Board of Directors Election 2018

We have 4 candidates for 3 open Board of Director positions. If you are a member, please read the bios below and go to any Encompass Credit Union branch to vote for your choice of Directors from January 22 - January 26, 2018.

Jeremy Belbeck

Jeremy Belbeck

Jeremy Belbeck became a member of the Wetaskiwin Credit Union board of directors in 2008, and is currently serving as Encompass Credit Union Vice Chair and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. Jeremy moved to Alberta in 2000 from the 3rd generation family farm in southern Saskatchewan to pursue a career as a Red Seal Journeyman Welder, which he achieved in the fall of 2002. Jeremy won a bronze medal in the 2001 Alberta skills competition in Edmonton.

He started and operated his own welding business in 2006 to 2008. After which he came back full circle to become a partner with his original employers and is now the Managing partner at Kimto Mfg.

Along with the credit union board, Jeremy's experience includes involvement with his children's soccer club board as well as coaching soccer and hockey. He is married (2002) and has two young and very active children involved in a vast array of sports including basketball, soccer, swimming and hockey. Jeremy has also taken a number of Dale Carnegie courses and has been invited back multiple times to help coach the classes that he has taken.

Jeremy had this to say about being on the credit union board, "The opportunity of being part of Encompass Credit Union allows me to see our communities and the rest of the world through a different set of lenses."

Doug Callaghan

Doug Callaghan

I became a member of the Encompass Credit Union board of directors in 2007, and am currently serving as Board Chair. My wife Pam and I own and operate a family business that is well established in the Wainwright community. I am also a graduate of the Credit Union Director Achievement Program. As a successful business owner, while being heavily involved in the community, I am confident in addressing any issues the board may experience. As Credit Unions continue to change their scope of operations, the board has found it important to keep Encompass as a leader among the Credit Unions in the province. Throughout my time on the Board I have helped guide the organization through many transitions including working through a merger as well as recently hiring a new CEO. These changes have made me apply the training that I have obtained by being involved with the Credit Union Board.

We have recently implemented our new three year business plan and there are many exciting milestones that I would like to be a part of. We are striving to see continued growth in our larger markets with Wainwright and Wetaskiwin continuing to support the foundation of our growth. Many opportunities exist in these markets and we have to ensure that the team at Encompass has the tools and support to take advantage of them. Technology will continue to be a big part of our new growth ane we are fortunate enough to have a great team that ensures our membership gets access to the latest tools available to Alberta Credit Unions.

I deeply appreciate the responsibility that is placed on the board of directors and feel that with my experience I can offer the membership the knowledge and leadership that will allow us to remain one of the most respected Credit Unions in the province.

Daryl Hoey

Daryl Hoey

Hello Members,

I am a long time resident of Wainwright and member of Encompass Credit Union. I am married to Glenda and we have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

In my professional life I have been a Junior and Senior high school teacher working with students on the subject of Mathematics. I have also been a school based Administrator. For the last 10 years I have been working with Buffalo Trail Public Schools (BTPS), as the Director of Technology, working with a staff of seven Information Technology and Educational Professionals, delivering technology services to 19 schools and to our central office.

I have a long term relationship with the local Credit Union. From 2000 to 2012, I served on the Board of Directors with the Wainwright Credit Union. During these 12 years I fulfilled numerous roles, including Chair of the Board, 1st Vice Chair of the Board, Chair of Audit and Finance, and have served on all committees of the Board.

After a brief absence, I was re-elected to the board in 2014. From 2014 to present time, I have worked with the board on the merger with Wetaskiwin Credit Union and the creation of the community based rural Credit Union Encompass. I also worked with the board in finding our new President and CEO.

Credit Unions are an important part of a community's fabric. I find comfort in the idea that Credit Union decisions are made locally, and all profits are shared with the members. It is this cooperative spirit that sets Credit Unions apart from other financial organizations. Encompass is a unique, full service Credit Union, with rural community based values. I will continue to support this concept at the board table if re-elected. I would appreciate your support.

Thank you!

Daryl Hoey

Elizabeth (Betty) Jurykoski

Elizabeth (Betty) Jurykoski

My family and I moved to Wetaskiwin in 1975. I met and married my husband who was born and raised in the County of Wetaskiwin near Falun and we currently live across the road from where he grew up. Our roots are firmly planted here. This is home.

I have worked in Municipal Government for the past 27 years in various positions, starting out as Administrative Support, moving onto Planning and Development Management and completing my career as Chief Administrative Officer upon retiring in June of 2017. Over the course of my career I have gained a thorough understanding of the need for strategic planning to ensure continued and future success, accountability to members, sound financial management supported by meticulous record keeping and establishing policies and bylaws to support these processes.

When I moved here I needed to establish a bank account. I dealt with several Chartered Banks before choosing the local Credit Union which I have been a member of for over 34 years. Some of the things I enjoy the most working with a Credit Union are that they operate to promote the well-being of their members; profits made by credit unions are returned back to members in the form of reduced fees, higher savings rates, lower loan rates, dividends and the ability to pay back loans without penalties that other financial institutions impose. It is for these reasons that I believe in the Credit Union process and would like to become a member of the Board of Directors to enhance and preserve their continued success and future.

Betty Jurykoski

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