Every member gets one vote to help guide the credit union’s course. Ballots can be submitted by mail, or you can vote online for instant confirmation that your vote was received and accurately counted.
To vote, you will receive a paper letter and, if SMCU has your email address on file, an email with detailed information about the election, candidates, and voting process. More information regarding the volunteer election procedures can be found on smcu.com.
What Does the Board Do?
100% democratically elected by the membership, the Board is made up of nine members, each holding a three-year term. Board members meet each month to review and evaluate all aspects of the credit union including:
- Setting the vision for the credit union
- Building a strategic plan
- Approving the annual operating budget
- Overseeing the credit union’s financial soundness and service levels
Additional responsibilities include serving on special SMCU Committees, such as the Corporate Citizenship Committee, the Finance and Budget Committee, and the Technology Committee. Board members also represent the credit union at community events.
What is the Supervisory Committee?
The Supervisory Committee ensures adherence to state, federal and internal policies and procedures; supervises the completion of an annual audit as well as supplemental audits; and, reports the findings to the Board, management, members and/or regulatory agencies as required. Each of the five positions on the Supervisory Committee carries a staggered three-year term.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
To cast your vote in this year’s Annual Elections, mail your ballot or vote online between 2/11 and 3/8. More information about our Board and Supervisory Committee Members can be found here.
To be eligible to vote, as of 12/31/2012 you must have been a member in good standing at least 18 years of age who is a natural person (no trusts, organizations or businesses). Individuals who hold a joint status on any account without their own Primary Share account are not eligible to vote. If you are a joint account holder who opened an individual account before 12/31/2012, you are eligible to vote.