Annual Membership Meeting


February 24, 2022


In accordance with Article VI of the Benchmark Federal Credit Union Bylaws, you are hereby notified of the upcoming election by mail ballot for Directors.

The Nominating Committee has filed its nominations with the Secretary. The following names have been submitted for the position of Director (4 positions to be filled):


Cristine Watrous (Incumbent)

Prevnar Adult US Marketing, Pfizer Vaccines, Collegeville, PA

Fifteen (15) years of service with Pfizer

Member of Benchmark for fifteen (15) years

Benchmark Director since 2008

Chairman of the Board of Benchmark

Term of three (3) years


Daniel J. Machon, Jr. (Incumbent)

President and CEO, Benchmark Federal Credit Union, West Chester, PA

Thirty-six (36) years of service in the financial services industry

Member of Benchmark for three (3) years

Benchmark Director since 2019

Term of three (3) years


James D. McLaughlin (Incumbent)

Legal Consultant for Axiom Global, Inc.

Member of Benchmark for thirty (30) years

Benchmark Director since 2006

Previous Vice Chairman of the Board of Benchmark

Previous Secretary of the Board of Benchmark

Term of three (3) years


Michele Rudzik (Incumbent)

Home Care Consultant, Home Instead Senior Care, Lewes, DE

Member of Benchmark for forty-six (46) years

Benchmark Director 1999-2007 and since 2009

Term of three (3) years


Nominations for vacancies on the Board of Directors may also be made by petition, signed by at least 100 members. Each nominee by petition must submit a statement of qualifications in 100 words or less and biographical data with the petition. All petitions for nomination must be submitted on forms available in the Benchmark Federal Credit Unions Offices.

Nominations by petitions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at the office of the CPA Firm of RKL, LLP. Petitions must be mailed to:


Barry Pelagatti, CPA

102 Pickering Way

Suite 300

Exton, PA 19341-1330


 The election will be conducted by mail ballot and nominations will not be allowed from the floor at the Annual Membership Meeting. Ballots will be mailed to the membership and tabulated by the CPA Firm of RKL, LLP prior to the Annual Membership Meeting.

The names of all nominees will be posted in each Benchmark Federal Credit Union Office at least 35 days (by April 5, 2022) before the Annual Membership Meeting.

The Annual Membership Meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.  The Zoom credentials will be provided via email at least seven (7) days before the Annual Meeting.

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