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Candidates for 2023 Board of Directors Election

December 29, 2023

Two positions on the Gulf Winds Board of Directors will be filled this year. Each nominee must meet certain qualifications, be a member in good standing, and be at least 18 years of age. An appointed nominating committee has selected the following two qualified candidates for their vacancies:

Gerald EadyGerald Eady (3 Year Term)

I’ve served on the Board of Directors for 35 years and I would like to continue serving our membership. The most meaningful part of being on the board is the ability to help people and the opportunity to give back to our members and the communities we serve.

The success of Gulf Winds is a result of a combined effort of management, staff, and volunteers dedicated to providing excellent member service and industry-leading financial products. I want to continue providing leadership and value to our members. Thank you for supporting me throughout the years.

Bill BritchmanBill Fritchman (3 Year Term)

After coming to Gulf Winds in a merger from SCORE Credit Union, I would like to continue my service as a member of the Board of Directors at Gulf Winds. With a combined 48 years of service, I would like the opportunity to continue being part of the progress Gulf Winds is making as we move into the future.

I am committed to promoting the credit union philosophy – People Helping People – and seek to continue my participation on behalf of the members of Gulf Winds. I humbly thank you for welcoming me to Gulf Winds 11 years ago, and I look forward to continuing to serve you as we move forward together.



Election Notes: If a member meets the qualifications and desires to run for a credit union office, but was not nominated by the nominating committee, he or she may be placed on the ballot by means of petition. The petition (official forms package available from the Gulf Winds administration office) must be signed by 10% of Gulf Winds’ members over age 18 years. The petition must be returned to the administration office no later than February 3, 2024. Candidates by petition must also submit a brief resume of qualifications and a signed certificate that they are agreeable to nomination and will serve if elected. All nominees’ names are certified by the nominating committee before they are recognized as official candidates. If there is only one candidate for each vacancy, a mail ballot will not be conducted. Pursuant to the bylaws, there will be no nominations from the floor at the business meeting.