BISMARCK, N.D. (7/6/09)--The Mid-America Credit Union Association recognized the work done by exemplary credit unions as well as by outstanding credit union professionals and volunteers at its annual summit in June. Three credit unions were recognized by the association, which serves credit unions in the Dakotas:
* Capital CU, Bismarck, received the Champion Award for its commitment to the political well-being of the credit union movement, based on the percentage by which it surpassed annual fundraising goals. * Town and Country CU, Minot, N.D., received the Five Star Award for its work in education, legislative activities, public relations/marketing, member contact and community service. * Healthcare Plus FCU, Aberdeen, S.D., received the Growth and Progress Award for exceeding the state growth percentage in assets, members, loans and savings.
Professionals and volunteers were also honored for their work. They included:
* Melva Oak, who was inducted into the Mid-America Credit Union Hall of Fame. She was a key contributor to the success of First Community CU, Jamestown, N.D. * Truman Henry, a volunteer at Healthcare Plus FCU, was named South Dakota Volunteer of the Year. * Mary E. Nelson, a volunteer at First Community CU, was honored as the North Dakota Volunteer of the Year. * Tim Brown, CEO of Dakota Plains CU, Edgeley/Ellendale/Enderlin, N.D., was named North Dakota Professional of the Year. * Dave Gleason, manager of Coteau Valley FCU, Sisseton, S.D., was recognized as South Dakota Professional of the Year. * Roxanne Mullenberg, member service representative at Postal Family FCU, Fargo, N.D., was selected as the Young Credit Union Professional Network’s Cutting Edge Professional of the Year.