Mildred “Millie” Sorenson retired in November after 53 years of volunteer service to the $4.1 million, Central Hanna Employees Credit Union in Keewatin, Minn.
Sorenson spent many years on the board of the 808-member credit union after she first served as its manager, joining it when it was the Minnesota Ore Operations Credit Union.
“I believe in credit unions so faithfully and wanted the best for them,” Sorenson said. “When asked to serve on the board (for Central Hanna), I didn’t even give it a thought. I just believed in the theory; I was 100% for it. That’s why I continued to serve (on the board). It was always credit union first; everything we did was for the members.”
Sorenson said one of her biggest achievements while serving at Central Hanna was its conversion to a community charter.