All members are encouraged to “flex their membership muscle” at the 83rd Annual Meeting of your credit union!
Members age 16 and older may vote to fill five open positions on the Board of Directors. This year incumbents Tanya Schmell, Kevin Schneider, Brad Wells and Anna Kingery are seeking reelection to the board, and Brian Burke has been nominated for the fifth opening. (Candidate biographies are listed below. ) Nominations are closed and no nominations will be accepted from the floor. Official voting procedures are listed below.
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Tanya is a Patrol Sergeant for the City of West Des Moines Police Department, has been a member of DMPOCU for 14 years, and was appointed to DMPOCU’s Board of Directors in July 2013 . Tanya also serves on the Iowa Crime Prevention Board, the Center for advanced Technical Law Enforcement Training Board, and is a Red Cross volunteer. Tanya has a great interest in making DMPO Credit Union the best possible institution that it can be. ”I have an understanding of what young (members) would like to see in their banking establishment, as well as an understanding of the technology that goes with it,” said Tanya. ”I would like to see our credit union increase our longevity for survival and will do what it takes to succeed.”
Kevin is a Chief at the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, has been a member of DMPOCU for 6 years, and has served on DMPOCU’s Board of Directors for one term. Kevin also serves as President of the Indian Peaks Interval Owner Association. When asked what skills he possesses that would benefit the board, Kevin said, “I have a knack for recruiting new members, and also was a small business owner. I see that trends are changing and would like to help with the (credit union’s) direction in the future.”
Brad is an Investigator for the Iowa Lottery Authority, and has been a member of DMPOCU for 38 years. Brad has served on DMPOCU’s Board of Directors for four terms, serving on the Audit, Credit and Growth committees. When asked why he would like to continue serving on the Board, Brad stated, “There are a lot of changes and challenges in the financial world. I want to ensure that our credit union is in a position to meet and exceed the needs of our members to ensure our financial strength and growth as we continue to grow and move forward.”
Anna is the Assistant to the Chief at the Des Moines Police Department, and has been a member of DMPOCU for 42 years. Anna has served on DMPOCU’s Board of Directors for four terms, during that time serving in the following positions: President (current) and secretary; and serving on the following committees: membership, building and executive. When asked why she would like to continue serving on the Board, Anna replied, “Because I believe in the co-op model, but at a more personal level, I believe in DMPOCU! We have a unique credit union with a unique field of membership, and as we grow, I want to continue to provide the good rates, great financial products, and friendly service our members appreciate.” Adding, “I care about this credit union and its members!”
Brian is a Paramedic Fire Fighter with the Des Moines Fire Department and has been a member of DMPOCU for 3-1/2 years. Brian serves as an Ambassador for DMPOCU, as well as volunteering for the Four Mile Little League, Des Moines Association of Professional Fire Fighters Local 4, and the International Association of Professional Fire Fighters. Brian says his ability to work with others and maintain open dialogue makes him a good candidate for the Board, and his connection with the fire service may help grow DMPOCU’s membership. When asked why he would like to serve on the Board, Brian said, “(I want) to serve the members of the Credit Union and make sure each member is getting the most out of their credit union.”
As a Democratically-controlled Financial Cooperative that is owned and operated by the member-owners who use our financial services, all member-owners age 18 and older with an account in good standing are authorized to elect those member-owners who will represent the entire membership on DMPO Credit Union’s volunteer board of directors. One vote per social security number will be allowed. Members may vote in one of three ways:
• Members wishing to vote by mail may call the credit union at 515-243-2677 to request a paper ballot. Returned ballots must be postmarked no later than March 20, 2014.
• Members wishing to vote electronically may simply sign-in to “It’sMe247” Online Banking by March 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. and click the “Place Your Vote” button in the left column. Watch a short how-to video for online voting.
• Members may attend the Annual Meeting on March 25, 2014 and vote in-person prior to the business meeting, which begins at 5:00 p.m.