Annual General Meeting

We will be holding our AGM on Wednesday, April 14 through a virtual meeting. Stay tuned for more details!

2021 Director Candidates and Election

Northern Savings, like all credit unions, is a member-owned financial co-operative built on the principle of acting in the best interest of our members through a democratically elected Board of Directors.

You're more than a member, you are an owner and you can define the future of Northern Savings by voting for your Board of Directors.

This year, there are three director seats on Northern Savings' Board

  • Two Director At Large Seats
  • One District Representative - Masset Seat

The Masset District seat has been filled by acclamation and we welcome Megan Dorrington (Masset, BC) to our Board of Directors. There will be no election held for this seat.

Voting Expand/Collapse

Once again, voting will take place online -  this allows us to reduce our environmental impact, while providing members with a convenient and confidential method of casting their vote. Our third party provider, CUES, offers a secure and easy-to-use system.

How to vote Expand/Collapse

Voting instructions will be sent to all eligible voting members through a secure message via our online banking system on Monday, March 22. To access your message follow these steps:

  • Login in to your Northern Savings account through online banking
  • Click on "Messages and Alerts"
  • Click on "View Messages"
  • Select the message with the following subject line: "Director Election 2021"
  • Review the message and click on the "Vote Now" link to cast your vote
If you do not receive the message on March 22 and believe you are an eligible voter, contact your branch and our staff can assist you.

When to vote Expand/Collapse

Cast your vote between March 22 and April 1, 2021 (2:30pm PST).

Business members and voting Expand/Collapse

To vote as a business member, the business will be required to designate a non-member to vote on behalf of the organization.

To do this, complete this form> (either electronically or by printing it off and filling it out). Scan or email the completed form back to

Alternatively, you can call your branch for assistance.

Once the form has been completed and received, we will contact the designated voter with login credentials to access the election.

We recommend all completed designation forms be emailed back to us no later than Monday, March 29 in order to ensure voting credentials are assigned to the voter. Feel free to get a head start on this process by completing the form prior to the election.

Meet the Candidates

Brenda Dusome
(Vancouver, BC)

Brenda's Candidate Statement

I wish to serve on the Board of Directors because I believe Northern Savings is critical to the financial and social fabric of the communities it serves. I served on the Executive Team for the credit union for several years as VP of Business Development and Marketing. In that position I worked closely with the CEO on all facets of strategy and operations.  I am currently the Executive Director of a non-profit health organization and oversee 30 staff and an operating budget of $2.3 million. It would be a privilege to give back to Northern and its communities by serving on the board.
Brenda's candidate statement on YouTube >

Current Employment
  • Everywoman's Health Centre, Executive Director, Vancouver, BC
Education Highlights
  • Master’s Degree – Conflict Analysis and Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree  –  Business Administration

Jamie Malthus
(Prince Rupert, BC)

Jamie's Candidate Statement

I have recently finished my required Credit Union Director Achievement (CUDA) training as part of my first term, with this training and gained experience I am well positioned to continue supporting the NSCU Board. With my CUDA training and education, I have become an effective board member and currently sit as the Board Chair. I have committed the time to attending 100% of the meetings, sought clarity on managements reports, facilitated good governance practice and ensured effective decision making. I look forward to continuing to support the membership, staff, and the board of directors.
Jamie's candidate statement on YouTube >

Current Employment
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority, Director, Asset Management, Prince Rupert, BC
Education Highlights
  • Master’s Degree – Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Civil Engineering

Jeffrey Stromdahl
(Prince Rupert, BC)

Jeff's Candidate Statement

I am a born-and-raised Rupertite and a lifelong member of Northern Savings. As a second term director I will contribute to the advancement of Northern Savings by bringing my professional experience with the Port of Prince Rupert as the Manager of Trade Development; overseeing the growth of the container and cruise portfolios. I believe the greatest importance is the safety and security of your funds and investments to ensure your peace of mind. Our Members deserve to enjoy value-added benefits that keep us ahead of other Banks and Financial Institutions, while fostering the unique sense of community that positions the organization to be an industry leader.
Jeffrey's candidate statement on YouTube >

Current Employment
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority, Manager, Trade Development, Prince Rupert, BC
Education Highlights
  • Bachelor’s Degree –  Commerce (Marketing and Business Administration)
  • Sauder School of Business – Strategic and Tactics of Successful Negotiations, Project Management Essentials, Essential Management Skills