According to the bylaws of Arizona Federal, members who have joined
the credit union by December 31, 2012, are eligible to run for election
to the Board of Directors. Candidates may be selected by a nominating
committee or by submitting a petition signed by at least 500 Arizona
Federal members by February 1, 2013. For petition information, call
(602) 683-1599. Nominees will be elected by acclamation when there
is only one nominee for each position to be filled.
The following nominees have been selected by the nominating
committee as of December 31, 2012:
J.R. has been a member of Arizona Federal since 1971 and joined
the Board in 1981. Currently the Secretary, he has also served as
Treasurer, Vice Chairman and Chairman.
J.R. attended Arizona State University and is currently the principal
of his own engineering firm. He spent 30+ years with the City
of Tempe, retiring in 2003 as Engineering Manager. He has also
volunteered thousands of hours filling various roles in local and
national competitive swimming organizations.
Kelvin has been a member of Arizona Federal since 1995 and joined
the Board in 1997. He currently serves as Chairman, and has also
held the offices of Secretary and Vice Chairman.
Kelvin recently retired from his career as an executive and business
owner in the telecommunications industry and is currently co-owner of
a healthcare facility. His community service endeavors have included
coaching youth soccer and basketball, and four years as captain of a
volunteer fire company in Pennsylvania.
In each edition of About Us we will provide a list of actions taken by
our volunteer Board of Directors. Items recently approved include:
2013-2015 Financial Plan
Increase in Money Market and Everything Account dividend rates
2013 Retail Delivery Strategy
Removal/reduction of card replacement fees
Asset/Liability Management Policy
Consumer Lending Policy
To learn even more about how our cooperative works and the role
members can play, don't miss "Cooperatively Speaking," a blog by
our Board Chair, Kelvin Smith, at ArizonaFederal.org/Blog.