Midge Sametz, Mountain Road Gas Bar Manager has spent the last 43 years with Dauphin Co-op. In that time she has seen a lot of changes across the retail landscape - but one thing remains the same. Her dedication to excellence shines through everything she does. She is innovative and forward-thinking. She leads an amazing team dedicated to serving our Members and customers and is proud to work alongside them to meet and exceed expectations.
Midge will retire at the end of December. We thank her for 43 incredible years, helping to build our business with exceptional dedication and wish her all the best in the next phase of her life.
Congratulations on your accomplishments over the years and for leadership. We are so grateful for the sacrifices you have made over the years. We will miss you, but wish you an enjoyable retirement.
"Co-op has long been an integral part of my life. Both my Dad and my brothers worked for the Co-op, so from a very young age I came to appreciate our local Co-op.
Years later I had the opportunity to work at the Dauphin Co-op Home Centre, which was located where ACC is now. Unfortunately, during that time interest rates were very high, and many businesses were going through a tough time. Many had to make tough decisions, some had to close, and Dauphin Co-op Home Centre was one of them. Employees lost their jobs. Some were able to move to other departments, some moved away. I was one of the fortunate ones, I transferred to the Administration department as an Assistant to the General Manager, Al Merritt. In 1996, I transferred to the Gas Bar on 3rd Ave. N.E., where I quickly became Manager.
When the Gas Bar was built in 2013, all the staff moved to the new location. It was state-of-the art and WOW was that nice.
I work with the best team ever. Most of us have been working together for a very long time. Ernie Semchuk and I have been working together at the Gas Bar for 26 years this December 4.
When I think back about what it means to be part of the Co-op. It is a great place to work, provides opportunity and training for advancement. The Co-op supports and invests in surrounding communities and is very conscious of the footprint that it leaves.
This year I celebrate 43 years with Dauphin Co-op. I have served many customers over the years and now I get to serve their children and even their grandchildren. I would like to say “Thank You” to all the people who I have had the opportunity to work along side each and every day, It’s been a wonderful journey. Thanks" — Midge Sametz