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2 Friday, April 12, 2019 The Minnedosa Tribune

MCU Assets Nearing $135 Million

By KAREN MITCHELL General Manager Brad the province. Educational
and DARRYL HOLYK Ross. MCU currently has training and webinars
a staff of 20 and a board of for board development

M innedosa Credit
Union hosted its an-
nual general meeting on
directors of nine.
Ross also indicated
that MCU saw growth in
continue with the Credit
Union Director Achieve-
ment Programs.
the evening of Tuesday, both loans and deposits MCU Board President,
April 9th. in 2018 and that the 2019 Barry McNabb, shared that
2018 was another prof- patronage payment of MCU continues to be chal-
itable year for MCU with $200,000 will be given out lenged by the ever-chang-
assets growing by close to in May. To date, the total ing environment of gov-
four percent over last year patronage paid to MCU ernance, compliance and
for a total of $134,994,890. members since 1994 totals regulatory expectations.
As in year’s past, the $7,040,395. “Mergers continue to be
local Credit Union con- The MCU Board of investigated and assessed,
tinued to give back to the Directors held 11 regular but for the present time,
community in 2018. The meetings throughout 2018. MCU remains a single
total amount of financial In addition, representa- branch,” stated McNabb.
support to local organiza- tives also attended the A number of service
tions for the year amount- Credit Union of Manitoba recognition awards were
ed to $67,570. MCU staff (CUCM) annual meet- presented during Tuesday Photo by Karen Mitchell
has always been encour- ing in Winnipeg, National night’s AGM. Employee
aged to get involved in Conference for Canada’s Joanne Clarke (finance MCU President, Barry McNabb, addresses the crowd.
the community and vol- Credit Unions in Toronto administration) was hon-
unteers. “Whether it be and a CUCM system meet- oured for 10 years with Exciting plans for merchant payment servic- cal credit union, MCU has
flipping burgers at the ing and director’s forum MCU. For the Board of Di- MCU in 2019 will include es and paint the exterior of grown and prospered over
rink or delivering Meals in Winnipeg. This forum rectors, Scott Thompson, a mobile app allowing the MCU office. its 72-year history. The
on Wheels, the volunteer provided educational Shannon Alexander and members to deposit any- From humble begin- future continues to look
efforts of our staff help to opportunities and net- Dan Mendrikis were each where, anytime form their nings in 1947, when ten bright for this community
make our community a working with other credit noted for five years of ser- mobile device. There are men invested $95 and owned, community mind-
great place to live,” stated union board members in vice. also plans to update the granted a charter for a lo- ed financial institution.

Grain Growing Project Raises $38,000 Locally

Continued and allowing food choices/ Bisson, Cereals Research nization is to combat hun- a focus on pregnant and sustainably manage their
from Page 1 purchases to be culturally Coordinator of Syngenta. ger throughout the world. breastfeeding mothers and soils, increase diversity
appropriate. Janzen spoke on The organization works young children. and amount of food and
This allows for easier Barry McNabb em- behalf of the Canadian toward this goal by provid- Kurt Bisson, from Win- improve young children’s
transport and quicker ac- ceed the evening, with Foodgrains Bank and ing food in times of crisis nipeg, presented a slide nutrition through the proj-
cess, also allowing the guest speakers being thanked the Minnedosa to hungry people in the show presentation on his ect. Farmers and youth are
countries to buy from their Gordon Janzen, Regional Grain Growers Project for developing world; helping trip to Malawi. Malawi is also developing local food
local markets, increasing Representative Canadian their years of work and people grow more food to bordered by Zambia to the enterprises to improve in-
their economic growth Foodgrains Bank and Kurt dedication. The Canadian better feed themselves and northwest, Tanzania to the comes and boost local ru-
Foodgrains Bank is a Chris- their families; and provid- northeast, and Mozam- ral economies.  The project
tian response to hunger ing nutritional support to bique on the east, south takes place in two main lo-
and the goal of the orga- malnourished people with and west. Malawi is over cations: northern Malawi
118,000 km (45,560 square in Mzimba District, north
miles) with an estimated of Ekwendeni; and Dedza
population of over 18 mil- District, in central Malawi.”
lion. The evening con-
Bisson went to Malawi cluded with winners of the
on an educational trip to silent auction being an-
HERITAGE CO-OP 1997 LTD. learn more about the Ma- nounced and then guests
lawi Farmer-to-Farmer were free to mingle as de-
Agroecology project (or sired. The delicious meal
Notice of Annual General Meeting MAFFA). The project uses of pork, donated by HyLife
Wednesday 20 farmer-to-farmer teaching Foods in Neepawa, and
Apr 24, 2019 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 about agroecology, nutri- all of the trimmings was
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