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LAFCU employee named Lansing/Grand Ledge ABWA Woman of the Year

Wednesday, February 4, 2015   (0 Comments)
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LAFCU employee named Lansing/Grand Ledge ABWA Woman of the Year

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU Network Administrator Julie Roll has been selected as the 2015 Woman of the Year by the Seven Islands Chapter of the American Business Women Association (ABWA).

LAFCU Executive Vice President Pat Spyke said, “This well-deserved recognition by a worthy organization demonstrates Julie’s obvious passion for helping others elevate their professionalism, as well as her own, while serving to strengthen her community.”

The Woman of the Year award recognizes a member who embodies the mission of ABWA and has made a notable contribution to its success. Comments from a few of the nomination forms highlight the reasons behind Rolls’ nomination:

  • Julie has a volunteer’s heart and the skills to go with it.
  • She is willing to organize, volunteer and help initiate change when needed.
  • She regularly invites guests and brings her young daughter to meetings and events, showing that she values the ABWA organization and wants to pass its values and educational opportunities to others and the next generation.

Roll has been active in ABWA since she joined it in 2010. She has led programs and worked on nearly every committee, such as audit and nominating, ways and means, and newsletter. She currently serves as chapter secretary on the executive board.

Recognizing the Woman of the Year is a long-standing tradition for the Seven Islands ABWA Chapter that now encompasses the Lansing/Grand Ledge area. Nominees are evaluated based on participation in leadership, education, networking support, organization and league involvement, career accomplishments and community involvement.

The national ABWA organization was founded in 1949 with the mission of bringing together businesswomen of diverse occupations to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. For more information about the Seven Islands Chapter, visit

Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is proud to be mid-Michigan’s credit union, serving the counties of Barry, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Livingston, Montcalm and Shiawassee. A recipient of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, LAFCU takes pride in bringing value to the financial lives of its members, neighbors, families and community. Offering a comprehensive range of personal and business financial products, LAFCU provides services that include checking and savings accounts, auto and mortgage lending, business accounts and business lending. LAFCU serves 55,000 members, holds more than $580 million in assets, and maintains eight locations throughout Greater Lansing and Shiawassee County. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in its designated counties is eligible to join. Members enjoy benefits, such as lower interest rates on loans, higher yields on savings, insurance discounts, preferred seating for LAFCU-sponsored events, and access to 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs through the CO-OP ATM network. LAFCU supports and enriches mid-Michigan by donating funds and employee volunteer hours to many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU, please call 517.622.6600 or find us online:


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