AmeriCU’s 73rd Annual Membership Meeting was held on Monday, March 13, 2023. The meeting was held in-person at AmeriCU’s Griffiss Financial Center located at 231 Hill Road in Rome, New York, and was also made available virtually.
Board Chairman John A. Stevenson, along with President and CEO Ron Belle, addressed the membership, highlighting the outstanding credit union achievements we saw in 2022, while laying the foundation for what we can plan to see in 2023.
Additionally we recognized our 12 scholarship winners. Learn more.
The results of the Board of Directors’ election are as follows:
2023 Slate of Officers
Nicola Fabrizio, Chairman
Jennifer Stowell, Vice Chairman
Ryan Kuhns, Recording Officer
Joseph J. Turczyn, Director
George C. Bauer, III, Director
John A. Stevenson, Director
Terri Tulowiecki, Chief Financial Officer
2023 Supervisory Committee
Glenn Gaslin, Chairman
Robert J. Angelhow, Member
Lester Burt, Member
Jaclyn Lawrence, Member
Mike Sewall, Member
Copies of AmeriCU’s 2022 Annual Report are available online at www.americu.org/about/annual-reports/, at your local AmeriCU Financial Center, or you can request a copy by calling our Member Contact Center at 800.388.2000.
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:
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.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, AmeriCU’s Supervisory Committee performs financial audit oversight, serving as a means of checks and balances at the credit union. Their responsibility is to ensure you are happy with AmeriCU’s products, services, and teammates at all times.
As a group, the Supervisory Committee must ensure that the Board of Directors and credit union management:
The Supervisory Committee is responsible for ensuring that the board of directors and management of the Credit Union:
• Meet required financial reporting objectives and 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.
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, we urge you to contact any member of the staff, management, Board, or you may contact the Supervisory Committee through email at [email protected] or by mail at:
AmeriCU Credit Union
P.O. Box 164
Rome, NY 13442
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