Three Georgia credit unions earn national recognition

Three Georgia credit unions earn national recognition

Three Georgia credit unions received national honors from the Credit Union National Association on Wednesday.

CUNA’s National Awards Committee announced the credit unions that won their Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Awards, Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Awards and Desjardins Awards for Financial Education. The winners of each award were selected from among top entries at the state level in categories based on their asset size.

Health Center Credit Union, based in Augusta, won second place in the Louise Herring award among credit unions with $50 million to $250 million in assets.

“I know there are a lot of credit unions doing great things, so to be counted among the best is quite an honor,” said Health Center Credit Union President Stacy Tallent.

The Herring award is presented to a credit union that effectively applies the credit union philosophy to help educate and better the finances of its members. That means CUNA considered Health Center Credit Union among the best in member service and educating members on the credit union difference.

“We are dedicated to serving our members and being there for them when they need us,” Tallent said. “We don’t do what we do to win awards – we do what we do to help people afford life. But it’s nice when our team’s efforts are recognized statewide and beyond.”

Robins Federal Credit Union earned an honorable mention for the 2017 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award among credit unions with more than $1 billion in assets. The award recognizes Robins for its commitment to educating kids about financial literacy.

CUNA recognized Delta Community Credit Union with honorable mention among credit unions with more than $1 billion in assets in the 2017 Desjardins Adult Financial Literacy Awards.

“On behalf of the CUNA Awards Committee, I would like to congratulate all of the 2017 CUNA Award winners,” said CUNA Awards Committee Chair Winona Nava. “We had an impressive number of submissions this year and the quality of the program submissions once again impressed the committee with the ideas and projects credit unions have put in place in their communities.”

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