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Members Elect New Officers at Annual Meeting

Record Turn Out for 50th Annual Member Meeting
Record Year for Net Revenues and Checking Account Growth

Community First Credit Union, a 12,000-Member financial cooperative chartered to serve residents in Sonoma County, held its 50th annual Member meeting at the Mary Agatha Furth Center in Windsor last night.  A record crowd of 234 Members voted on expired Board and Supervisory positions.  

Re-elected to the Board were:  Jean Neff, a retired teacher who taught junior high students in Santa Rosa City Schools for 34 years and at Santa Rosa JC for another nine years, and Brian Cochran, who is Principal Financial Analyst for the City of Santa Rosa.  Ms. Neff has been on the Board of Community First for the past 25 years. Mr. Cochran will begin his second three-year term at the credit union. 

Re-elected to the Supervisory Committee were incumbents Maud Fitzpatrick, a Certified Public Accountant, and Terry Walker, a long-time insurance manager in Sonoma County.  Ms. Fitzpatrick, the current Chair of the Supervisory Committee, has served as a volunteer to Community First since 2001, while Mr. Walker has been a member of the Supervisory Committee since 2000.  

Newly elected to the Supervisory Committee is Jeanette St. George.  Ms. George worked in various positions for Sonoma County Grange Credit Union for 26 years.  Now retired, and a resident of Sebastopol, Ms. St. George was desirous to help and share her extensive knowledge of credit union operations and governance.  “I became a Member when Community First became the first credit union to open an office in Sebastopol,” said Ms. St. George.

In addition to the election, Members viewed financials from fiscal year 2010, which was a record-setter for Community First in net revenues and checking account growth.  Members were also feted to 40 prizes worth a total of $4,000, and enjoyed the creations of Worth Our Weight, Sonoma County’s nationally recognized culinary apprenticeship program.


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