Notice of Annual General Meeting
EKC is different from other financial institutions because our leadership is from a local Board of Directors. Each of the Board members is passionate about the East Kootenay and dedicated to the future of EKC and its members.
The Board of Directors is an elected group of individuals who are members, just like you, and generously give their time and energy to steer the present and help unfold the future. Every year, an election is held, and every adult member has the right to cast a vote and run for a seat on the board if they choose.
We'd like to hear your ideas for the 2016 AGM
EKC members are encouraged to provide input and ideas for the 2016 Annual General Meeting.
- Please email Executive Assistant Pam Pinch with your thoughts.
Board Members Acclaimed
I have been a director for six terms. During this time I have held the post of chair and vice-chair. I have lived in Cranbrook since 1977 and have been a credit union member all of my working life. My family has been involved in credit unions and co-ops for three generations.
I was in small business for 26 years but now am retired and do some work for a non-profit society. I also volunteer with community theatre and spend as much time in my garden as possible.
I have been a resident and Director of Finance for Sparwood since 1995. I moved here from Lake Cowichan, where I was also a credit union member.
I’ve been part of numerous volunteer groups over the years, most recently working with the Elk Valley Seniors Housing Society to obtain grant funding for the Lilac Terrace expansion. I am an enthusiastic gardener and relax with books and needlecrafts.
I am enthused about the opportunity to be part of the Board and hope to make a useful contribution in meeting the challenges that are being sent our way.
- has retired from the EKC board after nine years of service
EKC Elkford Branch turns 20…and the AGM is heading there!
1994 Highlights Forest Gump was released, Friends was on TV, Nelson Mandela became president, and EKC Elkford opened!
Elkford was in trouble at the time. One of the mines in the Elk Valley had recently gone bankrupt. Another large mine had an eight month strike. The only bank in town was closing their door.
The Elkford community asked EKC to open a branch. Residents needed a place to cash cheques, get mortgages, and rebuild their credit. The credit union understood that being part of a community means Together through life™. The decision to open a branch was based on a need… It was just Common Sense™.
Twenty years later EKC has grown with Elkford, grown with the East Kootenay and grown because of you.
Photos from the EKC Annual General Meeting April 17, 2013
Directors Acclaimed and Appointed for Three-Year Terms
My family and I came to Elkford in 2005 becoming Canadian citizens in 2010. I am the owner operator of High Standard Contracting in Elkford. I have been an EKC member since 2005 and would like to use my skills to serve my community and the Credit Union.
I was a board member for the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce, and am currently on the board of the Community Campus Children’s Society and Chair of the EK Seniors Coalition. I’ve served one term on the EKCCU Board.
As a member for many years, I have enjoyed the opportunity to become more involved with the Credit Union. The excellent Credit Union board development courses and my experience for the past three years gives me a good understanding of my responsibilities and the commitment required to be an effective board member.
Jose Galdamez - Appointed
I volunteered with Cranbrook Minor soccer as a rep/house coach and vice chair for over ten years. During this time I had the pleasure to meet and interact with many community members.
I am presently employed as a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Analyst and have been in the business for nearly twenty years. I have a passion for technology and information management, and wish to use my knowledge and skills to better serve this wonderful community and the Credit Union.
I am looking forward to this new and exciting opportunity.