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ALL MEETINGS FOR MAY 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

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Unfortunately due to the government restrictions now in place regarding COVID-19, Local 38 has cancelled all meetings scheduled for May 2020.

The Local 38 Executive Committee has made the determination to postpone the Annual General Meeting scheduled for April 28th.  Local 38 Bylaws empower the Local 38 Executive Board to continue the operations of the Local in between general meetings.  Given the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID -19, it is not feasible to hold the regular general meeting.  The Executive Board is meeting on-line and will make a determination regarding future membership meetings at the beginning of each month.

The April Annual General Membership meeting is normally dedicated to Local 38 elections.  As stated in previous editions of the CUPE Connection, to be eligible for the office of President, Treasurer and Chief Steward, members interested in running for these positions were obligated to announce their intention to run at the March Regular Meeting.  Due to restrictions in place regarding COVID-19 the scheduled March 24, 2020 Regular Meeting was cancelled.  An e-mail was sent to all eligible delegates for nomination to office requesting they submit their “Intention to run for a position” via letter or e-mail to be received in the Local 38 Office by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

The following individuals declared their intentions to run and as such are the only candidates for the following positions:

1. President - D’Arcy Lanovaz - Acclaimed

2. Treasurer - Kelley Shinnie - Acclaimed

3. Chief Steward - Jason Cormier & Corey Nesdoly

Nominations for the following positions will be accepted at the meeting:

· One (1) Warden for a two (2) year term; and

· Five (5) Executive Members for a two (2) year term; and

· One (1) Trustee for a three (3) year term (to 2023)

To be eligible for these positions, you must have attended at least five regular meetings in the past year.  Meetings cancelled due to COVID-19 will not be counted towards this requirement.

The Local 38 AGM has been tentatively rescheduled to June 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm and as stated will be reviewed by the Executive the beginning of May.  Please check for further updates.  The Local 38 Office remains open during this time and we can be reached at 403-233-2700.  As there are currently a lot of "unknowns" at this time we will keep you informed of any future meeting and event cancellations. We ask that our members follow the guidelines set out by AHS and our municipal and provincial governments. Please remain safe and healthy.