The end-of-the-year Christmas party was a good setting for presenting 2011 Personal Achievement Awards to staffers at the $253 million Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union in the northern Lower Michigan town of Alpena. The winners are feted each year to employees who made a conscious effort toward improving themselves educationally during the year through such activities as college classes, credit union conferences and seminars, annual meetings and chapter fucntions. Shown here, from left, are internal auditor/compliance officer Angie Szatkowski, AAACU President/CEO Donald Mills, assistant Atlanta branch manager Debbie Gawel-Braun and executive assistant Erin June.