Local credit unions win awards

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PORTLAND — Eleven Maine credit unions were recognized with the Maine Credit Union League’s annual state awards during the League’s annual meeting May 18.

Five local credit unions were honored with awards. They are:

• Central Maine Federal Credit Union of Lewiston and Auburn received four awards, including a second-place Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award, an Honorable Mention Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, an Honorable Mention Dora Maxwell Community-Service Award, and an Honorable Mention Louise Herring Member Education Award.

• Community Credit Union of Lewiston, with branches in Auburn and Turner, received four awards, including a first-place Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award, an Honorable Mention Dora Maxwell Community Service Award, and an Honorable Mention Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award.

• Dirigo Federal Credit Union of Lewiston, with branches in Auburn, Mechanic Falls and South Paris, received a second-place Louise Herring Member Education Award.

• Five County Credit Union, which has branches in Auburn, Lewiston and Lisbon, received a first-place Louise Herring Member Education Award and a first place Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award.

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• Oxford Federal Credit Union of Mexico and Norway, received a first-place Dora Maxwell Community-Service Award.

A total of 22 awards were presented with several CUs receiving multiple awards. All first-place winners will now move on to compete in the national competition, coordinated by the Credit Union National Association, in the fall.

From community service and member education to financial education for youth and financial education for adults, Maine credit unions have a long and storied history of helping members and communities.

Central Maine Federal Credit Union received four awards recently from the Maine CU League. Vicki Stuart, left, president/CEO of Central Maine FCU, and Todd Mason, president/CEO of the Maine CU League display the awards.

Community Credit Union received four awards from the Maine CU League including a first-place Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award. From left are Jen Hogan, president/CEO; Christina Carter, EVP; Todd Mason, president/CEO of the Maine CU League; Betsy Sibley, vice president of marketing and business development; and JoAnn Jackson, vice president of financial operations.

Dirigo Federal Credit Union’s president/CEO Mark Samson, left, accepts the second-place Louise Herring Member Education Award from Todd Mason, president/CEO of the Maine Credit Union League.

Five County Credit Union received two first-place awards from the Maine Credit Union League. Bob Brewer, left, board chair of the credit union holds the awards with Todd Mason, president/CEO of the Maine Credit Union League.

Oxford Federal Credit Union received a first-place Dora Maxwell Community-Service Award. Pete Theriault, left, board chair of the credit union, accepts the award from Todd Mason, president/CEO of the Maine Credit Union League.

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