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2016 Annual Meeting Notice

First Flight Federal Credit Union will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at First Flight’s Corporate Headquarters in Cary, NC.  The meeting will begin promptly at 2pm.  Elections will be conducted at the meeting to fill two available positions for Board of Directors.  All positions will be for 3-year terms.  Elections will not be conducted by ballot and there will be no nominations taken from the floor since there is only one nominee for each position to be filled.  Nominations for vacancies may be made by petition signed by 1% (240) of members.  A brief statement of qualifications and biographical data must accompany the petition along with a signed certificate from the nominee accepting nomination and the maximum appointment term.  All petitions for nomination and supporting documents must be received by, Monday,  March 7, 2016 to qualify.  Petitions should be mailed to:

Bill Kuykendall

First Flight Federal Credit Union

1815 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite A

Cary, NC 27518 

Gerald R. Murphy

Mr. Murphy, originally from Massachusetts, has been a member of First Flight since 2012. Following a successful career in the Marine Corps as a Radio Telegraph Operator Mr. Murphy enlisted in the Coast Guard for training as an FCC licensed Electronics Technician. After fulfilling the academic requirements for Officer Candidate School, Mr. Murphy was selected to attend the Coast Guard officer candidate program at Yorktown Virginia. Following his commissioning, Mr. Murphy applied and was accepted to the Naval Flight Training Program in Pensacola, FL and then went on to serve five tours as a Coast Guard Aviator engaged in law enforcement and search and rescue operations.  Mr. Murphy retired a lieutenant commander  in 1981 and began service as a police officer with San Diego PD. Mr. Murphy returned to Aeromedical aviation in 1984 with Life Flight San Diego. In 2004 Mr. Murphy retired from aviation and relocated to New Bern NC having been attracted by the possibility of year round sailing and also it’s vibrate retirement community.

Sandra L. Rice

Sandra L. Rice has lived in Havelock, NC since 1977 and been a member of First Flight since 1979.  She has served on the Supervisory Committee and in various positions on the Board of Directors from 1995 to the present.  Mrs. Rice finds the work the Board does both stimulating and challenging.  Mrs. Rice has business interests in Havelock, which she manages and enjoys reading, entertaining, traveling, working with the Marine Corps l League and the Hancock Yacht Club.  She also enjoys sailing with friends on the Neuse River.

Greg B. Williams

Greg B. Williams, retired educator, has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1986. He has served First Flight Federal Credit Union in a variety of positions including Director, Secretary, Treasurer and Chair. He is currently serving as the Chairperson. Mr. Williams is also Vice President of the New Bern Gideon Camp, Area 24 Director of the Gideons, Regional Field Officer for the Pacific Rim for Gideons international as well as Past President of the Craven County Habitat for Humanity.  Mr. Williams has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health and Physical Education, a Master’s degree in Education Administration, and an Educational Specialist degree in Administration, all from East Carolina University. In 1996, he achieved National Certification in Athletic Administration. Mr. Williams has been a coach, teacher, and administrator in several North Carolina schools. He retired in 2004 as principal of New Bern High School.  Mr. Williams has been married to Linda Swicegood Williams for forty one  years. Linda retired as principal of Bridgeton Elementary School. They have two children and two grandchildren. They share many common interests such as active involvement at First Baptist Church of New Bern and a genuine commitment to family, friends, and the community.  


FFFCU receives 5-Star Rating

Cary, NC- First Flight Federal Credit Union has received a Superior 5 Star-Rating from BauerFinancial.  This rating serves as First Flight's twenty-second consecutive quarter of inclusion on the BauerFinancial Recommended Report while receiving an Excellent or Superior Rating.  Based on the five-star scale, a credit union must earn either a five-star or four-star rating to be added to their Recommended Credit Union Report.

BauerFinancial is an online source for unbiased, independent bank and credit union ratings. No financial institution pays for its ratings, nor can they choose to be excluded from being rated.  BauerFinancial has earned the reputation of "the nation's bank rating service" after more than thirty years analyzing and reporting on the financial conditions of the nation's banking industry.  BauerFinancial obtains the detailed financial reports that each financial institution submits to their federal regulators on a quarterly basis.  Upon review of these financial reports, a star-rating is assigned based on a scale of zero to five stars with five stars being the strongest.  First Flight earned its most recent Superior 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial based on Bauer's in-depth analysis of the credit union's financial performance compared with historical data for consistency. 

First Flight is a full-service financial institution that is committed to providing its members with unparalleled tools, products and services while operating well above regulatory capital requirements.  Doug Troskey, CFO/COO stated, "It is an honor to continue to receive a superior rating form BauerFinancial.  For over 60 years, we have hold steadfast to our mission to provide quality financial services while maintaining the safety and soundness of the credit union for our members."

First Flight invites you to explore this website for more information about our competitive products and services and to learn how a financial relationship with First Flight can significantly change the outcome of your financial future and equip you to become your own financial champion!

A copy of First Flight's Financial Report and Analysis along with a Summary Report assigning the 5 Star-Rating can be found on BauerFinancial's website at www.bauerfinancial.com  




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