Board Elections

2021 Board of Directors Election

Kawartha’s Board of Directors governs our strategic direction and ensures that Kawartha is managed effectively. Special committees of the Board fulfill certain duties, and one of these is the Nominating Committee. It is the Nominating Committee’s responsibility to recruit candidates (or nominees) to ensure that Kawartha has qualified governance of our Credit Union. Our Governance Committee identifies needed skills for the upcoming year and requests that the Nominating Committee focus on, identify and recommend nominees that will fulfill the skills desired. The Nominating Committee also verifies that each nominee has a good understanding of the nine competencies required of a Director, including: audit & compliance oversight, Board & CEO performance, credit union operations, financial literacy, governance & ethics, leadership, regulatory environment, risk management oversight, and strategic planning.

Special Resolution

This year we are asking our members to vote in a Special Resolution to amend our By-laws. For details of the proposed changes, please see the links below:

Click here to view our By-law amendment and details of the proposed changes

Click here to view a video from our CEO explaining the proposed By-law amendments


Accounts held by corporations, unincorporated associations, or business partnerships will require a proxy to be signed by an authorized signing officer. A proxy form may be obtained from any Kawartha Credit Union branch or downloaded here.


We currently have eleven Director positions which will reduce to nine by 2022. Each year we ask our membership to elect candidates to our Board of Directors. As a member and owner of Kawartha Credit Union, you have a voting privilege. In our 2021 election we have three positions available on our Board of Directors, each for three-year terms.

Please join our Board of Directors in congratulating incumbents Paul Ayotte and Robert Lake on their re-election, and in welcoming Barry Galloway to his new director position.

We thank all members who expressed interest in joining our Board, and our sincere gratitude to Mike Minicola and Mary Claire Moher who chose not to seek re-election. Their years of service and significant contributions to our credit union are appreciated.

Annual General Meeting

We will be hosting our 69th Annual General Meeting virtually on Wednesday March 31, 2021. The purpose of this meeting is to receive the Annual Reports of the Board of Directors, Management, Auditors, and the Governance and Audit Committees; to approve the financial statements; to appoint auditors; and to transact business as may properly come before the meeting. Financial statements and the Annual Report will be available on Kawartha’s website 10 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. with sign-in starting at 6:30 p.m. If you wish to register to attend our virtual meeting, please call our Contact Centre at 1-855-670-0510.