Pursuant to its bylaws, F&A Federal Credit Union opens its board election cycle each year to consider potential candidates to serve on its volunteer Board of Directors or Supervisory Committee. Board of Director service is a three-year term, and Supervisory Committee service is a one-year term.

The Board of Directors will accept applications through the filing deadline of 4:00 PM PST on October 28, 2022 for one seat with a 12-month term: 4/1/2023 – 3/31/2024. The Board of Directors will also accept applications through the filing deadline of 4:00 PM PST on October 28, 2022 for three seats with a 36-month term: 4/1/2023 – 3/31/2026.

Applications to serve for a term as a volunteer on the Board of Directors will be reviewed by the Nomination Committee comprised of the five directors who are not active candidates. The Nomination Committee will review, select or reject applications for the Board of Directors slate. Any applicant not recommended for the slate will have 45 days to petition the credit union members. Official petition documents must be delivered to Victoria Hahn (hahnv@fafcu.org) by 4:00PM on December 30, 2022.

The Supervisory Committee will accept applications through January 27, 2023 for the five Committee seats with a 12-month term: 4/1/2023 - 3/31/2023. Supervisory Committee applications will be forwarded to F&A’s Board of Directors who will evaluate the applications and make their selection, appointing members to serve as volunteers on the Supervisory Committee for a one-year term.

Applications to serve a one-year term as a volunteer on the Supervisory Committee will be reviewed by the entire Board of Directors by the first week of February, 2023. The selected Committee will be announced during the 87th Annual Business Meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2023.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA TO SERVE ON THE F&A BOARD OF DIRECTORS or SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE:

  • Applicant must be at minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Applicant must be a member in good standing, with the minimum balance required to maintain a regular Share Account.
  • Applicant must never have caused F&A Federal Credit Union a financial loss.
  • Applicant must never have been convicted of a crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust; a good credit rating is preferred.

Current employees, relatives of current F&A Federal Credit Union employees, and relatives of seated Officials of F&A Federal Credit Union are not eligible to apply to serve on the Board of Directors or Supervisory Committee. The definition of relatives for election purposes is the same as the definition regarding field of membership eligibility.

You should only consider applying if you have a dedication and commitment to the principles of the credit union movement and to F&A Federal Credit Union.

HOW TO APPLY

Members may apply to serve on the Board of Directors or Supervisory Committee by application. To request a paper application, please contact Victoria Hahn via email: hahnv@fafcu.org or by phone: 323-980-5910. To apply online, please use the applications for the Board of Directors or the Supervisory Committee. The application process is as follows:

  • Submit a paper or online Application for Board of Directors or Supervisory Committee by the deadline.
  • The application process will be closed therefore floor nominations are not accepted at the Annual Business Meeting.

In the event an election for the Board of Directors is necessary, ballots will be delivered to members by January 27, 2023 and must be received no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, March 10, 2023 to be counted.

ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE

Every member who is in good standing and at least 16 years of age as of December 15, 2022 is eligible to vote. In the event there is only a single nominee, a formal election will not be scheduled, and the election will occur by acclamation.

NOMINATIONS BY PETITION

If a member has met the application deadline but is not selected by the Nomination Committee, they may apply to serve on the Board of Directors through the petition nomination process. Note: because the Supervisory Committee members are appointed, the petition process does not apply to Supervisory Committee applicants.

Petition forms will be provided to any qualified applicant not selected by the Nomination Committee. To qualify by official petition, the F&A Federal Credit Union bylaws require the candidate to obtain signatures from 1% of the eligible voting members of the credit union, not to exceed 500 signatures. Applicants may not seek signatures on any property operated by the Credit Union. Official Petition forms must be submitted to Victoria Hahn (hahnv@fafcu.org) by 4:00PM on Friday, December 30, 2022.