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: Murmurings Podcast #23 – “Lending with a Heart” via Small Personal Loans

On this podcast, we’re talking about “Lending with a Heart” from Nueva Esperanza Community CU, which is at the intersection of financial education, well-being and philosophy. The program, which provides loans to members unable to gain credit elsewhere, recently won a Louise Herring award from CUNA.

To learn more, we talk with Sue Cuevas, CEO/Manager of Nueva Esperanza Community Credit Union, in Toledo, Ohio. You’ll hear about the tremendous impact of the small-dollar loan program on the credit union’s Latino members. Its helped them on everything from refrigerators to starting businesses to even becoming U.S. citizens.

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