Make Your Vote Count
Congratulations to Doug Guevara and Lois Ritger who were re-elected to serve on your Board of Directors on November 29, 2023. Doug was once again chosen to serve as the Vice Chairman and Lois Ritger will remain as the Secretary.
As a member of Beach Municipal FCU, your vote is what makes you an equal partner in guiding and directing your Credit Union.
The following details the election process and provides information regarding the Annual Meeting. All members are invited to attend, so please mark your calendars and join us. We hope to see you there!
2023 Board Of Directors Election & Annual Meeting
The Nominating Committee has submitted nominations for two (2) seats for the Board of Directors. Nominations for vacancies may also be made by any member at least eighteen (18) years of age filing a written petition containing signatures of at least 93 members (one (1) percent of membership), a statement of qualifications and a signed statement agreeing to serve if elected with the Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Joelle Talbot, no later than 5pm, October 31, 2023.
When there is only one nominee for each position to be filled, the election will not be conducted by ballot, and there will be no nominations from the floor. If sufficient nominations are made by the Nominating Committee or by petition to provide more than one nominee for any position, ballots will be distributed to all members eligible to vote. To be eligible, members must be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
Election to the Board of Directors shall be determined by plurality of vote. Voting will be conducted by ballot box.
Ballots, if necessary, may be cast from, Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 9am until Monday, November 27, 2023 at 5pm.
Eligible members may also vote at the Annual Meeting if they have not previously cast a ballot. Nominations from the floor are not permitted at the Annual Meeting.
The Election results will be announced during the 2023 Annual Meeting.
The 2023 Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 6pm at the Thalia branch located at 4164 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452.
Nominating Committee Members: Joelle Talbot, Carmen Jones, Ryan Jason.
Terms Expiring: Doug Guevara, Lois Ritger.
Nominations Made by the Committee: Doug Guevara (incumbent), Lois Ritger (incumbent).
2023 Election Qualifications And Biographical Information
Mr. Guevara has worked for the Virginia Beach Police Department since 1993. He is married with four children and is an avid Mets and Virginia Tech fan. A member since 1994, Mr. Guevara was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2021 and has served on Beach Municipal FCU’s Education Scholarship Committee. He says he looks forward to continuing to serve the members of the Credit Union!
Lois M. Dalton Ritger
Ms. Ritger has been a member of Beach Municipal Federal Credit Union since 1976 and a member of the Board of Directors since 2005. She has held the position of Board Secretary since 2009. In addition to her employment as a Records Management Specialist, she serves for the Virginia Association of Government Archivists and Record Administrators (VAGARA). She is very involved with her church and is a long-term member of the Kempsville High School’s Class of 1973 Reunion Committee.