Meet the 2018 Candidates

2018 Board of Directors Election

Director-at-Large: Voting runs from March 26th to 30th


How to Vote?

Members are invited to any branch to use a voting terminal and an online platform will be announced at the start of voting to allow members to vote from home. Access the Online Voting here.

Where do I find my membership number?
See the pdf here for a visual

Who can Vote?

Voting is open to all members of Access Credit Union.

Annual General Meeting: April 3rd, 7:00 pm

Days Inn Conference Centre in Winkler

Director-At-Large Candidates

  Cheryl Dueck
  Region: East
  Term: 2015 - 2018

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Over the last 37 years, Cheryl has lived with her farming husband in the Lowe Farm, Horndean, and Altona areas and is an avid supporter of Coops and Credit Unions with memberships at four Coops and three credit unions during that time. Supporting her family and church is an important priority for Cheryl and she was glad to serve on her church council as Treasurer for several years.

While teaching in Border Land School Division, Cheryl assisted high school students across BLSD to gain work experience in communities from Altona to Sprague. Through this work, Cheryl enjoyed developing strong connections with businesses, schools, and students across South-eastern Manitoba. Cheryl's work life in Southern Manitoba began at Friesens Corp., where she held a variety of positions including Customer Service Coordinator. After completing her Bachelors of Education and a Certificate in Management, Cheryl moved into the teaching profession after 15 years at Friesens.

With her experience of teaching Grade 11 and 12 accounting, as well as Regional Purchasing Manager for the Central Health Authority, Cheryl feels she has the business and life experience to help her make thoughtful and informed decisions for the members of Access Credit Union. Cheryl is very thankful and proud to have this excellent opportunity to serve her friends and family, and all members, as a director. After joining Access Credit Union Board of Directors in 2015, Cheryl enrolled in the Credit Union Institute of Canada and completed her Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director certification in June 2017. This certification is recognized across Canada and attests to Cheryl’s commitment to stay informed on board governance issues.

Cheryl would like to let Access Credit Union members know that she feels the board members and management team continually strive to create value for their employees and members and to protect the integrity of the business, which is stronger because of its regional footprint.

  Phil Unruh
  Region: West
  Term: 2015 - 2018

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Phil is currently employed on a seasonal basis by Corduroy Plains, a potato and mixed grain farm in the Carman area, where he drives truck and operates field machinery. Phil’s professional career was with Cargill Limited, working in communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, focusing on crop production and grain handling. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a Major in Plant Science from the University of Manitoba, and has had the good fortune to be able to make his living in Agriculture.

Phil has been active in his local church as a board member and Sunday school teacher. He also enjoys singing in community and church choirs. Phil has served as a credit union board member since 2004 and is currently on the board executive and chairs the Audit & Operational Risk Committee of Access Credit Union.

Phil is committed to the well-being of the rural communities where he lives. He has been an active Board Member for Dufferin and Access Credit Unions, Secretary Treasurer for Carman Golf and Curling Club since 2015 and was previously the chair of the Crossroads United Church Ministry and Personnel Committee.

Phil was initially drawn to the board because he was interested in working with a cooperative financial institution. He brings to the board practical business experience from several communities, and different aspects of agriculture-based businesses, as well as a Certified Credit Union Director Designation attained in 2017.


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