For credit unions to become successful and maintain their success, they should continually outreach to the entire field of membership to first mobilise and then galvanise it to undertake actions for the good of the entire community.
Credit unions should not have a sense of entitlement to the savings and loans business of their membership fields; like all other authorised deposit takers and regulated lenders, they should go out into the market and compete for a place in it. They have additional weapons that no other “firms” in the financial services industry and the broader economy have. Active dynamic credit unions outreach into entire communities, mobilising them into taking actions for the common good - a unique credit union difference and often ignored. Inspiring and innovative ideas have been entered by credit unions over the past few years, demonstrating ...
Excellence shown in engaging in direct credit union advocacy with local/national politicians
With credit unions having the owner-membership numbers that can affect the result of elections at all levels, they can put a credit union list of "wants" to politicians at all levels, regardless of their political affiliation
Excellence shown in performance by a credit union engaging in community outreach and mobilisation, including dispensing credit union education and general financial information to the entire “Common Bond”.
Some indicators are:
Excellence shown in performance by a credit union engaging in fundraising for good causes (other than the credit union)
Excellence shown in performance by a credit union in use of the media
The following Award is open only to selected entrants, the winning of this does not count towards the Supreme Award (click for information on this)
“Edward Filene Credit Union Award for Performance Excellence by the winner of a category making a film about their entry and Credit Union”
This Award will be open to credit unions winning one or more categories, at which point (in utmost confidence) they will be requested to make this film which should cover specifically the activities described in their winning entries.
Only after the Judging Panel has made their decisions will the invitations go out to make this film. The film editor, who compiles these films into an edited loop, acts as the Judge for this Award. No prior notice will be given of success in this Award category.
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