Skip to main content
Message:

Quick reminder: With the CUNA.org upgrade, if you haven’t updated your password yet, click the “LOG IN” button, then “Forgot your password?” and enter your email address. After that, you'll get a password reset email. Be sure to check your Junk folder if you don't see it in your usual inbox. If you need any help, let us know in an email to hello@cuna.coop.

Awards & Recognition Committee

Committee Mission

The Awards & Recognition Committee is responsible for conducting an awards program that recognizes excellence in the credit union industry, provides visibility for the Council and is financially successful.

Key Functions

  • Oversee Council’s Award Program
  • Review criteria for awards and judging process on an annual basis and make recommendations for changes as needed
  • Consider advancements and modifications to improve awards judging or presentation process  
  • Provide input on promotional efforts and nominee solicitation
  • Help recruit judges
  • Judge entries and determine winners

Awards Committee work may be divided into task groups or subcommittees focusing on specific awards or tasks. Awards offered vary by Council and may include the following: 

  • Excellence Awards
  • Professional of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement 
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Rising Star
  • Diamond Awards (Marketing & Business Development) 

Action Items

  • Update or affirm categories, criteria and judging process
  • Provide recommendations to Executive Committees
  • Create timeline for promotion, rollout and judging 
  • Enlist and approve judges and participate in judging (Diamond Awards)
  • Review entries and determine winners (all but Diamond awards)
  • Assist with awards presentation (all but Diamond Awards)
  • Notify winners

Time Commitment

Varies depending on established goals. Expect quarterly conference calls (60 minutes each) plus 1-2 additional hours per month throughout the year—more if an individual is involved in monitoring or presenting.