Duncan – After attending a town hall meeting and as a longtime member and employee of Island Savings I don’t understand why any of our members would be against the proposed merger/partnership with First West.
We should be thankful for a board of directors that doesn’t have their heads in the sand and is able to recognize a timely, economically favourable opportunity. After all, a credit union is a co-op, and that’s exactly what’s proposed, another co-op, on a slightly larger scale.
If we weren’t living on an Island, would people be so geographically obsessed with what “local” means? All we’re doing is expanding our horizon. To use Don Skerik’s words: “I ask that all Island Savings members come to the aid of our Credit Union”… just vote “yes” instead of “no”.