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Diamond Awards & Recognition Committee

Committee Mission

Conduct 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, modifications to improve awards judging or presentation process  
  • Input on promotional efforts and nominee solicitation
  • Recruitment of judges
  • Judging entries and determining winners

Awards Committee work may be divided into task groups / 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) 

Time Commitment

Varies depending on established goals. 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.  

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, participate in judging (Diamond Awards)
  • Review entries and determine winners (All but Diamond awards)
  • Assist with Awards Presentation (All but Diamond Awards)
  • Notify winners