Jolene Hussey is the April Shining Star! Jolene is the Assistant Manager in the Loan Department she was nominated for her outstanding member service. She went above and beyond to help a member close a loan. The loan was scheduled for 3 pm in the afternoon on a Friday but, due to inclement weather the seller was delayed and could not get there for another 2 hours. Jolene’s dedication to making sure that every member’s experience with the credit union is a good one, inspired her to wait until all parties were there and she even stayed past her normal work hours to complete the loan. The seller and the buyer were more than grateful for her commitment. Jolene has left an impression that will not soon be forgotten. Thank you for building such strong relationships.
April Nordstrom and Aileen Rustad were the April Loan Builders! April is a loan processor and Aileen works in our call center. They both did a fantastic job helping our members with their mortgage inquiries.
Please make sure if you see or talk to these ladies that you let them know that you read about them in the GBFCU Blog.
What started as a small grassroots event in memory of someone’s beloved sister, who was so sadly taken by breast cancer, has turned into the most unique and love-filled local fundraising event I have ever seen. For the past several years I have had the privilege of participating, in one form or another, in the annual Moms on the Run event. Moms on the Run is a 3k/5k walk and 5k/10k run that has taken place every Mother’s Day morning for the past 10 years. Proceeds from the event are given to local women battling breast cancer and other women’s cancers. Moms on the Run is organized by local people just like you and me who volunteer their time. They do not have any overhead or salaries to pay. That means that 100% of the net proceeds raised, go back to helping LOCAL women with things like rent/mortgage payments, paying for prescriptions, buying groceries and more. It eases daily financial stresses as they endure treatment and fight their fight. That someone’s sister sure must be overwhelmed with pride at such an amazing event that carries on year after year in her honor and helps so many in need.
You can read all about Moms on the Run, the fine people that started it, and how you can get involved at www.momsontherun.info. What I will tell you though, is that if you would like to feel the power of a united community and a sense of making a true difference for your neighbors and their families struggling with an utterly ugly disease, then I urge you to get involved. Whether you walk, run or would like to volunteer for the event, I assure you it will MAKE YOU FEEL GREAT. It has become a Mother’s Day tradition for MANY in our community; I know that there is no other way I’d rather spend my Mother’s Day.
Check it out. www.momsontherun.info. If you prefer a motorized event with a little more leather and horsepower, you can also check out the Ride for the Tatas event at www.rideforthetatas.org. It’s an annual motorcycle poker run that also raises money for Moms on the Run. I hope to see you this May!