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Illinois league awards announced (04/30/2012)
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (5/1/12)--The Illinois Credit Union League's (ICUL) 82nd Annual Convention provided a forum for recognizing several credit unions and individuals.

They included:

Desjardins Financial Education Awards. Scott CU, Collinsville, in both the youth and new adult categories, for credit unions with more than $500 million in assets.

Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Awards.  First-place winners were:

  • Streator (Ill.) Onized CU, $100 million to $200 million in assets. The credit union also placed second in the national competition.
  • GCS FCU, Granite City, $200 million to $500 million;
  • Scott CU, Collinsville, more than $500 million.
Illinois Hall of Fame Inductee. Jack Teausant, CEO of Financial Plus CU, Ottawa.

Illinois Credit Union Foundation Commemorative Awards. Donald Edwards, ICUL senior vice president, federal governmental affairs, was honored with a tribute award. Also, a repeat memorial scholarship in memory of George G. Burnett was recognized. The award was made possible with a gift from 1st Mid America CU, Bethalto.

Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award. Only credit unions in the more than $250 million to $1 billion assets category competed this year. The first-place winner was Scott CU, Collinsville.

Also acknowledged were the many individuals, credit unions and chapters who contributed more than $364,000 to the Credit Union Political Action Council and who assisted the Illinois Credit Union Foundation in providing nearly $129,000 in grants and scholarships in 2011.

With a sports theme of "Get in the Game!" the ICUL Annual Convention saw more than 650 executives representing 120 credit unions attending.


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