LANSING, Mich. (5/30/13)--The Michigan Credit Union League's annual Honor Awards Breakfast took place May 18, recognizing the achievements of outstanding members of the credit union community during the past year.
Winners of this year's league awards (Michigan Monitor
May 28) include:
Award for Excellence in Consumer Education--Jeremy Cybulski, Co-op Services CU, Livonia;
Credit Union Youth Advocate of the Year--Cindy Lardie, TBA CU; Traverse City;
Young Professional of the Year-- Kaye Chervenak, Alliance Catholic CU, Troy;
Chapter Effectiveness Award--Metro West Chapter;
Outstanding Credit Union of the Year--United FCU, Saint Joseph;
Credit Union Professional of the Year--Dan Harp, vice president of lending, Dort FCU, Flint; and
Distinguished Service Award--Catherine Roberts, in-Fusion Group;
The Michigan Credit Union Foundation also presented its annual awards.
Jan Rose, president/CEO of E&A CU in Port Huron was the recipient of MCUF's Community Volunteer of the Year award. Rose has served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, the Economic Development Association, Community Action Agency, The Community Foundation, YMCA and the Blue Water Land Fund, and the Board of Trustees of Port Huron Hospital.
Communicating Arts CU in Detroit received the MCUF International Credit Union Development Award. CACU has impacted credit unions and their members in more than 10 countries during the past nine years through its involvement with World Council of Credit Unions.
Beginning in 2003 through a partnership with FULM Savings House in Macedonia, CACU lobbied to establish credit union law and development trainings for Macedonian staff. CACU also is involved in World Council in Africa, supporting the Busia Compassionate Centre program in Kenya and Global Women's Leadership Network initiatives.
This year's Chapter Effectiveness award went to the Metro West chapter, recognizing its efforts in political action committee fundraising, legislative advocacy and community service. In 2012, the chapter helped start up a food pantry, provided healthy alternatives to at-risk girls and women in Detroit, worked on boarding up abandoned homes, and helped with a center for troubled youth. Through 47 grant applications the chapter received, the chapter also was able to support 12 smaller charities.