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Annual Elections & Meeting

52nd Annual Meeting

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:30 pm
Erlene Darby Learning Center 49249 Hwy 30, Westport, Oregon
Doors open at 6 pm

The Board of Directors has approved three nominees for three positions on the Board of Directors from applications submitted by members. Their names and biographical information are included below.


An election will not be conducted by ballot, and there will be no nominations from the floor at the annual meeting when the number of nominees equals the number of positions to be filled, which is currently the situation. Any other member who desires to run for the Board may do so now only by a nomination by petition signed by 270 credit union members over the age of 18-years.


An application may be requested by calling 1-800-773-3236, ext 3124 or ext 3115. Completed applications must be received by end of business on February 6, 2019, and may be mailed to Wauna Credit Union, Attn: Governance Committee, PO Box 67, Clatskanie, OR 97016, or may be turned in at any branch location by the end of business February 6, 2019.


George Dunkel of Scappoose -  George is the current Wauna Credit Union Board Chair. He has served on the Board of Director’s since 2010 and on nearly every sub-committees as well as the CUSO. After 28 years in the Fire Service he retired as Fire Chief of Columbia River Fire and Rescue. He is an active community member and currently serves as the Chair on the Oregon Fire Chief’s Foundation. George works now as the Consulting Services Program Administrator for Special Districts Association of Oregon. George and Vicki are blessed with three daughters, son in laws and nine grandchildren, they recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.


Kenneth Gates of Forest Grove - Ken is the current Wauna Credit Union Supervisory Committee Chair. He has been serving on the Supervisory Committee since 2012 as well as the Wauna Credit Union Services Organization Board since 2015. He retired from the insurance industry after 25 years. As an active community member, he has served a member of the organizing committee for CCET. He formerly served as Secretary of SHEDCO, President of South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, President of Columbia County Rotary Club, President of NAIFA Portland, and as the Columbia Pacific Food Bank Board President.


Jill Hult of Vernonia - Jill is a former Vernonia City Councilor serving from 2015-18. She is an active community member with volunteer activities that currently include work with the Columbia County Tourism Steering Committee. She formerly served on Vernonia City Budget Committee as Chairperson and Columbia County Commission on Children and Families along with a few others. She is currently working as an Employment Specialist at Columbia Community Mental Health.


What is an Annual Meeting?

Each year, Wauna Credit Union, and all Credit Unions for that matter, hold an Annual Meeting to share with our member-owners the financial status and growth of our Credit Union during the prior year.  The results of our Board Of Director elections are also announced at the event.

Our 51st Annual Meeting was held in March at the Wauna Erlene Darby Learning Center.

An Annual Report is produced each year for the Annual meeting, it offers reports from key figures at Wauna Credit Union, as well as our financials presented in a statement and graphs.

Read the 2017 Annual Report: 

PDF Version / Digital Version