Annual Meeting

Important Notice:  New Horizons CU will conduct a VIRTUAL Annual Meeting via Microsoft Teams 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 2023
Thursday, Apr 27, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Click here to join meeting.
 
You can also dial in using your phone (audio only)
United States: +1 (972) 301-8576

Phone Conference ID: 545 564 737#

By clicking on the meeting link above or dialing in, you can access the meeting.  The link above also provides an option to download Teams.  If you already have Teams downloaded on your PC, simply click the Open Teams option to begin. (Opens in a new Window)

Please do not wait until April 27th to upload and test your Microsoft Teams connection.  If you have any trouble, call (251)316-3141 or email pveal@newhcu.org prior to April 27th.  On the day of the Annual Meeting, please log into the link 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 seating limitations,, room capacity, social distancing. 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 our building and room capacity is 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 Teams' 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 27th 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 17th by emailing Marketing@NewHCU.org with your name and mailing address for a printed copy or you will be able to download a copy from here after April 17th.

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.

*** 2023 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 Thursday, April 27, 2022, at 6 p.m. and will be held virtually via Office 365 TEAMS streamed from the New Horizons Credit Union Corporate Office at 622 Azalea Road, Mobile, AL.

Members may call or log in to the TEAMS meeting via a link and phone number provided on our website at NewHCU.org.

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 three Board of Director positions and one Supervisory Committee positions with all positions to serve a 3-year term include Board Incumbents: Linda Brown, Craig Jones, and Larry Landrum; and Supervisory Committee Incumbent: DeAnna Ferguson

Joy Mothershed is currently appointed by the Board of Directors to serve on the Supervisory Committee after the transition of Scott Huval to the Board in April 2022 who filled the vacancy left by William W. Lewis. The appointment of Ms. Mothershed is temporary until this Annual Meeting, at which time, if there is no opposition, Ms. Mothershed will be elected to fill Mr. Huval’s unexpired term by acclamation.

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, 2023, 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 27, 2023.

Slate of Officers Nominations

Board of Directors Nominees:

Linda J. Brown (Incumbent) – 3-year term:

Linda Brown currently serves as Chairman of New Horizons Credit Union’s Board of Directors.  She has served on the Board of Directors since 1988 and has also served on New Horizons Credit Union’s Credit Committee.  Linda has been a proud member since 1974 watching New Horizons Credit Union evolve and grow.  Linda has worked for Scott Paper, West Corporation, and Mobile Sheet Metal Company.  She is a member of the Mobile Society for Human Resource Management and has volunteered for numerous community efforts.

Craig Jones (Incumbent) – 3-year term:

Craig Jones currently serves as Treasurer of New Horizons Credit Union’s Board of Directors.  Since 1988, Craig has served in many capacities as an elected official of the Credit Union to help guide the Credit Union, management team, and staff.   He has witnessed many changes in the financial industry over the years and has seen New Horizons Credit Union meet the changes head on for the good of the membership.  For over 42 years, Craig was employed at Scott Paper which later became Kimberly Clark. Craig is now retired. 

Larry R. Landrum (Incumbent) – 3-year term:

Larry Landrum currently serves on the New Horizons Credit Union Board of Directors after having served on the Supervisory Committee prior to that for over twenty dedicated years.  Larry has been a member of New Horizons Credit Union for over fifty years and has watched it grow over the decades.  Larry Landrum is retired from the Kimberly Clark Corporation – formerly Scott Paper Company after 32 years of service.  Larry is also an active member of his church and many other community organizations.

 

Supervisory Committee Nominee:

DeAnna Ferguson (Incumbent) – 3-year term:

DeAnna Ferguson currently serves on the Supervisory Committee and has been a member of the Supervisory Committee since 2014.  DeAnna first began volunteering at New Horizons Credit Union in 2011 as an Associate Board Member. DeAnna has been employed by Volunteers of American Southeast for 30 years.  She currently serves as Vice President of Services.  DeAnna also serves on the Alabama Disabilities Leadership Coalition Board, People First of Alabama Advisory Board, and the Little Tree/Learning Tree Advisory Board.

Joy Mothershed – 1-year term:

Joy Mothershed is a manager at Smith, Dukes, & Buckalew, LLP.  She started her career with the CPA firm in 2014 as a Staff Accountant in the Tax and Assurance Department. Joy graduated from the University of South Alabama with a B.S. in Accounting in 2013 and a Master of Accounting in 2014. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. Joy is an active member of First Baptist Church of Dawes and serves as a Sunday school teacher.