2014 Board Election Results

We held our Annual Business Meeting on Monday, May 12th in the Multnomah County Board Room and are very thankful to our members who were able to join us. We enjoyed conversing with you and greatly appreciate your participation. We also understand that not everyone is able to make these type of events and are grateful for your support and participation in other areas of the cooperative.

For the first time in several years we held an election for a new board member and are pleased to welcome Walter Sofko to the Point West Board of Directors.

     Sharon Luce

Walter is the owner and CEO of Minuteman Press Team, a local printing company in Portland. He started the business in 2001 with one full time employee; today, he employs 18 individuals in three separate locations. Walter works with and supports various non-profits, including Girl Scouts, OMSI, Rotary, and local schools. He received his BA from the University of California Irvine. He currently resides with his wife and daughter in Raleigh Hills. We look forward to his continued support of Point West and are excited to have him on the Board of Directors.

Leaving the board is Sharon Cowley. Sharon is a retired employee of Multnomah County. She works part-time each year for the Multnomah County Board of Property Tax Appeals (BOPTA). She has served on the Point West Board of Directors since 1996 and has been a member since 1956. The team at Point West is very appreciative and thankful for Sharon’s hard work and dedication to the betterment of Point West Credit Union over the past several years.

The Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee is a group of volunteers who serve for at least three years and meet monthly to:

    • Provide strategic direction for the credit union.
    • Promote the Credit Union’s growth consistent with it’s vision, core values and long-term objectives.
    •  Advocate for, and communicate with the membership.
    • Monitor performance of the co-CEO Team for short term objectives and long term goals.


Below is the list of your volunteer Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee for 2014.

Board of Directors
John Savory, Board Chair
Jake Hammer, Board Vice Chair
George Hager, Board Secretary
Susan Luce, Chief Governance Officer
Walter Sofko, Director
Dan Hein, Director
Lew Tycer, Director

Supervisory Committee
Dr. Bryan Baisinger, Supervisory Committee Chair
Dallas Roemeling, Supervisory Committee
David Taylor, Supervisory Committee

Thanks to our volunteers and all of our membership for making our cooperative strong. We appreciate your support.

Amy Nelson


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