Notice to Members

February 9th, 2018

The Monroe County Teachers Federal Credit Union will hold its 67th Annual Meeting after April 30th, 2018. The exact date, time and location will be announced in the coming weeks.

In accordance with National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) election procedures, and the bylaws of the credit union, the Board of Directors appoints a Nominating Committee to administer the election for open Board positions. For the 2018 Election, there will be three positions under consideration.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall conduct, direction, and stability of the Credit Union. It establishes policy and guides the organization’s growth. The Board meets monthly, as required by the Credit Union’s bylaws and at more frequent intervals as necessary. Credit Union members in good standing are eligible for nomination and election including those current Directors whose terms are expiring. Each Director position is for a three-year term.

Candidates should possess sound judgment, a desire to serve, and a willingness to devote sufficient time to their duties.

Candidates are selected by the Nominating Committee or by petition. The Nominating Committee names at least one candidate for each position available. The list of nominees selected by the Nominating Committee is attached to this notice.

Nominations may also be made by petition. Any petition for nomination must be submitted to the Secretary of the Board of Directors, c/o Monroe County Teachers Federal Credit Union, 1442 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL 33040, by close of business, Monday, March 12, 2018. The following items must be provided for nomination by petition:

A petition signed by at least one percent of the Credit Union’s members, minimum 20 with a maximum of 500. Signatures will be verified by the Credit Union and, for this purpose, each member signing a petition must print their name and Credit Union member number beside or under their signature.

A signed certificate from the nominee, stating that they are agreeable to nomination and will serve if elected to office.

A short biography of the nominee and their qualifications to serve on the credit union board. The names of all nominees will be posted in the lobby of the Credit Union by Friday, March 23rd, 2018.

The election will not be conducted by ballot, and there will be no nominations from the floor if the number of nominees equals the number of positions to be filled.

Sincerely,
Wanda Menendez
Board Secretary

 

The Monroe County Teachers Federal Credit Union has nominated the following members for board positions:

Carol J. Hankamp, Director & Supervisory Committee Chairperson
Carol has lived in Key West for 50 years and was a teacher for 31 of those years, retiring in 1997. She started teaching physical education at KWHS and then became an elementary counselor at Truman Elementary and retired from Glynn Archer Elementary School. While teaching at the elementary level she also served as building representative for the union.

When she moved to Key West she joined the credit union and realized what a great place the credit union was. She has served on the credit union board for several years. She is currently the chairwoman of the Supervisory Committee and responsible for performing financial audits on the credit union on a monthly basis. She also serves as President of Stand Up For Education, a nonprofit organization that donates Coverdell educational scholarships to children annually.

Carol states that the credit union provides a valuable service to our community and to its members and she would like to continue serving on the board of directors.

Holly Hummell-Gorman, Vice President
Holly Hummell-Gorman has been a teacher in the Monroe County School system since 1996. Holly holds a Bachelor Degree in K-12 Spanish Education from Florida State University. Mrs. Hummell-Gorman taught both Spanish and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at the elementary level at Sugarloaf School and Stanley Switlik School. Currently, she serves nearly five hundred teachers and school related personnel as the President of the United Teachers of Monroe (UTM) the union of teachers and school related personnel of Monroe County, Florida in the beautiful Florida Keys.

Holly Hummell-Gorman joined Monroe County Teachers Federal Credit Union in 1996 when she began her teaching career with the Monroe County School District. She became a member of the Monroe County Teachers Federal Credit Union Board in 2014 and currently serves as Vice President.

Henry Boza, Director
Henry has been an educator in the Monroe County School system since he graduated from college in 1989. Mr. Boza holds a dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biological Sciences and K-12 Spanish Education with a Chemistry Minor from Florida State University. Mr. Boza also has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from The University of South Florida, Tampa. He started his professional career as an educator in August of 1989 as a substitute teacher while working for NOAA. During this time he served as a substitute teacher at every school from Plantation Key to Key West. He then transitioned to an Emergency Teaching position at KWHS for an Algebra-I Teacher during her maternity leave. Following this, he remained working at KWHS as a High School Spanish Teacher.

Throughout his career Mr. Boza has served the students of Monroe County as a High School Teacher of Math and Spanish, Assistant Principal, Principal and District Level Curriculum Specialist for students who are speakers of other languages. Henry's passion has always been - and continues to be - for students who are English Language Learners (ELL).

Henry joined the Monroe County Teachers Federal Credit Union on the New and Beginning Teacher Orientation Day, where he financed his first vehicle with our credit union and has been saving ever since.