News

  • AGM 2018

    March 01, 2018
    The 2018 AGM of West Elgin Mutual Insurance will be held at the South Dunwich Hall, 29593 Talbot Rd, Wallacetown on March 28th, 2018 commencing at 7pm.

    This year's guest speaker will be Steve Peter's.  His presentation is expected to be lighthearted and entertaining.

    All welcome.
  • Board of Directors

    March 27, 2017
    The Board of West Elgin Mutual would like to welcome two new directors.

    Murray Booy and Bill Luyks were elected at the AGM held in Rodney on March 23, 2017.  Murray replaces Tom Oegema who has retired from the Board and Bill Luyks was elected to fill a two year term due to the resignation of Ron Hayhoe.

    Murray and Bill ..... welcome to the team!
  • AGM

    February 22, 2017

    The 2017 AGM of West Elgin Mutual will be held at the Rodney Community Centre, 135 Queen Street, Rodney on March 23rd commencing at 7pm.

    This year our guest speaker will be "Seamus Gunn", a well known historian.  His topic is "Road to Confederation - Elgin County".  Come along and listen to Seamus as he shares his knowledge about local farmers and business owners, election shenanigans and other wee snippets of interest from over the years.

    All welcome.

  • New office building for West Elgin Mutual

    December 08, 2016
    Rendering of new building
    November 29th, 2016 saw the signing of a contract between West Elgin Mutual Insurance and Graceview Enterprises Inc. for the construction of West Elgin's new office building.  The finalization of this contract is a culmination of nearly two years of work by a Building Committee (comprising representatives of the Board of Directors and staff), architects, engineers, interior designers and project managers.
    Signing the contractL to R:  Brian Downie (President/CEO West Elgin Mutual), Norm Miller (Chair, West Elgin Mutual), James Van Gurp (President, Graceview Enterprises Inc.)

    The new 15,000 sq. ft. building will be built on the Northwest corner of Currie Road and Pioneer Line on land purchased by the insurance company in 2015.  Site grading work will begin soon followed by the structure early in the Spring of 2017.

    Keep checking our website for updates on progress.
  • Dutton & District Lions Club Trivia Night

    December 01, 2016
    Lions Trivia NightWest Elgin Mutual would like to congratulate the Dutton & District Lions Club on another successful Trivia Night.  It was amazing to be part of your night as the major corporate sponsor.

    The 'Wise Asses' team (consisting Brian Downie, Cliff Johnston, Ruleen Lilley, Phillip Downie, Roger Shepherd and Rae Perry) had a great time and were very pleased with their result of 2nd place (up from 3rd place last year).

    Proceeds from the night will be used to fund the 2017 Lions Legacy & Environmental Project which will see 300 trees planted in Dutton Dunwich:  50 trees to celebrate the Club's anniversary; 100 trees to recognize the 100th birthday for Lions International and 150 trees for Canada.
  • West Elgin Mutual - Pay Online

    December 01, 2016
    Did you know that you can now pay online using credit card?  Just click the link on the top of our home page and you're on the way.  No more cheques, visiting our offices or phoning in.
  • Shedden Library Donation

    August 04, 2016

    Shedden LibraryThe Board of Directors recently approved a donation of $10,000 for a new library in the town of Shedden.  The Township of Southwold is proposing a 4,488 sq ft addition to the Keystone Complex as the current library space of 1,064 sq ft is inadequate.

    The library will be the only one in the municipality and it will become a central hub for the surrounding communities.

  • "It's Our Hospital" Golf Tournament Donation

    August 04, 2016

    Stegh DonationWest Elgin Mutual is pleased to once again be the tournament sponsor for the “It’s Our Hospital” Golf Tournament.  This is the 3rd year the Company has been involved in this fundraising initiative – last year the event raised $22,000.

    The tournament is being held on Saturday, August 13th at the Dutton Meadows Golf Course.

  • Winter Tire Discount

    November 06, 2015
    West Elgin Mutual is now offering a Winter Tire Discount. 

    To obtain more information and to see if you qualify, please contact your agent.




  • LOCK IT OR LOSE IT!

    October 13, 2015

    Did you know that a professional can steal your vehicle in just 30 seconds – without the key!!

    In recent month’s West Elgin Mutual has noticed an increase in the number of claims relating to thefts from vehicles and properties in our area.  These thefts appear to be crimes of opportunity as opposed to targeted thefts, so below are a few helpful reminders that will slow them down!!

    Vehicles

    • Never leave your vehicle running and unattended.
    • Roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the doors and pocket the key.
    • If you have a garage, use it and lock the door as well as your vehicle.
    • Never leave your car keys in plain view or in an easily accessible area.
    • Keep your vehicle registration certificate and proof of insurance on you at all times.  Don’t leave these documents in your glove compartment.
    • Always park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
    • Never leave valuable objects or packages in full view.  Put them in the trunk or take them with you.
    • Give only your ignition key to a parking lot attendant.  Keep all other keys with you.

    Home

    • Lock all doors and windows.
    • Don’t advertise what Santa brought you!
    • Make it look like someone is home even when you’re away.
    • Don’t hide spare keys in an obvious place (i.e.  under front door mat.
    • Encourage neighbours to call Police if they see anything suspicious.
    • Consider installing an alarm system.

    Remember …… if you see anything that looks suspicious, call the Police.