Nominations for Associate Board Members & Committee Members

The Heart of an Owner – Are You Ready?

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS…starting in 2018 with declaring our intentions. This year we will experiment with the design, tweak the rules and processes, and encourage a set of shareholders to be the first to fill these brand-new roles.

The lifeblood of any cooperative is the active owner. Cooperatives rely on owners who are active not just as consumers of the cooperative’s products and services, but also as owners with a passion for ensuring the cooperative is the type of organization they want to own.

To be successful, cooperatives must solicit owners who have a shareholder’s soul. This means owners who not only want a return from their cooperative, but act to ensure the cooperative can deliver. An owner with a shareholder’s soul understands the balance between the needs of consumers and owners, and works to maintain that balance, with equal respect for both points of view.

Download the Handbook for More Information About the New Program

Associate Board Director

Participate as a non-voting member in the CU*Answers boardroom, lending your voice to our governance while helping us build a pool of Board-ready candidates that can take on special assignments or fill vacancies between election cycles.

Serve on Board Committees

Participate on one of the standing committees of the CU*Answers Board of Directors, or serve on special project committees as the need arises.

Nominate Someone or Yourself

If you would like to participate, take a look at the opportunities presented in the above booklet and consider putting your name forward as a candidate. And don’t hesitate to challenge us on our commitment to these goals. We work for you.
– The CU*Answers Board of Directors

The intent of this program is to maintain an ongoing pool of shareholders that would like the opportunity to serve as needed on board committees. Qualified candidates should submit their desire to serve to any member of the Board Nominating Committee.

Nominations can be submitted at any time, independent of the normal Board election calendar. They will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee and presented to the Board for consideration once each year.

Associate Board Directors

Qualifications to Serve

Associate Board Directors are subject to the same requirements as regular Board members, as described in the current Board Member Handbook. In addition, candidates must meet all of the following qualifications:

  • Candidates must either be the CEO or equivalent of a current CU*Answers stockholder credit union.
  • For the organization to qualify as a CU*Answers stockholder, the organization must own stock and have been an active core processing client for at least one year.
  • Candidates must agree to abide by rules and responsibilities of a CU*Answers Board Director as outlined in the Board Member Handbook.
  • Candidates must be willing to travel and participate in in-person meetings, conference calls, and special events or other meetings..

Members of Board Committees

Qualifications to Serve

Members of Board Committees are subject to the same requirements as regular Board members, as described in the current Board Member Handbook. In addition, candidates must meet all of the following qualifications:

  • Candidates must hold a senior-level leadership position at a CU*Answers stockholder credit union.
  • For the organization to qualify as a CU*Answers stockholder, the organization must own stock and have been an active core processing client for at least one year.
  • Candidates must agree to abide by rules and responsibilities of a CU*Answers Board Director as outlined in the Board Member Handbook.
  • Candidates must be willing to travel and participate in in-person meetings, conference calls, and special events or other meetings..
Updated
October 3, 2018

Don’t Forget: We’re Accepting Nominations for Associate Board Members!

Don’t Forget: We’re Accepting Nominations for Associate Board Members!

The lifeblood of any cooperative is the active owner.  Cooperatives rely on owners who are active not just as consumers of the cooperative’s products and services, but also with a passion for ensuring the cooperative is the type of organization they want to own. We are seeking nominees to serve on four new committees!  These… Read more »

Oct 17, 2018

Now Available: 2018 SSAE-18 Reports

Now Available: 2018 SSAE-18 Reports

CU*Answers has completed and published its SSAE 18 SOC 1 reports as part of our good housekeeping and continuous improvement process.  This is CU*Answers’ first audit period under the new “SSAE-18” standard.  Some of the reporting enhancements in the new SSAE-18 standard include: More stringent controls on vendor management Additional controls regarding “subservice organizations” Increased… Read more »

Jul 5, 2018

Time to Vote in the 2018 Elections!

Time to Vote in the 2018 Elections!

ATTENTION CU*ANSWERS STOCKHOLDERS Make sure your voice is heard! Vote Electronically for board elections May 1 – June 22, 2018!  Visit the CU*Answers Elections website elections.cuanswers.com. Ready to vote? Visit https://cuanswers.simplyvoting.com/ and follow the instructions in your email. Watch your email today for your voting instructions (if necessary, you can change your vote during the Annual… Read more »

May 1, 2018

Don’t Forget: Vote in the 2017 Elections!

Don’t Forget: Vote in the 2017 Elections!

ATTENTION CU*ANSWERS STOCKHOLDERS Make sure your voice is heard! Vote Electronically for board elections, now through June 16, 2017!  Visit the CU*Answers Elections website elections.cuanswers.com. Ready to vote? Visit https://cuanswers.simplyvoting.com/ and follow the instructions in your email. Watch your email today for your voting instructions (if necessary, you can change your vote during the Annual Stockholders… Read more »

Jun 2, 2017

Time to Vote in the 2017 Elections!

Time to Vote in the 2017 Elections!

ATTENTION CU*ANSWERS STOCKHOLDERS Make sure your voice is heard! Vote Electronically for board elections May 1 – June 16, 2017!  Visit the CU*Answers Elections website elections.cuanswers.com. Ready to vote? Visit https://cuanswers.simplyvoting.com/ and follow the instructions in your email. Watch your email today for your voting instructions (if necessary, you can change your vote during the Annual… Read more »

May 1, 2017

The 2016 SSAE-16 Results Are Now Available

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS The CU*Answers Board of Directors recently accepted the 2016 “Report on a Description of a Service Organization’s System and the Suitability of the Design and Operating Effectiveness of Controls Related to the CU*BASE Development” (SSAE-16 SOC 1 Type 2). Review the 2016 SSAE-16 Report and other Key Audit Results… Read more »

Nov 14, 2016

Why wait? Vote today!

Why wait? Vote today!

ATTENTION CU*ANSWERS STOCKHOLDERS WHO HAVE YET TO VOTE Make sure your voice is heard! Our records indicate that you have not yet voted in the 2016 Elections. You can vote electronically for board elections until June 10, 2016! Learn about what your voting for by visiting the CU*Answers Elections website elections.cuanswers.com. Ready to vote? All CEOs… Read more »

May 31, 2016

Have you cast your vote in the 2016 Elections?

Have you cast your vote in the 2016 Elections?

ATTENTION CU*ANSWERS STOCKHOLDERS Make sure your voice is heard! Vote Electronically for board elections May 2 – June 10, 2016! Learn about what your voting for by visiting the CU*Answers Elections website elections.cuanswers.com. Ready to vote? All CEOs of stockholder credit unions received an email on Monday, May 2nd with instructions to vote by visiting… Read more »

May 13, 2016

Announcing the New Cybersecurity Resources Page on cuanswers.com!

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Announcing the New Cybersecurity Resources Page! The centerpiece of this new web page is our “Cybersecurity Literacy for Credit Union Directors” video.  This FREE video is available to clients and non-clients alike and may help your board understand better the basics of cybersecurity. Watch the Video Now! In addition… Read more »

Oct 20, 2015