We are now accepting applications for our annual election to the Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee, and our Associate Volunteer program.
EECU is the largest credit union in the central San Joaquin Valley, serving 12 counties and more than 346,000 members.
We are seeking members who have the time, interest, ability and commitment to serve and will dedicate their efforts on behalf of – and for the good of – our diverse membership. Ideal candidates will bring to the position their leadership skills, creativity, diversity in background and thought, and a passion for volunteer service. Applicants for all positions must be members of EECU for a minimum of five years.
Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee Candidates
Our annual election to the Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee is May 2023. The deadline to submit a candidate application is February 17, 2023. The Nomination/Election Committee will review applications and interview potential candidates prior to placing names into nomination. Members who are not nominated may still seek election by submitting a petition containing the verified signatures of 100 credit union members. The petitions must be submitted by March 21, 2023.
Three seats will be up for election on the Board of Directors, and one seat will be available on the Supervisory Committee. The Board of Directors is responsible for providing direction and oversight to the credit union, exercising sound governance and leadership, and working closely with management on policy setting and strategic planning. The Supervisory Committee is responsible for ensuring rules/regulations are followed and evaluating the credit union’s internal controls. The Supervisory Committee is also responsible for selecting the credit union’s external audit firm and overseeing the audit of the credit union’s financials.
Associate Volunteer Candidates
The Board of Directors may appoint up to three candidates to become Associate Volunteers. Associate Volunteers provide the credit union with an ongoing resource to provide qualified future candidates for Board and Supervisory Committee elections. Associate Volunteers will complete educational training, attend meetings, participate in planning sessions, and fulfill other requirements of the position.
Appointment to the Associate Volunteer program will be voted on by the Board of Directors. Terms begin in April 2023.
Application Information and Requirements
Prior to February 17, 2023, potential candidates for an elected or associate volunteer position must attend a scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors or the Supervisory Committee and an orientation session to review the responsibilities of the position; candidates will be interviewed by the nomination committee. The meeting dates are listed below.
Members interested in running for an elected or associate volunteer position must meet specific criteria for eligibility, including being an EECU member for at least five years and demonstrating a high degree of personal financial responsibility. For more information, please call (559) 437-7924, or write to:
The Nomination/Election Committee
c/o Educational Employees Credit Union
P.O. Box 5242
Fresno, CA 93755
Board of Directors Meeting Dates
November 15, 2022
December 20, 2022
January 31, 2023
Supervisory Committee Meeting Dates
December 13, 2022
February 9, 2023
Candidate Orientation Dates
January 26, 2023
February 1, 2023 (if needed)
Candidate Interview Dates
February 7, 8, and 9 (if needed), 2023