Seeking Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee Members
Our Annual Meeting on April 18, 2023 will be going back to an in person event. Please click here for information on this year's meeting. SnoCope Credit Union is presently looking for enthusiastic, volunteer Supervisory Committee Members. If you are interested in serving, you are invited to submit your credentials.
To submit an application, volunteers should send a letter of interest and complete the following:
A Volunteer Application, a Volunteer Agreement and a Code of Ethics Statement.
To download each of these forms click here.
Mail your information to:
SnoCope Nominating Committee
3130 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
or email your information to email@example.com,
or email to the Attention Nominating Committee:
- John Billen - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Peter Rudolph - email@example.com
- Sheila Postle - Sheila.Postel@co. snohomish.wa.us
Volunteer Board & Supervisory Committee
The Board of Directors is made up of volunteers elected by a vote from the membership.
- Shelia Postle - Board Chairperson
- Noelle Matthews - Vice Chairperson
- Steve Torrence - Treasurer
- Peter Rudolf - Secretary
- Jeffrey Craig - Member
- Daniel Thompson - Member
- John Billen - Member
The Supervisory Committee is made up of volunteers elected by a vote from the membership.
The Committee is responsible for assuring the safe and sound operations of the credit union on behalf of the members. They review internal controls and procedures, perform account verification, and initiate the annual audit from a local CPA firm.
- Chris Leavines - Chairperson
- Andrew Rardin - Secretary
- Sean Kipina - Member
- Gina Pena - Member
- Andrew Rardin - Member
- Polagaya McLaughline Fine - Member
Job Descriptions - Board Of Directors & Supervisory Committee
SnoCope's Board of Directors is comprised of 7 board members and 5 Supervisory Committee members each of whom serves a 3 year term. Terms are staggered to assure continuity of leadership. Both groups are elected in accordance with the credit union's Bylaws.
The Board Purpose
The Board determines strategic direction, and is responsible for financial safety and soundness of the organization and ensures that the Policies and Procedures established are maintained in accordance with applicable law and regulations, and that the Credit Union remains in compliance with both.
The Board is currently meeting once a month on the second Tuesday via GotoMeeting from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.
As a member of the Board of Directors or the Supervisory Committee, Directors participate in the Annual Strategic Plan, the Annual Budget and define the Mission and Vision Statements. The Board Director also ensures that the guiding principles are followed by all volunteers and staff.
Spervisory Committee Purpose
Directors who serve on the Supervisory Committee, the auditing entity of the Board, are specifically responsible to review internal controls and procedures, perform account verification, and initiate the annual audit from a local CPA firm. The Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for the following:
- The integrity of the Credit Union’s financial statements;
- The qualifications and independence of the internal audit function; and
- The performance of the Credit Union’s independent audit function and to supervise any independent auditors...
The Supervisory Committee is currently meeting both in-person at the credit union and virtually via GotoMeeting from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, once a month, on the second Tuesday.
Qualifications for the Board & Supervisory Committee
Directors are required to:
Possess governance experience and/or strategic competencies pertinent to the Credit Union's future.
Meet the requirements contained in the Credit Union's bylaws:
- Be a member of the Credit Union at the time of being nominated for office.
- Satisfy any bonding requirements of the Credit Union.
- Agree to the terms of the Credit Union's Code of Ethics Policy
- Not be related to an employee at the Credit Union.
- Be eligible to vote in Credit Union elections and at membership meetings.
- Not be employed by the Credit Union or any subsidiary during the past two (2) years.
- Be a resident of Washington State.
Read the election information kit and be willing to accept the responsibilities of office.
Be able and willing to act independently and objectively.
Attend 12 monthly meetings of the Credit Union.
Attend the annual Strategic Planning session, the DFI/DCU exam and outside audit exit reviews.
Set the par value of shares and minimum of shares required for membership in the Credit Union.
Designate the Principal Operating Officer who will act as President/CEO.
Declare monthly dividends on shares and set the rate of interest on deposits etc.
Ambassador & Advocate Program
Do you see value in sharing information that betters other persons lives?
Wish you could find a free resource for a Financial Wellness Program?
Want to participate in ongoing socially responsible community-building events?
Ambassadors and Advocates Improve Their Communities
Ambassadors are SnoCope members and outreach proponents who serve as the point of contact for SnoCope related matters, information and events in their specific employer groups. Many Ambassadors joined SnoCope early in their careers and have experienced the benefits of their not-for-profit credit union over the course of their own lives and in their community. Ambassadors are members in good standing who want to further SnoCope’s mission.
Advocates are responsible leaders in employer groups who see value in SnoCope’s community outreach services like: SnoCope’s Free Financial Wellness Program, and SnoCope’s socially responsible community enrichment and fundraising activities. They understand the value of a credit union as a not-for-profit resource that returns goodness and value to their membership - and to the surrounding community.
Both Ambassadors and Advocates are networking professionals. They post ongoing and upcoming information to employee boards, they communicate via email and social media, and they distribute flyers and brochures about SnoCope’s:
- Fundraising / Socially Responsible Community Support Activities - ie) Snohomish County Slide Relief Fund
- Community Enrichment Events - ie) National Night Out Against Crime
- FREE Financial Wellness Seminars - ie) ID Theft Protection
- Beneficial Time Specific Loan / Savings Promotions - ie) Visa Balance Transfer & Holiday Skip-A-Pay
What Are The Benefits Of Being A Volunteer Ambassador?
- Free checks with a SnoCope checking account
- Receive Travel Card services for FREE. (Few institutions use Travelers Checks anymore.)
- You are the frontline distribution point for all SnoCope information.
- Natural path to a volunteer Board of Director’s role
- You are a resource to your business associates, friends and family.
What Are The Benefits Of Being An Advocate?
- You are the frontline distribution point for all SnoCope information.
- Natural path to a volunteer Board of Director’s role (if you join SnoCope)
- You are a resource to your staff and the community.
The Ambassador and Advocate Program
Initiated in 1993, the Ambassador and Advocate Program continues to grow. SnoCope’s “people helping people” mission advances the credit union movement - which is all about bettering people’s lives and building a strong financial foundation.
The Credit Union Mission
SnoCope’s intention also parallels the Northwest Credit Union Association’s mission - “the truth is, credit unions are good for consumers... Northwest credit unions donate millions, volunteer thousands of hours, improve (the) financial capability of students and adults, and make reasonable loans that help people start businesses and keep their homes and cars in tough times.” Credit unions are all about doing good in their community, and that’s what Ambassadors and Advocates do as well!
For more information email Tracey Johnson, Business Developer & Marketing Director at Tracey@SnoCope.org or call 425-405-9983.Go to main navigation