ICU Foundation Perpetual Awards
Penni Gebke Tribute (2011)
Penni Gebke began her credit union career in 1980 as President/Treasurer of Heritage Credit Union. From that time on there was no stopping her. She served as the IYIC rep for the Southern Illinois Chapter from 1980-1983, received her Development Educators certification and attended and graduated from CUNA Management School.
Penni came to the League in 1983 and is looking forward to enjoying her retirement beginning in June of this year. As Regional Director, she has spent her entire System career reaching out to credit union and chapter officials to assist them on a daily basis with operational and management issues. She has been sought after as an expert on conducting credit union board planning sessions and brought the Future Search program to credit unions.
Penni has also been a major force behind the League’s annual Chapter Leaders’ Conference. She has been an inspiration not only to credit union officials throughout Illinois but also to many friends she leaves behind at the League and Service Corp.
Penni leaves behind her more than 30 years of dedication and commitment to the credit union movement, she will not be forgotten or easily replaced. Contributions from credit unions, chapters and friends have established the Penni Gebke Perpetual Tribute Award in her honor.