North District

Here are the 2020 North District candidates for the Affinity Credit Union District Council elections.

Members will be asked to vote for two candidates.

Cindy Anderson

Cindy Anderson

It’s been my privilege and pleasure to be a delegate on the North District Council, Human Resources Committee and Affinity Board of Directors for the past two years. Although my education (BA in Economics, Certified Health Specialist, Group Benefits Associate, and Compensation Management Specialist) and employment (Director, Membership, Benefits and Insurance with a professional association) is applicable, I have learnt so much more during my past term about the complexity of the banking industry, the value-add of Affinity, and governance and oversight.

I would like to use that knowledge to be an even more effective representative going forward. It’s how I can serve this community and region with my skills, education, and experience. Thank you for your support!

Debbie McGuire

Debbie McGuire

I have lived in Martensville for forty years, I volunteer coach volleyball at the high school (38 years) and run a volleyball club, which has players from all over the district (25 years). I worked for the City of Martensville (25 years), retired and started my own business (7 years). I was on the Affinity North District Council for four years and enjoyed it immensely.

I especially enjoy how Affinity supports the district with monetary help to the communities, this was the best part of the commitment to the role and I was proud to be a part of it. It was very rewarding to watch small businesses and groups in the community smile and laugh excitedly to receive funds to better their programs and the children it effects.

I believe I can contribute to the betterment of our North District with my enthusiasm, energy and strong beliefs in community.

Through co-operation from everyone we can have a safe, prosperous and rewarding life and community to raise our children, shop and live happily in.

Jill Curren

Jill Curren

I’m a long-time resident of Rosthern. I am passionate about my community and my family. My husband and I have three wonderful children who are actively involved in our community and numerous local recreational clubs.

Being a part of Affinity District Council is an amazing opportunity to represent and advocate for Affinity members. I believe that the most effective catalyst for change begins at a grassroots level. I am proud to have a three-year history as a delegate with Affinity Credit Union District Council. I hope to continue to be a part of the North District Council and be able to represent and give back to the members of the community that I am so proud to be a part of.

Roy Eichendorf

Roy Eichendorf

I have been a member of credit unions and co-operatives for more than 40 years. This has shaped and strengthened my belief in the values of co-operation and community involvement. My current volunteer positions include: Treasurer of the Soaring Association of Saskatchewan and Treasurer of the Saskatoon Soaring Club. I have previously served on the Hepburn Village Council, and as Chair of the Board of Management of Hepburn MB Church.

My education includes: B.A. (U of M), B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering, U of S). My work experience includes production labour, farming and about 30 years as a Professional Engineer. At Crestline Coach Ltd., I led the design and development of innovative new ambulances. At Bourgault Industries Ltd., my responsibilities included design and production engineering of farm equipment. Lastly, I was an instructor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Saskatchewan Polytechnic until my retirement in 2018.

These volunteer and work experiences have provided me with a good understanding of financial responsibility in business, non-profit organizations and municipal government. As a retiree, I would like to contribute to the community by serving on the North District Council of Affinity Credit Union.

Torben Sjoelin

Torben Sjoelin

I was born in Denmark in 1948. After my school time I worked as a certified chef in the merchant marine. Later, for a period of eight years, I was a Chief Petty Officer in the Danish Navy, mostly doing supervisory work, training, security and protection. A part of this eight years was mandatory service.

Later, I worked as a chef in the Danish correction system, followed by being sales manager for a big butcher company.

After my retirement I moved to Canada in 2015. I’m married and live in Osler, north of Saskatoon.

I do a lot of volunteer jobs, mostly for the Canadian Red Cross, but also for the Town of Osler and the local church.

I look forward to the opportunity of serving as a District Council Delegate for the North District.