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Vancity Board of Directors re-elect Board Chair and Vice Chair

Vancity Board of Directors re-elect Board Chair and Vice Chair

Vancouver, B.C. Vancity's Board of Directors is pleased to announce they have re-elected Virginia Weiler as Chair and Jan O’Brien as Vice Chair for a one-year term as of May 29, 2012. Ms. Weiler was first elected to the Vancity Board in 2007 and is now serving her second term. Ms. O’Brien, is also serving her second term and was elected in 2009.

“I am honored to be returning as Chair of a credit union which is focused on the financial, social and environmental benefits that come from a values-based way of banking and that is so firmly grounded in the local economy, ” said Virginia Weiler. “I look forward to continuing the work with our board and our members that will help guide our credit union to achieve even greater success over the coming year.”

“When we look after our members needs we have the opportunity to create vibrant and healthy communities where everyone can prosper,” said Jan O’Brien. “Our board remains focused on making an impact for our members and the communities where they live and work.”

In the recent Vancity Board of Directors’ election, Vancity members re-elected Jan O’Brien and elected new Board members, Teresa Conway and Greg McDade, all for three-year terms. They join current board members Anita Braha, Allen Garr, Patrice Pratt, Virginia Weiler, David Wong and Bob Williams.

About Vancity

At Vancity we make you good money by putting money to good. Vancity’s vision of redefining wealth incorporates personal and community well-being. Vancity has distributed $221 million to members through dividends and to communities through grants and community investment initiatives since 1994. We are a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values—a network of the world’s leading sustainable banks sharing the commitment to achieving triple-bottom-line impact through responsible banking practices. A Living Wage employer, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union, with $16.1 billion in assets, more than 479,500 members and 59 branches throughout Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria and Squamish.