Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame
Dominic Preci has devoted almost fifty years of his life to volunteer efforts that benefited the people of Ottawa. He became a director with Financial Plus Credit Union in 1957 when it had only 1300 members and $523,000 in assets. Dominic served on the Supervisory Committee for 49 years, seeing the credit union grow to 19,000 members and $110 million in assets. He was a member of the board when it became the first credit union board in the country to complete the Volunteer Achievement Program. In addition to the commitment Dominic has shown to the credit union, he has also served as the Treasurer for the Tri-County Chapter for the last ten years.
Dominic’s volunteer spirit does not end with his duties at the credit union. He also devotes time to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he has been a member of the men’s club and treasurer since 1956, has taught CCD for 17 years and was made an Honorary Life Member of the Men’s Club in 2004.
Dominic became a member of the Moose Lodge in 1988, serving as an officer from 1989 to 2003. He was voted Lodge Moose of the Year in 1995. He was elected Fellow of the Moose in 1996 and was a member of Moose 25 Club in 1999. He is also an honorary life member of the Moose and a life member in the President’s Club.
Dominic was also active in the Boy Scouts, serving as an Assistant Scout Master for ten years.
Dominic has truly demonstrated the philosophy of “people helping people” in a multitude of ways. We are pleased to induct Dominic Preci into the Credit Union Hall of Fame.