ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Next Thursday, 26 April 2018
Macdonald Hall, Heritage Hall first floor
Lunch will be provided, when you receive the meeting request please only respond if you are attending so we order the correct amount of food.
Positions up for Election
There are a number of positions up for election. Some of these positions have both voice and vote. Some of these have voice but no vote. I have indicated this in the list below:
- Convention Delegates (7 Delegates Required) Voice & Vote
- Convention Observers (3 Observers Required) No Voice & No Vote
- Alternate Convention Delegates (7 Required) Only attend if Delegate is unable to attend Convention
- Local Council Representative Voice & Vote
- Calgary Area Council Representative Voice No Vote
- Education Sector Representative Voice No Vote (First meeting in Edmonton June 11-12/18)
- Alternate Education Sector Representative Voice No Vote (First meeting in Edmonton June 11-12/18)
- Social Committee (4 Representatives) Voice No Vote
Election of AUPE Annual Convention Delegates
There are 7 Convention Delegates, 3 Observers and 8 alternate Delegate positions up for election. The Convention Delegates and Observers will attend Convention. The alternates will only attend if a Delegate or Observer has to cancel.
AUPE holds an annual convention each year in October. The 2018 convention will be held Wednesday October 10 to Saturday October 13, 2018 in Edmonton.
Each Local sends their Local Chair and Provincial Executive Representative (PE Rep) as of right along with 1 Delegate per 100 Local members or portion thereof. We have approximately 680 members therefore we are entitled to send 7 delegates in addition to the Chair and PE Rep. Each Delegate attends the convention and represents 100 of our members. Each Delegate votes on behalf of the 100 members that they represent on the resolutions presented on the convention floor. Each Delegate prepares a report of their experience after convention that is shared with the membership.
It is important that if a delegate is not able to attend convention that we have an alternate that is able to fill in because if we lose that vote, we, in effect lose the representation of 100 of our members on the convention floor. We are one of the smallest locals, every vote counts!
If you are interested in attending this year’s convention, please review the following section in the attached Component Officer Resource Kit.
- · Becoming a Convention Delegate
- o Locals with Chapters
- o Locals without Chapters
- · Responsibilities of Convention Delegates
The following members are a few that have attended convention in the past and would be happy to speak to anyone about their experience should you wish to contact them to find out more information.
- Rose Read OTR (Local Chair)
- Tanya Mullings School of ICT (PE Rep)
- Lauren Wood OTR
- Danielle Nadeau McMillan OTR
- Janet Bliss ARIS
- Jaimie Eschyshyn Athletics & Recreation
- Tina Condemi OTR
- Maria Bernal School of ICT
AUPE Component Officer Recourse Kit
When a member is voted on to the Local Council, they are provided with a copy of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees “Component Officer Resource Kit”. It contains a wealth of information for members that are just getting active with their Local Councils. I believe it is an excellent resource for all members. I have attached an electronic copy for your reference.
The Local Chair will hand over the chair of the meeting to either the AUPE Provincial Vice President or Membership Services Officer present to conduct the elections. Nominations are called from the floor one at a time for each position. If you wish to run for a position you will require someone to nominate you at that time. Once the nomination for that position is closed, each nominee for that position will have 2 minutes to speak about who they are and why they wish to run for that position. All members present will then be given a ballot and asked to confidentially vote for the candidate of their choice. AUPE Provincial Executive or Membership Service Officers will be on hand to collect and count the ballots. Nominees may appoint a scrutineer (a member who observes the ballot counting) if they wish. Results will be provided once the ballots are counted.
Can I run for a position if I cannot attend the meeting? Yes, here’s how
If you wish to run for a position and you are not able to attend the meeting, you may submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org up to 11:59 am Wednesday April 25, 2018, indicating the position you are running for and why you wish to run for the position. You will be nominated when there is a call for nominations from the floor and your email will be read out to the membership when nominees are asked to speak. If you are running for a position that has an alternate position (PE Rep, Education Sector Rep or Convention Delegate) and you wish to be considered for the alternate position should you not be the successful candidate for the primary position, you must indicate this in your email or send a separate email for the alternate position.
Intro to Your Union Course
All new Council members and Convention Delegates and Observers will be provided with the opportunity to take the “Intro to your Union Course” in late spring or early summer.