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2017 Annual Meeting Notice

First Flight Federal Credit Union will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017 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% (220) 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 6, 2017 to qualify.  Petitions should be mailed to:

David Jennings

First Flight Federal Credit Union

1815 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite A

Cary, NC 27518

Statements of qualification and biographical data are below for candidates nominated by the Nominating Committee.

Warren B. Culbreth, Jr.*

Warren B. Culbreth, Jr. has been a member of First Flight Federal Credit Union for 33 years and was a member of the Cherry Point Branch Quality Service Advisory Council for 6 years. Mr. Culbreth served 3 years as Secretary, 3 years as Treasurer, 7 years as Vice Chairperson and 2 years as Chairperson for First Flight Federal Credit Union. He served on the Asset Liability Committee for 2 years. Mr. Culbreth is serving as Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee and has for the previous 8 years. He currently serves on the Facilities Committee, Merger, Corporate Acquisition Committee, Products and Services Committee and the Military Affairs Committee.  Mr. Culbreth attended East Carolina University and Coker College and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education. He has completed 51 management modules in the Volunteer Achievement Program. Mr. Culbreth is a member of St. John’s #3 Masonic Lodge in New Bern. He is an extremely active member of the Sudan Shriners in New Bern while serving as the Past Shrine Club Coordinator, Past Entertainment Chairman, Past Board of Directors for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, Past Captain of the Sudan Patrol and currently serves as the Treasurer for the Sudan Cooligans. Mr. Culbreth is an active member of the Royal Order of Jesters, New Bern Court 145 while serving on the Ceremonial Cast. Mr. Culbreth retired from the Department of Defense with 33½ years of service and retired with 5 years from Southern Illinois University Carbondale as the Program Advisor at MCAS, Cherry Point.


Bill Kuykendall*

Bill Kuykendall, retired educator, has served as a member of First Flight’s Board of Directors since 2010 as well as Supervisory Committee Liaison. Mr. Kuykendall currently serves on the Asset Liability Committee, CUSO Committee, Fee Committee, Products & Services Committee, Compensation Committee, and Sponsorship Committee and as Chairperson of the Compliance Committee.

Prior to serving on the board, Mr. Kuykendall served for two years as the chairperson of the credit union’s Supervisory Committee and three years as a member.  In this capacity, he oversaw quarterly audits of the credit union’s continuing operations, to include cash counts and responses to internal audits.  Moreover, Mr. Kuykendall served on the First Flight’s Compliance Committee, which ensures that the credit union adheres to all state and federal regulations.

Mr. Kuykendall has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Mathematics from East Carolina University and has served as Finance manager for Jarvis Methodist Church as well as heading up the Cookie jar, an area relief fund, that has disbursed over $275,000 to area residents in need.  Mr. Kuykendall taught mathematics for 29 years at three Greenville area high schools and for 7 years at Pitt Community College.

First Flight Named to Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America

First Flight Federal Credit Union was named to the 2016 edition of the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America released by DepositAccounts.com.  The credit union made the rankings out of over 6,000 credit unions in America.

“It is an honor to once again be ranked as one of the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America,” stated Al Fallon, President/CEO.  “Our continued success is due to the support and determination of our staff and board of directors to remain a safe, secure and financially sound institution.  For almost 65 years, this commitment has provided a foundation for innovation to provide First Flight members with unparalleled tools, products and services.”

First Flight Federal Credit Union, with its corporate office located in Cary, NC, is a full-service financial institution with more than 22,000 members and 8 branches across the state of North Carolina including locations in Morehead City, Havelock, Cherry Point, New Bern, Kinston, Greenville, Holly Springs and Cary.  Chartered in 1952 to serve citizens aboard the Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, NC, First Flight FCU now serves a broad membership including employees of many of the state’s largest firms in the high tech, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, legal, and service industries. 

To celebrate the naming, First Flight is making it easier than ever to join one of America’s healthiest credit unions!  New members can take advantage of the special offer by joining online by clicking here and using promo code 'Top".   For a limited time only, First Flight will deposit $50 into new membership savings account when a member takes advantage of joining the credit union online!*

DepositAccounts.com, is an independent bank account comparison company that tracks both commercial banks and credit unions in America.  Multiple factors are considered by DepositAccounts.com when assigning the rankings, including capitalization, deposit growth and loan to reserve ratios.  From the list of over 6,000 credit unions, DepositAccounts.com recognizes those who have shown exceptional fiduciary responsibility and includes those credit unions in its Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America list. 

*Membership eligibility may be required.





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