Annual Meeting Notice
The 2024 Credit Human Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. CST at Aggie Park, 6205 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78213. We encourage all members to join us for a review of the past year and a glimpse into the future. It's also an opportunity to meet and mingle with the volunteer Board of Directors who represent you in the governance of our Credit Union. Door prizes and refreshments will be offered.
Seating is limited, please RSVP to email@example.com or call 210-258-1007.
Board of Director Nomination and Election Process
There are three (3) Board of Director positions available. As regulation requires, your Credit Human Board of Directors has appointed a Nominating Committee of current Directors to recruit the best-qualified candidates to represent the membership. The Nominating Committee has interviewed and vetted candidates considered to have the desired values, skills, experience and availability to serve as Directors and is hereby nominating the following candidates to fill the three (3) open Board of Director positions:
Mike is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and sole practitioner in San Antonio. His expertise centers on services for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations and extends to handling retirement plans for companies and individuals. His practice includes financial statement engagements, tax planning and preparation, and supplementary accounting services. He has served on and chaired the Supervisory Committee for a number of years, which has proven to be of extreme value to Credit Human.
Patricia chairs the Supervisory Committee and serves on the Leadership Development Committee, with past service on the Vision and Values, and Governance Committees. She is a BBA graduate of Texas Tech University and holds an MBA from The University of Dallas. She is the senior manager of Technology Learning Services at Baylor Scott & White Health. Her passion for mentoring young women and her visionary and motivational skills are valued mission-aligned Credit Human assets.
Previously an Associate Director, Ed currently serves as a Credit Human Director. He holds a BBA from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is President and CEO of Opportunity Home San Antonio, and serves on the Board of Directors for the HAI Group, a captive insurance company. His experience includes financial and general management in the United States and Latin America. Ed defines success as improving people's quality of life through service.
Additional Nominating Opportunities
Any member in good standing, age 18 or older, who has not been convicted of a crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust is eligible to be considered for election to the Board of Directors. Per Credit Human Bylaws, the candidate should provide what is called a Nomination by Petition that must be signed by at least 500 members, or one percent of the membership (approximately 2,500 members), whichever is less. If you would like to nominate yourself or another individual for one of the director positions, submit a Nomination by Petition packet to include:
▪ The last four digits of the Credit Human account number of each member who signs the petition;
▪ A signed statement by the nominee stating s/he is agreeable to nomination and, if elected, will serve;
▪ A brief statement of the nominee's qualifications, and
▪ Nominee's biographical data.
Ways to Vote
An election will be held if there are more nominees than available Board of Director positions. Should there be an election, a ballot will be sent to each credit union member on or before April 17, 2024. No matter where you are geographically located, you may cast your vote online, over the phone, or by paper. Voting begins on April 17, 2024, at 12:00 am CST and ends at 11:59 pm CST on May 13, 2024. If no nominees are submitted by petition, the three (3) candidates interviewed, vetted and selected by the Nominating Committee will be elected by general consent. Election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting, and no further nominations will be accepted from the floor at that time.
Additional Opportunities to Participate
If you are interested in volunteering to provide governance and leadership to further our Mission of helping people create and maintain financial slack, especially those who are financially stressed, there may be additional opportunities to serve on committees, task forces, or to be an Associate Director. We are looking for members who are passionate about our Mission and willing to volunteer roughly 10 – 20 hours a month preparing, attending meetings and planning sessions, and participating in our governing bodies' continued development and growth. If you have a desire to contribute your expertise and to learn more about our governance structure and what it means to be a Credit Human Volunteer, see the Contacts section below to learn more and apply.
For Nomination by Petition packet, guidelines, general interest in joining our Volunteer cadre as an Associate Director, or other inquiries, please contact Arleen Villapadierna at (210) 258-1384 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for being a member of Credit Human.
Vice Chair, Board of Directors