We’re looking for enthusiastic, skilled members to join the Board of Directors and contribute their expertise to the future of Westoba Credit Union Ltd. Are you that member?
Your Board is holding a call for applications for District 1 (Brandon/MAXA), District 2 (Carberry/Souris/Rivers/The Pas/Glenboro) and District 3 (Killarney/Ninette/Cartwright/Swan Lake/Pilot Mound/La Riviere/Winnipeg). The Board is specifically interested in attracting new Directors with experience in agriculture, business, human resources, information technology, and organization development.
Nominations open November 12, 2020, and close at noon (CST) on December 18, 2020.
Should you have questions or concerns after reading this application and election package, please contact:
Chair, Governance Committee
Why Run for the Board?
One of the best things about being part of a credit union is that we are membership-based. With your membership share, you have certain rights – one of which is being nominated and elected to the Board!
Once a part of the Board, you’re a voice for the membership and tasked with helping set the direction of our credit union. This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with others in building something incredible – a great credit union!
You have a chance to make a difference, which is a pretty powerful thing!
Other benefits of joining the board are:
Expanding your knowledge and skillset
When you’re on the Board, you’re exposed to all aspects of the operations. This includes everything from reviewing financial reports to getting updates on various aspects of the business like human resources, marketing and communications and IT (to mention only a few).
Gaining leadership experience
The Board is responsible for setting the direction of our credit union. As a Board Director, you are in a leadership role. You were chosen by our members and are accountable to them in making a range of decisions that are in the best interest of the credit union as a whole.
Increased networking opportunities
As a Board Director, you will represent our credit union at various events and conferences locally, provincially and nationally. You will get to meet other people who are part of the cooperative movement!
Westoba’s Board of Directors ensures that Westoba has strong, effective management and that the credit union’s strategic objectives are in your best interest.