As a caisse member, you can express your point of view by taking part in the Annual General Meeting and elect the people who will represent you on the Board of Directors.
Every year, we invite our members to actively take part in the caisse's democratic life by answering the call for applications to fill openings on the board of directors.
The 2020 call for applications has ended. Thanks to all candidates!
To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of directors, see the Information kit for director candidates (PDF, 686 KB) - This link will open in a new window..
Due to recent developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19), the caisse is postponing its Annual General Meeting to a later date.
Through the Annual General Meeting, your caisse calls on you. It gives you the opportunity to participate in a variety of consultations such as how surplus earnings should be allocated. It also gives you the opportunity to exercise your right to vote to adopt or amend caisse by-laws and elect the officers who sit on the Board of Directors and Board of Supervision.
In 2017, Caisse de Rivière-du-Loup paid out $1,300,000 in individual member dividends as well as collective member dividends (donations, sponsorships and scholarships) in the amount of $176,600. Out of this amount, $101,500 came from the Community Development Fund to support growth-generating projects. Caisse members also benefited from 3,540 Desjardins member advantages totalling $174,600.
During the Annual General Meeting, a total of $10,000 was awarded to 15 young caisse members in youth scholarships in the following categories: sports, culture and academic perseverance.
A resolution was adopted to reduce from 14 to 12 the number of officers on the Board of Directors. The following ew officers will soon join the board: Denis Levasseur, director, Jacynthe Roy, director, and Jessica Bélanger and Jean-Michel Mailloux as intern officers. Members also elected to award $100,000 to the Community Development Fund.
The caisse general manager discussed the changes in caisse member behaviour over the last few years as well as what to expect in the future (to 2020), as the top priority is meeting members' changing needs. The caisse chair of the board then showed a video of a surprise reward to Saint-Vincent de Paul volunteers, and the president of the organization thanked caisse members and the community for their generosity when their offices were destroyed by fire in 2017.
Overall, 2017 generated individual and collective member dividends and exclusive advantages for Desjardins members of nearly $1.65 million. Another example demonstrating that when you choose Desjardins, you’re making change happen.
The information provided here is for demonstration purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional advice.
Before making investment decisions, you are advised to speak with your caisse advisor or your account manager at a Desjardins Business centre.
The information contained in this section should in no way be considered as advice or a recommendation by Desjardins Securities Inc. or Disnat.