President: Julie Chambo
Vice-President: Stephanie Jenkins-Moss
Secretary: Sara Francis
Treasurer: Susan Kilpatrick
Chief Steward: Megan Whalen
Communications Officer: Piri Roberti
In addition we welcomed 6 new stewards! Please join me in welcoming Halla Shaker, Carolina Hepfner, Tim Frey, Lesley Campbell, Carmen Chui, and J. Beckett!
Two very important roles to the financial health and wellbeing of the local are that of Trustee. Cheryl Van Every and Kim Ackerman will serve in these positions for the next two years - Thank You Both!
Merrilynn Downey regretfully resigned her position with the Labour Management Committee and Lesley Campbell was elected as the fourth member, joining Stephanie Jenkins-Moss, Susan Kilpatrick, and myself (Julie). Curious what this committee is all about? Check it out on the Orchard (minutes and terms of reference can all be found there).
And of course, let's mobilize behind our Bargaining Team! I am delighted to announce that joining me on the team is Stephanie Jenkins-Moss, J. Beckett, Shannon Tobin, and Piri Robert; and our two alternates are Tracy Dupuis and Tim Frey.
Over the next few months, the team will be meeting to design the demand set survey and then distributing it. WE NEED TO HEAR FROM EVERY SINGLE MEMBER! Please take time to complete and return the survey so we ensure we're fighting for your priorities at the table.
After we collect the data from the surveys we'll hold a demand set meeting where you, the membership, will vote on the top priorities for the upcoming negotiations. The team will then take some time to do some training and planning before meeting with the Employer. Let's Stand Together for One Another!!!
I have one more thing to share - I've got an Instagram account! Please follow me at opseu_local291_president and stay up to date on what's happening.
(**Please Note: this is a public account**).
I'm so excited for what's right around the corner. We have a record TWELVE members attending the Region 2 weekend educationals next month, and I am so proud that the Local is hosting the upcoming trauma workshop on October 13th (PS -- check this post and RSVP today!)
I cannot wait to attend and look forward to sharing the day with you.
President, Local 291