Melita, Manitoba, is a farming community of over 1000 people in the southwestern corner of the province.
Located beside the Souris River at the junction of Highway 3 and Highway 83, Melita is a part of the Rural Municipality of Arthur. The area produces grain, livestock, oil, and mined aggregates.
Founded in 1879, today the town is home to Antler River Historical Society Museum, which is housed in a school house built in 1905. The town boasts an aquatic centre, an arena, a golf course, and the annual “Banana Days” celebration in August.
Melita is known as the “Grasslands Bird Capital of Manitoba” and is part of Manitoba’s “Banana Belt,” representing the warmest area of the province.
The Melita Credit Union was incorporated in 1966 and merged with Virden Credit Union in 1971. A new two story building was constructed and opened in January 1973 with a staff of 4 employees. Virden Credit Union amalgamated with 4 other legacy credit unions on October 1st, 2008 to form Sunrise Credit Union.
Today, the Sunrise Credit Union Melita Branch has almost 2,500 members and 15 Staff.
Some of our highlights from 2013 include:
- Volunteered and provided desserts at the personal care home BBQ
- Volunteered and donated auction items at the Melita Pool BBQ
- Supported the Melita Minor Hockey League’s provincial tournament by donating grab bags
- Supported Melita School’s Battle of the Books by donating pencils and cash
- Supported the Lion’s Community Fundraising Benefit Social and local businesses by purchasing and donating a Gift Certificate Tree
- Volunteered at the Kids’ Carnival and Information Booth at Banana Days
- Participated in the Santa Parade and hosted families to visit with Santa Claus at the branch and served hot chocolate and shortbread cookies
- Adopted a flowerbed – planted, watered, and weeded the flowerbeds at Central Park
- For the month of January, staff delivered meals made by the RHA to the elderly three days a week through Meals on Wheels
- Volunteered at Melita School teaching Economics For Success, a program encouraging middle years and high school students to take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school and at how the choices they make can positively impact their future dreams, aspirations, and outcomes
- Presented scholarships to high school students pursuing post-secondary education
- Served snacks and refreshments on Credit Union Day where we also celebrated Sunrise Credit Union’s 5th Anniversary
- The Lung Association through the Breath of Spring Tulip Campaign
- The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation through the Get Pink’d Campaign
- Prairie Vision Arts Council
- Provided many other cash and prize donations to local organizations
This Branch has an ATM