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While there are many reasons people trust credit unions to handle their financial needs, perhaps the most important reason is this: credit union members are also the owners, with a voice in the governance of their financial institution. That voice includes the opportunity to run for the credit union’s Board of Directors. In that spirit, Consumers Credit Union is accepting applications for members to run for its Board of Directors.

Members interested in applying to serve on CCU’s Board should send a statement of intent via e-mail to [email protected], or by mail to Consumers Cooperative Credit Union, Attention: Nomination Committee, 1075 Tri-State Pkwy Suite 850, Gurnee, IL 60031-1811. Applicants must include their name, address, daytime, and evening phone numbers to be considered. Candidates must meet the Nomination Policy requirements of CCU which shall be provided with the Volunteer Board Member Application to be eligible. The deadline for applying is 5:00 pm on Friday, October 22, 2021, with the election to be held at the CCU’s Annual Meeting on March 9, 2022. Those elected to the Board will serve a three (3) year term.  If you fail to submit a Volunteer Board Application Form by the due date established by the Nomination Committee and then seek to be nominated from the floor at the Annual Meeting, you MUST submit the Application Form no later than twenty-one (21) days prior to the Annual Meeting.  Your submittal will be evaluated by the Nominating Committee to determine if you meet all applicable qualification standards established by the Board of Directors.  If you do not meet those standards, your nomination from the floor will not be considered.

“Consumers Credit Union is looking for members with an interest in guiding the future of CCU,” said Sean M. Rathjen, CCU President/CEO. “The ability to serve on our all-volunteer Board of Directors is a privilege unique to credit unions. Our Board consists of thirteen members with this year having four of the members up for election.  Our Board Members come from many different backgrounds. This diversity ensures we explore opportunities and challenges from numerous points of view.”

Volunteers serving on the Board of Directors are required to attend meetings approximately once per month throughout the year. “Our Board takes their responsibilities very seriously,” continued Rathjen. “Their focus and insight on strategy and regulatory aspects of CCU have helped us grow and evolve since the credit union was founded in 1930. We encourage all members to consider serving on our Board and look forward to receiving applications from many qualified candidates.”

For more information about applying for the Board of Directors, contact Lauren Schultz, Executive Assistant, at 847.265.5540.