Call for Nominees.
Credit Unions are Member-Owned
As a credit union, we are 100% member-owned. That means you have a voice at the table.
Credit Unions are not-for-profit cooperatives that help their members realize their financial goals and dreams. Members are considered "owners" of the credit union and as such elect other members to serve on the Board of Directors. It is the Directors responsibility to set credit union policies, objectives and long-term goals and oversee the safety and soundness as well as the strategic direction of the credit union. Once elected, Directors have the unique opportunity to share their expertise, leadership skills and management capabilities in a team effort. Our Board of Directors serve on a volunteer basis, but their time and dedication to serving is extremely important to the overall growth and operation of the credit union.
Meet the Nominees
UFirst FCU will hold a virtual Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020. Terms of office for three (3) Directors will expire at that time. They are Peter Zielinski, Robert Gertsch and James Abdallah. These Directors have agreed to run for re-election and to serve three-year terms.
If you wish to nominate a UFirst member, you must complete the nomination form and the Nominee must sign stating that they are agreeable to nomination and will serve if elected to office. Nomination forms must be submitted to the Nominating Committee no later than Friday, July 10th, 2020.
Elections will be held at the 2020 virtual Annual Meeting. The election will not be conducted by ballot and there will be no nominations from the floor when the number of nominees equals the number of positions to be filled; however, members who were not nominated and wish to have their names placed on the ballot must submit a petition, signed by 1% of the membership, which is at least 89 members, to the Nominating Committee no later than August 14th, 2020.
Please mail completed paperwork to:
UFirst Nominating Committee
Attention: Michele Friedman
274 Rugar Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
What it Takes
If you are interested in becoming a candidate, the UFirst FCU Nominating Committee has established minimum requirements to be nominated for a seat on the UFirst Board of Directors. Those requirements are:
If you have any questions about this process or the form, please email the Nominating Committee.