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Michigan Credit Union League

Three MCUL Chairmen Remember Oprah Lee Beatty

The Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) mourns the passing of former employee, Oprah Lee Beatty.

Former MCUL Chairmen Paul Fredenburg, Diana Nash and Allan McMorris remember Beatty as a wonderful presence and significant piece of the organization’s history.

“The Michigan credit union movement lost a true leader and contributor to our success with the death of Oprah Lee Beatty. The Michigan Credit Union League was a better run organization because of Opie’s dedication and attention to detail in meeting member credit unions’ needs in serving their members,” the three concurred.

Beatty started at the League in 1955 and gave the organization more than forty years of dedicated service in the Executive area. Her tenure at MCUL was appropriately capped off with a Distinguished Service Award received at the MCUL 1997 Annual Convention & Exposition.

“Paul, Diana and myself feel that our personal experience in working with Oprah Lee was beyond compare,” McMorris said. “Opie always was a professional, did a great job, and had a wonderful sense of humor. All three of us considered her the First Lady of MCUL.”

Fredenburg, Nash and McMorris agreed that Beatty’s hard work was felt long after her departure from MCUL.

“While Oprah Lee has been retired for many years, we feel it is important that we recognize the contributions she made towards the success of the Michigan Credit Union League and to Michigan credit unions.”

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2016-07-05 00:00:00