2018 Annual Meeting Notice

Sunday, April 15, 2018

2018 Annual Member Meeting and Election of Ukrainian FCU Board of Directors

Lunch will be served at 12:30pm.

Annual Member Meeting will begin at 2:30pm.

St. Mary The Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church Hall, 3176 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, New York.


The election of directors to the board will take place in compliance with NCUA bylaws Article V, Section A4. The Chairman of the Board of Directors has appointed a nominating committee. There are three (3) vacancies for the board of directors, which must be filled for 2018. The nominating committee has nominated one member for each vacancy. These nominations have been filed with the Secretary of the credit union. Nominations will also be accepted by petition signed by one percent (1%) of the membership, or two hundred eight (208) members. To be effective, the petition has to be accompanied by a statement of qualifications, biographical data, photograph and a signed certificate from the nominees stating that they are agreeable to the nomination and will serve if elected to office.

The closing date for receiving any nominations by petition is Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Nominations must be filed with the Secretary of the credit union, Richard Harris, at 824 Ridge Rd. E., Rochester, NY 14621. Nominations will be posted in each credit union office thirty-five (35) days prior to the annual meeting. Elections will not be conducted by mail ballot and there will be no nominations from the floor if only one nominee for each position was submitted. In the event there is more than one nominee for any position to be filled, voting instructions will be provided to all members eligible to vote.

Nominating committee: Eugene Lylak (Chair), Barbara Gutierrez, Rostislav Melnik

Nominating committee candidates:

RICHARD HARRIS – Nominating Committee Candidate: New York State Licensed Funeral Director for forty two years. President of Paul W. Harris Funeral Home, established in 1946 by his father Paul Harysamchuk.  As President, developed a good business sense and familiarity with budgeting projections and managing many different types of employees. Member of Genesee Valley Funeral Directors Association, served as past Board Director. Other membership organizations include: New York State Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Selected Independent Funeral Homes, Irondequoit Rotary, Knights of Columbus 4th degree, Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce, Irondequoit-Poltava Sister Cities Committee. Happily married to wife Billie, two grown sons, Michael and Richard F. and 4 grandchildren: Emily, Mike, Hudson & Hilden. Enjoys cooking, spending time with family and hobbies such as golf, boating, riding motorcycle and keeping classic cars.

YAROSLAV KIRIK – Nominating Committee Candidate: Current UFCU Board member serving as 2nd Vice President. Born in Ivano-Frankivsk region in Ukraine. Received education as mechanic for oil and chemical industry at Kalush Vocational-Technical School. Worked as electrician in Ukrainian automotive industry. Immigrated to U.S. in 1990 with wife and four children. In America, had three more children. During 1993-97 worked as a driver of heavy trucks. Started own trucking business in 1997 that currently employs over 100 drivers, mainly new immigrants. Since 1986 serves as Deacon of Slavic Pentecostal Church, President of Maranata Missionary Organization providing humanitarian assistance to the poor in Ukraine, Mexico and Uruguay. Sponsored 38 families of immigrants from Ukraine, continues to provide financial assistance to the needy. UFCU member since 1990.  Represented UFCU as delegate to the IX Ukrainian World Congress.

YAROSLAV FATYAK – Nominating Committee Candidate: Current UFCU 1st vice-president and Board member since 2005. Born in Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine; Lviv College of Food Industry degree in engineering. Immigrated to U.S. in 1989. Sponsored over 30 families from Ukraine who settled in Rochester. Member of Slavic Pentecostal Church in Spencerport, NY.  From 2001-06 was Chair of Church Audit Committee. From 2002-07 served as director of Ukrainian radio program «Jesus Christ – the Savior of the world».  Served on UFCU Educational and Scholarship Committees.  Active in working with the Consulate General of Ukraine to provide consulate services to UFCU members.  Participated in opening of new UFCU branches and worked with local communities to attract new members. In 2008 delegate to IX Ukrainian World Congress, World Conference of Credit Unions in Ukraine and visited credit unions in Kalush and Tlumach. Serves on UFCU Credit Union Service Organization – Ukrainian Members Services LLC as member-manager.

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