Annual Meeting & Board Elections

EVENT DETAILS

Date:
2/10/2018

Time:
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Location:
Scheman Building, ISU Campus
1805 Center Drive
Ames, IA

Cost:
$7.00 (all attendees must have a ticket)

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Join us for our Annual Meeting & Board Election on Saturday, February 10 from 5:30 to  8:30 p.m. All GICU members and their guests are welcome to attend this event, however only primary members 16 and older are able to vote.

Event Schedule
5:30 pm - Social
6:00 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Meeting & Elections (nominations accepted from the floor)
7:45 pm - Entertainment (A capella group Shy of a Dozen)

Tickets
Tickets for the Annual Meeting are $7.00 and include dinner and entertainment. All attendees must have a ticket if they are eating dinner. Tickets can be purchased online or purchased at any branch location now through February 5.

Buy Tickets Here

Meeting/Voting Only
​If you wish to only attend the Annual Meeting and vote for the Board of Directors, you are not required to purchase a ticket. Please arrive at 6:45 p.m. to validate your membership and obtain a ballot to vote.

shy of a dozenEntertainment
Shy of a Dozen is an a capella group of students with the Department of Music at Iowa State University. Their repertoire consists of a wide variety of popular music, some written for a cappella groups and some our own arrangements of songs with traditional instrumentation. The members of Shy of a Dozen are students at ISU, about half music majors, the other half representing a wide variety of programs of study.


What is an annual meeting?
The Greater Iowa Credit Union Annual Meeting is the cooperative’s gathering of the membership where the volunteer Board of Directors and the President/CEO present the previous year’s statement of condition and provide a brief overview of the strategic direction for the current year.

At the annual meeting, Volunteer Board of Directors are elected to a term of three years to represent the membership as legal guardians of the credit union through the development of strategic direction, setting of policies, and approval of the operational budget. This year, (3) three-year terms will be filled with the election.

Click here to learn more about the 2018 candidates.

Why is it important to vote?
All primary members who are at least 16 years of age are eligible to cast one vote for the election of the members of the volunteer Board of Directors. In developing the strategic direction, setting the policies, and approving the operational budget the Directors are guided by the recommendations from management, the wishes of the membership, the credit union promise, vision and philosophy, and the requirements of all pertinent laws and regulations. Casting your vote is your voice as a member-owner.

What happens at the meeting?
The annual meeting doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will start at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. The official minutes from the previous year’s annual meeting are presented for approval. Meeting reports from various board committee chairs and the President/CEO are given for acceptance and approval. Old business, if any, is addressed. New business, if any, is brought before the membership. Member ballot votes are counted on site, with the new board of director(s) being announced before the meeting is adjourned.

All board members are sworn in for the new term year, which begins at the conclusion of the Annual meeting.