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Illinois league seats new board officials elected
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (4/30/12)--Many elections by the Illinois Credit Union League (ICUL) and affiliated organizations have taken place at ICUL's 82nd Annual Convention, including the seating of ICUL's new 12-member board of directors.

The change in the size of the ICUL board was as a result of a bylaw amendment passed by the delegates in 2009 to address corporate governance of the league, through a reduction in the current size of its board to 12 directors, effective Jan.1. The bylaw amendment also redefined the league board by three multi-chapter regions (districts) of four directors each based on member size: less than 3,000 members (Class A), 3,000 to 9,999 (Class B), 10,000 or more (Class C) and At Large (Class D).

New Illinois Credit Union League Board chairman Geri Burek, took her oath of office with outgoing Chairman Dennis Hall, CEO, IH Mississippi Valley CU, at ICUL's 82nd Annual Convention held last week. (Photo provided by the Illinois Credit Union League)
Geraldine Burek, CEO of South Division CU, Evergreen Park, was elected chairman. Burek will serve on the league board as the Class B director for District 2 and has been an ICUL director since 2003. During that time, she has also been chairman of the annual convention and legislative committees, served on the executive committee, and on the CUPAC board for 21 years. In addition, she began serving on the ICU Foundation board in 2009. Burek also willserve as ICUL Service Corporation (LSC) chairman.

Pete Paulson, CEO, Corporate America Family CU, Elgin, was elected vice chairman. Paulson, from the Fox Valley Chapter, will serve as the Class D At Large director for District 3 and has been on the League board since 2003. During that time, Paulson has also participated on the annual convention and executive committees. He also was on the LSC board for four years.  Paulson will serve as LSC vice chairman.

Peggy Cummins, CEO, Three Rivers Community CU, Mt. Carmel, was elected secretary/treasurer. Cummins, from the Southern Illinois Chapter, will serve as the Class A director for District 1. She has been on the league board since 1996 and during that time has also served on the annual convention, credit union support group, executive and legislative committees. In addition, she has served on the ICU Foundation board since 2001.

Election of new officers for the Illinois Credit Union (ICU) Foundation; Credit Union Political Action Council (CUPAC) and Illinois Youth Involvement Council (IYIC) also took place.

The ICU Foundation held its annual meeting and elected its officers. In addition, CUPAC elected new officers at its annual meeting held in conjunction with the convention. The IYIC re-elected its executive committee, also during the convention.

With a sports theme of "Get in the Game!" ICUL's three-day convention concluded Saturday at the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center. More than 650 executives representing 120 credit unions attended.


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