Directors Re-Elected and Long Time Employees Honored at MA League Annual Meeting

The Massachusetts Credit Union League held its annual meeting at the Charleston Place Hotel on June 25, the culminating event of the League's Annual Meeting and Convention.

At the meeting, a number of reports were made to the membership. In his chairman's report, David Surface, president of St. Jean's Credit Union, addressed the future of the League, saying, "We have a long history of working together as a group of credit unions. In fact, our League is the oldest in the nation. Now we are in the process of taking our cooperative principles to the next level by bringing about a merger of the Massachusetts Credit Union League, the New Hampshire Credit Union League, and the Credit Union Association of Rhode Island."

Paul Gentile thanked the board of directors and the credit union community for the support that they have given him during his early days as League president.  He said, "Massachusetts is a truly wonderful state with a strong credit union system.  I have been tremendously impressed with the cooperative spirit that I have seen in our credit union community." 

Those reports included a report of the Credentials Committee and subsequent election to the League's Board of Directors.  The following directors were elected:  Robert Cashman, CEO, Metro Credit Union; Roland Draper, CEO, Somerville Municipal Federal Credit Union; and David Surface, president/CEO, St. Jean's Credit Union.
At recent Chapter annual meetings, the following Chapter directors were reelected: Evelyn Torrey, president/treasurer of Berkshire Federal Credit Union, and David Plantier, president/CEO of MassMutual Federal Credit Union.

The annual meeting also provides the opportunity for the League to recognize credit union's that have achieved milestone anniversaries.  The following credit unions in attendance at the convention were presented with plaques at the annual meeting. 

  • Leominster Credit Union - 60 years
  • Brookline Municipal Credit Union - 75 years
  • Harvard University Employees Credit Union - 75 years
  • Brotherhood Credit Union - - 80 years
  • First Priority Credit Union - 90 years
  • Crescent Credit Union - 95 years
  • Workers' Credit Union - 100 years

Two members of the League staff were recognized by the Board with proclamations that cited their years of service and many accomplishments.  League President Paul Gentile presented John E. (Jack) Morrill, Vice President, Educational Programming, and Marguerite A. (Peggie) Thorsen, Vice President, Publications and Conventions, with framed copies of the proclamations.