2021 Board Nominations
The following individuals have been nominated to serve on the ACU Board of Directors. We appreciate their commitment to volunteer for the betterment of ACU.
Position #1 (Three Year Term)
Kenneth S. Leonard
Kenneth Leonard is the CEO of ACU and a member of the Board of Directors. He has held several, if not all positions in the credit union for over 42 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an understanding of the military, as he was a dependent until his father’s retirement. Mr. Leonard participates in numerous community activities relating directly to Lewis McChord as well as the surrounding communities. His experience and knowledge of the workings and operations of the credit union make him an exceptional candidate for re-election.
Position #2 (Three Year Term)
William E. Harvey
William Harvey received a BS in Recreation Management from Slippery Rock University (PA). He has worked 44 years in the US Army Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation in management and administration of community activities. Duties included managing personnel, facilities and resources including multi-million-dollar budgets. He has since retired. Mr. Harvey joined the Board of Directors in December of 2008. He is an excellent candidate for re-election to the Board.
Position #3 (Three Year Term)
Benjamin A. Norbe
As an executive vice president, partner and “Top Producer” in his company, Ben Norbe is considered one of the premier commercial real estate investment sales specialists in the South Sound. During his twelve years at Kidder Mathews, Ben has successfully completed over $300 million in transactions. In addition to his involvement at America’s Credit Union, Ben is an active participant in the business community. Mr. Norbe is an excellent candidate for re-election.
Board Election Rules
Section 1. The annual meeting of the members must be held within the period authorized in the Act, in the county in which any office of the credit union is located or within a radius of 100 miles of such office, at the time and place as the board determines and announces in the notice of the annual meeting.
Section 2. At least 30 but no more than 75 days before the date of any annual meeting or at least 7 days before the date of any special meeting of the members, the secretary must give written notice to each member by in person delivery, or by mailing the written notice to each member at the address that appears on the records of this credit union. Notice of the annual meeting may be given by posting the notice in a conspicuous place in the office of this credit union where it may be read by the members, at least 30 days prior to such meeting, if the annual meeting is to be held during the same month as that of the previous annual meeting and if this credit union maintains an office that is readily accessible to members where regular business hours are maintained. Any meeting of the members, whether annual or special, may be held without prior notice, at any place or time, if all the members entitled to vote, who are not present at the meeting, waive notice in writing, before, during, or after the meeting.
Notice of any special meeting must state the purpose for which it is to be held, and no business other than that related to this purpose may be transacted at the meeting.
Section 3. Special meetings of the members may be called by the chair or the board of directors upon a majority vote, or by the supervisory committee as provided in these bylaws, and may be held at any location permitted for the annual meeting. A special meeting must be called by the chair within 30 days of the receipt of a written request of 25 members or 5% of the members as of the date of the request, whichever number is larger. However, a request of no more than 500 members may be required for such meeting. The notice of a special meeting must be given as provided in section 2 of this article.
Section 4. The suggested order of business at annual meetings of members is–
(a) Ascertainment that a quorum is present.
(b) Reading and approval or correction of the minutes of the last meeting.
(c) Report of directors, if there is one.
(d) Report of the financial officer or the chief management official.
(e) Report of the credit committee, if there is one.
(f) Report of the supervisory committee.
(g) Unfinished business.
(h) New business other than elections.
The order of business must comply with “Robert’s Rules of Order.”
Section 5. Except as otherwise provided, 15 members constitute a quorum at annual or special meetings. If no quorum is present, an adjournment may be taken to a date not fewer than 7 nor more than 14 days thereafter. The members present at any such adjourned meeting will constitute a quorum, regardless of the number of members present. The same notice must be given for the adjourned meeting as is prescribed in section 2 of this article for the original meeting, except that such notice must be given not fewer than 5 days previous to the date of the meeting as fixed in the adjournment.
Article V. Elections
Section 1. At least 120 days prior to each annual meeting the chair will appoint a nominating committee of not fewer than three members. It is the duty of the nominating committee to nominate at least one member for each vacancy, including any unexpired term vacancy, for which elections are being held, and to determine that the members nominated are agreeable to the placing of their names in nomination and will accept office if elected. The nominating committee files its nominations with the secretary of the credit union at least 90 days prior to the annual meeting, and the secretary notifies in writing all members eligible to vote at least 75 days prior to the annual meeting that nominations for vacancies may also be made by petition signed by 1% of the members with a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 500.
The written notice must indicate that the election will not be conducted by ballot and there will be no nominations from the floor when there is only one nominee for each position to be filled. A brief statement of qualifications and biographical data in a form approved by the board of directors will be included for each nominee submitted by the nominating committee with the written notice to all eligible members. Each nominee by petition must submit a similar statement of qualifications and biographical data with the petition. The written notice must state the closing date for receiving nominations by petition. In all cases, the period for receiving nominations by petition must extend at least 30 days from the date that the petition requirement and the list of nominating committee’s nominees are mailed to all members. To be effective, such nominations must be accompanied by a signed certificate from the nominee or nominees stating that they are agreeable to nomination and will serve if elected to office. Such nominations must be filed with the secretary of the credit union at least 40 days prior to the annual meeting and the secretary will ensure that nominations by petition along with those of the nominating committee are posted in a conspicuous place in each credit union office at least 35 days prior to the annual meeting.
Section 2. All persons nominated by either the nominating committee or by petition must be placed before the members. When nominations are closed, tellers are appointed by the chair, ballots are distributed, the vote is taken and tallied by the tellers, and the results announced. All elections are determined by plurality vote and will be by ballot except where there is only one nominee for each position to be filled.
Nominations cannot be made from the floor unless insufficient nominations have been made by the nominating committee or by petition to provide for one nominee for each position to be filled or circumstances prevent the candidacy of the one nominee for a position to be filled. Only those positions without a nominee are subject to nominations from the floor. In the event nominations from the floor are permitted and result in more than one nominee for a position to be filled, when nominations have been closed, tellers are appointed by the chair, ballots are distributed, the vote is taken and tallied by the tellers, and the results announced. When only one member is nominated for each position to be filled, the chair may take a voice vote or declare each nominee elected by general consent or acclamation at the annual meeting.