The LSCU recently presented a credit union with plaques for their winning entries for the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award and Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action. New to this year, rather than during the LSCU AC&E, the awards were scheduled to be presented at either the credit union or chapter meeting, depending on the credit union's preference.
Pictured to the right: Southeastern Credit Union Foundation (SECUF) Executive Director, Amber R. Tynan (r) presents both awards to: (l to r) Suzanne Dusch, vice president, Marketing; Nancy Whitecavage, manager public relations; and Joe Melbourne, president/CEO.
Last week, CFE Federal Credit Union, in Lake Mary, Fla., was presented a plaque for winning first place in its asset size category ($1b+) for the Dora Maxwell Award. The credit union's winning entry showcased its fundraising efforts for the American Diabetes Walk 2010 program. With an initial goal of $15,000, CFE exceeded its goal with a total donation of approximately $17,000 raised. Not only did the credit union program provide avenues to raise funds, it also incorporated activities to raise awareness.
CFE FCU was also presented a plaque for winning second place for the Louise Herring Award. The entry featured its "Balance" Financial Fitness Program. Since Central Florida and Orlando, in particular, have been hit hard by the economic recession that began in 2008, this program serves as a cost free and confidential means for members to receive guidance and counseling on their financial affairs.
The Dora Maxwell program honors the work of credit unions in the community such as ongoing programs and established relationships with local social services agencies or school programs. The Louise Herring program recognizes the practical application of credit union philosophy through internal programs to improve members' lives such as programs that provide special assistance to low-income members or school branches.