Mid-Illini Credit Union has been helping families in and around McLean County build solid financial foundations since 1940.
We take pride in our not-for-profit business model, and we appreciate all the members and volunteers who come together to make decisions that benefit us and our communities.
Because we’re a member-owned cooperative, any MICU member over the age of 18 can be nominated to serve on volunteer Board of Directors. We encourage nominations from our membership because we believe that the demographic make-up of our board should reflect the demographic make-up of our membership. Board members are elected at our annual meeting each year in March.
If you’re interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please send us a message at email@example.com.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation to MICU President Tom Stewart and the MICU members who are currently serving on our 2013 Board of Directors:
Carol graduated from NCHS and attended Illinois State University. She spent her career at GTE, and retired in 1993. She lives in Bloomington and has been a MICU member since 1971.
About her MICU membership, Carol says “When I became a member, it cost me a quarter. The credit union has always been there for me when I needed a loan, and I’ve always had a savings account.”
Tom has been a member at MICU since 1980, and has served on our Board of Directors since 2005. He grew up in Lexington and worked at the telephone company for 40 years before he retired in 2006. He currently lives in Danvers.
A native of Chicago and father of five, Corey has been a MICU member for 15 years. He joined the Board in 2010.
Corey graduated from Lincoln College and then from Illinois State, and his degree is in Theater.
In addition to serving on our Board of Directors, Corey is an on-air personality at radio station WXRJ and an accomplished actor and musician who has performed with blues greats Albert King and Roy Ayers.
Jim has been a MICU member since 1980, when he moved from Wisconsin to Illinois.
A native of Wisconsin, Jim came to Bloomington when GTE merged the Illinois and Wisconsin companies. He graduated from Chippewa Falls High School in 1952.
During his career at GTE, Jim served as an installer, a repairman, and a lineman before serving 25 years as a manager.
Jim and his wife, Marge, have a son and a daughter, and 4 grandchildren.
He’s served on our board since 1981, and says his favorite MICU memories are the long-awaited move to a larger building (in 1998) and the growth we’ve experienced since then.
John grew up in Farmer City, Illinois but has been a long-time resident of Bloomington-Normal and a strong supporter of the youth in our community.
For 40 years, John served as a teacher, educational administrator and coach right here in Bloomington-Normal. He retired in 2007.
John's been a member of Mid-Illini since 1978. He and his wife Lorrain have three children and four adorable grandchildren.
Susan Stella (not pictured)
Lue Walters (not pictured)
Merrial “Sonny” Willner
A native of Jacksonville, Illinois, Sonny finished high school in 1954 and then joined the United States Air Force and served our country for 20 years. Following his retirement from the Air Force, Sonny went to work at GTE and retired for good in 1996.
The Willners first joined MICU in 1976, and Sonny has been a Board member since 1997.
He and his wife have been married for 50 years and enjoy spending time with their two daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren.
John is a native of Orangeville, Illinois and served as a math teacher in Unit 5 for 36 years before he retired in 2005. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and took his Master’s in math education at Illinois State.
He’s been a MICU member since 1969 and has served on our board since 1973. He and his wife Susan raised a daughter and a son right here in Bloomington and they enjoy spending time with their five granddaughters.
John’s favorite MICU memory is meeting NCUA Director Michael Fryzel at our 70th Anniversary Annual Meeting. He’s served on the Board of Directors for such a long time that he’s actually held every available position on every committee!
Board Photos by B Corbin, Photobea Photography