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The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues

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California & Nevada

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Helping Credit Unions Change People's Lives
Past Award Recipient Hall of Fame
Leo H. Shapiro Lifetime Achievement
Recipient Year Recipient Year
Bruce Barnett 2012 H. E. “Hal” Stephens 1993
Robert Rose 2011 Charles Rossie 1992
Henry Wirz 2010 Belva Roberts 1991
Judith A. McCartney 2009 René Herre 1990
Larry Sharp 2008 Fred Iversen 1989
Robert V. Chaffino 2007 John E. Dulin 1988
David L. Chatfield 2006 Herman Guayante 1987
Barry Jolette 2005 Charles Clark 1986
Frank Reed 2004 H. W. Price 1985
Stan Hollen 2003 Maude Taylor 1984
Richard Myles Johnson 2002 Seymour Pizer 1983
James D. Likens 2001 Richard Rockoff 1982
Donald A. Arnold 2000 J. Alvin George 1981
Ed Callahan 1999 Stephen Barden 1980
Betty Gardner 1998 Morris Hayter 1979
Ludelle Morrow 1997 Vern Shiflett 1978
Wilfred “Bill” Broxterman 1996 Charles Sheline 1977
Charles Topjian 1995 Warren Steinman 1976
Herman Alevy 1994 Evelyn Keller 1975
    Leo H. Shapiro 1974
       
Distinguished Service Award
Linda White 2012 Diana Dykstra 2002
Lynn Athens 2011 Judy Happ, Judy McCartney 2001
Chris Coursen, Brett Martinez 2010 Bev Dawson, Pat Wagner 2000
Mary Cunningham 2009 Ron McDaniel, Carl Stewart 1999
Jon Hernandez, Jim McPheters 2008 Debra Gannaway 1998
Jim Jordan, Patsy Van Ouwerkerk 2007 Barry Jolette 1997
Esther M. Klein, Marla Shepard 2006 Jan Meere 1996
Dean G. Christensen 2005 Dave Rhamy 1995
Richard Ghysels 2004 Christine Fields, Betty Gardner 1994
Grace Mayo, Henry Wirz 2003 Michelle Northam 1993
       
Outstanding Volunteer Award

2012
Roy Brooks
Hugh Rafferty

2011
Gerald Upson

2010
Sherman Grancell

2009
Marshall Holloway
Philip A. Meserve

2008
Dan Hohneker


2007
Robert McIntire

2006
Ronald J. Seaman

2005
Shirley Krohn

2004
Marie Alonzo

2003
Pat Brown

2002
Robert Zeni

2001
Sam Winston

2000
Alex Webster

1999
Norma Mary

1998
Phillip Capitolo
Al George

1997
James D. Likens
Melvin Olsen
Robert Toohey

Tomorrow's Star Award

2012
Courtney Derby,
San Francisco FCU
Jennifer Kato, Nikkei CU

2011
Paris Chevalier, Xceed Financial FCU
Maricela Jauregui, Mid-Cities CU

2010
Jay Lee,
CalCom FCU
Dhara Sanchez, Inland Empire CU

2009
Erin Hodson, Kern Schools FCU
Wendy Zanotelli, UNCLE CU

2008
Jeff Williams,
Educational Employees CU

2007
Maria Angelova,
Kinecta FCU
Angelica Reyes, Bay FCU

2006
Nicole Battista, Western FCU
Elizabeth Randall, Pasadena FCU

 

2005
Eric A Bruen, Searles Lake Community FCU
Marissa Lott, Farmers Insurance Group FCU

2004
Sumer Chatham,
Antioch Schools FCU
Gwyndolin Holm, Ventura County CU

2003
Yolanda Diaz,
Food Processors CU
Brynn Leehan, AltaOne FCU

2002
Melia De Witt, Kinecta FCU
Michael George, Kern Schools FCU
Jeanne Kim, Xerox FCU

2001
Jenny Mastro,
First Entertainment Credit Union
Amy Penick, The Golden 1 Credit Union

2000
Yvonne Mini,
SMW 104 FCU
Adam Denbo, Wescom CU

Community Outreach Award

In 2012, the Community Outreach Award merged into the Dora Maxwell Award.

2012
Meriwest CU

2011
Individual
– Richard Villareal, San Mateo CU
Organization (assets over 100 million) – The Golden 1 CU

2010
Individual
– Urla Abrigo, Episcopal Community FCU
Organization (assets under 100 million) – Mission SF FCU
Organization (assets over 100 million) – Travis CU

2009
Individual
– Terry Agius, Communidad Latina FCU
Organization (assets over 100 million) – Bay FCU

2008
Individual
– Ricky Tolbert, Spectrum FCU
Organization (assets under 100 million) – Northeast Community FCU
Organization (assets over 100 million) – Orange County's CU

2007
Individual
– Sandell McLaughlin
Organization Schools First FCU

2006
Individual – Michelle Lawrence, Educational Coordinator, American First CU
Organization (assets under 100 million) – Santa Cruz Community CU
Organization (assets over 100 million) – American First CU

2005
Individual – Penny Pratt, National Sales Director, Xerox FCU
Organization (assets under 100 million) – Community Trust CU (Joe Duran, CEO)
Organization (assets over 100 million) – The Golden 1 CU (Teresa Halleck, CEO)
Visionary Award – David Chatfield, President/CEO California and Nevada Credit Unions Leagues

2004
Individual – Debra-Lynne Terrill, Director Member Services, Xerox FCU
Organization – Water & Power Community CU (Carl Stewart, CEO)
Honorable Mention – Butte FCU (Sharon Angle, CEO)

2003
Individuals – Bill Cheney, CEO, Xerox FCU, Lucia Moreno-Linares, CEO, Family FCU
Organization – Altura CU (Mark Hawkins, CEO) (formerly Riverside County’s Credit Union)

2002
Individual – George Poitou, COO, SCE FCU
Organizations – Valley Credit Union (Anthony Jones, CEO), Xerox FCU (Bill Cheney, CEO)
Visionary Award – Sue Mitchell, CEO, MyDAS Marketing Inc.

2001
Individual – Barbara Bannister, SVP, Xerox FCU
Organization – Santa Cruz Community CU (Fran Muhaw, CEO)

2000
Individual – Joe Duran, CEO, Food Processors CU
Organization – Government Agencies CU (Beverly Dawson, CEO)

1999
Individual – Linda Baughman, CEO, University & State CU
Organization – Orange County’s CU (Judy McCartney, CEO)

1998
Individual – Maurice Calderon, Arrowhead CU

 

Unsung Hero Award
2012      
Diana Michaels Lucia Moreno-Linares Joe Schoeder John Walling
2011      
Bruce Barnett Hank Barrett John Merlo Mark Holbrook
Ron Martin Jim Updike    
2010      
Judy Hurst Cheri Mora    
2009      
Stan Abrams Peggy Holliday Robin Lentz Mal Sinclair
Tim Kramer      
2008      
Robert Pacheco Dale Hanan Vince Rojas Robert Sigerson
2007      
Audrey (Maurer) Allen Jack Tough Joann McKenzie Virginia Baldauf
Lance Barden Robert Brain David M. Ellings Dianne Harding
Doug Langford Margaret "Maggie" Matous    
2006      
Ruth Atkins Elliott Blackstone

Don Sheets

Robert Wayne
Otto Groschwitz Damon Roemer Don Crawford Elizabeth Pettit
Glen Reese (NV) Robert Sigerson    

Desjardins Youth and Adult Financial Education Awards

Kim Bannan Eternal Flame Awards

2012
Individual: Jeremy Calva, America’s Christian CU
Organization: CoastHills CU

2011
Individual: Pat Neighbors, The Golden 1 CU
Organization: Grossmont Schools FCU

2010
Individual: Anita Macias, Patelco CU
Organization: CO-OP Financial Services (Stan Hollen, CEO)

2009
Individual: Eric Bruen, Desert Valleys CU
Organization: Tucoemas FCU (Linda Reese, CEO)

2008
Individual: Cheri Mora, San Mateo CU
Organization: The Golden 1 CU (Teresa Halleck, CEO)

2007
Individual: Adam Denbo, California Agribusiness Credit Union
Organization: AltaOne Federal Credit Union (Robert Boland, CEO)

2006
Individual: Julie Mattern, Educational Employees Credit Union
Organization: Educational Employees Credit Union (Bruce Barnett, CEO)

2005
Individual: Bob Heim, Inland FCU and Ketema FCU
Organization: Wescom CU (Darren Williams, CEO)
Shapiro Group David Chatfield Diamond Flame Service Award (renamed in 2005)
Pat Wagner, retired CEO

In 2004 renamed in honor of Kim Bannan Shapiro Group’s Kim Bannan Eternal Flame Award

2004
Individual: Rob Greaff, Antioch Schools FCU
Organization: Members 1st CU (Mark Moore, CEO)

2003
Individual: Jon Hernandez, South Bay Health Services FCU, Copley Los Angeles FCU, & Downey City Employees FCU
Organization: Schools First FCU (Rudy Hanley, CEO)

2002
Individual: Robin Lentz, Cabrillo CU
Organization: Fairview Employees FCU (Pam Rowland, CEO)

Introduced and awarded for the first time in 2002 a NEW Special award -
Diamond Flame Service Award
Phyllis Carter, Steelcase EFCU

2001
Individual: Joann Gibson, Sharp FCU
Barry Jolette, San Mateo CU
Organization: Priority One CU – (Bill Harris, CEO)

2000
Individual: Clementine Singleton, Watts United CU
Organization: HRD Network
Safe 1 CU – (Doug Kileen, CEO)

1999
Individual: Chris Coursen, Cherry EFCU & Fountain Valley CU
Organization: The Golden 1 Credit Union (Stan Hollen, CEO)

1998
Individual: Hollie Nawa, Gardena FCU
Organization: none

1997
Individual: Pat Wagner, New World FCU
Dave Raley, The Norton CU
Organization: Patelco CU

1996
Individual: Bob Boland, NWC Community FCU (now AltaOne FCU)
Darlene Wilson, Wyle Employees FCU
Organization: San Mateo CU
Hughes Aircraft Employees FCU (now Kinetca FCU)

1995
Individual: Richard Ghysels, First Financial FCU
Organization: Xerox FCU