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Vancity announces board chair and vice chair for 2013 – 2014 term

For immediate release -- June 25, 2013

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancity's board of directors has re-elected Virginia Weiler as chair and Jan O’Brien as vice chair for a one-year term.

Weiler was first elected by members to the Vancity board in 2007 and is now serving her third term. “Sharing a passion for serving our members’ financial needs and at the same time building healthy communities and improving our collective well-being inspires me and my fellow board members on a daily basis,” says Weiler. “I’m honoured to continue to help guide the organization to ensure its long-term success and build on the progress we’ve made toward our vision.”

O’Brien, who is also serving her second term and was elected in 2009, says the organization’s vision requires creating a more sustainable way to bank. “We’re focused on understanding and meeting the real needs of our member, and looking after their long-term well-being, not just their short-term transactions,” says O’Brien. “Our goal is to make values-based banking the new normal and create positive impact for our members and communities.”

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


About Vancity

Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 492,000 member-owners and their communities through 57 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria and Squamish. As Canada’s largest community credit union, Vancity uses its $17.1 billion in assets to help improve the financial wellbeing of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy, sustainable communities. Member deposits enable the credit union to loan to other members, businesses and organizations that are creating positive economic, social and environmental impact in their communities. In addition, since 1994 Vancity has given more than $238 million to members through dividends and to communities through grants and community investment initiatives. Vancity is a Living Wage employer and a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, a network of the world’s leading sustainable banks sharing a commitment to achieving triple-bottom-line impact through responsible banking practices.

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