MADISON, Wis. and WASHINGTON (12/23/09)--Susan Streifel, an incumbent from Woodstone CU, Federal Way, Wash., has been elected to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Board in District 6, Class A. Streifel ran against Jon Hernandez of CalCom FCU, Torrance Calif. The position represents credit unions with fewer than 20,000 natural person members. District 6 is composed of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Atoll, Midway Atoll, Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Atoll. Also, a special election will be conducted for the director seat in District 6, Class C, following the resignation Friday of Dave Rhamey, former president/CEO of Silver State Schools CU. Nominations are due to CUNA on Jan. 20. The special election will be conducted by written ballot from Jan. 21 to Feb. 12. The term of office will expire at the adjournment of the 2012 Annual General Meeting. CUNA is expediting the election process to ensure a successful candidate is in place to attend CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference/February board meeting. Nomination and voting times have been cut to roughly three weeks each. Another special election for a District 4, Class D position--previously held by Wisconsin Credit Union League President Brett Thompson--is in progress. So far, one nomination has been received: Patrick Jury, president of the Iowa Credit Union League. Nominations for that election are due Jan. 8. Nomination forms will be accepted by fax (608-231-4874), email firstname.lastname@example.org
, or hard copy sent to 5710 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705.