SALT LAKE CITY — Kids at Meadowlark Elementary got a Christmas surprise a few hours before the start of holiday break.
The doors crashed open to reveal their library makeover.
“Woohoo, let’s go in!” shouted excited students.
They marveled at the new books, paint and furniture. It was such a contrast to their old library.
“It was a pretty barren place,” said principal Heidi Greene. “Our walls were maybe three pastel colors. The books were tattered and worn.”
KSL’s Read Today and High Five teams partnered with the Deseret News to provide a much needed update.
Employees from America First Credit Union helped paint bright colors on the walls.
Element Capital helped donate new tables and comfortable furniture. Read Today donated money for books.
The makeover made their library much more inviting.
A big sponsor in our holiday Box Drop hunt is helping give back in other ways.
Nicole Cypers with America First Credit Union shares how you can help this season.
For more information, visit www.americafirst.com.
America First Credit Union has made it it’s mission to not only serve it’s members with the utmost respect and spectacular service, but to also make the community they serve a better place. One way they do just that is with your monthly Give Back award! Meet this month’s recipient and learn about the incredible work his organization is doing!
This segment is sponsored by America First Credit Union.
The America First Credit Union annual meeting will be held on April 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the David S. Eccles Conference Center, Ogden, Utah.
If you cannot attend, you may request an absentee ballot for the Board of Directors election:
·By mail- America First Credit Union, P.O. Box 9199, Ogden, Utah 84409, Attention: Election Committee
·In person- America First Operations Center, 1344 West 4675 South, Riverdale, Utah 84405
Each requires the member’s name, account number & address. All requests must be received by 5 p.m. on February 1, 2017 at either of the above addresses.
Absentee ballots will be mailed in March. Candidates’ names and residences will be featured in an America First publication issued prior to the meeting. Copies of candidates’ qualifications will be available at our branches in April.
Completed ballots must be delivered to America First by 5 p.m. on April 10, 2017. Members receiving them cannot vote at the meeting. To follow is the request form: afcu_digital-ballot
Many find online holiday shopping more convenient than slogging through traffic, looking for parking & dealing with crowds.
At the same time, you need to be on your guard when you make purchases electronically. Follow the tips below to keep the season a safe one:
- Ensure antivirus software is on all of your devices
- Check that the vendor uses a secure site
- Read sales, return, and privacy policies
- Keep your receipts
For additional updates regarding how we’re working to protect your resources, click here.
In accordance with credit union bylaws, three America First members will be elected to the Board of Directors at the annual meeting on April 18, 2017 at the David S. Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, Utah. These non-paying positions are voluntary.
Incumbent directors serving three-year terms are:
- Linda Carver
- Edwin G. Cline
- James G. Wendler
Those interested in applying must meet the following minimum standards:
- Membership in good standing
- Legal age (18 years or older)
- Free from any conflicts of interest
- Available for all Board of Directors, Committee, and other designated meetings unless excused
Please submit a letter of application to the America First Nominations Committee, P.O. Box 9199, Ogden, Utah 84409. This should include your statement of qualification (limited to 150 words).
The application deadline is 5 p.m. on January 11, 2017 at the above address. You will be interviewed between January 12 and January 27 of next year if you meet the criteria.
Nominations for Board seats by petition are also accepted. Those applying this way must submit a qualification statement (the word limit is 150) and a petition signed by 500 fellow credit union members. Such applications must be accompanied by a signed certificate from the nominee stating he or she is agreeable to the process and will serve if elected. Applications for nomination by petition must be received by 5 p.m., January 11, 2017 at the address listed previously.
Each applying member receives a copy of the election instructions. Elections will be conducted by ballot at the meeting and nominations are not accepted from the floor.
Please direct any questions regarding the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Directors or election procedures to Sheryl Cox by calling 1-800-999-3961.