Friday, June 23, 2017

Maine Credit Union League presents Annual Awards to four individuals including one with local ties

(Portland, ME) - As part of its recent 79th Annual Meeting and Convention held in Portland, the Maine Credit Union League presented its Annual Awards to four individuals who combined, have nearly 120 years of experience being involved with Maine's credit unions. One of this year’s winners is with a credit union that serves Cumberland and York County, and lives in Windham.

(L to R) Wallace with Ken Acker, Pres./CEO of TruChoice FCU
The Jeannette G. Morin Award for Outstanding CU Employee went to Beverly Wallace of Windham, Member Service Representative at TruChoice FCU in Portland and Buxton. A 39-year employee with the credit union, Wallace was praised as, “being the heart and soul of the credit union. Beverly takes time to mentor staff, and provide outstanding service to members.” Wallace received the Award as she is ending her career; she retired on June 5 - 39 years to the day after she started working at the credit union. Wallace called the honor, “a special way to end doing something I have truly loved."   

More than 850 credit union representatives and guests attended this year’s Convention held in May in Portland; the largest crowd in more than two decades.  

“These awards represent values that are important to Maine’s credit unions - involvement, engagement and commitment. The individuals honored embody the cooperative spirit of credit unions, and reinforce this year’s theme of ‘Maine credit unions - A World of Opportunity’ because their dedication has created opportunities that benefit their credit union, members and/or the community,” explained Todd Mason, President of the Maine Credit Union League.

The Maine CU League’s Annual Awards have been presented annually since 1973.

“Maine is, in many ways, a big, small town, where people make such a difference and give so much to make our communities and the state such a special place. We are privileged to count many of these individuals as staff and volunteers in the credit union movement. They are a big reason why Maine has one of the most vibrant and strongest credit union systems in the country,” added Mason.

About the Maine Credit Union League:
Formed in 1938, the Maine Credit Union League is the State Trade Association for Maine’s 58 credit unions and more than 685,000 members, providing a variety of services and products to assist credit unions in meeting the needs of their membership.  For more information, visit:

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