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The Avanta Board

2009 Mitch Reed Volunteers of the Year

The seven members of Avanta FCU’s board of directors were honored for their constant commitment and countless contributions to the Montana Credit Union movement when they were recognized as the 2008 Mitch Reed Volunteers of the Year.

Richard Nauman, Sr. (Park City), Robert Fox and Richard Lohof (Laurel), Greg Erpenbach, David Grubbs, Michael Mennie, and Bill Pedersen (Billings) have racked up a combined total of 158 years of experience volunteering for credit unions.

“We’re very fortunate to have a group of board members that are so engaged in our credit union, our activities, and the credit union movement overall,” observed Rhonda Diefenderfer, Avanta FCU President/CEO. “They exemplify the credit union philosophy of ‘People Helping People.’”

As credit union directors, Avanta FCU’s board members donate their time and expertise, working with staff to make sure the credit union runs smoothly and partnering with other credit unions to keep Montana’s credit union movement strong.

“These seven directors are so deserving, it’s amazing! This award is a small tribute to the incredible contributions they have made to their credit union and to their communities over the past 20-plus years,” said Tracie Kenyon, Network President/CEO.

PHOTO: Richard Lohof, Bill Pedersen, Robert Fox, Richard Nauman,  Sr., and Greg Erpenbach take a minute to pose with their awards at the Annual Meeting. [Dave Grubbs and Michael Mennie are not pictured.]

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