community CU
  • Red Crown FCU
  • Security Service FCU
  • Telco Plus CU
  • Truity CU
  • UARK FCU
  • Union Fidelity FCU

Congratulations to the following Star Advocate Award-winning chapters who are being recognized for meeting or exceeding their PAC goals:

  • Big Spring Chapter
  • Central TX Chapter
  • Fort Worth Chapter
  • Gulf Coast Chapter
  • Permian Basin Chapter
  • South Plains Chapter

Super Star Advocate Award Winners

Super Star Advocates take political engagement to the next level. Super Star Advocates include credit unions enrolled in the CU: R.O.A.R. program and have an internal advocacy team made up of their own staff. They meet or exceed their PAC goals using payroll deduction, and they participate in local or capitol-level meetings with elected officials. Along with serving as key contacts for state and federal elected officials, these Super Star Advocates activate staff, directors, and even credit union members when critical legislative calls to action are issued.

It's a special distinction, also to have several Super Star Advocate award winners that have 100 percent of their staff contributing to PAC via payroll deduction. This level of commitment is essential in developing a strong advocacy infrastructure in support of our legislative priorities. Congratulations to the following Super Star Advocate Award Winners for 2014.

Cornerstone VP Political Affairs Gretchen Ziegler thanked the winners for their tremendous efforts. "Our state PACs help us advance our credit union mission through fundraising and sustained giving. These award winners have done a tremendous job of helping us raise the profile of credit unions in the communities they serve as well as among lawmakers statewide and in Washington, DC. We are so proud and grateful for their commitment and hard work."

  • 1st University CU
  • A+ FCU
  • Abilene Teachers FCU
  • American Airlines FCU
  • America's CU
  • AMOCO FCU
  • Amplify FCU
  • Arkansas Superior FCU
  • Big Spring Education Emp FCU
  • Border FCU
  • Chocolate Bayou Community FCU
  • Coastal Community and Teachers CU
  • Community Resource CU
  • Complex Community FCU
  • Diamond Lakes FCU
  • DuGood FCU
  • Energize CU
  • Express-News FCU
  • FAA CU
  • First Class American CU
  • First Community CU
  • First Family FCU
  • First Service CU
  • Fort Worth City CU
  • Generations FCU
  • Houston Highway CU
  • Houston Texas Fire Fighters FCU
  • Lone Star CU
  • Members Choice CU
  • MemberSource CU
  • Navy Army Community CU
  • Neches FCU
  • Neighborhood CU
  • North East Texas CU
  • Oklahoma Central CU
  • One Source FCU
  • People's Trust FCU
  • Randolph-Brooks FCU
  • Resource One CU
  • RGV Credit Union
  • Sabine FCU
  • San Antonio FCU
  • Southland FCU
  • Southwest 66 CU
  • SPCO CU
  • TEXAR FCU
  • Texas Bay Area CU
  • Texas Health Resources CU
  • Texas Trust CU
  • Texas Workforce CU
  • Texoma Community CU
  • The People's FCU
  • Tinker FCU
  • Transtar FCU
  • TTCU
  • University FCU
  • Ward County CU
  • WEOKIE CU

Super Star Advocate Award Winners for Top Contributions to Cornerstone PACs

The Cornerstone League recognizes that our Advocacy efforts would be incomplete without strong PACs to support our friends at the state and federal level. As such, we are proud to recognize those individuals, credit unions, and chapters for their outstanding efforts on behalf of each of the Cornerstone League’s state PACs.

  • Top Individual Contributor to ARCUPAC
    Sherry Gray, Northeast Arkansas FCU 
     
  • Top Chapter Contributor to ARCUPAC
    Pine Bluff Chapter
     
  • Top Individual Contributor to OCUPAC
    Kelly Diven, Truity CU
     
  • Top Credit Union Contributor to OCUPAC
    Oklahoma Employees CU
     
  • Top Individual Contributor to TCCUL PAC
    Tony Budet, University FCU
     
  • Top Chapter Contributor to TCCUL PAC
    Houston Chapter of Credit Unions
     
  • Top Credit Union Contributor to TCCUL PAC
    Randolph-Brooks FCU
     
  • Highest Percent of Goal by Chapter
    Pineywoods Chapter
     
  • Highest Percent of Goal by a Credit Union
    Port of Houston CU

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