86th Annual Meeting of the Membership
May 19, 2020, at 5:30 p.m.
15422 Newport Ave., Tustin, CA
The Annual Meeting of the Membership will include highlights of the past year and
insights for the year ahead. Results of the vote for nominees to the Board of Directors election will be announced.
No other business is expected to be presented at the Meeting.
The Nominating Committee met on Thursday, December 5th, Marcy Gowdy, Kristine Wetzel and Andy Plumley were nominated to fill three-year terms following the end of their current terms, which expire in 2020; Eric Padget to fill the unexpired term of Linda Salata, which expires in 2021 and Marie B. Smith and Theresa Matista to fill three-year terms in accordance with our merger with Schools Financial Credit Union. The election will not be conducted by ballot when there is only one nominee for each position to be filled. There will be no nominations from the floor at the Annual Meeting.
Nominations may also be made by petition. Any Member who is at least 18 years of age and wishes to be nominated must submit a petition signed by 500 Members, along with a completed volunteer application packet and accompanying forms. In compliance with SchoolsFirst FCU’s bylaws, petitions must be received by the Nominating Committee no later than midnight on February 7, 2020. Petition forms are available upon request from the Office of the President. Any correspondence regarding this matter should be directed to:
SchoolsFirst FCU Nominating Committee
P.O. Box 11547
Santa Ana, CA 92711-1547
To RSVP for the Annual Meeting, please contact us at 800.462.8328, ext. 8040
Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2020 Board of Directors Nominees
Mrs. Gowdy began her volunteer work with the Credit Union in 1992 as a member of the Supervisory Committee, serving for 5 years. She then served as a member of the Orange County Teachers’ Service Organization board, moving to the Credit Union Board of Directors in 2001.
Mrs. Gowdy has a Bachelor's Degree in French, taught 6th grade and managed a day care center before beginning work for the Coastline Regional Occupational Program in 1974. In 1988 she became the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services at Coastline ROP, serving in that capacity until her retirement in January 2005. Mrs. Gowdy and her husband, Hugh, live in Newport Coast.
Mr. Plumley is currently the Associate Vice Chancellor for Auxiliary Services at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Mr. Plumley came to UCR in 1977 as an undergraduate and never left. He has worked in housing and dining almost his entire time at UCR, starting as a student-dining worker to his current position as Assistant Vice Chancellor, which he has held since fall 2007. Auxiliary Services provides the UCR campus with housing, dining, conferencing, parking, fleet, printing, mail, shipping & receiving, marketing, storehouse, bookstore and child care.
Mr. Plumley is a Certified Credit Union Board Member (CCUB) and has been a credit union Member for over 30 years. His credit union volunteer experience began with the Service Plus Credit Union in Riverside. There he served on the Education Committee for two years, the Supervisory Committee for four years (serving as chair for two of those years), and on the Board of Directors for five years. His last year on the Board was when Service Plus Credit Union merged with SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union. He served on the Inland Empire Advisory Committee to SchoolsFirst FCU for two years and was appointed to the Board in December 2012. Mr. Plumley and his wife, Sheryl live in Riverside and have one daughter.
Mrs. Wetzel has been a member of the SchoolsFirst FCU Board of Directors since 1998, and is a founding member of the President’s Forum. She taught special education for six years in the Huntington Beach High, Ocean View and Tustin Unified School Districts. While at Columbus Tustin Middle School, she taught 7th grade Core and AVID for nine years. She currently teaches at Hillview High School, a continuation high school in the Tustin District. Her caseload includes U.S. History and English Support, as well as developing new curriculum designed to help students see the relationship between education and the working/real world.
Mrs. Wetzel has served as site coordinator for AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a nation-wide college preparatory program for students traditionally under-represented at the college level. She coached swimming and women’s water polo at Estancia and Edison High Schools for nine years.
Mrs. Wetzel is the co-founder of the McKenna Claire Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer.
Mrs. Wetzel graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She resides with her family in Huntington Beach.
Mr. Padget has been working for 30 years in public education in both California and Nevada at the elementary, middle and high school levels. He currently works as an Administrator with the Garden Grove Unified School District. He has been involved at the local, state and national levels working with legislators to influence policies and laws that promote excellence for public education, and once lobbied a bill on behalf of SchoolsFirst FCU in Washington, D.C. He has been a volunteer for SchoolsFirst FCU since 2006 and served on the President’s Forum, Finance and Risk Committees, the SchoolsFirst Insurance Services Board of Managers and is currently serving on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Padget earned his Bachelor of Arts, Multi-Subject Teaching Credential and his Master of Science in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fullerton. He has been an elected Trustee on the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Board of Education since 2008. Additionally, he has completed the California School Boards Association Masters in Governance Program. He and his wife Robin,a Middle School Principal, reside in Yorba Linda where their children have attended PYLUSD schools.
Marie B. Smith
Dr. Smith previously served as a volunteer on the Board of Directors at Schools Financial Credit Union since August 2008. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University, her graduate degree from Sonoma State University and Doctorate of Education degree in higher education management from the University of San Francisco. After working nine years as the President of American River College, Dr. Smith served as Vice Chancellor for Los Rios Community College District for three years. Dr. Smith retired from the Los Rios Community College District in 2007.
Mrs. Matista previously served as a volunteer on the Board of Directors of Schools Financial Credit Union since May 2004. Mrs. Matista earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Santa Clara University and her Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Sacramento. Mrs. Matista has worked for the Los Rios Community College District for 21 years. She currently serves as the Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration at the Los Rios Community College District.