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CU System Briefs (05/24/2013)
  • HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (5/24/13)--The New Jersey Credit Union League went digital with its awards program last year and has decided to use the same format for 2013. Last year's digital program led to more entries than previous years, and allowed the league's member credit unions to choose the winners through an online voting platform, the league said. The league also has renamed its Volunteer of the Year Award in memory of the late credit union volunteer Calvin Jackson, who was the epitome of credit union volunteerism, the league said. Jackson always was willing to get involved with the New Jersey credit union system, and entries for the award should focus on this same quality in other credit union volunteers, NJCUL said (The Daily Exchange May 23) ...
  • LeCLAIRE, Iowa (5/24/13)--Paul N. Lensmeyer, president/CEO of Ascentra CU in Bettendorf, Iowa, since April 1993, died Sunday at University Hospitals in Iowa City. He was 62. At Ascentra, he set the culture of "listening, caring, doing what's right" and strived to make the credit union better for members, employees and the community. He served as a board member of Des Moines-based TMG Financial Services and Community Business Lenders Service Corp., and recently was awarded the Iowa Credit Union League's Cooperative Spirit Professional Award for outstanding service, commitment and leadership to the Iowa credit union movement.  He is survived by his wife, two children, four grandchildren, his mother, and a sister.  Funeral services are today at 10 a.m. CT, with visitation an hour before at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Davenport (The Quad-City Times May 22) ...


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