2018 Annual Meeting
April 24, 2018, at 5:30 PM
Holiday Inn Ballroom
Poplar Bluff MO
Each year three board of directors are up for election. Unlike other financial institutions, the nine-member board is elected by the membership. The Board has nominated two experienced incumbents with expiring terms. This year the board recommended an additional candidate due to the passing of Mr. Lonnie Robertson, whose term expires this year. The three incumbents with expired terms are:
Charlie Hicks – Mr. Hicks was elected to the board in 2006 and has faithfully served on the board for 12 years. He and his family are Neelyville residences and own Hicks Service Co. since 2000. He has strong ties to Ripley and Butler county, and his company serves our six-county field of membership region, which allows him to be a great asset to our institution.
Tony Pursell - Mr. Pursell has served on the board four years, since 2013, and is retired from the VA Medical Center where he worked in the IT Department. Tony has a strong connection to Stoddard and Butler Counties, representing our field of membership in several areas. His knowledge is invaluable due to the extensive training and experience from his employment.
Marcus Sowell - The Board of Directors recommended Marcus Sowell to finish out the term and run as the successor position due to the passing of our faithful board member Lonnie Robertson. Mr. Sowell is a lifetime resident of Poplar Bluff and has been a member of OzarkFCU for many years. Mr. Sowell has a degree in Business Management and is the Operations Manager at Dowd Supply Company, where he has worked for 23 years. He and his family are active members of the community and bring a lot of insight to the needs of a multi-generational membership that extends through the Sowell family.
Any member in good standing may submit their name for nomination by petition. The petition must be signed by at least 1% of the total membership (108 members) and accompanied by a written statement of qualifications, biographical data and a signed statement that he/she is willing to serve as a board member and that he/she understands the responsibility and liability associated with the position.
If you are interested in running for a board position, you may stop by the main facility on Katy Lane to receive a job description, rules, and regulations concerning duties and liabilities, as well as a questionnaire to complete. Deadline for nomination by petition is due February 24, 2018. Should there be more candidates added, there will be a mail ballot election held in March 2018. The election results will be announced at the 66th Annual Meeting on April 24, 2018.