Awards Season Is Here- Learn How to Tell Your Credit Unionís Story and win at June 27 Webinar

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.

The webinar will focus primarily on the Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring, and Alphonse Desjardins Awards, as the submission period for those awards has just opened. 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.

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 Credit Union, will be one of the webinar facilitators.

“Sometimes we confuse telling the CU story with bragging,” said Hubbard. “But demonstrating our impact with real numbers and stories is the most powerful way to leverage our good deeds.”

We know how much Michigan credit unions do to help their members and their communities, we know you know it, but now we need the rest of the world to know it too. Awards aren’t just about blowing your own horn- they’re about showing the credit union difference in action.

To register for the webinar, contact Kathryn Hall at or 800-262-6285 ext. 470

To learn more about the awards and access a link to the entry forms, click here

Credit unions of all asset sizes are eligible to submit entries for the different awards. Entries must be received by August 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 differences between the awards, click here

Submissions to Monitor should follow the submission guidelines and may be emailed. Shawn Glinis is the editor of Monitor and can be reached at 800-262-6285, ext. 449. 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. MCUL reserves the right to edit submissions for clarity and space.
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