JEFFERSON, Mo. (10/5/09)--The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) recognized individuals for their credit union achievements during its convention and expo Sept. 23.
Longtime credit union volunteer Earl Ogolin, second from left, was honored by the Missouri Credit Union Association for his 60 years of service to the movement. With him are from left, sons Steve and Michael Ogolin and his wife Moni. (Photo provided by the Missouri Credit Union Association)
MCUA showcased outreach efforts of 24 Missouri credit unions during an awards reception Sept. 22. The association honored winners of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action, and the Desjardin Youth Financial Education Award at the state level. First place winners of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award in their asset categories include:
* Poplar Bluff (Mo.) FCU, $20 million to $50 million in assets; * Central Missouri Community CU, Warrensburg, $50 million to $100 million; * Mid Missouri CU, Ft. Leonard Wood, $100 million to $200 million; * Neighbors CU, St. Louis, $200 million to $500 million; and * CommunityAmerica, Kansas City, more than $500 million.
First place Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action winners were:
* Neighbors CU, $50 million to $250 million asset category; and * Anheuser-Busch Employees’ CU, St. Louis, more than $250 million.
Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award first place winners include:
* Central Missouri Community CU, $35 million to $75 million; * St. Louis Community CU, $75 million to $250 million; and * Vantage CU, Bridgeton, more than $250 million.
Electro Savings CU, St. Louis; St. Louis Community CU; and United CU, Mexico, also received platinum “You Make the Difference” achievement awards. MCUA also honored Earl Ogolin, a long-time credit union volunteer, for more than 60 years of service to the movement. He was named to the Missouri Honor Roll. He has volunteered at First Missouri CU and Southpointe CU, both in St. Louis. His wife, Moni, and sons Michael and Steve, also work in the credit union movement.