Notice of Nominations by Petition
Three Serve Credit Union Board of Director positions are open for the upcoming 2018 election. Current candidates include: David Ness (incumbent), Mike Morgan, and Eric Hartman. All candidate biographies are listed below. No nominations will be accepted from the floor. If you still wish to have your name considered for the Board of Directors, nominations may be made by petition no later than December 31, 2017.
Members wishing to run for the Board of Directors by petition must submit a Questionnaire for Nominees by Petition and a Petition for Nomination signed by at least 1% of the membership (currently 52), who are eligible to vote. Eligibility to vote requires that the member is at least 16 years of age and holds primary ownership of a basic shares account that is in good standing at Serve Credit Union.
If you have any questions about the petition form please contact Jami Weems at email@example.com or (515) 243-2677.
All petition forms must contain the required Statement of Nomination and Verification of Eligibility to Vote. Signatures not containing the required statement will not be counted. The completed and signed Questionnaire for Nominees by Petition and the accompanying Petition for Nomination must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on December 31, 2017. Petitioners may present these documents to Serve Credit Union, c/o Nominating Committee, 423 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309. Mailed documents must be postmarked no later than Saturday, December 30, 2017.
All nominations will be posted at the credit union and online at least 30 days before the annual meeting. The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held on March 1, 2018 at the Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive in Des Moines.
David Ness (Incumbent)
David is a Captain with the Des Moines Police Department with over 23 years of service. David has a Masters of Public Administration from Drake University. He has served as the Credit Union’s Past President for 5 years and Board Chair for 9 years. David has also served on the DM Police Burial, Bargaining, Rec Center, Gold Braid Assoc., Retiree Trust (past Trustee), Iowa State Police Assoc., Iowa Chiefs of Police Assoc. (Past President), Police Executive Research Forum, Greater DM Leadership Institute, Int. Assoc. of Chiefs of Police, St. Johns Lutheran Church (Past Director) and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. With over 2 decades of knowledge, experience and relationships in credit unions, government & local business have proven invaluable to help provide our valued members with: increased products (CDs, IRAs, student loans, mortgages, etc.); enhanced service (drive thru, online banking, financial planning, new branches, etc.); and competitive rates. When asked why he would like to continue serving on the Board, David stated: “Volunteer service with the CU Board has proven incredibly rewarding. I am particularly proud of the new products, rates and service our members have received. In 2018, I am eager to help provide our members with a new suburban branch and enhanced service through employee training and retention.”
Mike has served 15 years with the City of Des Moines Fire Department and is currently a Fire Captain. He has a BS Degree Public Administration/Executive Fire Officer. Mike currently serves on the Board of Trustee Camp Township and Des Moines Fire Local Union 4 as an executive Board Member. When asked about running for the Board Mike responded: “As a Trustee in Camp Township, I feel that experience of organizing a community and a watch dog of finances gives me knowledge of what it takes to work as a team member and make decisions. Also as an Executive Board Member of our fire union, I can lead by example, represent members and be someone that can be contacted with issues. I have been a member of this credit union for over 27 years. I have had several good experiences with loans and the people who work there. I feel that it is my duty to give back and step up to be the next board member of Serve Credit Union so I can continue the tradition of growing a successful Credit Union in the State of Iowa. Helping people and being part of a team is something I enjoy.”
Eric is a Des Moines Police Officer with over 17 years of experience. Eric received his Bachelor’s in Finance/Economics from the University of Nebraska. My background from college is in finance and economics. I have continued to be actively involved in my own personal financial well-being along with my family. I have a general understanding of the banking industry and how it serves the interests of the community it operates in.” Eric then continued with: “I believe I could bring enthusiasm and life experience to the board. I am a person who is always open to new ideas and listening to what people desire. I am not afraid to make decisions for the greater good and be respectful in explaining those decisions. I understand the need for the board to have smart, dedicated people that will continue to lead the credit union into the future. The credit union must continue to evolve to meet the needs of its members as the financial world around us also continues to shift and evolve.”