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RECOGNITION

ACA Seeks Unit Award Nominations and Audits

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ach year, ACA International
recognizes the accomplishments
of its affiliated state and regional
collectors associations (units) at the
association's convention and in Collector
magazine. The unit honors, which include
the Unit Leader of the Year Award
and the Unit Certificate of Excellence,
recognize accomplishments during the
calendar year. Nominations and audits for
accomplishments during the Jan. 1-Dec. 31,
2015, year are due March 1, 2016.
The Unit Leader of the Year Award
recognizes the member who has made
the most outstanding contribution to his
or her unit during the past one to two
years. Unit officers and directors, the ACA
International Council of Delegates and
the Board of Directors may submit 2015
nomination forms.
A selection panel of active unit leaders,
appointed annually by ACA's president,
chooses the recipients. It is not mandatory

for panelists to bestow an award, but they
are limited to choosing one finalist in each
of four size categories based on the number
of unit members: 35 members or less;
36-65 members; 66-100 members; and 101
members or more.
The Unit Certificate of Excellence
recognizes units committed to excellence
in local operations. It provides a self-audit
tool for evaluation and is intended to
spark dialogue within units about what
components make up an "excellent" unit.
The program is for all units, regardless
of size. Units with as few as 26 members
to more than 200 members have earned
certificates in the past. Units are urged to
submit a 2015 audit by March 1, 2016, for
certificate consideration, though participation
is voluntary. Ask your unit's president about
your state association's participation.
Some units find it helpful to use the
audit as a unit/board development guide
throughout the year. The audit form can be

requested any time or downloaded from the
unit leader section at acainternational.org by
logging in and selecting My ACA > Resources
> Unit Leader Resources > Unit Recognition.
On the honor system, unit presidents
or their designees assign and tally points
to complete the audit for 2015 unit
accomplishments. The categories are
communications, education, government
affairs, membership and general operations.
Although a minimum of 60 percent of total
points is required, individual unit scores are
not disclosed.
The 2015 Unit Leader of the Year
Award will be presented at the June 2016
ACA Annual Convention in Denver and
published in Collector. Units earning a 2015
Unit Certificate of Excellence will also be
announced in Collector.
For more information or to request
forms, contact Sara Bobrowski at (952)
928-8000, ext. 111, or unitservices@
acainternational.org.

COMMUNITY

Credit Systems International Partners
with American Heart Association

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Staff from Credit Systems International visited Texas Health
Resources in Forth Worth, Texas, during Scrubs Day.

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CA International member Credit Systems International in Arlington, Texas, is
dedicated to supporting the American Heart Association and was a sponsor of its
Go Red for Women campaign last year.
The company donated $25,000 as part of its mission to educate its client partners,
community members and employees about cardiovascular disease and stroke.
As a sponsor, Credit Systems International hosted several AHA Lunch and Learns within
the community to build goodwill with client partners as well as their employees. The events
included discussion of healthy lifestyle choices and CPR training.
The company also participated in Scrubs Day, hosted by Texas Health Resources in Fort Worth,
Texas. Employees toured the Texas Health Resources facility and observed work done there.
At its company headquarters, Credit Systems International encourages employees to take the
Walk-a-Break Challenge during the workday.
"We are proud to be sharing the signs of heart disease and stroke while also promoting
healthy eating choices to enhance the lives of our families within the Dallas/Fort Worth
community," said Credit Systems International CEO Darlene Mead.

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