Nominations Now Open for 2018 Wegner Awards



Credit union supporters are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards to be presented by the National Credit Union Foundation. Winners will be honored at the Foundation’s annual awards dinner on February 26, 2018 in conjunction with CUNA GAC.

“The Foundation’s Wegner Awards are widely considered the highest national honors in the credit union movement,’” said Danielle Brown, Foundation Director of Donor Relations and Development.“We encourage you to nominate individuals and organizations whose achievements fulfill the mission of promoting financial freedom for people everywhere.”

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45 CU Professionals Become Certified CU Development Educators (CUDEs)

Forty-five credit union professionals became Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) after being guided by dedicated program facilitators and mentors through the intensive Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training from the Foundation. The DE training was held April 26 – May 3, 2017 at the Lowell Center in Madison, Wis.

After attending the April DE Training, Kim Cromer, Director of Prepaid Services at CU24 Inc in Tallahassee, Fla., said, “DE Training didn’t just give me information on credit union philosophy and principles, it provided me with experiences that will last a lifetime! DE Training had a powerful impact that fueled an even a bigger fire in me to make a difference. DE training gives us purpose and now I’m an advocate of the credit union movement forever.”

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On the Blog: How DE Changes Lives - Jim Morrell & Brandi Stankovic

Four times a year, credit union professionals from around the U.S., and some from around the globe, gather for a one week credit union “boot-camp” filled with lessons in principles, philosophy, history and more. In fact, we just completed the first training of the year with 45 new Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs)!

While many aspects of what goes on during Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training remain unknown to those who haven’t joined the secret circle, there is one aspect of the training that is well known – it is life changing. To highlight the incredible successes that can come from attending DE Training, we have started capturing the stories of past attendees and learning how DE has changed their life.

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