NJCUL Honors 2017 Award Winners at Dinner Banquet; All SOULed Out Band Back by Popular Demand

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – NJCUL’s 83rd Annual Meeting and Convention finished off Monday evening with a cocktail hour, awards dinner and performance of the band All SOULed Out, who graced the stage at the League’s Convention two years ago.

Attendees gathered in the banquet hall to honor NJCUL’s 2017 Awards Program winners, presenting each winner with a plaque and a short video to honor who they are and why they were chosen.

NJCUL President/CEO honoring Manager of Member Experience, Conferences, and Events Yvette Segarra.

The awards ceremony began with NJCUL President/CEO honoring Manager of Member Experience, Conferences, and Events Yvette Segarra for her 30 years of service to the credit union industry through her vital role at the League.

Yvette took to the stage and accepted her award by saying, "Thank you for letting me serve you all these years."

The awards ceremony continued with Children’s Miracle Network awards presented by Director of Fundraising and Operations, Nicole Hudson, and Coordinator, Cause Marketing Francesca Cosmi, from Children’s Miracle Network to the podium to announce two very special awards. Bay Atlantic FCU and Elizabeth NJ Firemen's FCU were recognized for raising the most funds in 2016 for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Children’s Specialized Hospital, respectively.

The first of the NJCUL awards, the Catherine Miller and Alexander Marketing Award, was presented to Linda Lauback, director of marketing from South Jersey FCU, for the credit union’s Q2 Auto Loan Promotion.

Linda Lauback, director of marketing from South Jersey FCU, accepts the
Catherine Miller and Alexander Marketing Award.

Frankil along with NJ CU Foundation Chairman Michael Hou and Executive Director Marissa Anema honored the ten credit unions that hosted Reality Fairs this past school year, which caused it to be a record year for the Foundation’s program, which reached over 2,400 students in the 2016/2017 school year.

After dinner, Frankil continued presenting the 2017 NJCUL awards, honoring Elizabeth (NJ) Firemen’s FCU’s Jay Flanagan with the Calvin Jackson Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award and Deepwater FCU with the Credit Union of Year Award, accepted by President/CEO Ida Bowen. Eileen Crean, President/CEO of Members 1st of NJ FCU was honored as the CEO of the Year.

Deepwater FCU President/CEO Ida Bowen accepting the Credit Union of Year Award on behalf of the credit union. 

Eileen Crean, President/CEO of Members 1st of NJ FCU, being honored as the CEO of the Year.

The Distinguished Service Award honored very special man this year, Glenn South, president/CEO of Country Educators FCU, who passed away in March of this year. His wife, Anne South, president/CEO of Novartis FCU, accepted the award on his behalf.

Anne South, president/CEO of Novartis FCU, accepting the Distinguished Service Award on behalf of her husband, Glenn South.

South speaking a few words about her husband Glenn South's contribution to the credit union industry. 


The All SOULed Out band then took to the stage and got attendees up on the dance floor!