Branches, Employees, Accounts,
Q: How will this amalgamation affect credit union participation in the local economy?
A: We have strong ties in Austin, Gladstone, Glenella, MacGregor, Neepawa, Oakville, Portage, Plumas. We are strong supporters and participants in the development of these communities, and our levels of support and participation will continue as strongly or stronger.
Q: What about sponsorship of community groups and events?
A: Both credit unions are committed to the communities they serve, and the ties that currently exist between communities and their credit unions will continue to be extremely important to the amalgamated entity.
Democracy, Management, Branch Structure
Q: Will I still have a say in my credit union?
A: Yes, all members will continue to have a say in the new credit union. The co-operative principle of “one member, one vote” will still apply, of course, so all members have an equal say in their credit union.
Q: What will the name of the combined credit union be?
A: The boards have agreed that the combined entity would continue as Stride Credit Union, whose name is not specific to any one geographic or municipal identity.
Q: Will there be changes on the Board?
A: The board will initially consist of 11 board members; three of whom will come from Beautiful Plains’ membership.
Q: Where will the chairperson come from?
A: The chair of Stride, Winnie Pauch, will continue in that role until the end of her term, at which time our usual board election processes would begin, and any board member in good standing would be able to put their name forward.
Q: Who will be CEO?
A: Brent Budz will remain as CEO of Stride Credit Union.