Strathclair, Sunrise Credit Unions merge



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On the evening of Monday, June 18, 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.


The members voted overwhelming in favor of amalgamation by a margin of 98 per cent.  The official amalgamation date is Jan. 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, Turtle Mountain, Hartney, Tiger Hills and Cypress River – to provide personalized, competitive financial services to benefit its members and communities. Twenty four thousand 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.