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Honored for What They Gave

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By Barb Kachelski, CAE

Calvin Coolidge had a reputation for not saying much, but when he spoke, he said things that mattered.

Shirley Jenkins, director of $1.6 billion Municipal Credit Union in New York City, receives the Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award from Pete Crear himself.

One of the few quotes attributed to him is this:

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

Two CUES members and CUES itself were recognized at the African-American Credit Union Coalition’s 2012 Annual Convention in Charleston, S.C.

  • Shirley Jenkins, director of $1.6 billion Municipal Credit Union in New York City, received the Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifetime of dedication to the credit union movement.
  • Hubert Hoosman, Jr., president/CEO of $700 million Vantage Credit Union, Bridgeton, Mo., was recognized for his service on the AACUC Board since its founding 14 years ago.
  • And CUES was honored for its steadfast support of AACUC, since CUES President/CEO Fred Johnson was literally the first person to step in with concrete assistance for the fledgling organization.

All three awardees fit Coolidge’s definition. Shirley, Hubert and Fred are three sincere, giving people. Thanks to AACUC for rewarding all of them for what they have given.

Barb Kachelski, CAE, is SVP/chief operating officer for CUES.

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