2017 Director Elections and Voting

Director Elections

In 2017, there are three director vacancies on Northern Savings' Board of Directors:

  • One (1) three-year seat representing District 1 (Prince Rupert and areas outside the Northwest Region)
  • One (1) two-year seat representing District 2 (Queen Charlotte and Southern Region)
  • One (1) three-year seat representing District 7 (Terrace and Region)
Nominations for candidacy were accepted from January 2 - March 10, 2017.

Have Your Say!

Member are bring asked to vote on the Special Resolution and Directorship Elections (Terrace and Queen Charlotte only) on April 26, 27, and 28 in all of our branch locations.

Special Resolution

The Special Resolution involved proposed changes to the Credit Union rules.

Meet the Candidates

Trent Moraes (Queen Charlotte) Expand/Collapse

“I have lived my entire life in the region and understand the needs of our people. I am a manager; each entity that I work with has strong business ethics. I’ve managed economic strategies and have watched their progress through implementation. I continually build my knowledge, experience and skills. Northern Savings has allowed me to excel in wealth management and strong governance. As a Director of three years, I understand the duties of our Board. We will continue to understand the immediate and future regional opportunities. We will continue to excel in governance through regular monitoring and updates. I appreciate the opportunity for training and experience which now carries out in all my work.”

Jacques Morin (Queen Charlotte) Expand/Collapse

"Thank you for the opportunity to place my nomination for a position on the Board of Directors. I have over twenty years of coastal experience in a wide range of economic sectors as an Environmental Consultant. Professionally, my experience in the forest industry and the energy sector has led me to work closely with many First Nations communities, municipalities and industries to achieve the sustainable challenges of the 21st century. My previous community involvement included the Gwaii Trust Society Board of Directors and the Queen Charlotte Advisory Planning Committee. Currently I sit on the Board of the Laskeek Bay Conservation Society, and am a volunteer Fire Fighter with the Queen Charlotte Fire Department, demonstrating my commitment to serve our community."

Betty Barton (Terrace) Expand/Collapse

“I am a long-time Terrace resident with education and business experience enhancing my financial literacy and varied management skills. I own and operate Barton Construction Ltd. doing commercial, industrial and residential construction and renovation. I am a strong supporter of our region and its vast resources and varied ethnicities and interest. I have been, and continue to be, involved in community organizations which work toward the benefit of area residents. I look forward to serving on the Board of Northern Savings to maintain the integrity of the credit union philosophies, and propose and support policies to this end.”

Rodney Cox (Terrace) Expand/Collapse

“For the past two years I’ve served on the Board of Northern Savings, currently as Vice-Chair. I have experience in Board Governance serving as Governance Chair for BC Chamber of Commerce, United Way Northern BC and the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada. With over 30 years of accounting, financial and business management experience, I’ve been involved in a wide range of industries, including serving as VP Finance of a large regional BC media group. I have experience in executive talent management, been involved in senior management selection, developing performance management criteria and assessing, and monitoring performance to established criteria. I currently operate CFR Management Inc. providing financial/business management services.”

Mail-In Ballots

Members wishing to vote by mail-in ballot must submit a written request. Requests for a mail-in ballot will be accepted until Tuesday, April 18, 2017 and requests are to be made to the Returning Officer through email: heidiharris@northsave.com or in writing to: Heidi Harris at Northern Savings Credit Union, Corporate Office, 138 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1K8.

All ballots must be returned by Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5pm. Ballots received after this date will be void. Mail or deliver completed ballots to the address above.

Membership and Annual General Meetings

Location Date Venue Time
Masset Wednesday,
May 3
Branch Lobby 7pm
Queen Charlotte Thursday,
May 4
Branch Lobby 7pm
Terrace Monday,
May 8
Branch Lobby 7pm
Prince Rupert (AGM) Wednesday,
May 10
Crest Hotel 7pm