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2010 League of Southeastern Credit Unions

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AWARDS Outstanding Service The League of Southeastern Credit Unions is proud to recognize those professionals and volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the development and growth of the credit union movement in Alabama and Florida.


CU Professional of the Year The Credit Union Professional of the Year Award recognizes a credit union professional from Alabama or Florida that deserves recognition for their contributions to advance the credit union movement in their state and the nation. Winners of this award will be recognized for their lifetime achievements and efforts to help craft an environment that allows credit unions to grow and prosper in order to better serve their members.

Any member credit union or chapter may nominate a credit union professional for consideration. It is not necessary to obtain the nominees’ prior permission. To nominate an individual, complete the nomination form at the end of

Individuals nominated for this award should have a record of productive service to their credit union, the League and its subsidiaries, Chapters, Credit Union National Association, or service to the credit union movement of special Alabama or Florida significance and the international credit union system.

this brochure and return it to the League by May 7, 2010. All nominations are submitted to the LSCU Awards Committee. After the nominations are received, the

CU Volunteer of the Year The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes the credit union volunteer from either Alabama or Florida who has selflessly contributed time, effort, and talent to the development of the credit union movement in their state. Volunteers are an integral part of the credit union movement and their contributions deserve recognition. Their contributions resonate throughout the credit union community by illuminating the most important part of the credit union structure. In addition to volunteer service at the individual credit union(s), nominees should have a record of involvement at the chapter level. State and national levels of involvement are also encouraged and highly looked upon.

nomination form will be evaluated and the committee will select the individual to be Credit Union Professional/Volunteer of the Year. Selection will be based solely on the information submitted with the nomination form. The individual chosen for the honor will be presented the award at the LSCU Annual Convention & Exposition in June.


Distinguished Service Award The Distinguished Service Award recognizes lifelong service to the credit union movement reaching beyond the natural person credit union. Individuals who have a lengthy record of service to either Alabama or Florida credit unions that is substantive and encompasses a productive, voluntary effort exceeding the duties of regular employment are eligible. A nominee’s service record must reflect having produced a positive impact beyond an individual credit union. Achievement requires a contribution(s) which has benefited many credit unions.

Outstanding CU of the Year Award The award recognizes an individual credit union for its outstanding achievements in one or more of the following categories: Primary: • Financial strength and performance • New and improved services to members • New activities or programs • Financial literacy efforts • Community involvement • Community service Secondary: • Legislative and grassroots advocacy • Public relations marketing

Brother’s Keeper Award The Brother's Keeper Award recognizes efforts by credit unions to assist developing credit unions through various means. Offering support, providing training, donating equipment, and other services are all considered when granting this award.


Nomination Deadline and Submission

All nominations for the 2010 LSCU Awards must be received by the LSCU no later than the close of business on Friday, May 7, 2010. • Electronic nomination forms may be submitted by visiting www.lscu. coop, clicking on Cooperative Initiatives and then choosing “CU Award Programs.” • The nomination form on the following page, the overview, and narrative may be printed, completed, and returned to: LSCU Awards c/o Adena Whitman League Of Southeastern Credit Unions 22 Inverness Center Pkwy., Ste. 200 Birmingham, AL 35242 Contact Adena Whitman (awhitman@acul.com) at 800.846.8374, ext. 2134, with questions or to obtain additional information.

Entry Requirements Please read these instructions carefully. To ensure efficient processing of nomination materials, all entries must include: • The nomination form. • An overview of no more than 250 words that summarizes the achievements of the individual or credit union. • Up to two supporting documents that address the criteria listed in the description of each award., i.e. community involvement, press coverage. etc, Please note:

Selection Process All LSCU nominations submitted will be reviewed by the LSCU Awards Committee, comprised of representatives from several LSCU member credit unions with a focus on credit union and community improvement. This diverse group proposes the winner to the LSCU board of directors to be ratified on the basis of the nominations and supporting information received. Any nomination submitted may be featured in various LSCU materials to demonstrate how credit unions and their leaders benefit their communities. Submission of a nomination indicates approval for the LSCU to use the nomination materials in its publications and advocacy efforts.

• No additional supplementary material will be reviewed. • The “Nomination Deadlines and Submissions” section for award deadlines and submission instructions should be reviewed before submission. Award Presentation Award winners will be notified confidentially. A public award presentation will be held during the 2010 AC&E in June.


Nomination Form Check one: Credit Union Professional of the Year Distinguished Service Award Brother’s Keeper Award

Credit Union Volunteer of the Year Outstanding Credit Union of the Year

Name of Nominated Individual or Organization (must be LSCU member credit union): _______________________________________________________________________________________ Credit Union: ____________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________ City, State, ZIP: ____________________________________________________________________________ Telephone:(_____)_______________ Fax:(_____)______________ E-Mail: ____________________________ Position: ________________________________________________________________________________ Name of Individual Submitting Nomination: _______________________________________________________________________________________ Credit Union: ____________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________ City, State, ZIP: ____________________________________________________________________________ Telephone:(_____)_______________ Fax:(_____)______________ E-Mail: ____________________________ Instructions for submitting nomination materials are outlined in the “Nomination Deadline and Submission” section of this brochure. Any nomination submitted may be featured in various LSCU materials to demonstrate how credit unions and their leaders benefit their communities. Submission of a nomination indicates approval for the LSCU to use the nomination materials in its publications and advocacy efforts. Nominations must be received by the LSCU by close of business on Friday, May 7, 2010. Electronic nomination forms may be submitted by visiting www.lscu.coop, clicking on Cooperative Initiatives, and then choosing “CU Award Programs.” Printed nomination forms, the overview, and narrative may be sent to: LSCU Awards c/o Adena Whitman League Of Southeastern Credit Unions 22 Inverness Center Pkwy., Ste. 200 Birmingham, AL 35242 Contact Adena Whitman (awhitman@acul.com) at 800.846.8374, ext. 2134, with questions or to obtain additional information.


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