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Delaware League Elects Board, Honors Awardees
The 2013-2014 Delaware Credit Union League Board, includes, from left, front row: Vice Chairman Joel Romaine, Treasurer Cheryl Chilcutt, and Secretary Meredith Jeffries. Back row, from left, are: Chairman Allen Riley and Board Members Sharon Schaeffer, Jerry King, and Susan Winward.
DOVER, Del. (5/6/13)--The Delaware Credit Union League elected its board and presented awards at its 55th Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Dover April 18-20.

With "The Password Is Members" as a theme, more than 160 people from 20 credit unions statewide attended the event, with the support of 29 vendors.

The league elected three board members. Incumbent board members Cheryl Chilcutt, Louviers FCU, Newark; Allen Riley, Sussex County FCU, Seaford; and Joel Romaine, Community Powered FCU, Bear, were elected for three-year terms. At the reorganizational meeting, the following board officers were elected:

  • Chairman--Riley;
  • Vice Chairman--Romaine;
  • Secretary--Meredith Jeffries, New Castle (Del.) County Delaware Employees FCU; and
  • Treasurer--Chilcutt.
The remaining board members are Jerry King, DEXSTA FCU, Wilmington; Sharon Schaeffer, Delaware First FCU, Wilmington; and Susan Winward, Wilmington (Del.) Postal FCU.

The league recognized Pamela Fleuette, CEO of Sussex County FCU as 2012's Outstanding Credit Union Professional. She has been involved in the credit union movement as a National Credit Union Administration examiner, as a business consultant, and currently as CEO of Sussex County FCU.

The Delaware Credit Union League 2012 Outstanding Volunteer, Gerald Reynolds, (left), accepts the award from Delaware State Police FCU President/CEO Steve Cimo. (Photos provided by the Delaware Credit Union League)
Examples of the technology Fleuette has deployed to enhance existing members' services and to help attract new members:

  • SmartOffice, which combines flexible furniture and technology--the first of its kind in Delaware;
  • Interactive drive-thru teller machines;
  • Personal teller machine kiosks in each of the credit union's four branches, the first of their kind in the country; and
  • Digital advertising screens.
The league also presented the 2012 Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer award to former board chairman Gerald Reynolds of Delaware State Police FCU, Georgetown. He has been a credit union member for 50 years and a volunteer for 35 years.


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