KENT, Ohio -- Kent Credit Union Board Directors Bill Burns and Ron Moss have been named the 2008 Volunteers of the Year by the Ohio Credit Union League.
As part of the Ohio Credit Union League's 2008 Leadership Recognition Program, Burns and Moss were honored for 44 years of outstanding volunteer service.
The Volunteer of the Year Award has been in place since 1946 and typically honors the noble service of one outstanding credit union volunteer each year. The award is presented to an individual who, with the highest integrity, has dedicated time, effort and talent to credit unions and to the credit union movement.
As charter members of Kent Credit Union's volunteer board of directors, Burns and Moss have been instrumental in the growth of the credit union from an operation housed out of a desk drawer in a classroom at Roosevelt High School in 1964 to its current operation of three offices with a 22-person professional staff. Burns and Moss have served continuously as board members for 44 years.
In 2002, Kent CU honored the two for their many years of dedication and service by naming the boardroom the Burns/Moss Board Room in their honor. Side-by-side these men have volunteered countless hours of their time to Kent CU and the credit union movement, the credit union said.
Burns and Moss were also honored locally during the credit union's first annual meeting and dinner banquet held at Roosevelt High School. Approximately 150 Kent Credit Union members, friends and family were on hand to join in the celebration.