The Distinguished Service Award recognizes service to the Michigan credit union movement reaching beyond the individual credit union.
- Length of service clearly is important, but alone does not satisfy the criteria. The tenure of service must be: substantive and encompass a productive, voluntary effort exceeding the duties of regular employment.
- A nominee’s service record must reflect having produced a positive impact beyond an individual credit union.
- Achievement, within the DSA context, requires a contribution(s), which has benefited many credit unions.
The MCUL Awards Committee, on the basis of the nominations and supporting information received, proposes the winner to the MCUL Board of Directors to be ratified. Nominations are kept on file for five years for reconsideration by the committee.
Any nomination submitted may be featured in various MCUL and MCUF materials to demonstrate how credit unions and their leaders benefit their communities. Submission of a nomination indicates approval for the MCUL and MCUF to use the nomination materials in its publications and advocacy efforts.
- All entries must include up to four supporting documents that address the criteria listed above.
The winner of this prestigious award will receive a $2000 prize and a $2500 scholarship for a Michigan college or university to designate to a recipient of his/her choice, or a donation to a Michigan-based charitable organization of the winner's choosing.
Please note that no additional supplementary material will be reviewed.