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2022 Annual Meeting & Voting 

With the continued pandemic, Family First Credit Union wanted to ensure an opportunity for members to safely vote for the 2022 elections for Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee and Credit Committee and to participate in the Annual Meeting. We have partnered with CU Ballot to facilitate our virtual 2022 Annual Meeting and voting.

Online voting is open February 28 - March 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Vote here! You will use your last name, last four digits of your social security number and birth date to login for voting.

Meeting Date: March 12, 2022, 3:00 pm ~ Click here to join our 83rd (virtual) Annual Meeting.

To request a ballot to be mailed to you call 1.855.960.4356. Ballots will need to be returned by mail to CU Ballot with the postage-paid return envelope for tabulation prior to March 11, 2022. Please request ballot in a timely manner to allow for mail delivery and return. Votes received after March 11, 2022 will be void or any ballots returned to the credit union office.

*Members 18 years and younger and joint account owners are not eligible to vote.

Board of Directors - 2 positions open

Patricia Jacob* - I have been a resident in Saginaw my whole life and have been a member of this credit union for almost as long. I worked at Great Lakes Bancorp as a teller and in the mortgage records department. From there I worked for 19 years until my retirement from the Saginaw Public Schools. I have been married for almost 51 years. I have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. I have been on the Board of Directors for 3 years and look forward to continuing to serve Family First credit union with pride and devotion.

David Kendziorski - Dave grew up in Bay City, MI graduating from All Saints Central High School in 1990. He obtained his Associates degree in Criminal Justice, from Delta College (1992), Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University (1994) and Master of Arts, Public Administration from Saginaw Valley State University (2012). Dave was hired by the Saginaw County Sheriff Department in 1994 where he worked as a deputy in the jail and uniformed divisions. In 1996, he joined the Saginaw Police Department (SPD) as a patrol officer. He was promoted to sergeant in 2002 and lieutenant in 2008. Dave has experience overseeing the Patrol, Investigations and Support Services Bureau. He currently serves as the Administrative Services lieutenant responsible for training, internal investigations, grant writing, community relations and the Victim Services Unit (VSU). Dave was instrumental in establishing the SPD VSU. He is the recipient of multiple commendations, decorations, citations and awards. In 2010, Dave graduated from Central Michigan University’s Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute (2010), Fire Fighter Training Academy (2012) and the F.B.I. National Academy, Session #260 (2015). Dave serves on several committees and boards including the Great Lakes Bay Region Families Against Narcotics Chapter, Saginaw County Prevention Council, Saginaw County Sobriety Court, National Association of Chiefs of Police Victim Services Committee, Beaver Township Zoning Board of Appeals, and United Way of Saginaw County. Community service includes Beaver Twp. Fire Department and Auburn-Williams Lions Club. He enjoys running and driving classic cars.

Maurice Patterson* - I have been a member of Saginaw Municipal Employees Credit Union and now Family First since 1984. I served 28 years on the City of Saginaw Fire Department retiring as a Battalion Chief. I was an active member of the Firefighters Union, Local 102, as a member of the Executive Board. My positions with the Executive Board included Recording Secretary for 5 years and Union President for 9 years. I am married to Atonya for the past 21 years and have 4 children and nine grandchildren. Here at Family First, I previously served on the Credit Committee for 3 terms. I now volunteer on the Business Loan Committee, Financial Committee, Website Committee and presently serve on the Board of Directors as Chairperson for the past 7 years. I strongly support the strategic objectives and goals of our credit union and believe I can continue to make a positive contribution to the Board of Directors. Thank You for your continued support.

Latricia Powell - Michigan is in dire need of qualified individuals who genuinely represent the underprivileged and under-sourced populations, especially Saginaw, MI. Rest assured, Latricia Powell has the credentials and experience to go above and beyond on the behalf of the Family First Credit Union. Equally, Latricia has been in the Customer Service sector for well over 23 years, now. That said, Latricia’s passion lies in philanthropic work which derives from her three self-owned businesses in Saginaw, MI, which include, Orion and Company, LA Powell & Associates, L.C. and GodIs (Non-Profit). Given her extensive educational background; obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University in 2019 and obtaining her Master’s of Business Administration degree in 2021. Needless to say, Latricia is a lifelong learner and is honored to be considered to serve FFCU in this journey. In many respects, Latricia is a ‘double-minority’, therefore, she can emphasize with diversity while sustaining impartiality and objectivity. As you can see, Latricia is best suited for this position with the fact that she will always give nothing less than her best. To conclude, this pillar of the Saginaw community has mentored many individuals (viz. children, teens, adults, etc.), and this opportunity is another altruistic way for her to give back to her birthplace.

Supervisory Committee - 2 positions open 

Dennis Browning* - I retired from the City of Saginaw after serving 32 years in the Police Department. After spending several years on the Board of Directors of the Credit Union, I was elected to the Supervisory Committee in 2004. I have been Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for 15 years. I also serve the community as a City Councilman, most recently as Mayor for the City of Saginaw. My wife and I have three children and eight grandchildren. As an official for the Credit Union, I have successfully completed numerous Volunteer Achievement Program courses through the Michigan Credit Union League. I have been an active member of the Credit Union since 1969.

Floyd Kloc* - Floyd was appointed in mid-2018 to fill a vacancy on the Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee, was elected to a full 3-year term in 2019 and is now seeking re-election. He has completed the Credit Union National Association’s BSA and OFAC Compliance for Volunteers for Supervisory Committee members. He is a 1973 graduate of Saginaw Valley College, now SVSU, and a 1978 graduate of the University of Detroit Law School. He has been a member of the Credit Union since he was hired to work in the Saginaw City Attorney’s office in 1979 and became Chief Assistant City Attorney. He left that position in July 1988 to start his own private law practice at an office on State Street in the City. He continued in private practice there until the end of 2018 when he retired. He lives in the city with his wife Diane, a retired Saginaw Career Complex (SCC) teacher. He has three grown children and two grandchildren. He a recent Mayor of the City of Saginaw, having been elected to City Council In 2011, then re-elected in 2016 when he also became Mayor-Pro-Tem, and subsequently elected Mayor in 2018. He retired from City Council at the end of his term in late 2020. He is a 42-year member and past President of the Kiwanis Club of Saginaw and has served on its Charitable Foundation Board since 1996. He is a 27-year member and past president of the Saginaw Symphony Association, and a 32-year member and past president of the Historical Society of Saginaw County. He currently serves as a member of the Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Service Board (STARS), as well as on other City commissions.

Credit Committee - 2 positions open

Stephanie Harden* - I have been volunteering as a Credit Committee member since 1995. I have served as: Member, Chairperson, and Secretary over the past 25 years. I retired from City of Saginaw in 2012 as the Associate Planner after 22 years of service. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market. I enjoy my two awesome granddaughters, traveling, theater, swimming (member YMCA) art, and finding was to be involved in our community.

Shareka Martin - I am a proud Saginaw native, who embraces her community with both arms. I have 3 beautiful children who inspire me to not be afraid to try new things. In 2020 I became an entrepreneur, this venture led me into being a Notary, Loan Signing Agent and Field Inspector. This experience has given me a great understanding of mortgages, refinance and foreclosure. I also recently received my certificate of completion for the Michigan Real Estate Salesperson course through RealEstateU. When I am not wearing those hats, I try to find the balance by doing self-care. I enjoy attending yoga classes, traveling to experience various cultures, and I love reading books with a wide range of topics.

John Moton Jr.* - I was born in Adrian and raised in Flint, Michigan. I have been a credit union member and resident of Saginaw since 1985. After serving in the Marine Corps, I became a police officer with the City of Saginaw. I retired from the police department in 2002. Currently, I own/operate MWN Investigations and Security. I also own the Heidelberg Inn on Franklin Street in Saginaw. I am currently serving on the Family First Credit Committee. I am the proud father of five children. I love spending time with my grandchildren. My hobbies include fishing and playing cards. I believe that volunteering is an important part of community support and improvement. I have actively volunteered in Saginaw on various committees and organizations for over 30 years. I look forward to continuing my volunteering with Family First.

* Indicates Incumbent

 

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