Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame
D. Wayne Green
Always willing to serve has been the credo of Wayne Green. This is especially true when it comes to the credit union movement. Wayne has spent more than a quarter of this century serving on boards at credit unions. It would be hard to remember a time when his name was not synonymous with Knox College Credit Union and the Galesburg Chapter.
As a professor of physics, Green would not dispute the theory that for every action, there is a reaction. This is certainly true when we view his dedication to credit unions, education and his church.
Wayne was named a charter member of Knox College Credit Union, where he was an integral part of the board for over 20 years. During that time he served as chair or president for nearly 14 years and treasurer for two years. Simultaneously, he served on the board of the current Galesburg Midwest Credit Union for six years. It would be difficult to calculate the number of volunteer hours this represents. It is equally challenging to measure all of his dedicated service to credit union members at the college and within the Galesburg community.
Green also took an active role at the chapter level. He chaired numerous committees and served as president, and first, second and third vice president. The Galesburg Chapter of Credit Unions has benefited by his credit union zeal.
Green retired as a professor of physics from Knox College in 1989 after 36 years at the college. During the seventies he had the added duties of registrar.
His devotion to education caused Green to become active at the board level in several organizations. These include: Carl Sandburg Community College, the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, the Illinois Science Teachers Association and the American Association of Physics Teachers. In the latter two associations, he has been honored with distinguished service awards.
Never a person to become a "body at rest," Green also gives tirelessly to his church. He has served on the governing board for 15 years and held the position of clerk for 10 years. We are proud to include Wayne Green in the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame.