HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (10/7/10)--The New Jersey Credit Union League presented its awards to outstanding credit unions and leaders during its 76th Annual Meeting and Convention last weekend in Atlantic City (The Daily Exchange
Oct. 6). The Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, was presented to Raritan Bay FCU, Sayreville, for its high school branch program. The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action was awarded to Jersey Shore FCU, Northfield, for its Young Member Clubs Recipients in their asset and multi-credit union/chapter categories of Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Awards included:
* Hamilton Horizons FCU, Hamilton, for its Turnpike Series, which raised funds for Children's Miracle Network; * Jersey Shore FCU, for its 5K in May fundraiser for pancreatic cancer research; and * Mid-State FCU, Carteret; NJ Gateway FCU, Monmouth Junction; Local 1233 FCU, Newark; and New Community FCU, Newark, for their pilot of the Building Economic Strength Together (BEST) Program.
A new award, the Miller/Kosobucki Marketing Award, went to Elizabeth NJ Firemen's FCU, Elizabeth, for its newsletters (under $10 million assets category) and First Financial FCU, Wall, for its Win with First PURL campaign (over $25 million assets category). The league also recognized:
* Gary Chizmadia of the Credit Union of New Jersey, Ewing, as Volunteer of the Year; * Robert Carabelli, marketing coordinator at McGraw-Hill FCU, East Windsor, named as Difference Maker of the Year for dedication to the credit union's mission and his member-focused work ethic; * Lou Vetere, CEO of Garden Savings FCU, Parsippany, and a league board member, as CEO of the Year; and * North Jersey FCU, as Credit Union of the Year for its innovation, member-centric service and growth during the economic downturn.