Fall 2015 - Southeastern Federal Credit Union
2nd Annual Fill-a-Truck Food Drive gets off to a "WILD" Start
The second annual Fill-a-Truck for Hunger Food Drive sponsored by
Southeastern CU was a HUGE success! Wild Adventures Theme Park helped
kick things off in a big way by offering BOGO tickets with a canned food
donation over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Representatives from
Southeastern, Wild Adventures, and Second Harvest food bank even got a
#Spoontember selfie with the park's resident sloth! At the time of print,
we did not have a final total from the Labor Day weekend collections, but
we do know this year's collections exceeded last year's more than 3,600
pounds of food. Way to go!
Non-perishable food donations were accepted throughout the month of September at all six Southeastern
CU branch locations. September is national Hunger Action Month and a time of year when food supplies are
typically low at our food banks. Our region of Georgia has the highest hunger rate in the state with 1 in 4
South Georgians struggling with hunger on a daily basis, including 1 in 3 children.
A number of community partners participated in this September's food drive, benefiting local food bank
Second Harvest of South Georgia. Many local residents made a canned food donation at their neighborhood
Winn-Dixie store, and multiple businesses contributed to the cause at the Valdosta Chamber's Business After
Hours event hosted by Southeastern. Valdosta State University took the "Fill-a-Truck Challenge" and asked
their community of over 12,000 students, faculty and staff to help alleviate hunger. Steel's Jewelry in
Valdosta accepted donations and raffled off a watch to one lucky donor. Several area civic and faith-based
organizations collected donations and special offerings for the cause. A special thank you to our event
media sponsors, 99.5 Kix Country, Star 105.3, Valdosta Daily Times, and Tifton Gazette for promoting the
food drive throughout the communities we serve!
At the time of print, we don't have a final total, but we're confident that we reached our goal of filling an
entire semi-truck full of food donations – that's over 40,000 pounds! We are proud of and extremely grateful
to our community for coming together to make this event a success yet again. Additionally, Southeastern
will match our community's donations with a second donated truck full of food! We continue to grow the
annual Fill-a-Truck for Hunger Food Drive, hoping to add more community partners and outdo our previous
year's collections each year. For more information on getting involved with future community events,
contact our Marketing department at [email protected]
Annual Meeting to Be Held March 10th
Southeastern Credit Union’s 63rd Annual Meeting will be held
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Valdosta Conference
Center. Registration will begin at 5:30 pm with the business
meeting starting at 6:00 pm. You must be a member as of
January 31, 2016 to be eligible to attend.
Nominations Being Taken
for Annual Election
As a member of Southeastern CU, you own a portion of the Credit
Union. Your share savings account makes you a member-owner and
entitles you to vote for the individuals you would like to have serve
on the Board of Directors. Your membership also allows you to be
nominated as a candidate to serve on the Board of Directors. If you
are interested in being a candidate, you will need to pick up a
petition form at our Headquarters Branch and follow the rules for
Nomination by Petition below.
All nominations by petition are brought before the Nominating
Committee, a committee within the Board of Directors. All final
candidates to fill the vacancies on the Board of Directors will be
determined by this committee.
Rules for Candidacy/Nominations by Petition:
• If the Nominating Committee has an equal number of candidates to
positions available on the Board of Directors, these individuals will be
elected by acclamation.
• If the Nominating Committee has more candidates than positions
available, the election will be determined by plurality vote. A ballot
will therefore be mailed to all eligible members by January 8, 2016.
• If the Nominating Committee does not have enough candidates to fill
the necessary positions available, nominations will be taken from the
floor at the annual meeting and a plurality vote will be taken with
the members present at that time.
• Individuals must be 16 years of age or older to serve on the Board
• If filing by petition, it:
• Must be signed by at least one percent of the membership
and not to exceed 500 members.
• Must include a statement of qualifications and brief
biological data on the person being nominated.
• Must be received by the Credit Union at its
Headquarters Branch located at 3501 North Valdosta
Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602 no later than close
of business December 4, 2015.
• All persons being nominated for candidacy
must sign an acknowledgement stating
that he/she is willing to serve, if elected.
• All results will be announced at the
online at www.southeasternfcu.org/privacy. If
you have any questions about how Southeastern
shares your information, please call us at
229-244-2732 or 800-228-9839.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015 (close at 1 pm)
Thursday, December 24, 2015 (close at 1 pm)
Friday, December 25, 2015
New Year’s Day
Friday, January 1, 2016
As of August 31, 2015