Western Chapter: CUaware Protégé Competition
View Registrations Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
5:00 p.m.
Where: Forge Valley Event Center
8818 Boylston Hwy.
Mills River, North Carolina  28759
United States
Contact: Chris Angel
828-684-9999 x 2310
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

Are you up for the challenge?

On October 15, 2019 at 5pm, the Western Chapter will host the chapter-level CUaware Protégé Competition for eligible credit union professionals, ages 18-35 during the Western Chapter Board of Directors Meeting - Location: Forge Valley Event Center | 8818 Boylston Hwy. | Mills River, NC 28759. Each league-affiliated credit union, headquartered within the Western Chapter territory, is encouraged to select one candidate to represent them in the chapter-level competition.


Judging will be based on a standard application essay and a five-minute oral presentation. Candidates will have a wide range of speech topic choices available. The deadline to submit your application and essay to the chapter is Friday, September 20, 2019.


Once a chapter winner is determined, he or she will move on to the finals at the Carolinas Credit Union League’s conference in Charlotte, NC (Jan. 30-31, 2020), where all finalists will make their presentations and complete a brief exam testing their credit union knowledge.

The Western Chapter will cover the following expenses for the chapter-level CUaware Protégé attending the finals:

  • Conference registration;
  • Hotel accommodations; and
  • Meals and mileage/gas reimbursement (or stipend)

Go to carolinasleague.org/protege to download the application and other necessary forms in order to compete.


The winner and two runners-up at the finals in January will receive special benefits including scholarship opportunities at regionally recognized conferences and places on the CUaware Council.


Need tips on how to host an internal competition at your credit union? See this guide on best practicesIf hosting and internal competition a judging form is available upon request.


For questions:

Chris Angel
President, Western Chapter of the Carolinas Credit Union League
828-684-9999 x 2310
Email: chrisangel@mountaincu.org


Barbara Lehew
Director of Meetings & Conferences
Carolinas Credit Union League
Email: blehew@carolinasleague.org

Contact Us


323 West Jones Street
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27603

800-822-8859 Phone
919-573-0474 Fax


508 Hampton Street
Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201

800-822-8859 Phone
803-732-4268 Fax

More about our locations