Consumers Credit Union Hosts 88th Annual Meeting

John Coxon
Updated 2/14/2018 9:31 AM

Gurnee, IL February 13, 2018: Consumers Credit Union (CCU; Member-owned; $1.24 Billion, Gurnee, IL) hosts its 88th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Holiday Inn -- Gurnee, IL. The meeting features the election of four (4) Members to the credit union's Board of Directors, along with the awarding of ten (10) scholarships, each worth $2,000.00. The scholarships are selected and awarded by Consumers Cooperative Association, the credit union's sponsor.

The Annual Meeting kicks off with a welcome from John R. Janezic, CCU's Chairman of the Board, followed by Sean Rathjen's CEO presentation. Sean will provide an overview of CCU's 2017 financial performance that will include a comparison to other banks and credit unions, both nationally and locally. His presentation will also highlight significant achievements from the past year, along with a look ahead to plans for 2018 and beyond. Attendees will also meet the candidates for the credit union's all-volunteer Board of Directors, followed immediately by the Board election. Those unable to attend the Annual Meeting may vote in advance by proxy ballots, which are available at all CCU Service Center locations and online at


Nominees for election to the CCU Board of Directors include the following (listed alphabetically by last name, along with city of residence, with incumbents identified as such): Lakeia Bluford, Chicago, IL; Alice Clements, Incumbent, Buffalo Grove, IL; Thomas Ervesun, Chicago, IL; Spiro Giotis, Incumbent, Hawthorn Woods, IL; Steve Hoenig, Mundelein, IL; James Mahnich, Incumbent, Lake Villa, IL; Kenneth Robinson, Incumbent, North Chicago, IL; and Dr. John Schwab, Waukegan, IL.

"CCU's Annual Meeting is a great example of what separates credit unions from other financial institutions," noted Sean M. Rathjen, the credit union's CEO. "This meeting offers a unique opportunity for Members to meet our leaders at both the Board and Management level. Most importantly, our Members have a direct voice in the election of their Board of Directors in a uniquely transparent environment. We're also extremely proud to join hands with Consumers Cooperative Association as they introduce their ten $2,000.00 scholarship winners -- a proud moment for students and their parents alike. Finally, the credit union has an opportunity to thank our Members for trusting us with their business. It's an outstanding event and a very enjoyable evening."

Approximately 300 Members and guests are expected to attend the meeting at Holiday Inn -- Gurnee, located on Grand Avenue, just west of I-94. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. 2017 Annual Reports will also be distributed at the meeting. Tickets are available at all CCU Service Centers for $15.00 on a first-come, first-served basis; no tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information about CCU's 88th Annual Meeting, please contact Sean Rathjen, CCU CEO, at 847.782.4670. Consumers Credit Union is Member-owned with offices in Waukegan, Mundelein, Round Lake Beach, Gurnee, North Waukegan, Volo, Schaumburg, Palatine and Northbrook and can be found online at

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