Erlene Darby Learning Center 49249 Hwy 30, Westport, OR
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, 6:30pm
Doors open at 6pm/Light refreshments served
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.
William “Bill” Delager, Incumbent, Birkenfeld
I am a lifelong resident of Oregon. I attended Clackamas High School, Oregon State University and I earned a PHO in Economics from Portland State University. I am married to Sheila, a high school classmate. We have two daughters and three granddaughters. I am retired from the Air Force and Air National Guard. Sheila is a retired CPA. We are enjoying retirement, tending our farm and active in volunteer activities. In the past I have served on the Mist-Birkenfeld Rural Fire Protection District Board, the Upper Nehalem Watershed Council Board and the Columbia Soil and Water Conservation District Board. I appreciate having had the opportunity to represent you on the Wauna Board these past eight years. I look forward to serving again. Thank you.
Erick Holsey, Incumbent, Clatskanie
I am interested in serving on Wauna Federal Credit Union Board of Directors as an opportunity to serve my community in the spirit of volunteering. I am a longtime resident of Clatskanie, a graduate of Clatskanie High School, US Army veteran and currently employed at Columbia River Fire & Rescue/Scappoose Rural Fire Protection District. My educational background is a Bachelor of Science in Fire Service Administration with a minor in chemistry from Western Oregon University and A.A.S degrees in Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Technology Paramedic, and Oregon Transfer Degree from Chemeketa Community College. I have been awarded approximately $900,000 dollars in federal grants to include a new fire engine for our community. Throughout my residence I have had the opportunity to serve on the Clatskanie School Board as a director and on the budget committee, a member of the Clatsop County Advisory Board for Fire suppression and EMS programs, the Columbia County Fire Investigation Team, and the Lower Columbia Regional Training Association. My local civic memberships include the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. I believe that my experience and education with public service provides myself a unique skill set that can have a benefit to credit union members and the community in which I live. As a frequent customer, I have always been greeted by friendly staff, helped with all types of financial transactions and have been provided sound advice. I would like to take this opportunity to provide some of my time into helping those employees continue to provide that service while encouraging other community members to share my same experience.
Robin Clarke, Rainier
As a long-time member of WFCU, individually and for business, it would be my great pleasure to have the opportunity to not only continue learning about the credit union industry, but to also help the credit union’s continued growth and success in our local communities. I have been on the Supervisory Committee for three years and have seen WFCU grow into a strong financial institution. It supports and encourages individuals and businesses in our area and this is such a vital benefit to all of us in the region. I have developed a strong background in business and administration over many years and I believe I can add value as a member of the Board by having a broad general understanding of business practices and principles. Confidentiality, and having to make informed and sometimes difficult decisions, are part of my job to serve the best interests of our family businesses. This comes naturally to me, along with the energy and commitment to help in any way that will be a benefit to the Board and WFCU. I wish to continue my service beyond my current role as a member of WFCU’s Supervisory Committee and also serve on the Board of Directors.
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 member who desires to run for the Board may do so now only by a nomination by petition signed by 270 credit union members in good standing 18 years of age or older.
An application may be requested by calling 1-800-773-3236, Ext 3124. Completed applications may be mailed to ATTN: Governance Committee P.O. Box 67 Clatskanie, OR 97016 or delivered in person to any branch.
Completed applications must be received by end of business on February 6, 2020.