Important Notice of Annual Meeting of the Members of 1st Northern California Credit Union
By this notice, 1st Northern California Credit Union’s Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 4:30 P.M. at the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office Community Room, Court Street Entrance, 900 Ward Street, Martinez, California.
At this meeting, Credit Union officials will present year-end reports. Elections for positions on the Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee will also be held. Nominees for the two (2) Board of Directors positions and the two (2) Supervisory Committee positions are listed below along with their qualifications and biographical data for your information.
Candidates for Board of Directors – Three-year term
- Dean Lucas (incumbent)
Education: Master of Public Administration, Golden Gate University; Professional Educational Seminars
Background: Employed by Contra Costa County retiring as Deputy County Administrator
Credit Union Experience: While a member volunteer for the Credit Union I have had the privilege of serving as Chair of the Supervisory Committee and serving on the Board of Directors, holding the position of Chair for four years.
Statement: My experience on the Supervisory Committee and Board of Directors, and dedication to the sound performance of our Credit Union, will serve us as we continue to achieve our mutual goals of providing fund safety, membership service, and necessary financial products at the lowest possible cost for individuals and families and individuals today and in the future.
- Stephen J. Ybarra (incumbent)
Education: Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, California State University, Sacramento.
Background: 38 years with Contra Costa County Auditor-Controller Department, eight years as Assistant Auditor-Controller and seven years as Auditor-Controller; retired in 2011.
Credit Union Experience: I was a member of the Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee for 23 years before being elected in 2007 to the Board of Directors.
Statement: My objective is to continue the great tradition of my predecessors on the Board of Directors by ensuring the safeguarding of the Credit Union’s assets, paying the highest possible dividends, and charging the lowest possible interest on loans.
Candidates for Supervisory Committee – Three-year term
- Michael George (incumbent)
Education: B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio
Background: Employed by the Contra Costa County Human Resources Department from 1971 to 1980. Employed by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (ConFire) from 1980 to 2009, retiring as Chief of Administrative Services whose responsibilities included budget development and monitoring, finance, accounting, and general administration.
Credit Union Experience: Member of our Credit Union since 1985; have served on the Supervisory Committee since 2003, currently as Chair.
Statement: My goals: 1) Ensure the financial condition of our Credit Union is accurately and objectively portrayed in the financial statements; 2) Ensure appropriate internal controls are in place to safeguard the assets of all our members and to help serve as a deterrent to fraud; and 3) Provide oversight to our Credit Union’s Board of Directors (governing body) and management staff (who direct day-to-day work and activities) as a checks-and-balances mechanism to help ensure our Credit Union’s proper and trustworthy administration.
- Terry Mann (Incumbent)
Education: B.A.- Business Administration, San Francisco State University and M.P.A., Golden Gate University.
Background: Employed by Contra Costa County since 1976; General Services Fiscal Officer until 2005; Deputy Director from 2005 to 2010 retirement. I have extensive experience in government administration, budget development and fiscal oversight.
Credit Union Experience: I have been a member of the Credit Union since 1976 and have served on the Supervisory Committee since 1987.
Statement: My goals are to continue to ensure the financial condition of the credit union is accurately and fairly presented in the Credit Union’s financial statements and that the credit union’s management practices and procedures are sufficient to safeguard members’ assets.
If, as a result of the nominating process, there is only one nominee for each position to be filled, there will be no mail ballot. At the Annual Meeting, the Chairperson will declare each nominee elected by general consent or acclamation. However, if as the result of the nominating process there is more than one nominee for a position, the election will be held by mail ballot. The Tellers of the election, Carroll & Associates, LLC, a Certified Public Accounting firm, will receive and count the ballots. The Chairperson shall announce the results at the Annual Meeting.
All nominations, whether by the Nominating committee or petition, will be posted in the Credit Union Offices twenty-one (21) days prior to the Annual Meeting.
In addition to the above, the Board of Directors of the Credit Union will present the following new business: NONE
Requirements for Voting
In order to vote, a person must be a member in good standing, have a share account number assigned and be a minimum of sixteen (16) years of age.
A member eligible to vote is any person sixteen years of age or over and has at least one share ($5.00) in his or her account. Shares may be held in a joint tenancy with right of survivorship, such as a husband as a member and a wife who is a joint tenant with equal control of the share account signing the joint share account agreement. However, no joint tenant shall be permitted to vote, obtain loans, or hold office unless he or she is within the field of membership and is a qualified member.
Stephen J. Ybarra
Chairman, Board of Directors
March 6, 2019
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