Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame
Marlene D. Zamin
Working to promote the credit union spirit in the Peru area for nearly four decades earns Marlene D. Zamin a special place in the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame. Zamin began her involvement by helping her father, Harvey Dittle, who was one of the founders of the Illinois Valley Credit Union in 1955.
Zamin served as president and chief executive officer of the Illinois Valley Credit Union for 22 years. She was a member of the board as well, invariably holding the office of treasurer.
The Tri County Chapter of Credit Unions has boasted her help during the same 22 years. There she held every office, including president. Marlene was a member of the Credit Union Executives Society and graduated from the CUNA School for Credit Union Personnel in 1977. She also served as a league director for 22 years.
Marlene joined hundreds of credit union supporters in the 1991 March on the Mall in Washington to rally support for credit union uniqueness. She has been involved in the legislative process and has interviewed candidates in her chapter.
Locally, Zamin served on the board of the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce for eight years. She has served as a loaned executive for the United Way in her area. When her children were younger, she participated in scouts and in school organizations. Most recently, Marlene is assisting with PADS, a homeless shelter. She is a lifetime member of Holy Family Church in Oglesby.
We honor an individual who cares for her family, her friends and especially her credit union family. Zamin has shown the way to help those we touch every day of our lives.