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The Zeal 69th Virtual Annual Membership Meeting was held Th, March 28, 2024

Thanks so much to all who attended, please visit our Annual Meeting page to find as well as a copy of our 2023 Annual Report.

We value your membership.

Zeal’s Ron Boehnlein Promoted to Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer | March 27, 2024

Zeal Credit Union has promoted Ron Boehnlein to the role of Executive Vice President in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer. Ron Boehnlein began his journey toward credit union financial management in 1979 as an auditor at a subsidiary of the Michigan Credit Union League. His commitment and passion put him on a successful path that led him to his current role as CFO at Zeal. Read Full Article

2024 BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINEES | Posted: December 29, 2023

In accordance with the bylaws of Zeal Credit Union, we are pleased to present the incumbents, enclosed within the document at the below link, up for re-election to a three-year term on the Zeal Credit Union Board of Directors. Read more about our incumbents, HERE.

Lyon Crossing Groundbreaking Event | December 12, 2023

Pictured above is a rendering for our soon-to-be brand-new Lyon Crossings/Lyon Township branch! We are so excited to be part of this community, and held a groundbreaking that was attended by the Zeal team, leadership and board; as well as were honored to be joined by our friends at the Brighton Chamber of Commerce and the Township’s Downtown Development Authority. Check out the press release from the day, here.

Zeal Credit Union is Honored to Welcome Dori Hawkins-Freelain, Vice President of Accounting, to our Team | November, 2023

We’re proud to welcome Dori Hawkins-Freelain to our team as Vice President of Accounting. Hawkins brings over 20 years of leadership and more than 40 years of Finance experience with her to the Credit Union. Hawkin’s exemplary leadership, along with her exceptional skills and experience in financial strategic planning, directing and controlling, as well her knowledge of budgetary preparations and financial oversight and management will further ensure Zeal’s financial safety and soundness.

Westland Renovations | Open House & Ribbon-Cutting | November 17, 2023

The ribbon-cutting and open house for our newly renovated Westland branch interior went off without a hitch. We were joined by new Westland Mayor, Kevin Coleman and The City of Westland team, as well as the Westland Chamber of Commerce. Thank you so much to all attended. Our members were celebrated throughout the week with logo giveaways, member celebration gifts and an entry into a $250 Meijer gift card drawing (just in time for Thanksgiving!) when they visited the branch.

Newburgh Branch Shred Event | October 28, 2023

FREE Document-Shred & Charitable Donation Can Collection. Our 2023 canned food drive at our centrally located to all of our branch locations, food drive wasa success! Our vendor, Bulldog Records, was on site to securely shredded onsite with data and records management company, Bulldog Records Management.
Downriver for Veterans | November 20, 2023

We’re grateful to Downriver for Veterans, all they do for their community served, and for our relationship with them over the years. In 2023, we’re thankful to have the opportunity to once again support them during the holidays. This morning, just in time for Thanksgiving, we delivered 28 turkeys and cases of sides to their new building in Wyandotte!

Detroit Branch Grand Opening | June 16, 2023

This year, we celebrated the opening and interior renovations of our newly located Detroit, Midtown Branch. In attendance at the event were the Zeal Leadership and Board team, Mayor Mike Duggan and City of Detroit team, and members of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce.
For the entire week, we celebrated our members there with snacks, giveaway items and a drawing for a $250 Meijer Gift Card wherein any member visiting the branch could submit an entry.
October 2, 2023 | Watch the incredible stories surrounding all six (6) of our Hardworking American honorees.

Click here to meet all six of Zeal’s 2023 Hardworking American Honorees! Plus check out their videos on YouTube.

September 7, 2023 | Welcome Dan Redwanz, Zeal Credit Union Vice President of Human Resources | We proudly welcome Dan Redwanz, VP of HR, to our team!

Dan brings over 21 years of exceptional talent in human resources, engagement, and leadership experience; further inspiring the Zeal legacy of living with character, feeling with empathy, and acting with passion in everything we do.

Read more, HERE! Media Contact: Lori Anderson | landerson@zealcu.org | 734-626-0319

September 13 | 3pm EST | Seminario Web: Cumpla el Sueño de Comprar una Casa | Please Note: This will be hosted entirely in Spanish.
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Webinar Recording: Listen in as our home expert partners, Keri and Hass of Mortgage Center, lead us through preparing for our best homeownership life, with how to choose the right mortgage, why credit matters, how credit scores work, today’s market, decoding “mortgage talk”, advice for first-time homeowners, home inspection and more! Approx. time: 45 mins.

December 29, 2022 – 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINEES | In accordance with our bylaws, we are pleased to present the following incumbents up for re-election to a three-year term on the Zeal Credit Union Board of Directors. Read More Here.

March 6, 2023 | Zeal’s Erika Carmichael joins Filene’s i3 | Erika Carmichael, Zeal Credit Union Asset Recovery Manager has been selected for Filene’s i3 program, joining the ranks of more than 325 credit union industry innovators within the exclusive i3 community. 
Read Full Story / Press Release
December 18, 2022 | teammates, is in the Top 10 for Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates “Try a Credit Union” video series | We need your VOTE! Here’s how: 1. Visit the Try a Credit Union page. 2. Scroll to the video featuring Zeal Credit Union. 3. Hit the “like” or “love” button on the post featuring Zeal! Check out the Contest and Vote! Visit Event Page.

December 15, 2022 | We were honored to announce that our sponsorship for a special event for Toys for Tots through a BIG charitable effort (including a 1970 Mach 1 Mustang raffle) by long-running TV show: Angel’s Garage. Check out our event highlights on the Zeal YouTube Channel! Watch here.

December 14, 2022 | As part of As part of our Give the Love efforts, we were able to raise enough donations to gift toys and necessities to local families in need, within our communities. A special thank you to our partners and charitable organization friends such as Auntie Na’s Village and all who donated, and supported, to make this happen for local families!

December 12, 2022 | This year, we were honored to assist in supporting children in need through Operation Good Cheer. As part of Zeal’s Give the Love effort, our staff got together to do the most for foster children in need – to help make their holiday season as much brighter as we possibly could.

December 8, 2022 | We collected for Toys for Tots in all of our office and branch locations. Thank you to our amazing membership and staff and, of course, Toys for Tots for all you do each year to provide gifts during the holidays for children who might otherwise go without!

December 1, 2022 | Theresa Pyle, owner of A Touch of Tropics interior and exterior plant-scaping in Livonia, Mi, put together Zeal’s newly branded poinsettias at our HQ and branch locations! Her team of local professionals visit Zeal regularly to keep our plants looking fantastic. Thank you, Theresa and the A Touch of Tropics team!

2022 News & Events

October 22, 2022: Shred Day Results

Thank you, Zeal members and community for keeping your personal info. safe by securely shredding your documents with us, and for your generous donations! Today, we shredded 9,540 lbs. of paper documents; and collected a van full of canned goods to donate to Auntie Na’s Village – along with our #DayOfService care packages. 🧡 Zeal community, you are the best! #GiveTheLove

October 20, 2022

Happy #InternationalCreditUnionDay (ICU Day®) to our fellow CUs, our valued Zeal members, and CU members around the world! Today is a recognition of the work that CUs do every day, the global CU movement, and the experiences we have with our members and in our communities. Thank you for all you do, CU World! Happy ICU Day!

Upcoming Shred Day | October 22, 2022 | Zeal Dearborn Branch

This year, our Zeal member complimentary document Shred Day + canned food drive will be held at our Zeal Dearborn branch, on Saturday October 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Canned goods/non-perishable food items will be donated to Auntie Na’s Village. Bring up to two boxes of paper items to be securely shredded by document management company, Iron Mountain. We hope to see you there!

November 8, 2022

Since 2018, our Southgate branch teammates have been working with Wyandotte MI’s Downriver for Veterans, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting local veterans in Michigan’s downriver communities. 

This year, we were able to donate 18 turkeys to help fill the tables for veterans and their families.

October 19, 2022

Each year, October’s the month for Michigan CUs to show extra love for our local small businesses. 🧡 This month, Zeal team members have supported local favs including Thomas’s Catering, Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill and the Cappuccino Man: Coffee Catering. Thank you to these small business, and more, for being part of what makes our community wonderful! #CULunchLocal

October 17, 2022

Delivering our all staff #GiveTheLove Day of Service gifts and care packages to families through our community’s Charitable Organization partners!

October 10, 2022

Today, 120 Zeal teammates came together under one roof to build hundreds of care packages to support some truly awe-inspiring Metro Detroit charitable organizations. Our crafty teammates put together fleece blankets, wrote cards to thank our veterans, and so much more. Thank you, United Way of SE Michigan, Auntie Na’s Village and Hospitality House Food Pantry, for being here with us today. # CUKind. Watch our super awesome video of the day, on our Youtube channel!

September 22, 2022

We’ve received approval from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Emergency Capital Investment Program to designate $5 million in lending to local consumers and small business owners who have been deeply impacted by the pandemic… Read more.

September 10, 2022

We were honored to partner with our friends at the remarkable Carrot Cake With A Twist to give away 100 free treats to the first 100 Essential Workers to visit their E. Jefferson, Detroit location! Thank you to all of our community’s essential workers and small businesses like this one, that make truly remarkable things come to life in our community! 🧡

September 6, 2022

Zeal credit Union was honored in recognition of the 35 years of partnership with the Livonia Chamber of Commerce. We’re so grateful for this partnership and appreciate the opportunity to work alongside this remarkable Chamber. Thank you for all you do, Livonia Chamber of Commerce!

September 6, 2022

Our Livonia Middlebelt Team works closely with and celebrates three years of partnership with the Livonia Chamber of Commerce, a wonderful partner and advocate for our Livonia community.

August 31, 2022 | Image: Zeal Credit Union and CUNA News

(CUNA News) “Michael Connolly joined Zeal Credit Union as chief technology officer (CTO) midway through 2022 and quickly made an impression with his experience and calm demeanor“. Michael has added so much to our team,” says Paula Piccinini, vice president of marketing… Read More

August 18, 2022

On August 18, the Metro West Chapter of Credit Unions hosted their annual golf outing at Northville Hills Golf Club. For the outing, Zeal Credit Union was a sponsor – and, through volunteerism, contributed to the planning, preparation, and execution of the event. With funds raised through the 2021 Golf Outing, the chapter donated a total of $8,500 in grants to support local charities and their causes.

August 1, 2022

Mortgage Center and Zeal Credit Union Announce Partnership. Zeal members have access to a variety of home loan options and specials. With the origination of a home loan, through Nov. 2022, members can… Read more

June 10, 2022

Zeal Credit Union Proudly Announces and Welcome New Chief Technology Officer, Michael Connolly. With over 25 years of experience in innovative, value-driven technology and security solutions… Read more

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MyCardInfo Visa Account Access

For increased security, as of May 1, 2022, members will only be able to access their Visa® Credit Card MyCardInfo account online through their Online Banking login… read more.

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2022 Annual Meeting, 2021 Annual Report

The 2022 Virtual Annual Meeting took place March 15, 2022. Thank you Zeal Members, community members, scholarship recipients, teammates and Zeal board members who joined! Click here to view our 2021 Annual Report: Click here to download.

2022 Board of Directors Nominees

In accordance with our bylaws, we are pleased to present the following incumbents up for re-election to a three-year term on the Zeal Credit Union Board of Directors… read more.

June 16, 2021
Feature: Zeal President/CEO, Julie Kreinbring Appointed to CUSG Board of Directors

CU Solutions Group announced Julie Kreinbring, President and CEO of Zeal Credit

Union, to the CUSG board of directors… Read more

December 22, 2021
#ZealTheLove for the Holidays: Life Remodeled

Zeal’s Marketing team supported Detroit-based Life Remodeled. We had the opportunity to donate, and also volunteer to help spread the word for their annual fundraiser to bring people together to help revitalize Detroit neighborhoods… Read more

December 21, 2021
#ZealTheLove for the Holidays: Methodist Children’s Home Society

Zeal’s HR/training department supported Detroit/Redford’s Methodist Children’s Home Society, a non-profit child welfare organization that provides a brighter and safer future for children and families through individualized treatment, care, advocacy… Read more

December 17, 2021
#ZealTheLove for the Holidays: Michigan United Cerebral Palsy (MUCP)

Our Mortgage team supported MUCP’s QuickRamps for Kids program, which is near and dear to our hearts, as a teammate’s mother suffers from multiple sclerosis. We understand the impact a mobility solution will make… Read more