Myrick Posthumously Receives MCUF, CURE Fund Honors (Monitor: May 17, 2010)
Executive Vice President of E&A CU Michele Myrick, who died March 17, has been honored with the Michigan Credit Union Foundation’s (MCUF) 2010 Community Credit Union Volunteer Award. The award is given to a credit union employee or member that possesses a history of exemplary volunteer service outside of the credit union system.
Myrick was involved with many community organizations in the Port Huron area including the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce, Blue Water YMCA, the Sanilac Economic Alliance, and charitable causes such as the March of Dimes and United Way’s “Walk for Babies.”
“Michele worked diligently for her credit union and her community,” said Karen Dahl, president of the MCUF and of Northern United CU. “She volunteered her time and talent throughout her community, and is an inspiration to us all.”
Michelle Mueller, dean of workforce development for St. Clair County Community College, noted in her nomination letter of support prior to Myrick’s death that “…she is a rare individual who wants to make a difference and can be counted upon to put in the time required to realize that mission. She is a leader in every sense of the word…putting in countless hours of which she is not paid and is respected by all those who work with her.”
In further honor of Myrick’s memory, the CURE Defense Fund board of trustees has voted to name scholarships created from CURE Golf Outing funds “Michele Myrick CURE Defense Fund Scholarships.” These scholarships are used to send Michigan credit union leaders to grassroots lobbying events in Washington, D.C.
“Michele believed strongly in grassroots lobbying and was an ardent supporter of the CURE Golf Outing,” said MCUL Vice President of Governmental and Public Affairs Marcia Hune. “By naming these scholarships in her memory, we are able to honor her philosophy of supporting these initiatives. She is missed by all who knew her, but we hope this gesture preserves her legacy and example.”