Nominations for Volunteer Board of Directors
Election for Volunteer Board of Directors
Three Directors' terms are expiring, and they will stand for re-election. The election will take place during the annual meeting. In order to vote in the election, members must meet the following qualifications:
Annual meeting voting qualifications:
Must be a member with a fully paid share of $25.00 by September 30, 2020
Must be at least 18 years of age by September 30, 2020
Members with joint accounts are entitled to only one vote by the primary account holder.
Qualified members are entitled to only one vote, regardless of the number of shares owned. A share is a $25.00 deposit.
We are accepting nominations for our Volunteer Board of Directors. Individuals wishing to nominate themselves must be a member of Financial Plus Credit Union and in good standing. The nomination process begins with completing the application. Applications will be reviewed by our nominating committee, composed of current board members.
Click here for the Board Candidate Packet.
Board Application Process
Become a Volunteer Member of the Board of Directors
One of the key differences between banks and credit unions is the democratic structure and control of credit unions. Our Board of Directors is not a group of paid shareholders, but a group of volunteers who are elected by the membership to oversee the governance of the financial cooperative. When you become a board member, you are making a commitment to serve the organization and its membership in a way that maximizes the shared interest of all members and stakeholders.
Individuals wishing to nominate themselves must be a member of Financial Plus Credit Union in good standing. The nomination process begins with completing the application. Applications will be reviewed by our nominating committee, composed of current board members. The election will take place at our annual meeting, unless we have more than 3 nominees for the 3 open positions, then an absentee election will take place in advance of the annual meeting.
Members who would like to run for a board position may do so by submitting a completed Board Candidate Packet no later than September 30, 2020.
If you have questions regarding the application process or duties of a board member, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current board members running for re-election
Three Directors' terms are expiring. The incumbents who will stand for re-election are George Dunlap, Marc Harding and Daniel Mielneczek.
George Dunlap is currently semi-retired. Most recently he was a senior agent for 37 years for Principal Financial Group. He also previously taught high school and started/was sole owner of Benefit Source Inc. for 25 years. George previously served on the EdCo Credit Union board for many years and continued on the FPCU board after the 2014 merger. He also serves on the financial board for Calvin Manor. In his spare time, George delivers library books to senior shut-ins. He has previously worked with church committees as well as the Lions, JCs, etc. George is married and has 5 daughters, 10 grandkids and 1 little dog.
Marc Harding practices law on Army Post Road in Des Moines. His office handles a wide range of law, including probate, dissolution and criminal law, but Marc specializes in areas where medicine and law intersect, including car wrecks, nursing home cases and professional negligence. Mark began on the EdCo board in 2002 and continued on the FPCU board after the merger in 2014. He also sits on the boards of On With Life, the Trial Lawyer's College alumni, Iowa Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. Outside of work and professional accomplishments, Mark completed commercial, instrument and high performance pilot ratings, is active in Boy Scouts with his son, has ridden Ragbrai 10 times and also sails, canoes and kayaks. Mark has been married for 22 years and has 2 children.
Daniel "Danny" Mielneczek owns his own insurance agency, Country Financial, in Urbandale. He values community impact and serves on several area boards: Financial Plus, Illinois State University and Rotary Club of NW Des Moines. He has won an industry best in class award for social media recruiting, has been featured in a top 40 under 40 and has been recognized as a best in class insurance and financial services representative in the Urbandale, Iowa, community. Danny graduated from Illinois State University in 2011 with a degree in Marketing & Organizational Leadership. He then moved from Illinois to Johnston, Iowa, where he currently lives with his wife Janelle and their 2 dogs.