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Destinations Credit Union Presents First PREFACE Award

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Baltimore, MD: Destinations Credit Union presented its first quarterly "PREFACE" award to Melissa York. The award was recently established for its employees who best exemplify its core values.

Seeking to institute a cultural shift in the organization, Destinations hired the Sandusky Group, led by Gerry Sandusky and Brian Comes. In the course of management and staff meetings with the Sandusky Group, Destinations refined its Core 4™ values: Passion, Respect (Mutual), Exceeding Expectations and Forward Thinking/Visionary – PREF.

The award was established to honor an employee each quarter who best exemplifies those values – its "ACE" of PREF. Using tools provided by the Sandusky Group and input from the employees, a nomination and scoring process was established. All employees were invited to nominate any other employee and a committee of staff representing all departments scored the nominees.

The award itself is a crystal lighthouse, reminiscent of one of Gerry Sandusky's favorite sayings, "Be the lighthouse, not the courthouse." In addition, the award recipient receives extra employee perks throughout the quarter.

"We are so proud of Melissa and her contributions to Destinations Credit Union." stated Brian Vittek, CEO of Destinations. "The exercise of defining our core values, provided by the Sandusky Group, has breathed new excitement into the staff and in their passion for providing the best service to our members."

Melissa, the first winner of the award, has been a Destinations employee since 2007. She began as a teller and was quickly promoted to Head Teller. Since then she moved into the Member Service area and was recently promoted to the position of Loan Processor. Melissa has always risen to the challenge of quickly mastering new skills, is willing to help in whatever way is necessary, and has been a valuable asset to the Credit Union.

Annual Meeting and Election

The Annual Meeting of Destinations Credit Union will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Best Western Hotel (Cromwell Bridge Road) from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Join us for light refreshments, prizes and a look at the year in review, as well as the future plans of the Credit Union. The business meeting will begin promptly at 5:30.

Call for Nominations

As a member of the Credit Union, you are also an owner. You have the right to elect the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee is seeking interested and qualified members to serve on the Board. Three incumbent three-year terms will be open for the 2015 election.

The Nominating Committee requires a Director to be a member in good standing for at least 2 years and be 18 years or older with qualified experience. If any applicant is not nominated by the Nominating Committee as a candidate for the Board of Directors, the applicant may seek nomination by a petition signed by the membership. If you are interested, please download the application. Or, you may contact Carol at 410-663-2500 ext. 124 or e-mail her at She will provide application materials.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday January 21, 2015. If there are more than three candidates for the open seats, a mail ballot will be sent to all qualified members. The election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting on April 16. If there are only three candidates for the three open seats on the Board, the election will be by acclamation at the Annual Meeting on April 16th.

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