NAPERVILLE, Ill. (4/12/11)--The Illinois Credit Union League's (ICUL) Keynote and Awards Program honored individuals and credit unions during ICUL's 81st Annual Convention last weekend in Chicago. First place recipients of Desjardins Awards for youth financial education were:
* NuMark CU, Joliet, $50 million-$150 million assets; * Abri CU, Romeoville, $150 million-$500 million assets; and * Great Lakes CU, North Chicago, more than $500 million assets.
Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award first-place honorees included:
* Cornerstone CU, $50 million-$100 million assets; * Streator Onized CU, Streator, $100 million-$200 million assets; * GCS FCU, Granite City, $200 million-$500 million assets; and * Great Lakes CU, more than $500 million assets.
Two individuals were inducted into the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame, one with a leadership award, and the other for lifetime achievement: Don Leber, board member at Rockford Bell CU, Rockford, and Penni Gebke, ICUL regional director. Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award winner, in the more than $500 million asset category, was Scott CU, Collinsville. The Spirit of Service award for Employee of the Year went to Phyllis Louis, office manager, Gideon FCU, Waukegan.