Meet the 2018 Director Candidates
Voting is open now through February 12th, 2018. Election results will be announced at WCCU’s Annual Meeting on February 20th, 2018 at the Westby United Methodist Church, 202 E State Street, Westby, at 7:00 p.m.
2018 Board of Director Candidates
Ronald Larson (elected incumbent)
Ronald Larson was appointed as the WCCU Board Chairperson in 2015. He has been a WCCU Director since 1993 and has also served 10+ years on the Credit Committee. Ron has owned and operated a saw mill in Cashton for over 50 years and also does excavating work. He served as the Fire Chief for 25 years of his 31 years with the Cashton Fire Department. In addition, he was in the National Guard for 8 ½ years and was called to active duty in 1961. Ron is a charter member of the Cashton First Responders and a former member of the Trinity Lutheran Church Council. He and his wife, Faye, live in Cashton and have two children and four grandchildren.
Christine Sloat has served as a WCCU Director since 2015. She has been an Engineer/Business owner of Copper Creek Companies, Inc. for the past 23 years. Her professional expertise includes engineering, project and risk management, public speaking, and publishing and copywriting for the technical professions. She has held various positions and served on numerous committees for several local governments, groups, and organizations. Her past Board service included a seat on the Sauk County Board of Supervisors and the City of Reedsburg Personnel Committee. Christine has been a leader in many professional organizations including: Michigan Technological University Presidential Council of Alumni; Board of Directors of the UW-Platteville Women in Engineering Program; both the National and Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers; and the Wisconsin Association of Consulting Engineers. Christine and her husband, Michael, live in Reedsburg. They have two children and one grandchild.
Christine M. Sloat, P.E. (elected incumbent)
Dan De Baets
Dan has been self-employed for the past 34 years. He is a graduate of Webb High School and has lived in the Reedsburg area most of his life. He owns and operates DCI Construction in Reedsburg. In addition, he is an owner of Stop Lite Hair Salon, the Main Street Laundry and car wash in LaValle. He is also is an owner of the Wisconsin Mat company (floor mat rental) and owns several home and apartment rental properties. He has purchased and developed many properties and worked with home owners, businesses, schools and other municipalities to achieve their goals. He is also the chair holder of the Reedsburg Industrial Commission. He was an EMT with Reedsburg Ambulance Service for nine years and served assistant crew chief and training officer. He and his wife, Susan, live in Reedsburg and have two grown sons.
You are eligible to vote if you are the primary owner listed on the account (the primary owner is defined as the person whose Social Security Number/Tax ID# is on the account), have been a member for 90 days, your account is in good standing, and you are over the age of 18.
This year you will have the option of voting with an assigned Personal Identification Number (PIN) or by using your account number. Both methods are secure. PIN numbers will be sent to all eligible voting members. Members with an e-mail address will receive them via e-mail. All others will receive their PIN numbers by standard mail.
Election results will be announced at WCCU’S Annual Meeting on February 20th, 2018 at the Westby United Methodist Church, 202 E. State Street in Westby at 7:00 p.m.
Four Ways to Vote:
Vote in any WCCU Office
Electronic voting will be available at all WCCU offices. WCCU staff will be happy to assist you!
The electronic (internet) voting will be handled by CU Ballot, an independent, secure website. Members will receive easy to understand instructions on how to vote when visiting this site: https://wccucreditunion.cuballot.com
Call Toll-Free to vote: 1-888-213-6188
Telephone voting allows members to cast votes by dialing the above toll-free number which is specifically assigned for this election. Members may simply follow the prompts of an interactive voice response system.
Paper Ballots are available in all WCCU Offices. Paper ballots will be mailed directly to CU Ballot for tabulation.
We have once again partnered with CU Ballot to conduct our election. CU Ballot has the resources and expertise to conduct large credit union elections. They are able to offer our members confidentiality as WCCU is provided with only the tabulated results – WCCU is not provided with any information regarding individual ballots. With the use of their technology and expertise, they are able to conduct an election that is cost effective, compliant, and fair. Our WCCU bylaws state that all ballots need to be verified to ensure they are from eligible voting members. Through the use of technology and automation, CU Ballot has the capability to verify all ballots by using either your assigned PIN number or your account number.