Annual Meeting Update and Notice of Nominations and Elections for SESLOC Directors

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the health and safety of our members, guests and staff and the concerns about spreading the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we will not be providing any food, beverages, or door prizes at the upcoming Annual Meeting on March 19. We will conduct a short business meeting only, in accordance with our bylaws at 4:15 p.m. We will continue to monitor the situation and elevate additional measures to support our members and our communities as needs arise. Please see COVID-19 updates from SESLOC here. 

SESLOC Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors is comprised of 7 members who are elected to serve 3-year terms. A call for Applications for Nomination is announced on October 1 each year. In accordance with Credit Union bylaws, the SESLOC Board Chairman appoints a Nominating Committee to nominate at least one eligible member for each vacancy on the Board.

The Nominating Committee has nominated these members to fill two Board vacancies.

Candidate Statements

Barbara Melvin, Incumbent - Member since 1974

I strongly support SESLOC’s philosophy of doing its best to meet member needs while remaining financially strong. I retired from Cal Poly State University after 37 years, where I last served as Human Resources Executive Director. I bring extensive knowledge of personnel and organizational issues, employment laws, salary/benefits management, policy development and implementation. My experience in conflict resolution, mediation, hiring and compensation practices and other HR related areas have been valuable assets in my 24 years as a Board member and previous seven years on the Credit Committee. I have a strong commitment to SESLOC Federal Credit Union and look forward to continuing my service to members in today’s ever-changing financial environment.

Charlene Rosales, Incumbent - Member since 2015

It has been an honor to serve on the Board of Directors for SESLOC Federal Credit Union. My past experience on the Supervisory Committee prepared me well for the fiduciary responsibilities that are required of Board members. Other Board experience includes the SLO Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak and Woods Humane Society. My most recent professional roles have enabled me to have great connectivity and understanding of the needs of the regional business community and the general community. A personal passion for serving positively impactful organizations is at the root of why I wish to serve on this Board.

Eligible Voters

Primary account holders who have reached age 18 by March 1, 2020, are eligible to vote. Joint account owners are not eligible to vote unless they are the primary account holder on a separate account.


In accordance with Credit Union bylaws, no election will be held and there will be no nominations from the floor when the number of nominees equals the number of positions to be filled. If an election is required, members are notified at least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting on March 19, 2020.