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Bruce Barnett, retired CEO of Educational Employees CU, was the 2012 recipient of the Leo H. Shapiro Lifetime Achievement Award.

updated 05/24/13 10:00 AM
Information on Award Programs Available
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues are once again seeking nominations and entries for the various awards programs it administers, including the League Awards program which honors outstanding individuals for their contributions and achievements within the credit union movement.

Below is brief information on each award, including contact information and deadlines. Click here for more information on each of the awards.

LEAGUE AWARDS: The Leo H. Shapiro Lifetime Achievement, Distinguished Service, Outstanding Volunteer, and Tomorrow’s Star awards are collectively known as the California Credit Union League’s Awards. Recipients will be honored at the Leagues' Annual Meeting and Convention, which will be held October 25-28 in San Francisco. The 2012 Leo H. Shapiro Lifetime Achievement Award recipient was Bruce Barnett, retired CEO of Educational Employees CU. The other 2012 recipients were Distinguished Service Award—United Health CU CEO Linda White; Outstanding Volunteer Award—Mid-Cities CU Board Treasurer Roy Brooks and CoastHills FCU Board Chairman Hugh Rafferty; and Tomorrow’s Star Awards—San Francisco FCU Membership Development Manager Courtney Derby and Nikkei CU Accounting Manager Jennifer Kato. The deadline for nominations is Monday, August 5. Contact Public Affairs and Community Outreach Specialist Tina Ramos-Ingold at tinar@ccul.org for guidelines and nomination forms.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH/DORA MAXWELL AWARD: First-place winners in each asset category will be honored at AMC, and their entries will be forwarded to CUNA for the national-level competition. Last year’s recipient was Meriwest CU. LOUISE HERRING AWARD: First-place winners in each asset category will receive a plaque in recognition and their entries will be forwarded to CUNA for the national-level competition. The 2012 first-place winner was The Golden 1 CU. The deadline for both awards is Friday, July 26. Contact Tina Ramos-Ingold for forms and guidelines.

KIM BANNAN ETERNAL FLAME AWARD: The 2012 recipients were America’s Christian CU VP/Chief Strategy Officer Jeremy Calva and CoastHills FCU. Contact SVP of Member Solutions Larry Palochik at larryp@ccul.org, or by phone at 909-212-6034.

UNSUNG HERO AWARD: The deadline for nominations is Monday, August 5. The 2012 Unsung Hero recipients were Christian Community CU CEO John Walling, Family FCU CEO Lucia Moreno-Linares, Ventura County CU CEO Joe Schroeder, and Western Healthcare FCU CEO Diana Michaels. Contact Tina Ramos-Ingold for more information.

DESJARDINS YOUTH AND ADULT FINANCIAL EDUCATION AWARDS: First-place state winners move on to the national competition. The deadline for entries is Friday, July 26. Last year’s recipients were Mission FCU and San Mateo CU. Contact Tina Ramos-Ingold for more information.

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'BIG DATA' SPOTLIGHT: RISK OR REWARD updated 10/22/14 12:06 PM
Three Panelists Share Opinions
With Alessandro Acquisti as moderator, Wednesday’s audience was treated to a lively discussion—and a bit of back-and-forth debate—on the use of “big data” at credit unions and its ramifications.

The Credit Union Connection
As the Big Data Panel during REACH 2014 kicked off on Wednesday, it was apparent “big data” is everywhere and infiltrates all facets of our lives. But how much do consumers value their privacy, and what does it mean for credit unions?

Chen Lizra at REACH
“Engagement” is one of the top buzz words circulating around REACH 2014—and TED speaker, business consultant, and author Chen Lizra shared some unique insights during the general session on Tuesday. Her buzz word: “social charm.”

Three CU Industry Perspectives
Attendees at REACH 2014 received a plethora of ideas from Tuesday’s innovation panel to take back to their credit unions—not the least of which included more interaction between employees and leaders, and free-flow of ideas from the bottom up.