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Outstanding pros volunteers honored in New York
Vicki O’Neill (left), president, ACMG FCU and Marion Smith, vice president and assistant treasurer, Melrose CU, were honored with the Professional of the Year Award by the Credit Union Association of New York. (Photos provided by the Credit Union Association of New York)
ALBANY, N.Y. (6/17/10)--The Credit Union Association of New York honored outstanding credit union professionals and volunteers, along with winners of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility and Louise Herring Philosophy in Action awards, during its annual meeting and convention in Cooperstown, N.Y., last week. Vicki O’Neill, president, ACMG FCU, Solvay, and Marion Smith, vice president and assistant treasurer of Melrose CU, Briarwood, received the Outstanding Professional Awards. Recipients of Outstanding Volunteer Awards were:
* Kenneth L. Putt, founding member and long-time volunteer leader, Olean Area FCU; * Hobart Rhinehart, the longest-serving board member at CCSE FCU, Salamanca; and * Pamela Wiss, director and chairperson of the supervisory committee at Palisades FCU, Pearl River.
Recipients of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award from the Credit Union Association of New York are, from left: Marsha Brauer, CEO, Clarence Community & Schools FCU; Joseph Toochin, board member and Elisabeth Philippe, business manager and public relations manager, United Nations FCU; Mario DiFulvio, president/CEO, Horizons FCU; Kate Burke, marketing specialist, GHS FCU; and Christina Sauve, community development coordinator, Cooperative FCU.
Winners of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Awards were:
* Cooperative FCU, Syracuse, first place,$5 million to $20 million in assets; * Clarence (N.Y.) Community & Schools FCU, second place, $5 million to $20 million; * Western New York FCU, West Seneca, first place, $20 million to $50 million; * Horizons FCU, Binghamton, first place, $50 million to $100 million; * GHS FCU, Binghamton, first place, $100 million to $200 million; * United Nations FCU, Long Island, first place, more than $500 million; and * Visions FCU, Endicott, second place, more than $500 million.
Louise Herring Philosophy in Action winners were:
The Credit Union Association of New York’s Credit Union Volunteers of the Year are Kenneth L. Putt, Olean Area FCU, Hobart Rhinehart, CCSE FCU and Pamela Wiss, Palisades FCU.
* Clarence (N.Y.) Community and Schools FCU, first place, $50 million and under in assets; * Bethex FCU, Bronx, second place, $50 million and under; * GHS FCU, first place, $50 million to $250 million; and * Visions FCU, first place, $250 million or more.
Speakers at the meeting included Pete Crear, president/CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions, who offered an international view of the movement; Johnny Bench, baseball hall of fame member; and Peter Schutz, former president/CEO of Porsche AG. Schutz noted that credit unions can remain innovative and competitive by getting extraordinary results from ordinary people who are impassioned and invested in the larger vision of their organization.
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