Special Announcement

Please note, due to wintry weather on February 20th, 2019 - the Financial Service Centers and the Financial Advisory Center are closed and the Annual Meeting has been postponed. 

The plans for the 2019 – 83rd Annual Meeting of FedChoice Federal Credit Union are hereby announced.

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Place: FedChoice Headquarters
10001 Willowdale Road
Lanham, MD 20706
Time: 2:00 p.m.

At the meeting, you will hear a review of the 2018 Annual Report from Credit Union officials.


The names, together with a brief statement of qualifications, of the persons nominated by the Nominating Committee are included below.


John Manfreda

Mr. Manfreda has been a member of the credit union for 48 years.  Currently, he is the Administrator of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of the Treasury. Prior to that, Mr. Manfreda was the Chief Counsel of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms from 1999 to 2003.  In total, John was with the ATF Chief Counsel’s office or its Internal Revenue Service predecessor for 33 years, beginning as a staff attorney in July 1970.  Mr. Manfreda received his law degree from the American University School of Law in Washington, DC, in 1970, and earned a Masters in Tax Law from Georgetown University in 1973.  Mr. Manfreda is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia and the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Jimmy B. Cole

Jimmy has been on the Board of Directors for 24 years and has been Board Treasurer since 2001.  He is actively involved with FedChoice and the Credit Union movement.  Before retiring in June 1999, he was a Senior Tax Law Specialist with the IRS.  Prior to his career with the IRS, he was a Field Examiner with the National Credit Union Administration.  Jimmy is now serving as chairman of the Membership Development and Education Committee and a member of the Finance/ALCO, Product Line and Delinquent Loan Committees.  Jimmy’s background has given him an excellent working knowledge of credit unions and he enthusiastically supports the industry.

If there is only one nominee for each position to be filled, no election will be held. If there is more than one nominee for any position, the election will be by ballot beginning Monday, February 11, 2019.

Ballot Box Locations and Times:

Lanham Headquarters Financial Service Center:

February 11 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


ATF Financial Service Center

February 11 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


IRS Financial Service Center, Philadelphia, PA

February 11 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


IRS National Financial Service Center

February 11, 12  - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

February 13 - 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


IRS New Carrollton Financial Service Center

February 11, 12  - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

February 13 - 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


USPS Brentwood Financial Service Center

February 11 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.