The purpose of the Frank Moore Outstanding Professional Award is to recognize the outstanding accomplishments, time and effort in support and promotion of the credit union idea put forth by the credit union professionals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The recipient of the Frank Moore Outstanding Professional Award will be announced at the Kentucky Credit Union League's Annual Meeting Banquet in October.

ELIGIBILITY
The nominee must be:
A.  A paid employee of a League-affiliated credit union at the time of their nomination, and
B.  Must have at least five years' experience in Kentucky at the time of nomination.
C.  Must also have been involved in volunteer activities NOT RELATED TO THE CREDIT UNION WHERE EMPLOYED.

Employees of the Kentucky Credit Union League and its subsidiaries are not eligible.

NOMINATION PROCEDURES
Any volunteer or professional of a League-affiliated credit union may nominate any professional, provided the professional is with a League-affiliated credit union. Nominations may be made without regard to chapter boundaries. To make a nomination for the Frank Moore Outstanding Professional Award, complete the Nomination and Biographical Form with as much background data as can be obtained. If additional pages are necessary, please email them to Vicki Hall at vhall@kycul.org.

Submit the Nomination Form NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 15, 2017.

JUDGING
A special committee, appointed by the Chair of the League Board, shall judge the nominees for the Frank Moore Outstanding Professional Award and make selection based on the following criteria:

I. Outstanding Accomplishments for Credit Union
1.  Recognizes leadership, integrity and commitment as a professional with the nominee's own credit union. This could include, for example:
2.  Exceptional success in the development and expansion of member services to members of his/her own credit union.
3.  Extraordinary efforts and success in maintaining and/or improving the financial fitness of his/her own credit union.
4.  Demonstrated ability to achieve effective and efficient results in the areas of management, supervision, staff and volunteer teamwork and motivation.

II. Outstanding Accomplishments for the Credit Union System
1.  Recognizes outstanding contributions to other credit unions, the chapter, state, national and/or international level.
2.  Contributions to other credit unions could be giving assistance, advice or counsel to help improve the services available to that other credit union's members
3.  On the chapter level, this could be assuming a major leadership role in the chapter; or exceptional efforts expended on behalf of the chapter.
4.  On the state level, this could be assuming a major leadership role in the League or the Kentucky Credit Union Political Action Committees.
5.  On the national or international level, this could be assuming a leadership role in the Credit Union National Association, Credit Union Executives Society or other affiliated or nationally recognized organizations; or making outstanding contributions to the organized credit union movement.

III. Outstanding Personal Accomplishments 
Recognizes outstanding personal contributions to the credit union movement. This could be a significant publishing accomplishment; exceptional public service, either elected, appointed or volunteer, to state government, community or civic organizations; or significant professional development.

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