NAPERVILLE, Ill. (5/4/10)--The Illinois Credit Union League’s (ICUL) 80th Annual Convention last week in Chicago honored numerous individuals and credit unions. Desjardins first-place winners were:
* Prairie Trail CU, Joliet, in the $35 million-$75 million in assets category; * Financial Plus, Ottawa, $75 million-$250 million; and * Scott CU, Collinsville, more than $250 million.
Dora Maxwell first-place winner were:
* Streator Onized CU, Streator, $100 million-$200 million: * GCS FCU, Granite City, $200 million-$500 million: and * Great Lakes CU, North Chicago, and Consumers Cooperative CU, Waukegan, more than $500 million.
Two individuals were inducted this year into the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame, one with a leadership award, and the other for lifetime achievement. They were Don Reedy, CEO of Olin Community CU; Bethalto, and Vic McCauley, board member of MembersAlliance CU, Rockford. The Illinois Credit Union Foundation recognized two individuals posthumously with memorial scholarships. They included Tony Pellini, collection manager, U.S. ECU, Chicago, and Richard L. Taylor, long-time board member and former chairman of H-F CU, Country Club Hills. Also, a new Perpetual Tribute in the honor of Nina Auskalinis was announced. The award was made on behalf of South Division CU, Evergreen Park. GCS FCU, Granite City, won the Louise Herring Award. Michael Murphy, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Motorola ECU, Schaumburg, received the Spirit of Service, or Employee of the Year Award.