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Six honored by Maine league
PORTLAND, Maine (5/26/11)--The Maine Credit Union League recently honored six individuals for their contributions to the success of Maine’s credit unions. The recipients were recognized and presented with their awards in Augusta on May 20 in conjunction with the Maine League's 73rd Annual Meeting and Convention. The 2011 Maine Credit Union League award winners are:
Click to view larger image Robert Brewer (left), chair of Five County CU, Bath, Maine, is pictured with Five County CU President/CEO, Richard Dupuis, after Brewer received the Maine CU League’s Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer Award.
* Robert “Bobby” Brewer--Alexander Ferguson Award for Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer. Brewer is board chair of Five County CU, Bath, and has been involved with the credit union for 33 years, including the past seven as board chair. Brewer also is involved in community organizations including Habitat for Humanity, the Cancer Foundation and the Salvation Army.
Click to view larger image Gail Richardson (left), Bath, Maine-based Midcoast FCU’s President/CEO, received the Maine Credit Union League’s Award for Outstanding Credit Union President/CEO. She was presented the Award by the 2010 recipient, Ken Acker, President/CEO of TruChoice FCU, South Portland, Maine. (Photos provided by the Maine Credit Union League)
* Gail Richardson--James M. Gratto Award for Outstanding Credit Union Manager. Richardson is president/CEO of Midcoast FCU, Bath. A 29-year employee of Midcoast FCU, Richardson rose through the ranks starting as a part-time teller in 1982. In 2000, she became president/CEO and, under her leadership, the credit union’s assets have doubled. Richardson has served as a member of the Maine Credit Union League’s board of directors for the past 11 years, and is active in raising funds for Special Olympics and the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger. * Trina Mercier--Jeannette G. Morin Award for Outstanding Credit Union Employee. Mercier is assistant vice president at Central Maine FCU in Lewiston. Since joining the credit union in 1996, Mercier has held a variety of positions including teller, computer clerk, and operations specialist. * Luke Labbe--Maine CU League President's Award for Outstanding League Volunteer. Labbe is president/CEO of PeoplesChoice CU, Saco, and was honored by league President John Murphy. Labbe, who chairs the league’s Social Responsibility Committee, was recognized for his activities, including testifying on behalf of Maine credit unions in Augusta, and creating the Polar Bear Scramble, a benefit, virtual golf tournament that raised $80,000 for the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger and other causes in its eight-year history. * Catie Scribner--Diane L. Oceretko “People Helping People” Award. Scribner is executive administrator at Evergreen CU, Portland. An 18-year credit union employee, Scribner has been a part of the committee that helps coordinate the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger for the past decade, and helped her credit union be one of the fundraising leaders in the campaign. * Roland Poirier--Governmental Affairs and Political Involvement Award. Poirier is president/CEO of Otis FCU, Jay. Poirier was recognized for volunteering on various political campaigns and communicating with legislators and members of Congress regularly.


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