2018 Board of Directors Election

Call for Nominations

 

We will be accepting nominations for our Board of Directors' until Friday, January 19th at 5:00 pm. 

 

Good governance is critical to our success. Cambrian’s Board of Directors’ primary responsibility is to lead the strategic direction of the Credit Union through strong, responsible, and ethical governance. The Cambrian Credit Union Board is committed to ensuring its directors have diversified skill-sets and possess the relevant experience and expertise that will optimize our performance as an organization.
All directors and nominees for the Board must meet the qualifications specified in the Credit Union’s by-laws and the Credit Union and Caisses Populaires Act. Those include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Candidates must be a Cambrian member in good standing for at least 60 days prior to
    assuming a directorship role;
  • Candidates must not have been an employee of the Credit Union at any time during
    the last five years;
  • Candidates must not be directors or employees of another credit union.


Nominations and the Elections Process


Cambrian’s Directors are elected by Cambrian’s membership through a democratic voting process. These votes come from our 62,000 members whose assets with Cambrian exceed $3.4 billion.

Eligible voters are those who are members on the date our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is announced (approximately 6 weeks prior to the AGM) and are 18 years of age or older.

On an annual basis, the Board of Directors issues a call for nominations. This call for nominations is contained within our first newsletter in a new calendar year, as well as being posted in our branches and on our website at www.cambrian.mb.ca.

Nominees submit their names and biographies to the Corporate Secretary, and are interviewed by the Board’s Corporate Governance Committee. The Corporate Governance Committee may endorse the
candidate(s) running for election and/or re-election. Candidate names and biographies are posted in Cambrian branches and published in a voter’s package sent to each eligible Cambrian voting member. Members vote by secret ballot that is tabulated by a selected scrutineer. The candidate(s) with the greatest number of votes by the closing date of the election win(s) his or her seat on the Board of Directors.

Results are announced at Cambrian’s Annual General Meeting in April.

Candidate Campaign Information

 

Please provide the following items to Cambrian Credit Union to be included in the Election information pieces (mailer, in-branch poster, corporate website):

  1. Candidate Photo – colour head and shoulder shot of the candidate in digital format (JPEG or TIFF preferred).
  2. Campaign Statement – a single statement in support of your candidacy explaining why you should be elected to the board (not to exceed 500 words).
  3. Candidate Bio – one to three paragraphs discussing your relevant biographical information (not to exceed 300 words).

All items should be in digital format and should be sent to Cambrian’s Corporate Secretary at jgrapentine@cambrian.mb.ca no later than the agreed upon deadlines.

Available Positions

Directors on the Board are elected for a 3-year term. Based on terms that will be expiring in 2018, there are three (3) positions up for election in the upcoming election period.

Important Dates

  • Monday, December 4 - Call for Nominations
  • Friday, January 19 - Nominations Close
  • Monday, February 5 - Last Day to Submit Candidate's Biography to Corporate Secretary
  • Monday, March 5 - Voting Packages sent to Membership
  • Thursday, April 12 - Voting Closes
  • Tuesday, April 17 - Election Results Announced at Annual General Meeting

Important Documents

Call for Nominations
Campaign Information Poster
Election Dates 2018

Contact Information

For more information or to submit your name for nomination, please contact:

Jim Grapentine - Corporate Secretary
204-925-2610
jgrapentine@cambrian.mb.ca