Board of Directors Elections

District 3 – VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

If you are a member of District 3 (Killarney/Ninette/Cartwright/Swan Lake/Pilot Mound/La Riviere/Winnipeg), please exercise your democratic right to vote in this election. You can vote at a kiosk in branch, or online through a link on our website. Voting is now closed.

The Board of Directors of Westoba Credit Union Ltd. recognizes that a strong Board will be comprised of Directors possessing an ideal combination of skills, experience and attributes. In 2018 special consideration will be given to “Audit & Financial” knowledge & “Information Technology” knowledge.  We ask you please take this into consideration when choosing your candidate.

There is one opening in District 3 this year. District 3 members can vote for one candidate.  This candidate will serve a three-year term. The director will be elected prior to the Annual General Meeting. The elected director will be announced here at westoba.com in late April. Below are the names and biographies of your candidates.

Annette J. Renwick Horst  

Endorsed*

Annette was born and raised on a farm in South Western Manitoba. She graduated from Melita High School in 1992 and attended Brandon University where she received a Bachelor of Arts. She attended the Faculty of Law Robson Hall at the University of Manitoba, graduating with a law degree in 1998. She articled in The Pas and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1999. She practiced law in Brandon for three years and then returned to live in The Pas until 2015. She’s now living and practicing law in Winnipeg with Legal Aid Manitoba, Child Protection Law Office.

Annette is married and has two sons, Travis and Jack.

She’s served as President of the Manitoba Bar Association, a branch of the Canadian Bar Association. She was the National Treasurer of the Canadian Bar Association for five years and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Bar Association for seven years. She served as a director and secretary for the not-for-profit daycare center, Marigold Preschool, in The Pas. She’s currently a Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba.

Douglas Kimani Wanyoike

Endorsed*

Douglas is a Canadian citizen, born and raised in Kenya. He moved to the United States of America in 1998 and later to Canada in 2009. He’s married and blessed with two beautiful daughters and a son.

He’s currently employed by Paradigm Consulting Group Inc. as a Business Systems Analyst. He’s implementing a Guideware Strategic Systems Renewal project for a major insurance company in Winnipeg. Douglas’s professional work experience in Healthcare, Insurance, and Social Media Advertising dealing with on premise, SAAS and PAAS environments has prepared him for this opportunity.

He founded and operated a telecom company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which enabled customers to make affordable local, domestic and international calls online using voiceover internet protocol (VOIP). He also negotiated, purchased and configured routes with various telecom carriers, processed payments and reconciled bank payments with sales.

His passion in cyber and information security has led him to pursue certifications in Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCIP) and Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX). He also has certifications in Project Management, Change Management, Information Technology Infrastructure Library and Lean Six Sigma.

*Each year the Board evaluates and identifies any critical skills, experience or expertise that would contribute to the future of Westoba. This year the Board is looking for candidates with strong information technology, finance and audit experience to enhance the board composition. The Nominations and Elections Committee has decided to endorse two candidates who would bring the most overall value to the Board, if elected this year.  The Nominations and Elections Committee works hard to remain impartial and objective.

 

HOW TO VOTE – VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

We encourage all eligible members to take part in setting the direction for our credit union. Eligible members may vote by using our very simple and secure voting system either online or at an in-branch kiosk.

TO VOTE ONLINE

  1. Click here to VOTE NOW! (Voting is now closed.)
  2. Enter your identifiers: Member Number and Postal Code
  3. Vote by clicking beside the name of the candidate you wish to vote for. Review your selection and then click “Submit”.

NOTE: This election is open to members of District 3 (Killarney/Ninette/Swan Lake/Cartwright/Pilot Mound/La Riviere/Winnipeg) who will be electing one director for a 3-year term.

*Click here for this information in a printable brochure.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Westoba is a proud member of the communities we serve. Each year we give thousands of dollars to better your communities.

MEET OUR CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

These individuals are elected from the districts they live and work in to give members a voice in the direction of our credit union.