Annual Meeting

Important Notice:  As of 2/25/2021, the Annual Meeting LOCATION HAS CHANGED due to USA Campus closure.  New Horizons CU will conduct a VIRTUAL Annual Meeting via GoToMeeting that will be streamed from the NHCU Corporate Office at 622 Azalea Road, Mobile, AL  36609.  Information on how to view and/or listen to accommodate members with computers and those with only telephones is as follows:


Annual Meeting 2021
Fri, Apr 23, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/NHCUAnnualMeeting/2021(Opens in a new Window)

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211

Access Code: 555-846-693

Join from a video-conferencing room or system.
Dial in or type: 67.217.95.2 or inroomlink.goto.com
Meeting ID: 555 846 693
Or dial directly: 555846693@67.217.95.2 or 67.217.95.2##555846693

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/555846693(Opens in a new Window)

Please do not wait until April 23rd to upload and test your GoToMeeting connection.  If you have any trouble, call (251)316-3141 or email pveal@newhcu.org prior to April 23rd.  On the day of the Annual Meeting, please log into GoToMeeting at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to avoid any computer boot-up or other unforeseen delays.  The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. CT.

Our Corporate Office at 622 Azalea Road, Mobile, AL 36609 will allow for a few members to attend in person as we stream the virtual meeting.  However, we are limiting attendance due to group size and social distancing restrictions, and doors will not open until 5:30 p.m. CT to allow Corporate Operations and staff time to close for the day.  Once our maximum room capacity is reached, we cannot admit more attendees.  Please note that even if group gatherings and social distancing restrictions are lifted by the date of our Annual Meeting, our building and room capacity is still limited due to fire marshal regulations.

The ability to conduct a virtual meeting at this time, is particularly important for anyone with children and anyone with a weakened immune system who we ask to remain at home for their well-being.  There will be an opportunity for questions via GoToMeeting's Chat function.

Members who can only call in have the opportunity to have their topic addressed at the Annual Meeting by contacting (251) 316-3141 by 2 p.m., April 22nd or by arranging a phone meeting with our President/CEO after the Annual Meeting.

Please also note that no door prizes, no refreshments, and no member gifts are available for this Annual Meeting.  There is no need for an election since the slate of officers as presented by the Nominating Committee will be elected by acclamation.

A copy of the Annual Report can be requested after April 15th by emailing Marketing@NewHCU.org with your name and mailing address for a printed copy or click the Annual Report button below for an electronic copy.


Below is a copy of the initial notice that was sent to the membership with a brief bio of the nominees on the Slate of Officers as presented by the Nominating Committee.

*** 2021 Annual Meeting of the Membership & Nominee Information***


New Horizons Credit Union is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee who are elected by our membership at the Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 23, 2021, at 6 p.m. at the University of South Alabama – Student Center - Mobile, AL.  However, as was the case in 2020, attendance may become limited by State of Alabama social distancing and room capacity restrictions and unexpected University of South Alabama’s pandemic restrictions. These possible restrictions may also cause the meeting to relocate and/or be conducted via a virtual meeting setting.  Notice to any Annual Meeting relocation or changes will be posted at NewHCU.org, posted at all branches, sent to members via an e-Notification, and posted on NHCU social media as the date approaches. (Please see Important Notice as of 2/25/21 for Virtual Meeting Information now in place as the USA Campus is not available.)

The Nominating Committee, appointed by the Board Chairman, nominates at least one (1) member for each vacancy and determines that the nominees are qualified and willing to serve. The slate of candidates, as presented by the Nominating Committee, for two Board of Director positions and one Supervisory Committee position with all positions to serve a 3-year term include Board Incumbents: Ralph Altice and William W. “W.W.” Lewis, and Supervisory Committee Incumbent: Scott Huval.

A brief statement of qualifications is included in this notice. Per Credit Union Bylaws, an election will not be conducted by ballot, and there will be no nominations from the floor where there is at least one nominee for each position to be filled.

Nominations for vacancies may still be made by petition signed by 1% of the members with a maximum of 500.  Each nominee by petition must submit a similar statement of qualifications and biographical data with the petition. Nominations by petition must be accompanied by a signed certificate from the nominee that they are agreeable to nomination and will serve if elected to office. All signed petitions must be received by March 1, 2021 and submitted to:

Secretary of the Board
New Horizons Credit Union
P.O. Box 2966
Mobile, AL 36652

Any candidate who wishes to run for office must be a member in good standing with the Credit Union. Interested and qualified members may obtain a candidate/petition packet from the Corporate Office at 622 Azalea Road, Mobile, AL 36609.

Should there be no contest, nominees to the New Horizons Credit Union Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee will be elected by acclamation at the Credit Union’s Annual Meeting on April 23, 2021.

Nominating Committee Slate of Officers Nominations

Board of Directors Nominees:

Ralph Altice (Incumbent) – 3-year term:

Ralph Altice has served on the Board of Directors for over six years and formerly served on the Supervisory Committee. He has been a member of the Credit Union for over 31 years.  Ralph is retired and was employed at BASF Corporation as a Senior Production Cost Accountant.  He is past Chairman of the Board of Directors for MARC and has served on the State of Alabama ARC Board of Directors.  He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and an MBA.  He is a member of several local and national organizations. He is also an active member of his church.

William W. “W.W.” Lewis (Incumbent) – 3-year term:

W.W. Lewis has served on the Board of Directors for over 12 years and formerly served on the NHCU Supervisory Committee for 13 years and served as Chairman for 10 years.  He has been a member of the Credit Union for over 53 years.  W.W. is retired from Kimberly Clark Corporation, formerly Scott Paper Company, after 38 years.  He is an active member of his church where he has served as Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, and other committees.  He is a Master Mason and active member of Lodge #637 in Citronelle, AL.

Supervisory Committee Nominee:

Scott Huval (Incumbent) – 3-year term:

Scott C. Huval has served as a member of the New Horizons Credit Union Supervisory Committee for over nine years.  Prior to that, Scott held an Associate Director position for the New Horizons Credit Union Board of Directors.  Scott is currently employed as a Senior Accounting Manager at Volunteers of America, Southeast.  He graduated in 1990 from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  Scott Huval also holds two accounting certifications, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.