Annual Meeting & Election Notice

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sean Patrick’s Restaurant, 3480 Millersport Hwy, Getzville NY 14068

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Dear Credit Union Member,

This year, there are two (2) positions open for election on the Board of Directors. Each position is for a three-year term. After careful review, the Nominating Committee, appointed by the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, has submitted the following nomination:

3 Year Term – H. Carl Hoffman (Incumbent)
H. Carl Hoffman retired from Sweet Home CSD in 1998 after teaching English for thirty-one years. He joined the credit union in 1979, with a six-year stint as Membership Chairperson, which was followed by three years on the Supervisory Committee. In 1988, Carl was elected to the Board of Directors, where he served 10 years as Secretary to the Board and, since 1999, President of the Board. He currently volunteers at Art Park during the summer months, and at Kleinhans Music Hall for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

3 Year Term – Dennis W. Johnson (Incumbent)
Dennis W. Johnson is a self-employed tax accountant who established a NY Accounting firm that provides personal and corporate income tax services, general accounting, and payroll services in the Buffalo area. He has a master’s degree in business administration from Canisius College, with an undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University. He carries the Certified Administrative Manager designation through an international management organization. Dennis has extensive experience in financial management serving as a controller, executive administrator, and receiver for both for profit and not-for profit organizations. In 2000, Dennis was elected to the Board of Directors, and, since 2002, served as Treasurer for the credit union.

Further nominations may be made by official petition signed by at least 1%, or 27 eligible Sweet Home FCU members. Official petitions may be obtained at the Credit Union office located at 1960 Sweet Home Rd, Amherst NY 14228. Official petitions must be completed in full compliance with the election rules as set forth in the rules and instructions for the completion of the official petition and must include each signer’s signature and printed name, account number, and the signer’s complete address and telephone number. Official petitions must be accompanied by a signed statement from the nominee that he or she is agreeable to the nomination and will accept office if elected.

Official petitions must be filed with the Secretary of the Board of Directors at the Credit Union office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2024. There will be no nominations from the floor at the Annual Meeting. In the event there is only one nominee for each position to be filled, the election will not be conducted by ballot and all nominees will be elected to the open positions by the casting of one vote. In the event there is more than one nominee for any position to be filled, voting will take place at the Annual Meeting by means of ballot boxes. Members unable to attend the annual meeting may submit a written request for an absentee ballot. Requests for an absentee ballot must be received by Friday, May 10, 2024, and addressed to the attention of the Secretary of the Board of Directors.

Barbara Ciepiela
Secretary of the Board
Sweet Home Federal Credit Union

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