The 2003 Herb Wegner Memorial Award Dinner was memorable for many reasons.
There was an atmosphere of collective celebration and aspiration. The Foundation Chair, Chuck Purvis, set a goal of $1 billion for the Community Investment Fund. Leading CEO contributors were called on stage and thanked. That year’s award nominees, Ed Callahan and Latino Credit Union, were representative of some of the best features of cooperative accomplishment.
But first it started with a “grace note.”
This moment of collective harmony is best illustrated by a 1.34 minute shout out that CUNA President Dan Mica gave to his counterpart at NAFCU. Here is the video:
Blogs later this week will feature other uplifting moments from this historic evening—and some important lessons for today’s leaders.