February 13th, 2012

Vote for your 2012 Board of Directors

Updated 2.13.2012: Click here to access the online ballot. You will need your voting credentials to log in.

2 Minutes to Support 7 Principles

Exercise your voice by voting in SMCU’s 79th Annual Volunteer Board and Supervisory Committee Elections this February 13th through March 10th. As a member of SMCU, you have the ability to make a difference and help shape the landscape of your co-op by electing 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 with online voting, it has never been easier. No lines. No stamps. It takes just two minutes to support your 7 Principles and let your voice be heard.

Voting Begins 2.13.2012

Online Voting: Secure. Confidential.

To ensure an easy and accurate voting experience, SMCU has once again partnered with Votenet, one of the industry’s most reliable elections providers. If you vote online, you can get instant confirmation that your vote was received and accurately counted. You won’t have to wonder if it was misread or lost in the mail.

Prior to the start of voting, you will be provided individualized credentials that will allow you to make your selections. Detailed information about the election, candidates, and voting process will be available at 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 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. This year, three positions are open with two candidates running.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

You are the reason SMCU exists. Your opinions matter. To cast your vote in this year’s Annual Elections, mail your ballot or vote online at smcu.com between 2/13 and 3/10/2012. More information about the election and our Board and Supervisory Committee Members can be found at smcu.com.

To be eligible to vote you must be a member in good standing as of 12/31/2011, 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. Joint account owners who do not have an individual Membership Savings account are not eligible to vote. Paper ballots will be mailed prior to the start of voting.

2 Responses

  1. William J. Farrell says:

    Would like an alert as to when it will be possibe to vote for board members on the internet.

    • SMCU says:

      If you meet this year’s voting eligibility requirements, you will receive an email on Monday, Feb. 13th with voting instructions (if we had your email address on file as of 12.31.2011). You will also receive your printed elections ballot via mail on or close to the same day.