Welcome to the Alaska USA eJournal – your online member newsletter. The eJournal is updated monthly to provide you with information and tips about getting the most out of your membership at Alaska USA.
Read on for more information about new products and services as well as ways you can enhance the value and convenience Alaska USA membership offers.
All members may not have received the Fall 2015 Journal that announced the Nominating Committeeâ€™s candidates and the petition method of candidacy. Accordingly, the information is repeated below with another opportunity for interested members to qualify as a candidate by the petition method. Please note the annual meeting is scheduled for June 15, 2016.
The 2016 election will be carried out by mail ballot and will fill two three-year term positions on the Board of Directors. Ballots will be mailed to members in April 2016 and election results will be announced at the 2016 Annual Meeting on June 15, 2016.
The Nominating Committee has nominated the following candidates for the offices indicated:
Board of Directors
2 three-year term positions
Skinner, Lorran: He was employed at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union for over 30 years with 15 years as the Chief Lending Officer. He held executive positions in Operations, Retail Services, the Senior Leadership Team and was a member of the Finance Committee. Skinner also served on the Board of Directors of Alaska USA Mortgage Company, Alaska USA Title Agency, Alaska USA Trust Company, and Alaska USA Insurance Brokers. He retired from Alaska USA employment in early 2014. Prior to joining Alaska USA, he spent nine years at Frontier Alaska State Credit Union (now Credit Union 1) supervising collections, lending and operations functions. Skinner has a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University.
Wacker, Geri: Alaska USA member since 1995, served on the credit unionâ€™s Supervisory Committee from 2013-2015. Served on the Last Frontier Chapter, Association of the United States Army, Executive Board 1996-present, currently serving as the board president. Has a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Business Management from University of Maryland, and a Masterâ€™s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. Retired Military and retired Army Civilian.
Other members interested in becoming candidates can qualify by the petition method. Official petition forms must be used and will be available on February 4, 2016, at any Alaska USA branch or by calling (907) 786-2751. The signatures and account numbers of at least 500 members are required in order to qualify as a candidate by the petition method. Petitions must be returned to the credit union by March 7, 2016.
If no additional candidates qualify by petition, the slate of candidates will remain as proposed by the Nominating Committee. If there is only one candidate for each position, the election will not be conducted by mail ballot and, as long as there is at least one candidate for each position, there will be no floor nominations.
You can find Alaska USA branches and shared branches easier with the new locator tool. Check it out today at alaskausa.org/branches.Find out what services the location offers, branch hours, and more â€“ all from your computer or mobile device.
You now have access to more than 55,000 no-surcharge ATMs worldwide. Find a surcharge-free ATM near you at alaskausa.org/atm, on the Alaska USA mobile app, or look for an Alaska USA or Allpoint logo on the ATM.
Have a question at 2 am? Itâ€™s not a problem with Alaska USA. You can reach an Alaska USA member service representative any time, day or night. The Alaska USA Member Service Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year (366 days in 2016).
By phone: (800) 525-9094
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alaska USA is your one-stop shop! Save time and money by getting insurance before you hit the road. Come to an Alaska USA branch near you and get your free auto insurance quote in minutes or get a quote online here.
Have you had a positive experience with Alaska USA? How has membership helped your life? Share your story!
â€śThank you so much, Alaska USA! I am very grateful and very pleased doing business with you. I just got approved for a loan to help my elderly mom back in the village. I wanted to get her supplies for subsistence fishing, rain gear, etc. Again, from my whole heart, thank you so much!â€ť
Elizabeth J. Anchorage, AK
On the move? You can now visit more Alaska USA branches in more locations. Four new branches have opened in 2015:
Anchorage â€“ 500 W. 36th Ave.
Mesa â€“ inside Fryâ€™s at 4440 E. Main St.
Phoenix Metro â€“ inside Fryâ€™s at 3511 W. Peoria Ave.
North Bellingham â€“ inside Haggen at 2900 Woburn St.
To see all branch locations, visit alaskausa.org/branches.