According to CEO Leigh Brady, all those speakers at the SECU Annual Meeting [link CUToday article]:
“… Let me be clear on that group of members; 28 of those 32 were SECU retirees,” said Brady. “These were members where Blaine gave them a sheet of paper and said ‘You read this.’ And gave the next one a sheet of paper and said, ‘Now you read this.’ They were holding papers where Blaine gave them talking points. And they were supposed to stand up during the comment section and read their comments.”
Brady said she knows for a fact that is what occurred."
✅ Dr. Annette Beatty was a speaker at the SECU Annual Meeting [link SECU Annual Meeting at 1:45:45]
Dr. Beatty is a former educator in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth School System - claiming to have been teaching "since dinosaurs roamed the Earth", a community volunteer and activist of the first order, and is Chairman of the SECU Advisory Board in Winston-Salem . At the Annual Meeting, Dr. Beatty spoke strongly against the introduction of "race-based lending" (her words!) at SECU. That Dr. Beatty was both articulate and eloquent should come as no surprise. As you will note, Dr. Beatty is also a well-known motivational speaker - and writer!
For the record, I have never met Dr. Beatty, but do wish I could claim to have authored her speech - I didn't. Quite sure that Dr. Beatty - as with all the members who spoke - would find Ms. Brady's assertion that they were unable to think and speak for themselves to be incredible, bizarre - and simply unbelievable!
Why does the SECU Board sit silent and condone this?