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MCUL Upper Peninsula Chapter
District IV
Michigan Credit Union League
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2018 UP Chapter of MCUL Distinguished Service Award
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                       Bill Charon: Great Lakes Federal Credit Union 

UP Chapter of MCUL Distinguished Service Award

The Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Michigan Credit Union League Distinguished Service

Award recipient is Bill Charon. Bill retired from the Board of Directors at Great Lakes First

Federal Credit Union this year after 40 years of service. Along with servicing as the Board

Chairperson for 33 years, he also served on the Asset Liability Management Committee

and the Building & Grounds Committee where he oversaw the Gladstone branch addition

along with the major expansion of the Escanaba office. He was also an ex officio to the

Personnel Committee and Education & Promotion Committee.

Bill was always involved with the credit union and its activities. He would often bring fresh

flowers to each office during the summer and made sure all employees received a rose each

Valentine’s Day. He has hosted numerous summer picnics for the Board and employees at

his home and provided the grill and cooked brats and hotdogs for the annual Member

Appreciation Day.

The support Bill has shown to the members and employees has always been above and

beyond what was expected of a board member and his dedication and kindness will be

missed by all.

Bill is very active in the community and has shared his time and talents with many

organizations such as the Delta County Walk for Warmth, Red Cross, Exchange Club, Delta

County Building Authority, and St. Vincent de Paul to name a few.

He was also very politically active and helped promote the credit union movement through

his close ties to numerous state and federal representatives. He continues to be active with

the Delta County Democratic Party.

Bill and his wife Carole have been married for 55 years. They have two daughters, six

grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.


 Distinguished Service Award Past Winners



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