Credit Union provides great opportunities

Nelson and District Credit Union is now accepting applications for three opportunities for its upcoming board of director elections.

Nelson and District Credit Union is now accepting applications for three opportunities for its upcoming board of director elections.

These positions provide an excellent opportunity to actively participate in one of the most influential financial institutions in the communities of Nelson, Rossland and East Shore.

“We are looking for people who want to give back to our communities and engage our local economy in the co-operative spirit,” Doug Stoddart, CEO of the credit union explains.

“Advocacy, debating, inquiry and collective decision making skills are all favourable qualities.

“As a community credit union, we are able to quickly respond to economic and social challenges, and board members often see their fresh and innovative ideas come to fruition.”

Andy Chute was nominated to the board in August 2005, which at the time made him the youngest credit union board member in Canada.

“I was initially reluctant to join with my lack of knowledge in the financial services industry. Representing 12,000 members, 65 staff and over $150 million in assets seemed quite daunting,” Chute describes.

“However, the credit union system provides new board members with extensive director development training that quickly brought me up to speed. My own business partnership also helped me in becoming a contributing board member and even chairing a few committees.

“The board is quite diversified and everyone brings a different perspective to the table. It is a very dynamic and professional board.”

For further details visit nelsoncu.com. Nominations for the board are due by Friday, January 28.