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America First Credit Union Holds 77th Annual Meeting, Elects New Board Members

Riverdale, Utah –  America First Credit Union held its 77th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. On the agenda was a board election and voting for new credit union board officers. Members voted to retain 3 current board members.  Board incumbents Barney Chapman, Kenlon Reeve and Michael Roden were retained by the voting membership. James Wendler will continue to serve as Board Chair, with Linda Carver as Vice Chair and Kenlon Reeve as Secretary.

Held in April of each year, the purpose of the Annual Meeting is to share the financial state of the credit union and give members the opportunity to determine the course of action by electing fellow members to serve on the Board of Directors. The dedicated and qualified individuals share their time, talents and efforts without compensation, making them part of the unique cooperative, not-for-profit structure. Incumbents were elected to the Board based on absentee ballots and votes from those in attendance joining fellow Board members as the credit union’s guiding voice.

The annual event was once again streamed live via the credit union’s Twitter account for added engagement and conversations online. Giveaways were held via Twitter to award those tuning in that were unable to make the meeting in person.

For more information, visit www.americafirst.com, America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.

America First Welcomes St. George Residents with Opening of Washington Fields Lin’s Branch

-New grocery store location is sixth branch serving Washington County-

Riverdale, UT –  America First Credit Union expands on its presence  in the St. George area with the opening of its newest location at 2928 E Mall Drive on Saturday, March 19. Located inside Lin’s Fresh Market, the branch is the second to open in St. George thus far in 2016, marking six branches in Washington County, with a total of 116 locations for the credit union servicing members throughout Utah and Southern Nevada.

Missy Shoell will serve as branch manager of the new Washington Fields Lin’s location. Shoell began her career with America First in 2006 in the American Fork area, where she quickly progressed into a leadership role and held several positions at multiple branches, mostly in Utah County. In 2012, Shoell made the move to the St. George area as a loan officer, where she later became the assistant manager of the St. George branch. Since July 2015, Shoell has served as the service center manager of the Hurricane Walmart Branch. She is currently working on obtaining a degree in Business Management through Brigham Young University Idaho.

A grand opening celebration will be held the week of March 21 – 26. The Washington Fields Lin’s branch is located at 2928 E Mall Drive St, George, Utah 84790. Branch hours are Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit www.americafirst.com, America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.

Members to Elect Board of Directors

In accordance with credit union bylaws, three America First members will be elected to the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting on April 19, 2016 at the David S. Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, Utah. These non-paying positions are voluntary.

Incumbent directors serving three-year terms are:

• Barney B. Chapman

• Kenlon W. Reeve

• Michael W. Roden

Those interested in applying must meet the following minimum criteria: Credit union membership in good standing; legal age (18 years or older); bondable; free from any conflicts of interest; and available for all Board of Directors, Committee, and other designated meetings, unless excused.

Please submit a letter of application to the 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, 2016 at the above address. You will be interviewed between January 12 and January 27, 2016 if you meet the criteria.

Nominations for Board positions by petition are also accepted. Those applying through this method 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, 2016 at the address listed previously.

Each applying member receives a copy of the election instructions. Elections will be conducted by ballot at the Annual Meeting. Nominations will not be accepted from the floor.

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