Friday, August 11, 2023

SECU Board Election Democracy, "Curiouser and Curiouser"! - SECU Board Refuses To Reveal Nominating Committee Slate Of Candidates !?!  

SECU "This" Board election antics become, as Alice would say: "Curiouser and curiouser!"!

August 11, 2023 

Ms. Amy Funderburk, Board Corporate Secretary

Dear Ms. Funderburk,

The SECU Nominating Committee has completed its work and has filed a slate of candidates with you for the upcoming SECU Board elections beginning in September. Would you please send me the names of the members who have been selected ?

It is my understanding that you have refused to provide the candidate names selected by the Nominating Committee until August 25, 2023.

It would appear at best illogical - if not comical - for the Nominating Committee to suppress the names of its choices. Is there something to hide? Is the Nominating Committee ashamed of the nominees selected?

The self-nomination process for the SECU Board begins today, August 11, 2023.  All members need to know who the Nominating Committee slate will be. Why? Because some members are considering placing their names independently in nomination.  If those members are satisfied with the Nominating Committee slate, then there is no need to pursue self-nomination. 

Refusing to announce the slate defies all sense of reason and fairness - and purposefully impairs the democratic rights for members to self-nominate.

Please provide the names of the Nominating Committee slate by return email. If you continue to refuse to disclose the slate, would you please also confirm that you are taking such action on behalf of the SECU Board of Directors. 

Thank you.

Sincerely, Jim Blaine

cc: Ms. Kristina Ray, Administrator of N. C. Credit Unions

      Ms. Rana Badwan, N.C. Attorney General's Office


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