NAFCU Seeks Entries For 2003 Awards

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NAFCU is seeking entrants for its 2003 award programs, with four separate competitions that include the Annual Awards Competition, Marketing Awards, Innovation Showcase Awards and Grassroots Activism Awards.

"Winners in these competitions represent the highest achievers in the credit union community," said NAFCU Awards Committee Chair Frank De Mita, a director with Nassau Educators FCU. For the Annual Awards Competition, "A Tradition of Excellence," NAFCU highlights distinguished achievement in three categories: Federal Credit Union of the Year, Professional of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

Winners will be recognized at a special ceremony during NAFCU's 36th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Boston, July 23-26, 2003. Entries for each award will be divided into two asset groups, credit unions with assets of less than $150 million and credit unions with assets of $150 million or more.

For this year's Marketing Awards, NAFCU has added two new promotional categories, Best Member Newsletter, and Best Annual Report.

As with the Annual Awards Competition, the Marketing Awards will be awarded to credit unions in two asset groups: credit unions with assets of less than $150 million, and credit unions with assets of $150 million or more.

The seven Marketing Awards categories are: 1. Best Membership Promotion 2. Best Lending Promotion 3. Best Product or Service Promotion 4. Best Member Newsletter (New) 5. Best Annual Report (New) 6. Best Promotional Campaign 7. Best website.

The Innovation Showcase Awards reward credit unions whose innovative undertakings that have led to success stories. This annual showcase honors original programs that meet today's challenges with resourcefulness and ingenuity.

NAFCU's Grassroots Activism Awards includes the White Hat Award and the Paul Revere Award. The White Hat Award honors the credit union with a winning commitment to NAFCU/PAC and to helping to keep credit union supporters in Congress.

The White Hat Award is automatically awarded to the NAFCU-member credit union that raises the most individual dollars for NAFCU/PAC.

Entries for the awards programs are due March 28, 2003.

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