The Swift Current Chamber of Commerce has named Pioneer Co-op as Hall of Fame Inductee. The retail co-op received the award at the Swift Current Business Excellence Awards on October 14, 2016.
The award is chosen by the executive of the Swift Current and District Chamber of Commerce and recognizes cornerstone business leaders in Swift Current and District over an extended period of time who have contributed to the economic well-being of Swift Current and surrounding area.
Fittingly, Pioneer Co-op is celebrating its 80th Anniversary in 2016.
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Neil Wallace (L), Board President and Stuart Dyrland (C), General Manager of Pioneer Co-op accepted the award from Jerrod Schafer, Mayor of Swift Current.
Organized in July of 1936, Pioneer Co-op has become a fixture in the community of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Pioneer Co-op has grown from a simple service station to a place that will satisfy all of your shopping needs. Membership has its benefits. Pioneer Co-op is locally owned and controlled by its members. Profit is returned to the members based on their patronage.
Pioneer Co-operative Association Ltd.
It was early 1936 in Swift Current. The Swift Current Oil and Gas Co. Ltd. was in existence, with R.E. West as Chairman of the Board, N.E. (Cy) Cowan as Secretary, and J.O. Grinder as Manager. The company was in the gas and oil business at a location on Fourth Ave. N.W. between Chaplin and Cheadle Streets.
There was also a branch of the company at Stewart Valley. At a meeting on April 11, 1936, the Board of the Swift Current Oil and Gas Co. Ltd. passed a motion to call an extraordinary meeting of its shareholders to consider reorganizing the company as a co-operative.
PIONEER CO-OP IS GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Responsible to the members for the well-being of Pioneer Co-op in Swift Current and the Branches
- Meet monthly for day long meetings
- 9 member Board
- Elected at the Annual Meeting of Pioneer Co-op
- Participate in Federated Co-operative Meetings: June District, Fall Conference, and AGM
- Training is available to all new Board Members
If you are interested in joining a progressive cooperative, as a decision maker, call Neil @ 306-773-6454, Uli @ 306-741-0685 or Stu @ 306-778-8809