We Are Looking For Volunteers!
Your credit union is governed by you, the members. The directors of Lucan District Credit Union are all members of the credit union who have volunteered to help govern the credit union.
All members who volunteer are placed on a panel of members who may be selected to go forward for election at the Annual General Meeting. Where a vacancy arises on the board during the year the member may be co-opted to the board and will then go forward for election at the next AGM.
A full training programme will be provided with the option for new directors to undertake further study should they wish to do so. Reasonable course expenses will be paid for by the credit union when approved by the board. For example, you may wish to take the Certificate in Credit Union Governance & Compliance with the LIA (see www.lia.ie)
The expected time commitment for directors is approximately 8 hours per month*. This includes attendance at the monthly board meeting, reading documents in advance of the board meeting, reading documents relating to the governance of the credit union or any other relevant documents, training and attendance at the annual general meeting. There may be other ad-hoc items that arise that may require your attendance.
For anyone looking to further their career in a managerial role or as a director of a company, serving on the board of your credit union for a couple of years would provide excellent experience and would be a good addition to your CV.
To volunteer just complete the nominations form here or pick up a form in either office. Drop the form back when complete. Please ensure that the form is signed by a proposer and seconder before you hand it in. All nominations will go to the nominations committee for approval. You will then be placed on the panel and called as required.
*The expected time commitment does not include any additional study that the director wishes to undertake.