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Zeal Credit Union Announces Winners of Hard Working Spirit Awards

For the second year in a row, Zeal Credit Union invited online nominations in nine different categories to recognize and reward people for their hard work and accomplishments. Zeal’s Hard Working Spirit Awards were created to celebrate people who “go the extra mile” in their communities.

“We received nearly 300 heartfelt and very moving nominations from family members, friends and co-workers. Members and non-members were also able to self-nominate,” said Bryan Feldpausch, Zeal Credit Union’s marketing coordinator. “It was very difficult to narrow down our selection to nine recipients.”

Honored at Zeal Credit Union’s 63rd Annual Membership Meeting at the Dearborn Inn in March, this year’s winners in nine categories include:

  • Civil Service—David Zarek, Livonia
  • Community Superstar—Jennifer Wakenell, Livonia
  • Medical—Susan Beebe, Livonia
  • Office Worker—LaJanis Allen, Taylor
  • Service Industry—Stephanie Booth, Garden City
  • Skilled Trades—Wesley Kasperski, Allen Park
  • Education—Aminah Steele, Southfield
  • Unsung Hero—Ron Sheeler, Southgate
  • Hardest Working Member—Dawn Corey, Garden City

During the annual meeting, winners were presented with award plaques and $100 in cash.

Zeal’s CEO, Tony Carnarvon, presented the top category of Hardest Working Member to Dawn Corey, along with a check for $1,000, an award plaque and large bouquet of flowers.

Corey was recognized for helping Garden City High School with all of its theater costuming and organizing a “Prom Dress Sale” for students with donated gowns. She also founded “Angels Above Baby Gowns,” a Michigan nonprofit organization to provide burial gowns for infants and small children. The gowns are made from donations of wedding gowns and distributed to 83 hospitals and emergency rooms in Michigan. Her home is frequently open to volunteers and to grieving families when they need to get a burial gown and blanket.

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2018-04-26 00:00:00