Join us for our Annual Meeting!

Joe Mecca

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Published on 03-06-2019

Categories: Coastal News, Articles

The Annual Meeting of Coastal Credit Union is called for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Coastal’s headquarters located at 1000 St. Albans Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina. All members are welcomed to attend. Our Annual Meeting is an important event for the credit union, as member participation is what sets cooperatives like ours apart from other types of businesses. We hope to see you there.

One of the items on the agenda will be the election of two (2) members of the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee has nominated the following members to fill the upcoming vacancies.
• Joan Nelson
• William Smith

Nominations for vacancies may also be made by a petition signed by 500 Coastal members. Petitions must be accompanied by a signed certificate from the nominee(s) stating that they are agreeable to nomination and will serve if elected to office, and a statement of qualifications and biographical data. Nominations by petition must be submitted to the Board Secretary of Coastal Credit Union at 1000 St. Albans Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 no later than 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Members must be at least 18 years of age by the date of the Annual Meeting in order to sign nominating petitions, hold office or vote in the election.

If the number of nominees equals the number of positions to be filled, the election will not be conducted by ballot and there will be no nominations from the floor. In all other cases, the election will be by ballot and determined by plurality vote.

William F. Smith
Secretary / Treasurer


Joan Nelson
Joan Nelson

“As a volunteer, I am extremely proud of the product and service innovation we are delivering to our members, and the support we are providing to our communities. It clearly shows the spirit of the credit union industry for not only helping those who trust us for financial services, but also helping to support the needs of our local communities to enrich the lives of many.”

Joan Nelson has more than three decades of experience with IBM. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctorate from NCCU School of Law. She has been a member of Coastal’s Board of Directors since 1995 and has been a volunteer since 1993. Joan currently serves on Coastal’s Board of Directors as Chairwoman.

Joan has been active in the credit union industry by participating in the Governmental Affairs Conference, recently completed her Credit Union Development Educator designation, and earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation. She has also served on the board of several nonprofits, and is past chair of Dress for Success of the Triangle.


Bill Smith
William Smith

“The industry and our credit union are at critical times and I think experience will play an important part in serving our members with quality products and services, backed by strong leaders.”

William (Bill) Smith holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Miami University and has over thirty years of financial experience at IBM. He has been a volunteer and member of Coastal’s Board of Directors since 1971. Bill is currently the Secretary and Treasurer of Coastal’s Board of Directors.

Bill has been a long time credit union industry advocate, serving as the chair of LICU for nineteen years. He also served on committees for the North Carolina Credit Union League and NAFCU. In 2018, Bill’s four decades of service was recognized by Governor Roy Cooper with Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the highest honors given by the state of North Carolina.


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