Annual General Meeting Tuesday, May 9, 5-7 p.m.
Elections for new stewards and officers
Please join us for the Annual General Meeting of Local 237, on May 9 at 5 p.m. This is a very important meeting because you will be electing the stewards and officers who will serve you for the next two years. This group will take us into the next round of contract negotiations, so your participation is paramount to making the process work.
This meeting will be in hybrid format: In-person on Doon campus, in the Welcome Centre, WC-103, or via Zoom, wherever you may be.
Please consider stepping forward to become a Steward. Unions only work when the membership fully participates. We need representatives from every campus, school, or department to serve our members properly.
Nomination forms are available from our website (click here). Self-nomination is accepted. All positions are open. For a full list of steward, officer, and committee positions, click here.
In addition to the elections, the agenda includes discussion about our bylaws for union dues and whether to place a “cap” on our strike fund. (Article 10.5 of our bylaws).
You must pre-register to attend the meeting:
To register for Zoom access, please click here:
To register for the in-person meeting (limit 45 members) please click here.
Annual Picnic for Local 237/238 at Waterloo Park
On Saturday, June 3 ,11am-2 pm. Bring your family—kids, significant others, etc.—and enjoy a fun time outdoors with friends and colleagues. There will be games, activities, food, and fun! Volunteers are needed to make this happen. Contact Letterbox237@gmail.com to join the team of picnic volunteers.
A Message from Local 237 President Maureen Murphy-Fricker
It has been a while since I have communicated with you as your Local 237 President. The reason is that in Sept 2021, I was diagnosed with a serious illness and have been unable to return to work since then.
During my absence, I have missed teaching (yes, even online), my union work, and most of all - my students, friends and colleagues at Conestoga.
I extend my deepest gratitude to the former and current Acting Presidents - Michael Phillips, Anthony Piscitelli, and now Leopold Koff who stepped into both a challenging and rewarding union executive role during my absence. The Acting Presidents have and are currently lending their unique skills and experience to our strong, progressive Local. I would also like to recognize the rest of the Union Executive for adapting to change and for their unrelenting courage. I am very pleased to see returning and new Stewards to LEC as well. Their “behind the scenes” work and commitment to quality education and to you - the members - is invaluable.
Leaving a strong, solid union foundation is all one can really ask for!
Therefore, it is with a heavy heart and for health reasons that I am announcing my resignation from the Local 237 Executive and the Liberal Studies Steward roles.
Please consider becoming a Local 237 Steward. It is a great learning opportunity, and it can constitute a collective and vested interest in a respectful, safe college working environment.
I truly wish you all a healthy and happy life.
Although the present team is sad to see Maureen step down, she has been affectionally deemed our President Emeritus. We wish Maureen well.