September 6 is Pride Day. UNA is looking for volunteers to wear white tops and colorful bottoms to be in the parade. If you’d like to join us in showing your pride please email Wendy Yung for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 7 is Labour Day. The Calgary District Labour Council (CDLC) is holding a free BBQ at Olympic Plaza from 11AM to 2PM. Come out to celebrate and learn about the labour movement.
We still have funding to send 3 more members to CDLC weekend workshops. They are two day workshops held throughout the year. Funding will cover course cost and salary replacement to attend. Upcoming classes are: Introduction to Collective Bargaining Sept 18/19; Pre-Retirement Course Oct 3/4 and Shop Steward Training Nov 13/14. If interested in attending any of these courses please email us at email@example.com at least 15 days prior to the workshop date. FYI, the Pre-Retirement course is almost full, so email us sooner than later.
Membership Appreciation Dinner Oct 6. 5:30pm – 9 PM. This event is being held at Ed’s Restaurant on 17th Ave. The speaker is Kevin Van Tighem: conservationist, author, and one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people in 2013. We still have plenty of room, priority is given to those who have never attended a membership appreciation dinner before. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Provincial AGM is October 27-29. If you are interested in going, then submit your requests for LOA’s now and fill out a delegate nomination form (deadline is September 2, see attached form). Our biggest barrier to people going to AGM is members not getting their LOA’s. Voting for delegates will be held on September 9, 2015 at the local meeting. Last year we sent 44 delegates and did have a bit of a scramble due to short notice requests for LOA’s. Provincial AGM is in Edmonton, we pay for travel, accommodations, meals and salary for attendance. It’s a great opportunity to meet fantastic people, learn (lots of great speakers) and gain insight in the huge organization we belong to.
Don’t forget the local AGM is December 9, 2015 @ 1PM to 5pm, held at the Kensington Legion. Register online at eventbrite. This is a paid local meeting and no one shall be turned away. So if you even just show up, you’re more than welcome to attend, we just might not have enough handouts.
Thanks for reading all the info, I know it’s a lot!
Wanda Deadman Treasurer