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to the
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024 at 6:00PM


Meet Your 2024 Board of Director Candidates

For the year 2024, there are three open positions for the Board of Directors, and we received nominations for four candidates. Therefore we will require an election. Please see below for a brief bio for each candidate.

Ben Dekker

Wayne Freer

Tracy Kingston

Rudy Fischer

Ben Dekker

Ben comes from outside Wyoming where he has farmed with his wife and family since the mid 1990’s. He has worked in the livestock sector providing vitamin and mineral premixes to hog, dairy and poultry clients in Ontario since 1990. He has served his community as a member of Plympton-Wyoming Town Council for 18 years, and more recently has been a board member of the credit union since 2015. Ben is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors.

Wayne Freer

Education - Graduated from St Clair Secondary School followed by employment as an audit clerk for a local accounting firm during which time I enrolled in the Certified General Accountants program. Interfacing with local business and preparation of corporate tax returns and personal income tax was part of my responsibility before moving on to office manager for local hardware supply company.

1974-2004 employed as Senior Process Operator at Shell Canada Refinery, Corunna. Currently retired from Shell.

1993-2013 - Owned and operated Medical Equipment Maintenance Company, STS Specialized Technical Services Inc. covering over 2500 locations across Ontario.

Community involvement - Currently serving as Pastor at Community Of Christ Church, LaSalle Road Congregation. Past President and current Vice President of Western Ontario Outlaws Extreme Lawn Tractor Racing based in Petrolia. Active member of Kidney March which raises over 1 million dollars annually to help fight Kidney Disease.

It has been my pleasure to serve as a Board member for the past 6 years and be part of the decision process that has brought us to historical levels. Your continued support is appreciated.

Tracy Kingston

I am a long-time resident of Corunna, married to Rob for 38 years and have 2 adult daughters. I have always been a proud member of my community and continue to be involved in many ways.

As an active member of the Optimist Club of Moore, Optimist Zone 6 Lt. Governor, Chair of the St. Clair Township Heritage and Abandoned Cemeteries committees, member of the St. Clair Township Committee of Adjustment, Moore Museum Advisory and St. Clair River Trail Committee member, Chair of the Corunna 200 Celebrations and St. Clair Township Councillor 2014 – 2022 and Mayoral candidate in 2022, I know the importance of contributing to the well being of my community.

I worked in our family business KAY’S Petals & Plants for 45 years and was the owner for 13 years. This gave me a wealth of experience in all aspects of operating a small business. As a long time member of the Credit Union I feel Southwest could benefit from more female and retail representation on the Board and I would like to take on this challenge to help shape its future.
Tracy Kingston

Rudy Fischer

Born, raised, and graduated (Engineering Technologist) from Lambton College in Sarnia. Moved to Ottawa/Kanata for my first high-tech job in 1982. Went back to night school and graduated with a Certificate in Financial Management which lead to my Certified Management Accountant’s designation in 1992; also finished my Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. Finished an Executive Marketing program at University of Western Ontario (Ivey) in 1994. Upon the mergers of the 3 professional accounting bodies, became a CPA, CMA in 2014. Moved back to Sarnia in 2017.

I am a professor at Fanshawe College, teaching in their postgraduate level Business Management Program since 2020, and taught Economics & Management Accounting at Lambton College. I am also a sole practitioner in my own (CPA) accounting practice.

Involved as a director of Credit Unions since 2013 and achieved my Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director designation in 2016. (Education Credit Union in Waterloo 2013-2017 and Southwest Regional Credit Union since 2018)

1205 Exmouth Street,
Sarnia, ON N7S 1W7

P: 519-383-0750
F: 519-383-0677

411 Lyndoch Street,
Corunna, ON N0N 1G0

P: 519-862-1421
F: 519-862-1423

618 Broadway Street,
Wyoming, ON N0N 1T0

P: 519-845-3362
F: 519-845-0731

57 McNaughton Avenue
Wallaceburg, ON N8A 1R7

P: 519-627-6744
F: 519-627-3275