If you could change one thing about your credit union, what would it be?
Every year, you as a member/owner of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union get the opportunity to make a difference. Being a member of SMCU means you have the ability and responsibility to voice your opinions and help shape the landscape of your co-op.
This February 14th marks SMCU’s 78th Annual Volunteer Elections. Voting is important. Your voice matters. This is your chance to participate and elect the people who speak and act on behalf of you, our members.
If you were only going to participate in one thing the entire year, make it this. Every member gets one vote to help guide the credit union’s course, and it’s never been easier.
No waiting in line, no stamps, all it takes is three clicks and two minutes to let your voice be heard.
SMCU has partnered with one of the most reliable and secure elections providers in the industry to make sure your voting experience is easy and accurate. Voting online is secure and confidential. You will be provided a one-time username and password to make your selections. Starting Monday, February 14, 2011, visit www.smcu.com for everything you need to know about the election, the candidates, and to cast your vote for SMCU’s Board of Directors.
Who are the Board Members? What Do They Do?
The Board is made up of nine members democratically elected by SMCU’s membership. Elections for three positions on the Board of Directors are held annually. Each position holds a three-year term. Terms are staggered so that each year three positions are either renewed by incumbents or contested by other nominees in a popular election.
The current Directors; Camilla Bishop, Rodney Eng, Jim Fossos, Ken Harer, Ray Hill, Roger Howeiler, Robert Leighton, Frank Mathews and Jim Yearby 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, and representing the credit union at community events.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
Our members are the reason the credit union exists. Your vote counts more than you might think. Take advantage of this opportunity and vote in the annual Volunteer Elections.
You may vote by mail or online ballot at smcu.com between February 14, and March 11, 2011. Ballots will be mailed to eligible members in mid-February. To be eligible to vote you must be a member in good standing, a natural person over 18 years of age, and have a Membership Savings account that meets the minimum balance requirement of $5. Each member is entitled to vote only once. An individual who is a joint owner on an account but does not have his or her own Membership Savings account is not eligible to vote.
More information about the election and our Board Members can be found at www.smcu.com.