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George T. Pape Memorial (2010)


George T. Pape was a long-time member of South Division Credit Union and served as a board member for 37 years.  He was on the Illinois Bell Credit Union Council in 1981 when the U.S. Justice Department broke up the national Bell Telephone System, effectively severing South Division Credit Union and the other 21 Illinois Bell credit unions from their employer sponsor and creating the first unofficial “community credit unions”.  George was a fierce believer in credit unions, equal treatment of the people banking here, and the democratic principals of credit union governance.  He was also very disciplined and mindful of details, and as everything from Chairman of the Board to various Board Committee Chairmen, he watched over the credit union with exacting standards and a tight fist.  His good humor and ready smile made him well liked and known by many in the Illinois movement.  On June 9, 2010, George passed away at the age of 91.  To honor his lifetime of service to his family, community, country and credit union, South Division Credit Union established the George T. Pape Perpetual Memorial in his name.


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