Good Neighbors Credit Union

Annual Meeting 2023

Join us for a special member experience

You’re invited to the Good Neighbors Credit Union Annual Meeting! Celebrate with us as we elect new board members, highlight the past year, showcase our plans for 2023, and honor our Good Neighbor of the Year. We want to hear your thoughts about the future of our credit union, and have some fun too! 

Come join us for a complimentary dinner, cash bar, business meeting, and an opportunity to win prizes! 

Thursday, April 13 at 6PM

The Grapevine Banquets
333 Dick Road, Depew. NY 14043
Doors open at 6:00PM
Dinner served at 6:30PM

This is an event for Good Neighbors Credit Union members. If you would like to attend, an RSVP is required and is totally free for all members! Guest tickets for non-members are $32 at the door or $5 with a credit union account opening! Click here to RSVP by April 2, 2023. 

Meet Your Board of Directors Nominees

Aaron Ruda

For the last eleven years, I have been a proud member of the Good Neighbors Federal Credit Union, as well as its predecessor the Lancaster-Depew Federal Credit Union. I was elected to my first term as a member of the Board of Directors in April, 2017. It has been an honor for me to serve my fellow credit union members as a part of the board for the last three years. Over the course of my term, I have served as the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee (2018) and the Co-Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee (2017, 2018, and 2019).

I would humbly ask for your support for another term as a member of your Board of Directors. Even though the Good Neighbors Credit Union has experienced tremendous growth in all aspects of its operations, both the the Board of Directors and the credit union staff have ensured that the foundational principle of “choosing people over profit” guides the decisions that we make on behalf of all of the credit union’s members.

I promise to continue to invest the time and effort that is necessary to support the growth of the Good Neighbors Credit Union, and make “stress-free personal finance” the norm for my fellow members.
I have been a Social Studies Teacher at Lancaster High School for thirteen years. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors, I am also an active volunteer firefighter with the Village of Lancaster Fire Department. I reside in Lancaster with my wife, Lynne

Dave Zalenski

A lifelong resident of Depew and Lancaster ( with exception of period between 1984-1992) I am keenly familiar with issues in both village and town. I have enjoyed many networking opportunities to meet with wide spectrum of people in our town. I was honored to serve on the Lancaster School Board from 2009-2012 and served as Board President in 2011-2012. I was charged with the responsibility of fiduciary stewardship, during difficult economic times for the school district. During my year as
President, it was my duty to explain the implications of the newly imposed State tax cap and how the district was working on both the student’s and taxpayers behalf to strike the balance needed for continued excellence in affording education.

I currently am General Manager for Minute Print Inc., a commercial print facility both in business development as well as maintaining leading edge technology to service our clientele. I have numerous years in marketing and sales programs and have continued an upward level of success in reputation for the company as well as bottom line positive results. I bring that experience to assist me in my decision making process during Board meetings.

I have been a Good Neighbors Board of Directors Member since 2014. I primarily wanted to serve on this board to continue the legacy for my father-in-law, Richard Gessert, one of the co-founders of this credit union back in 1957. My wife was employed at the credit union for nearly 26 years as well, until she moved on in a different career path in 2013. I have a true vested interest in the success of this credit union, with my affection for the community, work experience and close family history to the credit union.

I wish to continue to serve as a contributing member of the board of directors, keeping our mission statement as our guiding policy. I continue to learn and support measures to increase membership, opportunities for growth and advancements toward member engagement. I ask for your vote of confidence as I seek to continue my due diligence for all members and their participation as members of this great credit union.

Peter Meyers

Peter Meyers has been a member of the Lancaster Depew Federal Credit Union / Good Neighbors Federal Credit Union for over forty years. During his career as an educator at Lancaster High School, he often served as a credit union building representative. Since retiring, Peter has volunteered as a member of the Good Neighbors Board of Directors, including terms as Vice President and President. To improve his ability to serve Good Neighbors, Peter recently completed an intensive course to become Good Neighbors only Certified Credit Union Board Member. Peter believes in the importance of helping neighbors not only through his involvement with the credit union, but also as a volunteer and officer in the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Family, friends, and Good Neighbors are all treasured parts of Peter’s life.

Rick Borosky

My experiences that pertain to a person that might serve on the Board of Directors are over 20 years of work in the finance industry from large multinational organizations to small brick and mortar finance companies. Part of my education through Temple University was to understand compliance at the state and federal level from a macro perspective. Currently, I work for a small business that has a strong desire to grow it’s portfolio through analytics rather than the approach used for the past 30 years in the asset retention industry. 

I was previously involved with South Lines baseball as an Assistant Coach and am currently working with local organizations to teach pickleball to people of all ages. I feel that I have not participated much in the community through the years and would like to start giving back. I feel that serving on the Board of Directors would be an excellent opportunity to help the credit union family that I am a part of, which will also help our community.