Board of Directors Elections
Meet Your Candidates
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.
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. This year the Board is looking for candidates with strong information technology, audit and risk, human resources and accounting experience.
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.
George E. Henderson
George was raised on a family farm north of La Rivière, Manitoba. He married his wife Lorette in 1962. Together, they operated the family farm for 45 years before retiring and transitioning the farm to their son Denis and his wife Heather, who are fifth generation farmers.
In 1973, he completed his Diploma in Agriculture. In 1980, he was elected to the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and served as Director for 10 years. In 1988, he was appointed to the Motor Transport Board by the provincial government and served there for 12 years. George was elected to the R.M. of Pembina council in 1996 and served as Councillor and Reeve for 11 years. In 1990, he became an articling qualified appraiser.
George has been involved in many community and farm groups. George is currently completing his first three-year term on Westoba’s Board of Directors where he also held committee member roles on the Policy and Governance Committee. He is seeking re-election to continue bringing value to our members by helping guide Westoba through changes required to remain strong and sustainable.
Shelley grew up in Wawanesa, Manitoba and currently lives on a farm between Dunrae and Margaret. She and her husband Louis have been married 28 years, and they have one daughter Shanna who is 25 years old. Shanna has special needs and attends Prairie Partners in Boissevain Monday through Friday.
Shelley holds a university certificate in Human Resources and Labour Relations from Athabasca University. In addition, she holds certificates in “Anatomy of Workplace Investigations” and “Mediation through Resolution Skills”. Shelley is also a Payroll Compliance Practitioner.
With over 12 years of experience with MTS, Shelley started her career in data entry. Other roles she moved into included telephone operator, assignment clerk and customer service representative. Additionally, Shelley has held positions with Regional Health Authorities in the roles of payroll/scheduling clerk and program assistant. Shelley’s extensive office administrative experience also includes coordinating accounts payable and accounts receivable, in addition to managing a range of correspondence. Shelley’s background and experience will allow her to contribute to Westoba Credit Union at the board table.
Presently, Shelley owns and operations her own business called PR04Manitoba (Promoting Respectful Organizations 4 Manitoba). The company was created to address and encourage respectful organizations within Manitoba, which is a passion of Shelley’s.
Who can vote?
Only eligible members can vote in this election for District 3. To be an eligible member you must:
- be a member residing in District 3 (Killarney/Ninette/Cartwright/Swan Lake/Pilot Mound/La Riviere/Winnipeg);
- have a $5 share and the share account must have been opened prior to February 1, 2019; and
- have turned 18 years of age prior to February 1, 2019.
If you have a joint account, you only have one $5 share and therefore only have one vote for this account.
If you are a business, commercial or Ag member, you will need to complete this Proxy to identify who is representing your company. This will need to be completed and returned to a Westoba branch to be processed. Within 24 hours of submitting the form, the individual will be able to vote. The deadline to submit forms is end of day Thursday, April 11th, 2019.
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 online voting system by clicking here or at an in-branch kiosk.
To Vote Online:
- Click VOTE NOW!
- Enter your identifiers: Member number and Postal Code (must match your current mailing address on file at Westoba)
- 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.
In District 3, there is one more position to be filled for a vacated two-year position. This will be dealt with at the Annual General Meeting on April 24th, 2019 in Brandon.
Only one candidate let their name stand for District 2 (Carberry/Souris/Rivers/The Pas/ Glenboro). This member has been “ACCLAIMED”. The Acclaimed Candidate, Henry Maryniuk will serve a three-year term.
No nominations came forward for District 1 (Brandon/MAXA). The Board will deal with this at the Annual General Meeting on April 24th, 2019 in Brandon.