63rd Annual Meeting

The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Membership of Selfreliance UAFCU will take place

Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. (central time)
at the Credit Union’s Home Office,
2332 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.

Registration begins at 1:00 P.M. CST.
Refreshments will be served.

The meeting will be simulcast in New Jersey.
at the UACC-NJ, 60 N. Jefferson Rd.,Whippany, N.J.
Registration begins at 1:00 P.M. (eastern time).
Refreshments will be served.

The Nominating Committee has placed the following individuals in nomination to serve as directors of Selfreliance UAFCU:

Victor Wojtychiw


Vice-Chair & Executive Secretary, Board of Directors and Board Executive Committee; Marketing Committee Chair;
Member of Board Compensation, Raises and Duties Committee;
Board Strategic Meeting Facilitator.
Wife Maria, two children.
Chemist, Toxicologist. Projects Administrator/Executive Director, Administration and Finance, Office of Public Health Emergency preparedness, City of Chicago Department of Public Health.
Secretary/Treasurer, Selfreliance Foundation; Member and Event Co-chair, 75th Anniversary Ukrainian Genocide Holodomor
Commem. Committee of Chicago; Member, St. Sophia UOC-KP;
Committee Member, Friends of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus;
member, Friends of Plast; former head of ODUM Chicago Branch and Chairman of ODUM National Committee; former chair, “Ridna Shkola”; Dir., ODUM String Ensemble.

Christina Kozij


Member, Board of Directors. Member, Board Compensation,
Raises and Duties Committee, Marketing Committee,
Asset and Liability Committee.
Mortgage Banker/Realtor. Former Sr. Lending Officer with Bank of America/LaSalle Bank; Former VP/Branch Manager, Draper & Kramer, Inc., a Chicago-based full service mortgage lender & real estate firm. Licensed real estate agent from 1978 to 2004. Former member Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association, Homebuilders Association of Greater Illinois. Member,
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. Former member, Ukrainian Nat’l Women’s League of America, Branch 6 & of Plast.

Oleh Karawan


Vice-Chair, Board of Directors & BOD Executive Committee.
Chair, Building Committee; Chair, Board Compensation, Raises and Duties Committee.
Wife Ivanka, two children.
Civil Engineer. Former Exec. V.P. of W.E. O’Neil Const. Co., one of the largest construction contractors in Chicago, retired.
Vice-Chair, The Selfreliance Foundation; 14 years as President of Parish Council of Sts. Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church; VP, Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation; Chairman, Friends of Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus in Chicago; Board Member, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art; Member, 75th Anniversary Ukrainian Genocide Holodomor Commem. Committee of Chicago.

Election will not be conducted by ballot and no nominations will be accepted from the floor when the number of nominees equals the number of positions to be filled. In order to be nominated as a director to the Board of Selfreliance, a member must submit:
1. A signed certificate, stating that s/he agrees to the nomination and that s/he will serve if elected;
2. A brief statement of qualifications and a biographical sketch; and
3. A petition with original (not copies) verifiable signatures of no fewer than 219 members, dated between 2/13 and 3/25 of 2014.

These must be submitted to the Board Secretary at the offices of Selfreliance UAFCU, 2332 W. Chicago Ave., no later than March 25, 2014.