Elevations Credit Union, Boulder, Colo., saidthat the Colorado Green Building Guild presented the credit unionwith its pioneer award at the build's annual meeting. Elevationsreceived this award for its energy loan program which provides homeand business owners the ability to make their properties moreenergy efficient while saving money in the process. The pioneeraward honors people or businesses who have demonstrated acommitment to building green and whose actions have made adifference to advance the craft of green building in the local andbroader community.  In 2012, Elevations in conjunctionwith Boulders Energy Smart program and the Denver Energy Challengelaunched a suite of low-interest energy efficiency loans availableto both businesses and homeowners. Energy loans are used for a widerange of energy efficiency upgrades including insulation, airsealing, heating, cooling, water heating, windows, roofing andsolar PV. The program launched in August of 2012 and throughyearend it generated $1 million in energy loans. 

First Tech Federal Credit Union, Mountain View,Calif., announced that the Credit Union Executive Society recentlyhonored John Weidert, First Tech FCU chairman ofthe board, with the Volunteer Hall of Fame 2012 award. Weidert, amember of the credit union's board for more than 25 years, hascontributed to the growth of the organization from 32,000 membersto more than 365,000 during his tenure. The Volunteer Hall of Famerecognizes individuals who have shown dedication toself-development, encouragement of full board development and whohave provided ideas for the advancement of all credit union boards.As a board volunteer for 28 years, Weidert has advocated for bothpersonal and organizational growth by encouraging board members toattend conferences and industry events that help them stayup-to-date with current events, trends and matters relevant to thecredit union industry. Weidert had a long career at HewlettPackard, where he led the Integrated Systems Division. Hepreviously served on the board of the Hewlett Packard RetirementClub and is currently serving as its membership chairman. 

Holy Rosary Credit Union, Rochester, N.H.,announced Christopher Volpe, a senior at SpauldingHigh School and teller at the credit union, was recently awardedthe school's DAR Good Citizen award by the National Society of theDaughters of the American Revolution.  Volpe, who isSpaulding's lone award recipient, was elected to receive the honorby his teachers and peers based on the qualities of dependability,service, leadership and patriotism he has demonstrated in thecommunity and in the classroom. Volpe is now eligible to enter theDAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest for the opportunity toreceive a cash award in the amount of at least $250 (or a savingsbond) and a special State DAR Good Citizens pin and certificate. Ifchosen as a national winner, he will be invited to Washington,D.C., in April to attend the DAR Continental Congress and will beawarded a $3,000 scholarship.

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