A Nominating Committee was appointed by the Chair of the Board of Directors to nominate qualified candidates for four positions being opened on the board. The positions will be filled by provided ballot or declaration of election if only one nominee for each position is nominated. The four positions to be filled are those of Margie Hannon (3 year term), Elaine Janson (3 year term), Don Coritchiato (2 year term), and John Little (2 year term).
The forthcoming election is to be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Membership on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Additional candidates may be nominated either by the Nominating Committee or by petition.
Nomination by Committee
Credit Union members may submit names of prospective nominees in writing, with the nominee’s consent, to the Nominating Committee by contacting the Office of the President, at the AltaOne Corporate Office no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2021. An information booklet which discusses the duties and responsibilities of a member on the Board of Directors, is available upon request. An interview may be held with the Nominating Committee after submitting qualifications. A nominee may also be submitted by the Committee.
Nomination by Petition
Alternatively, members may secure placement on the ballot for the Board of Directors by petition. This procedure requires that the nominee must submit a petition with signatures of at least 500 members of AltaOne Federal Credit Union and a statement signed by the nominee indicating willingness to serve if elected to the board. Petitions must reach the Nominating Committee Chair, P.O. Box 1209, Ridgecrest, California 93556-1209, no later than Friday, March 10, 2021. Petitions hand carried to Office of the President at the Corporate Office, 701 South China Lake Boulevard in Ridgecrest, will be considered delivered to the Committee Chair.
The petition must conform to the following requirements:
- Minimum of 500 valid signatures of AltaOne members.
- Signatures must be accompanied with printed name and full address.
- Only the primary member on a valid account may sign.
- Only voting members may sign petitions.
- A voting member may sign any given candidate petition only once.
- The Supervisory Committee shall serve as the final judge as to the validity of member signatures.
- A voting member must be 16 years of age by December 31, 2021; must be a natural person; and is allowed only one vote regardless of the number of accounts held.
Employees of AltaOne Federal Credit Union and members of their immediate families are not eligible for nomination in accordance with the Credit Union’s bylaws. If the number of nominees equals the number of vacancies, the candidates nominated may be declared elected and no other balloting conducted. Such declaration would be conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Membership.