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Reflections of 4455: Mike Delker
Friday, April 29, 2016 6:55 AM

Today at noon the Cornerstone Credit Union League office in Farmers Branch will officially close. Staff is in the process of moving to the new headquarters in Plano. The move, for some, is bittersweet and filled with many memories from years—and in some cases, decades—of time spent in this building at 4455 LBJ Freeway in Farmers Branch.

To commemorate the event, we collected some "Reflections of 4455," and here's one from long-tenured Mike Delker, Cornerstone's senior vice president of credit union relations.

"I first walked in to the Texas Credit Union Center at 4455 LBJ Freeway in July of 1985," recalls Delker. "I remember that day well, as it was very windy. As occupants of the building over the years can attest, there is a severe wind tunnel near the front entrance. Even though I was a strapping young man in my early twenties, it was a close contest as to who was going to win the battle to get into the building—the wind or me! I recall laughing as I leaned in and fought my way to the front door. It was quite an experience!"

The emotions Delker experienced that first day have been repeated so many times since, he says. "There have been fun times, interesting times, uplifting times, challenging and difficult times. But it has been quite a ride."

He says he won’t necessarily miss the building. "I am not emotional in that manner, but I certainly will miss and cherish all the memories and experiences with friends—some of whom are no longer with us—that occurred here." 

"My life has unfolded while connected to this location," Delker says. "Nonetheless, time marches on, and I am sincerely excited about the future: a new building, new credit union colleagues, new experiences, and new memories to be made. And best of all, new opportunities at the Cornerstone League to serve credit unions and their members—something we look forward to each and every day and do not take for granted."

Delker bids goodbye to 4455 LBJ Freeway with a hearty hello to 6801 Parkwood Blvd. "Let’s start a new chapter," he says, "and while I likely won’t be in my new office for quite the 30 years I have been in the current one, I look forward to the years to come while not forgetting the friends and memories of the past."

Effective May 1, 2016, Cornerstone Credit Union League’s Dallas office is moving to 6801 Parkwood Boulevard, Suite 300, Plano, Texas 75024-7198. Please update your records with our new mailing address. Phone contacts will not change.