Message from the UNA Local 115 Executive (Aug / Sep 2008)

Message from Trustees

It will soon be time for another UNA annual general meeting and we are receiving nomination forms from members who are interested in attending the meeting in Edmonton. The UNA AGM is a great educational opportunity and it is a wonderful introduction to the United Nurses of Alberta. The dates of the AGM are October 28, 29 & 30th. United Nurses of Alberta provides funding, including salary replacement for members to attend.

To date we have received 47 nomination forms. The local delegate entitlement averages between 46- 48 (one delegate per 75 members). It is important to remember that attendance at local meetings helps prepare members for delegate participation at the larger provincial meetings. It is also important that a local the size of 115 have a broad representation of delegates, ideally representation from all units. To date several units/areas do not have a delegate nomination, nor do they have a ward representative. A ward representative acts as a communication liaison between a unit and the Trustees or Local executive.

A list of units that require a ward rep or potential delegate representation at the UNA AGM is attached. Please review the list and contact the local office or trustees by email or phone and we will ensure you receive a delegate nomination form or add you to our ward rep contact list for local updates.

The deadline for receipt of nomination forms into the local office is September 4th. The local meeting where delegate elections take place is September 11th at 1600 hrs.

Following the UNA annual meeting, the Trustees hope more members will be willing to attend local meetings and perhaps consider putting names forward for possible committee involvement and Local Executive positions at a future Local annual general meeting.

One of the goals of the Trusteeship is to have a Local annual general meeting with elections prior to December 31, 2008. Orientation and Education will be provided to members who are elected. Previous lack of experience should not be a deterrent.

Support will be provided. Local Office phone number: (403) 670-9960

Local office email: local115exec@una.ab.ca Ward Representatives required for:

Spinal cord injury clinic, anticoagulation, Transplant clinics, UCMC clinics, Psych Emergency, OR/PARR, units 22, 27, 41, 46, 47, 61

Delegate Nominations required:

OR/PARR, NICU, Psych Emergency, UCMC clinics, stroke clinic, spinal cord injury clinic, units 21, 22, 23, 24, 30, 31, 32,3 7, 41, 42B, 46, 47, 61, 71, 82, 100, 101, 102

Thank you from Trustees,

Karen Craik, Daphne Wallace, Tanice Olson & Blanche Hitchcow

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