Call for Nominations

Credit Unions are unique in how they conduct business and serve their members. Why? Because we are guided by the Co-operative Principles; principles that help shape Credit Union business decisions and governance. One such principle is Democratic Member Control - simply put, our Board of Directors is elected by our members. Once elected, the Board represents the interests of all members; they provide vision, leadership, and direction for the success of our Credit Union, today and into the future.

Call for Nominations

We are looking for innovative and forward-thinking board members - members who want to make a difference and contribute to the success of our Credit Union. Three seats on our Board of Directors are expiring and up for election, each for a three-year term. Two incumbents, Larry Heggs and Kelly Linnell, will be seeking re-election.

All members of Weyburn Credit Union that meet director qualifications are welcome to apply. The Board annually assesses its future needs in terms of skills, knowledge, experience, and/or attributes. An ideal board recruit would bring the following:

• technology/data analytics expertise
• independent business owner
• cultural diversity
• accounting background
• agriculture experience

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March 1 to March 19
Nomination Period
Nomination packages are available at any branch location, from our Nominating Committee, or here.

March 19 at 4:00pm
Nominations Close

Nomination papers can be returned to any branch of WCU, to the attention of the Nominating Committee Chair.

April 7 to April 14
Election Period
As owners, Credit Union members have equal voting rights. You can vote using MemberDirect online or on the app, or visit us in branch.

April 21
Annual General Meeting

Successful candidates will be introduced at the Annual General Meeting. Details to be announced. 

Frequently Asked Questions Expand/Collapse

What is a Board of Directors?

Our Board of Directors is elected by our members. Once elected, the Board represents the interests of all members. They provide vision, leadership, and direction for the success of our Credit Union, today and into the future. They have a huge impact on our membership, our Credit Union, and our community.

Why should I get involved?

It’s a WIN-WIN for you and your CU! The opportunities are limitless. You will enjoy participating in personal and professional development opportunities, being a leader in an innovative and growing organization, networking with community leaders, developing and showcasing your skills and knowledge, and being a part of something bigger than yourself!

Would I make a good Board member?

A Board possesses a diverse and comprehensive skill set that is able to represent the interests of our membership. A good member may bring specialized knowledge or experience, may be an entrepreneur or farmer who knows the challenge of owning and operating a business, may have great leadership qualities or other skills to benefit our Board, may share our passion of working together to build a stronger community, or may just have a genuine interest in WCU and in being the voice of our membership.

What can I expect as a Board member?

Annual Strategic Planning: a two-day event to set the vision and strategic goals for WCU. Monthly Meetings: where you encourage and evaluate progress towards the strategic goals set. Professional Development: training plans are offered to all Board members. Community Involvement: you will represent WCU and share in the work we do in the community.

What ISN’T a Board of Directors?

Credit Committee: our Board is not involved in member credit decisions. Boring: a position on our Board is anything but! You get the opportunity to grow professionally and personally. It is not an easy position, but it is interesting and rewarding! Operational: our Board is strategic in nature, setting the vision and strategic goals and objectives. They are not involved in the day-to-day operations of the Credit Union.

Why Weyburn Credit Union?

We are a growing and innovative credit union! We have assets of over $500 million, serve over 8800 members, have branches in Weyburn, Lang and Yellow Grass, and are proud to be a large community employer. Every day we strive to be the financial institution of choice. You will find it rewarding and fulfilling to be a part of the success of our Credit Union.

This is your chance:

  • to be a part of the Credit Union movement,
  • to be the voice for our members,
  • to be a community leader,
  • to be a part of something bigger!

If you, or someone you know, are ready to be a leader in an innovative and growing organization, talk to us about becoming a member of our Board of Directors.

Nomination packages are available at any branch location, from our Nominating Committee, or here. Remember, nominations close March 19 at 4:00pm. 

If you have any questions, please contact our CRO Bill Pittman at 306-842-6641.

 

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