The Weyburn Credit Union is moving forward in 2017 after a strong 2016.
Following the 2016 annual general meeting this week, Credit Union CEO Don Shumlich said the financial institution was not as profitable in 2016 as they were hoping but still did well in spite of economic challenges facing the region. He said they met those challenges by focusing on customer service and helping people.
With three openings on the board and four nominees, an election was called. Members elected Jeff Richards, Norman Wall and Matthew Caudill to seats on the board. Voting members in attendance also passed a new resolution. Members will now have the option to vote for directors from home using online tools.
Shumlich said the Credit Union also continued to contribute to the community through their Community Fund. The fund receives one per cent of all of the financial institutions profits.
"We sponsored the Esso Cup. We gave to the Yellow Grass playground. So we've made donations and continue to do that," said Shumlich, listing just some of their benefactors.
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