Board of Directors
Notice of the Sunshine Coast Credit Union 76th Annual General Meeting
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Raven’s Cry Theatre,
5555 Sunshine Coast Highway, Sechelt, BC.
- Call to Order
- Introduction of Officers
- Adoption of Agenda
- Appointment of Recording Secretary
- Adoption of Minutes of the 75th AGM, held April 27, 2016
- Business Arising Out of the Minutes
- Directors’, CEO and Financial Report
- Auditors’ Report
- Adoption of Reports
- Report on Attendance
- Directors’ Election Results
- New Business
- Appointment of Auditors
- Motion to Authorize the Directors to Set the Audit Fee
- Member Questions & Comments
- Good and Welfare
Sunshine Coast Credit Union’s Rules may be found online at www.sunshineccu.com/Rules
Our 2016 Annual Report is now available to download in PDF format.
The terms of three directors will expire at the 2017 Annual General Meeting. Sunshine Coast Credit Union’s Rules require that certain criteria and procedures must be met during the nomination and election process.
The Board of Directors consists of nine members. Each Director is elected for a 3-year term. Directors are elected, to replace those retiring or whose terms are expiring, through nominations from the membership. If the number of qualified persons nominated is equal to the number of vacancies, those persons are elected by acclamation. Otherwise, election by ballot is conducted pursuant to the credit union’s rules. To be eligible to vote in an election you must be a non-junior member, in good standing 90 days prior to the election.
For additional detail, contact Shelley McDade, CEO at 604.886.2122.
The Board of Directors is accountable to the general membership and for directing the affairs of the Credit Union. The role includes strategic oversight, governance and financial management.
Directors may spend 10 to 15 hours per month preparing for and attending meetings in addition to completing education and professional development, as well as attending community events and planning sessions.
Diversity in thought, background, experience, gender and culture is actively sought to ensure a board that represents the communities we serve.
Diversity in skills and expertise is also desired and prospective candidates will be assessed against those areas the Board is looking to strengthen.
Core competencies include: capacity for succession, strategic thinking, problem solving and judgment, leadership, interpersonal skills, and financial literacy.
Our Directors also serve on many committees including: Audit, Investment and Loan, Conduct Review, and Executive.
Current Board of Directors
John Wiseman, Chairperson
"Sunshine Coast Credit Union is an extraordinary financial institution and a special part of the Coast; I am proud of our commitment to the community and to our members."
First nominated in 2010, John is in his third term as Chair of the Board and also serves as Chair of the Governance-Executive Committee and as a Director on SunCu Financial Services’ Board. John retired in 2005 after 34 years with TELUS, providing him with senior leadership experience in operations management, financial management, strategic planning, customer service and high performance leadership. His commitment to education and professional development has led him to serve on the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Advisory Boards for the Operations Management and Electronics Programs, and as a sponsor and mentor for students enrolled in the MBA program at the Sauder School of Business at UBC. John is known for his dedication to marine safety, having served as a Coxswain, Station Leader and on the Board of Governors for the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue.
Richard Wilson, 1st Vice Chairperson
"The Organization’s knowledge of the culture and economy of the Coast is a valuable asset to depositors, as well as those with financing needs."
Elected as director in 2010, Richard serves as Chair of the Audit Committee, 1st Vice Chair of the Governance-Executive Committee, and is a member of the Nominations Committee. A managing partner at The Coast Group Chartered Accountants in Sechelt, Richard believes that it is critically important for the community to have a financial institution on the Sunshine Coast that is from the Sunshine Coast and for the Sunshine Coast. As a director on the Board of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation, he also serves on the Investment and Finance Committee for the organization. To the SCCU Board, Richard brings expertise and experience in financial literacy, accounting, strategic thinking and auditing.
Chris Fawcus, 2nd Vice Chairperson
"I consider it a privilege to contribute my knowledge to the continued success and growth of the Credit Union; an organization that has served its members and supported our community so well over the years."
Chris was appointed to the Board in 2014, and currently serves on the Investment & Loan Committee. He is the retired President and CEO of Aon Risk Services Canada, and former member of Aon Risk Service’s Global Management Committee, providing him with experience in insurance, corporate governance, leadership and strategic thinking. Currently, Chris is Vice Chair of the Board of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation. Chris has also served on the Board of Governors for the British Columbia Business Council and with the Canadian Council of Chief Executive Officers. Chris also formerly chaired the Board of Governors of the Insurance Institute of Canada, and the Sunshine Coast Minor Hockey Association.
Sue Anne Linde, MBA, Member at Large
"Credit Unions are part of the fabric of British Columbia, and certainly a vital component of the Sunshine Coast. I am delighted to serve as a representative of the many members of Sunshine Coast Credit Union who understand that our mutual benefits are best served through a community-oriented, locally based, member-owned financial institution."
Sue Anne joined the Board in 2015 and sits on the Conduct Review Committee and Nominations Committee. She has over forty years’ experience in marketing, advertising and communications in retail (The Bay), ad agencies ( VP, Palmer Jarvis /DDB Canada), and subsequently as Director of Marketing for SFU’s Business Faculty (Beedie School of Business). Sue Anne also sits on the Board of the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society, and is an active participant in sailing and cruising with the Gibsons Yacht Club. She is also completing her thesis for a Master of Fine Arts degree.
"I have always been interested in the tremendous contribution that cooperatives, and especially credit unions, make in smaller communities."
A steadfast director since 1994 and a member of the Credit Union since 1972, Tim is currently the Chair of the Investment & Loan Committee, and serves on both the Conduct Review Committee and Nominations Committee. A retired accountant and school trustee, Tim brings a wealth of experience to the Board related to public practice, private industry and public education. He is actively involved on the Sunshine Coast through sailing, the Sunshine Coast Community Forest and Driftwood Players Association.
"It is an honour to work on the Board of Directors of such a well-respected organization as the Sunshine Coast Credit Union."
Betty joined the Board in January 2017 after 20 years as a member. She brings governance experience from working with many non-profit organizations for over 30 years, and most recently, from her work as a school trustee for School District 46 since 2011 and as Chair of the Board of Education since 2013. Betty successfully managed a contract training department for distance learning at the post-secondary level, has been the equity officer for a large health care union, and taught a program on civic leadership on the Sunshine Coast. As a consultant, she has provided strategic planning, training in problem solving and leadership, and respectful workplace training to many groups in public and private sectors.
"Sunshine Coast Credit Union’s sound financial position is an inspiration, demonstrating what is possible for smaller BC towns that face economic challenges."
A director since 2011, Glen currently sits on the Governance-Executive Committee, Conduct Review Committee and Nominations Committee. He has over 40 years’ experience in the forest industry, including sales and marketing within European and Asian markets, specialty sawmill production experience with high grade logs and lumber, and the import to Canada of wood products from China, Vietnam and Brazil. Glen also served as President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, liaising with the Embassy and visiting delegations. He is a member, a past president, and currently the secretary to the Rotary Club of Pender Harbour-Madeira Park, and Chair and President of the Sunshine Coast Community Forest, a subsidiary of the District of Sechelt. Glen brings an array of business experience to the Board including cross cultural communications, marketing, financial and leadership.
"Joining the Board has allowed me to become an active contributor in our community, and to support the development of cooperatives and cooperative business models in our Province."
Mark, who was elected to the Board in 2012, is the current Chair of the Nominations Committee, in addition to serving on the Audit Committee and the Investment & Loan Committee. As Program Head and Professor for the Sustainable Business Leadership Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Mark instructs on a wide variety of subjects including sustainability, change management, leadership, organizational behavior, and business management. His research spans a number of areas including sustainability, cooperative development of economic hubs in small communities, the assessment and valuation of community stakeholders, creativity and innovation within organizations, and memory and social cognition in the elderly. Mark also sits on the Board for LEAD Canada. Founded in 1991, LEAD has equipped its many participants with a fresh combination of skills, perspectives, and experiences, resulting in a global network of sustainable leaders focused on environmentally sound development.
"Credit unions are not just financial institutions; they’re active members of the community."
A credit union member for over 30 years, Manjit joined Sunshine Coast Credit Union when he moved to the Coast in 2008. Appointed to the Board in 2014, he currently serves on the Audit Committee. His 35-year career with TELUS spanned numerous functional areas including senior roles in operations and marketing, where he was recognized for his leadership and foresight in delivering highly complex network solutions to some of TELUS’ largest business and government clients. Manjit currently serves as Chair, Gibsons & District Public Library Board and as President of the Sunshine Coast TELUS Community Ambassadors, which inspires current and retired TELUS team members to come together to volunteer in the community. Manjit is also a volunteer instructor with Capilano University’s ESL & Settlement Assistance program.
* Terms expire at the 2017 Annual General Meeting