Governance & Board of Directors - AmeriCU Credit Union

Governance

Member Owned and Governed

Board Update

The 2022 – 2023 Nominating Committee chairman is Darlene Burns, and her Committee Members are Tom Harding and George Bauer.

Three Seats up for Election and Filled by:  Terri Tulowiecki, Incumbent; Jennifer Stowell, Incumbent; and Nick Fabrizio, Incumbent.

 

The election of officials by mail ballot requires that the Board and staff carefully plan and schedule the election procedures to maximize use of regularly scheduled mailings to members within the time frames permitted for each action in the election process.

 

It is important that the mail ballot process operate smoothly and that we schedule so as to take advantage of the maximum times allowed for each action.  Accordingly, the proposed Schedule for 2023 Election of Officials by Mail Ballot was based on scheduling backward from the 2023 Annual Meeting date (March 13th) to conform to both the bylaw requirements and the mailings of quarterly statements.

The Supporting Actions for Mail Ballot Election lists the supporting actions to be taken by the Board/staff.

At its regular meeting on May 18, 2022, I will recommend that the Board move approval of:

  1. Members eligible to vote in 2023 must be members of record, who will be at least 16 years of age by March 13, 2023. (this is Annual Meeting Day)
  2. The schedule for 2023 Election of Officials by mail ballot as contained in the proposed Schedule for 2023 Election of Officials by Mail Ballot.
  3. That the Nominating Committee may nominate no more than two nominees over the number of vacancies expected to be filled on March 13, 2023.

 

If item 3. is approved and there are no nominations by petition or unannounced resignations from incumbent Directors and the Nominating Committee nominates only one nominee per vacancy, the Credit Union may eliminate the mailing of ballots and the associated expenses of the election.  For this procedure to be effective, incumbents, who expect to resign prior to March 13, 2023, should indicate their intent prior to August 1, 2022 so the Nominating Committee may nominate a replacement.

 

Schedule for 2023 Election of Officials by Mail Ballot

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Chairman appoints Nominating Committee on or before this date.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Mail Ballot Schedule, Notice of Election Schedule for 2021, call for nominees and names of Nominating Committee published on this page.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Deadline for receipt of nominations to the Nominating Committee.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Nominating Committee reports names of nominees to the Recording Officer of the Board.

Monday, October 3, 2022

Publish October issue of the quarterly newsletter announcing date of Annual Meeting, listing names of nominees selected by the Nominating Committee and calling for nominations by petitions to the Recording Officer of the Board.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Deadline for receipt of nominations by petition.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Post list of nominees in offices.

Monday, January 2, 2023

Ballots mailed with quarterly statements to members who joined prior to January 2023.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Deadline for receipt of ballots by Tellers of Election.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Annual meeting and announcement of results of election by mail ballot.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Deadline for election of table officers of Board and Supervisory Committee.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Names of elected Officials and Officers posted in offices.  Also, published on this page.

 

Supporting Actions for Mail Ballot Election

Select and contract for Tellers of Election to draw names for ballot positions, observe mailing of ballots, receive ballots, tally ballots, and report results to the Chairman at the Annual Meeting.

Approve mail ballot format for 2023.

Obtain Tellers’ mailing address and business reply mail permit number.

Contract for printing of ballots.

Obtain hard copy listing of names and account numbers of all members 16 years and older for use of Tellers in verification of eligibility to vote and authenticity of ballots.

Select and contract for refreshment caterer at the Annual Meeting.

Board of Directors

AmeriCU is a not-for-profit financial institution owned and governed by our members. Each year at our Annual Meeting, the membership of the credit union votes for members who will serve as Directors on our seven member, all-volunteer Board of Directors. Among other duties, the Board of Directors directs the affairs of AmeriCU according to all laws, regulations, requirements and sound business practices.

2020-2021 Board of Directors


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John A. Stevenson

Chairman

Nick Fabrizio

Vice Chairman

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Terri Tulowiecki

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Kuhns

Ryan D. Kuhns

Recording Officer

Joe Turczyn

Joseph J. Turczyn

Director

George Bauer

George C. Bauer, III

Director

Jennifer Stowell

Director

Supervisory Committee

The role of AmeriCU’s Supervisory Committee is to perform financial audit oversight, on behalf of AmeriCU’s Board of Directors. The Supervisory Committee is appointed by the AmeriCU Board of Directors. The primary responsibility of the Supervisory Committee is to serve as a means of checks and balances at the Credit Union. We want to make sure you are happy with our products, services and staff at all times. We urge you to contact any member of the staff, management or Board with comments, questions and concerns you might have.

You may contact the Supervisory Committee through email at scommittee@americu.org or by mail to AmeriCU Credit Union P.O. Box 164, Rome, NY 13442

The Supervisory Committee is responsible for ensuring that the board of directors and management of the Credit Union:

  • Meet required financial reporting objectives & establish practices and procedures sufficient to safeguard members’ assets.
  • To carry out these responsibilities, the Supervisory Committee must determine whether:
    • Internal controls are established and effectively maintained to achieve the credit union’s financial reporting objectives which must be sufficient to satisfy the requirements of the supervisory committee audits, verification of members’ accounts and it’s additional responsibilities;
    • The credit union’s accounting records and financial reports are promptly prepared and accurately reflect operations and results;
    • The relevant plans, policies, and control procedures established by the board of directors are properly administered; and
      Policies and control procedures are sufficient to safeguard against error, carelessness, conflict of interest, self-dealing and fraud.

2020-2021 Supervisory Committee


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Glenn Gaslin

Chairman

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Lester Burt

Member

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Robert J. Angelhow

Member

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Jaclyn Lawrence

Member

Mike Sewall

Mike Sewall

Member