OMAHA (6/13/08)--The Nebraska Credit Union League revealed the winners of its Volunteer and Professional Distinguished Service Awards at a banquet during the league’s annual meeting and convention.
This year’s Volunteer Distinguished Service Award was presented to Roy Gieck, director, LincOne FCU, Lincoln. His credit union praised Gieck’s dedication to the credit union during his tenure, which spans three decades. He has been a strong advocate for continuing education for all volunteers. Gieck was instrumental in establishing educational requirements for all LincOne volunteers, causing every one to complete the Volunteer Achievement Course program for their particular area of service. He was recognized previously with an Edward A. Filene certificate.
The recipient of the L.A. “Tex” Gunzelman Professional Distinguished Service Award has spent 44 years in the credit union movement. Ted Bohlen, recently retired president/CEO, Western Heritage CU, Alliance, Neb., exemplifies the credit union philosophy of doing good, the league said. Bohlen was employed for 19 years at Western Heritage CU before retiring on Dec. 31. He is a past league director and president of the Oldwest Chapter of Credit Unions. Bohlen also served on numerous league committees.