Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame
Helena Pouk is an avid credit union supporter for nearly four decades. The essence of Helena’s dedication is captured in this brief personal statement: "I really liked the work of the credit union and got really committed to the credit union movement."
In 1957 Pouk’s credit union career was launched when she went to work for the National Can Clearing Credit Union. Subsequently, she accepted the position of manager of the Ethicon Suture Credit Union for 25 years. Helena became active at the chapter level and served as chair and in other capacities.
Helena attends every DeRamus Chapter meeting. She has chaired the DeRamus Chapter’s Annual Race Track event for seven years to raise money for CUPAC and ICU Foundation projects. Helena’s enthusiasm for getting the younger ones involved is a significant accomplishment.
The DeRamus Chapter has honored Helena for her many years of service by nominating her for the Chapter Leader Award. The chapter has also created a scholarship in her name to the Illinois Credit Union Foundation. Currently, Helena is employed part-time at the Illinois Credit Union League.
Helena’s dedication is what makes credit unions what they are today. We are pleased to honor Helena Pouk in the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame.