NAPERVILLE, Ill. (4/20/09)--A number of individuals and credit unions were honored during the Illinois Credit Union League's 79th Annual Convention Friday at its Keynote and Awards Program. Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award first-place winners include:
* Prairie Trail CU, Joliet, in the $35 million-$75 million asset category; * NuMark CU, Joliet, $75 million to $250 million in assets; and * Great Lakes CU, North Chicago, more than $250 million assets.
Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award first-place honorees included:
* Rock Valley FCU, $50 million-$100 million assets; * Financial Plus CU, Ottawa, $100 million-$200 million assets; * Scott CU, Collinsville, $200 million-$500 million; and * Consumers Cooperative CU, Waukegan, more than $500 million.
Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award first-place winners were GCS FCU, Granite City, in the $50 million-$250 million asset category, and Consumers Cooperative CU, in the more than $250 million asset category. Hall of Fame inductees were: James Bright, inducted posthumously as CEO of Scott CU, and William Reidel, retired CEO of Consumers Cooperative CU. Lifetime Achievement Award recipient was Janet Francoeur, CEO of Riverside Community CU, Kankakee. Employee of the Year was Ann O'Neill, executive vice president of Prairie Trail CU, and Volunteer of the Year was Dave Harris, supervisory committee chairman on the board at NuMark CU. The Illinois Credit Union Foundation recognized tribute scholarships in honor of Robert Nelson, board member of Members Choice CU, Peoria, and Vic McCauley, board member of MembersAlliance CU, Rockford. Also recognized posthumously with a memorial ward was Mary Sue Sours, manager of St. John Employees CU, Springfield. Raymond Schulenberg, director of the board of Motorola Employees CU, Schaumburg, received a Perpetual Tribute Award.