Strathclair Credit Union Members vote in Favour of Merge with Sunrise Credit Union

On the evening of Monday, June 18, 2018, approximately 160 members of Strathclair Credit Union gathered at the Shoal Lake Community Hall to cast deciding votes on the proposed merger with Sunrise Credit Union.

98% of the members voted overwhelming in favor of amalgamation, only 2 no votes were recorded. The official amalgamation date is January 1, 2019.

“Sunrise was formed by the joining together of like-minded credit unions.” said Sunrise Credit Union Presdient and CEO, Tim Klassen. “Staying true to these roots, we’re very excited to welcome the members and employees of Strathclair Credit Union to the Sunrise Family and we look forward to sharing our market-leading products.”

“Becoming part of Sunrise Credit Union will allow us to increase and improve what we offer our membership and staff,” said Vern Gevers, GM for Strathclair Credit Union. “Also, Sunrise stuck out as an organization keen on retaining smaller branches and we felt like the two credit unions would be a good fit.”

About Sunrise Credit Union

Sunrise Credit Union was created in 2008 through a strategic merger with its five legacy Credit Unions – Virden (est. 1940), Turtle Mountain (est. 1940), Hartney (est. 1942), Tiger Hills (est. 1943) and Cypress River (est. 1960) – to provide personalized, competitive financial services to benefit its members and communities. Since then, a new corporate office building and branch has been built in Brandon, a new branch built in Waskada and Sandy Lake, Grandview and Prairie Mountain Credit Unions have joined the Sunrise Family. 24,000 Sunrise members receive personalized service from branches in Baldur, Boissevain, Brandon, Cypress River, Deloraine, Grandview, Hartney, Holland, Laurier, Melita, Reston, Sandy Lake, Ste. Rose du lac, Treherne, Virden, Waskada.

About Strathclair Credit Union

Strathclair Credit Union Society Ltd was formed in 1944 and serves over 2,800 members from branches in Strathclair, Shoal Lake and Oakburn.

Media Inquiries:

Tim Klassen, President and CEO
Sunrise Credit Union
(204) 726-3657
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Vern Gevers, General Manager
Strathclair Credit Union
(204) 365-4705
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