2018 Annual Meeting & Board of Directors Election

Annual Meeting

Meet your Board of Directors

April 26, 2018

6:00 pm

City Center Branch

1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005

All members are invited to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting at the new City Center Branch. Please enter on I (“Eye”) Street between 11th and 12th.

Please contact Alexis Santos at 301-933-9100, ext. 323 if you plan to attend.


Election

Any candidate not selected to run by the Nominating Committee has the option of running by petition by obtaining the authorized signatures of one percent (1%) of the total Signal Financial membership (232 as of 11/30/17). For the purpose of verification, these authorized signatures must be accompanied by the member’s printed name and address.

Nominations by Petition must be received no later than February 12, 2018. If no Nominations by Petition are submitted by February 12, 2018, the election will not take place, and the candidates above will be elected to the Board by acclamation. If one or more Nominations by Petition are submitted, voting will be conducted by mail.

Board of Directors Candidates

The Signal Financial members described below are running for re-election to the Board of Directors. The nine members of the Board of Directors establish policies for Signal Financial Federal Credit Union and are also responsible for the direction of the credit union.

Andy Mekelburg  |  Incumbent

I served on the Supervisory Committee for six years and have been a member of the Board of Directors for the last 18 years. I am currently Chairman of the Board and have served as such for several years. I have chaired the Supervisory Committee, Member Service Committee, HR Committee, Volunteer Committee and ALCO. In addition, I served as Board Secretary for several years and served as Treasurer for one year. I am a retired employee of Verizon and joined the credit union in 1986. I worked in various accounting positions at Verizon for 23 years.

I would like to continue to serve on the Board of Directors. I believe I have a vast amount of knowledge and experience necessary to move the credit union forward. My expertise in accounting is valuable—especially in these competitive economic times. I stay abreast of current financial market conditions by attending seminars pertinent to credit union issues. I read credit union publications, magazines and newspapers regarding issues faced by credit unions and other financial institutions. I bring a great deal of knowledge and experience to the credit union and wish to see it succeed in the future and continue to provide excellent service for our members.

I have been a Signal Financial FCU member for all of my adult life. It is my primary financial institution and I believe strongly in our products and services! I was first elected Chairman of the Board in 1987. Previously I served as Vice Chairman, Supervisory Committee Chairman and Chairman of various board committees: Member Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Financial Performance. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Georgetown University and a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Policy from George Washington University. Currently, I run my own consulting firm providing management advice and strategic direction to organizations in Washington, DC, after working for Verizon and its predecessors for many years. As the financial industry continually changes, I strongly believe that credit unions are more critical than ever. Credit unions are member owned and exist to serve their members. I believe that I can represent all our members to make sure that they get the best financial services and service from Signal Financial. My focus is to ensure that the credit union is using the latest technology, offering the newest financial services, providing the most responsive service and the best rates for our members, with a strong financial base for the credit union. I have been working with the credit union team to provide access to all members, wherever they are, through strategic placement of branches and continued deployment of new applications to allow members to satisfy all their needs remotely.

Eileen Booker  |  Incumbent

I received my college degree from Strayer Business College while working for the telephone company, where I was promoted through the ranks to manager. I was asked to volunteer for the Supervisory Committee, and a couple of years later, a position became  available on the Board of Directors and I was asked to take that position. I have now been a volunteer on the Board of Directors for over 30 years.

I have attended various board training conferences and taken online training as well. I have also been a member of or chaired most of the board committees. Signal has been my primary financial institution for over 50 years. I continue to encourage others that there is an alternative to banks. Our credit union is able to provide the same technology as a bank and provide even better service. I am looking forward to more people joining our credit union, so we can be amongst the largest credit unions in the area. With more members come increased assets, loans and improved technology.

Mary McCormick  |  Incumbent

I served on the Supervisory Committee for six years and have been a member of the Board of Directors for the last 18 years. I am currently Vice Chairman of the Board and have served as such for several years. I have chaired the Supervisory Committee, Member Service Committee, HR Committee, Volunteer Committee and ALCO. In addition, I served as Board Secretary for several years and served as Treasurer for one year.

I am a retired employee of Verizon and joined the credit union in 1986. I worked in various accounting positions at Verizon for 23 years. I would like to continue to serve on the Board of Directors. I believe I have a vast amount of knowledge and experience necessary to move the credit union forward. My expertise in accounting is valuable—especially in these competitive economic times. I stay abreast of current financial market conditions by attending seminars pertinent to credit union issues. I read credit union publications, magazines and newspapers regarding issues faced by credit unions and other financial institutions. I bring a great deal of knowledge and experience to the credit union and wish to see it succeed in the future and continue to provide excellent service for our members.

The Capitol Hill branch and ATM is temporarily closed.

President's Day

All branches and the call center will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Digital Member Support will close at 4 PM on Friday, September 30th. Online banking and ATMs are available 24/7. Our apologies for any inconvenience. 

Closure Notice

Due to inclement weather all Signal Financial branches are closed today. ATMs, mobile and online banking services are fully operational 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Digital Member support will close at 12 PM on Saturday, October 1st. Online banking and ATMs are available 24/7. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Labor Day Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 in observance of Labor Day.

Independence Day Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day.

Juneteenth Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth.

Memorial Day Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day.

Presidents’ Day Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

New Years Day Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 in observance of New Year's Day.

The Capitol Hill, City Center and Leisure World branches will be closed on Thursday, December 30th, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience. Have a safe Holiday!

Christmas Holiday Closures

All branches and the call center will be closed on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 and Tuesday, October 4, 2022 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

All branches and the call center will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2022 and Friday, November 25, 2022 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Veterans Day Holiday Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.