Elections

Voting

 

Why Vote for your Board of Directors

One of the many benefits of credit union membership is your ability to vote for the Board of Directors. As a member-owned, member-led institution, our Board is comprised of your fellow members; members you choose through an annual voting process.

Why voting matters to you

The Board of Directors approves the direction your credit union takes.

They’re directly responsible for our strategic and business plan direction which acts as Lakeland Credit Union’s roadmap to achieving long-term success and a prosperous future.


The policies the Board of Directors approves impacts YOU.

Have your interests represented by the leaders you help elect when policies are approved, including guiding principles for annual member common share dividends.


The Board of Directors is member-elected.

Very few places you bank, or do any business with encourage you to vote for the people who steward the strength of the organization.

We've made it easy for you

Get to know the Board candidates on Director Candidates. Reviewing the candidates, getting to know the board objectives and casting your vote will take no more than 20 minutes. 


VOTER ELIGIBILITY AND ELECTION RULES


Voter eligibility:


You must meet the following requirements to vote:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A member of Lakeland Credit Union

Election rules:
  • 60(2) Subject to subsection (6), of the Credit Union Act, only members are entitled to vote.

  • A member may vote only once, unless a member is also a designated representative of a business. Then the member may vote once on their personal membership and once for the business, to a maximum of two votes.

  • Voting can be cast in person on iPads provided at a Lakeland Credit Union branch, or on the voter designated website. Proxy voting (casting a vote on behalf of another member) is not permitted.

Requirements

 

Requirements

We do not have an exact resume for the ideal Director. We aim to develop a Board that represents a wide range of skills, experience and interests. Our current Board is comprised of male and female entrepreneurs, professionals, non-profit founders, and retirees, in their 30's to 70's. However, Board candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member in good standing for a period of one year or greater
  • Be bondable
  • Have an acceptable credit history
  • Not be an employee of the credit union, nor an employee of the credit union in the past 3 years
  • Not be an employee or Director of a competing financial institution
  • Must not be in breach of his/her oath of office as a Director, including but not limited to confidentiality of credit union information
 

How to Apply

 

How to Apply

The deadline to submit an application has closed. Please keep your eyes open for your voting pin to arrive in your mailbox attached to your patronage and profit share letter. 

Mail
Attn: Wendy Morrison
AVP, Corporate Governance
Lakeland Credit Union
5016 50 Ave
Bonnyville, AB  T9N 2J3
WMorrison@lakelandcreditunion.com

Drop off in branch
Attn: Wendy Morrison
AVP, Corporate Governance
Lakeland Credit Union
5016 50 Ave, Bonnyville, AB

Monday - Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday - Friday 8:30am-6:00pm

 

 

Important Dates


Stay Tuned for Information on Lakeland Credit Union's 80th 
Annual General Meeting in 2021

Location: Cold Lake, Alberta

Registration: 5:00 pm

Dinner: 5:30 pm 

Formal Meeting Commencement: 6:30 pm

 

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