2012 National Community Credit Union of the Year Award
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) presented the 2012 Community Credit Union of the Year Award to two Dakota credit unions for their exemplary displays of credit union principles and positive influence in the field of service. The awards were announced recently at this year's CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference, in Denver, CO.
This award recognizes credit unions that consistently excel in the advancement of credit union ideals, are proactive in their community, and meet the needs of their own diverse member-bases. The yearly judging process considers three aspects of each credit union applicant: Member Impact, Community Impact and Financial Impact. This year's award was presented to credit unions in two asset categories – less than and greater than $250 million in assets, with a first place and honorable mention winner in each.
This year, the Community Credit Union of the Year – Honorable Mention award went to Dakotaland Federal Credit Union. Dakotaland President, Dan Cumbee was on site to receive the national recognition. "This award, in every way, represents the hard work and commitment of our Credit Union's Staff. I believe their dedication along with the loyalty of our members has allowed Dakotaland to be a considered a serious contender for this recognition." stated Cumbee.
Several thousand credit unions from across the nation are eligible to be considered for Credit Union of the Year. Dakotaland Federal Credit Union's submission consisted of over 100 pages of documentation and narration. "It is truly an honor to know Dakotaland's accomplishments are thought to be in the same league as so many other successful and rising credit unions." added Cumbee.
Dakotaland Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with locations in Huron, Volga, Brookings, Madison, Redfield, DeSmet and Woonsocket. With 26,000 members and $213 million in assets, Dakotaland continues to be locally owned and operated offering a full-line of services to its membership since 1935.