NVCU announces 20th Annual Meeting and Banquet

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
Registration 6:30 p.m.
Banquet 7:00 p.m.
Meeting 8:00 p.m.
Adjournment 9:00 p.m.

Advance tickets available only at the Esterhazy and Stockholm branch locations

• Review financial performance
• Announce the directors for 2018
• Provide awards to: Board and Staff members
for their long-term service.
• Draw for door prizes

Credit union financial reports will be available to the members upon request for examination no later than 10 business days prior to the meeting.

EsterhazyOnline and North Valley Credit Union create “NVCU Community Announcer”

We have hinted on facebook, and when meeting people in town, that EsterhazyOnline is coming back. Today, we are proud to announce the opening of the re-branded, re-conceptualized site, complete with a new name… “NVCU COMMUNITY ANNOUNCER – In Conjunction with EsterhazyOnline.”

North Valley Credit Union is underwriting this new incarnation of EsterhazyOnline, and if it were not for them, this development would not be taking place. So let’s talk about what this revised version of EsterhazyOnline will be, and what it won’t be.

This re-vamped site is not setting out to be an all-out news reporting service like before. There are three reasons for this.

  1. Kenneth J. Kerr (owner of EsterhazyOnline) now lives 125km away from town and will not be attending every event like before.
  2. Kenneth is also heavily involved in advancing his career as the author of a new book and as a public speaker.
  3. The Miner-Journal newspaper is an essential community amenity, and we want to encourage and support its continued success, not compete against it.

Having said that, here is what this new site WILL be.

  1. The go-to place for public announcements and upcoming events in Esterhazy, Stockholm, and the immediate surrounding area.
  2. A brand-new information portal through which North Valley Credit Union can tell the public about who they are, what they offer, and how they interact with the community.

Both Roy Spence (CEO/GM of North Valley Credit Union – And also Mayor of Esterhazy), and Kenneth J. Kerr (Owner and operator of EsterhazyOnline) are excited to see this new venture launch, and they share the vision of this becoming a valuable service for the community.

So, who can submit press releases and announcements to be placed on this site and promoted by it?

  • Town of Esterhazy
  • RM of Fertile Belt
  • Village of Stockholm
  • Churches
  • Schools
  • Esterhazy Community Daycare
  • Sports teams
  • Charities
  • Service organizations
  • Youth groups (like the Scouts)
  • Community theatre groups
  • The museum
  • The library
  • Fundraisers for town amenities

And what will the cost of these announcements be?

  • ZERO, NADA, FREE – Because North Valley Credit Union is paying for YOU to use this service! (Three cheers for NVCU!)

So, what are you waiting for? If your school, church, service organization, sports team, or youth group has an event to announce, then get in touch with us and tell us about it. Use the contact form in the menu and fire us off a request to be announced to the EsterhazyOnline audience. Your event will be included in the page headlines, added to the community calendar, and mentioned on the EsterhazyOnline Facebook.

And one more question we’ve already had… What about commercial adverts? We’re looking into that possibility, but nothing has been decided yet. If you do want to place commercial ads for your business, again, reach us through the contact form, and if there’s enough interest we’ll consider adding that feature to the site, at a cost to the advertiser of course.

Let’s make this thing ROCK people. If it’s happening out there, it should be announced on here…. GET IN TOUCH and tell everyone you know about this new public service!

Best Regards,


(ps… The old URL, http://www.esterhazyonline.com still brings you here!)


Job Posting for North Valley Credit Union



North Valley Credit Union is seeking a highly motivated financial services professional to provide complex and confidential administrative and secretarial support to the CEO/General Manager. This position will carry with it numerous responsibilities that will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Acting as the recording secretary at board meetings and various other meetings.
  • Filing of the corporate annual report.
  • Maintenance of the Director listing and minute book.
  • Co-ordination of CUDA training for directors.
  • Direct assistance with special projects as assigned.
  • Maintenance of the master policy and procedural manuals for NVCU.
  • Maintenance of documents for new employees.
  • Assistance with Annual Report preparation and meeting co-ordination.
  • Assistance with compilation of audit materials.
  • Administrative assistance in Marketing, Advertising and Newsletters.
  • Maintenance of contracts for NVCU and subsidiary.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Grade twelve diploma.
  • Ability to work with a variety of software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong co-ordination and organization skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment that requires multi-tasking at times.
  • Good people skills.



  • This position will be classified as a Job Level # E-305 on the provincial Compensation Grid.
  • This position offers a base, starting salary that will be attractive to anyone currently earning less than $ 20.00 per hour as well as an industry leading variable compensation program that is linked to individual performance and pays out annually.
  • In addition the successful candidate will have the opportunity to progress through the pay scale to full job rate over a three year time frame which includes annual cost of living adjustments.
  • An annual training budget is provided.
  • A comprehensive benefit package including dental, vision and health care as well as various insurance coverage is provided.
  • Participation in a defined contribution pension plan wherein employee and employer contributions are equally matched. Pension contributions are segregated and held within the Co-operative Superannuation Society Pension Plan.
  • This is a full time permanent position based on 37.5 hours weekly / 1,950 annually.
  • This is a non-union position.



The town of Esterhazy is a full service community of approximately 3,000 located north of the Qu’Appelle Valley approximately 90 KM South East of Yorkton and 61 KM from the Manitoba border. It has a hospital, dentist, veterinarian, K-12 schools, day care, hockey and curling rinks and a 9-hole grass green golf course. It also has an RCMP detachment along with a strong commercial sector consisting of two grocery stores, two pharmacies, hardware store, bargain shop, bowling alley, two motels and three hotels and a successful Ford dealership. The potash mines in the immediate vicinity provide for a stable diversified economy.


Please submit your resumes to:

Roy Spence CEO & General Manager

North Valley Credit Union, Esterhazy Branch
P. 0. Box 1389

Esterhazy, SK. SOA-OXO

This position is available immediately. Telephone enquiries are welcome.

The closing date for receipt of resumes is September 5th, 2017