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Call for Nominations

 

Notice to all members,

Article IX Section 2.1 of the Constitution of the Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers’ Local directs us to notify all members of the request for nominations for the election to positions on the Executive of the Local at least 30 days prior to the Local Annual General Meeting. The ‘Duties of the Elected Positions’ information and the nomination form are below.

We will be electing the WROT Local Executive at our Local Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2017

More information regarding the election processes may be found in the Constitution and Bylaws which is available on our website, http://www.etfowrotl.com/contact-us/constitution/

Members are encouraged to consider standing for a position on the Executive.
An unsuccessful candidate may seek another position on the Executive for which the member is eligible, to a maximum of two additional positions.

Please be aware that there are proposed constitutional amendments that may affect the roles or duties of the executive positions should the membership vote to accept the constitutional changes. 
Duties of Elected Positions

PRESIDENT:

  • to be a member of the Executive and to be the spokesperson for the Federation and the Local.
  • to be the official representative of the Federation, the Local and its members.
  • to be one of the signing officers.
  • to be a statutory member of the Budget, CBC, EOT/Management, and Federation Annual Meeting committees, and an ex officio member of all remaining committees.
  • to preside at meetings of the Executive, Local meetings and to attend Representative Council.
  • to inform and advise members on issues concerning the Federation and the Local.
  • to serve as a Local delegate at the Federation Annual Meeting.
  • to transact the business of the Local between meetings of the Executive and to ensure accurate records are kept of correspondence received by and sent on behalf of the Local.
  • to act as a liaison between the Local and other Federations, Associations and the Waterloo Region District School Board.
  • to present a report of the activities of the Federation and Local at general    meetings.
  • to forward to the Federation office each year the annual report of the Local.
  • to chair all meetings of the Local or appoint a designate.
  • to chair the EOT/Management Committee meetings.
  • to chair the Federation Annual Meeting committee.
  • to act as Chief Negotiator.
  • to be the grievance officer and be responsible for grievances and arbitrations.

 

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT (Duties of this position may change upon approval of the attached Executive Motion to the Annual Meeting):

  • being a member of the Executive and a 0.25 FTE release officer.
  • assuming the duties, responsibilities, and privileges of the President in the President’s absence or at the request of the President.
  • being one of the signing officers in an emergency or at the request of the President.
  • being a member of the following Standing Committees:  Budget, Collective Bargaining, Elementary Occasional Teacher (EOT) /Management, Federation Annual Meeting.
  • serving as a  Local delegate at the Federation Annual Meeting.
  • being responsible for additional duties as assigned by the President and/or an Executive motion.
  • attending the EOT meetings and being the recording secretary for the EOT meetings.
  • administering the MDF program for members.
  • conducting and hosting the monthly Meet & Greet sessions.
  • attending monthly Labour Council meetings and reporting to the Executive.
  • attending the monthly WRDSB Board meetings and reporting to the Executive; completing the agenda, under the direction of the President, setting up and ordering food for the monthly Executive meetings.
  • chairing the CBC meetings and doing the preparatory work for that committee.
  • maintaining the Local library.
  • organizing and preparing materials for the Fall General Meeting and the Local Annual Meeting.
  • entering data for the treasurer, when requested.
  • maintaining the release time records and listing the monthly release time motions for the Executive agenda, when requested.

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT:
• Attend monthly Executive meetings
• President’s designate as requested
• Member of Constitution and Bylaws, Federation Annual Meeting, Equity and Social Justice Committees

TREASURER:
• Attend Executive meetings and present Treasurer’s reports on a monthly basis
• Conduct the financial business of the Local
• Chair of the Budget Committee

SECRETARY/COMMUNICATIONS’ OFFICER (Duties of this position may change upon approval of the attached Executive Motion to the Annual Meeting):
• Attend monthly Executive Meetings and general membership meetings
• Record and distribute minutes of meetings

• Update website
• Facilitate electronic communications with members
• Member of the Political Action/Public Relations Committee

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS: (maximum of four) (Duties of this position may change upon approval of the attached Executive Motion to the Annual Meeting):

• Attend monthly Executive meetings
• Membership on one Standing Committee

JOINT HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE: (not an Executive Position)
• Attend monthly JHSC meetings at WRDSB Office
• Participate in Workplace Audits and Certification Training
• Report to members regarding their rights and responsibilities re: Health and Safety
• Release time paid by WRDSB
Additional information regarding the expectations for positions is available in the Bylaws section of our Constitution and Bylaws which can be found on our website http://www.etfowrotl.com/contact-us/constitution/. Executive members are compensated for hours worked and travel expenses.

NOMINATION FORM FOR 2017-2018 Elected Positions

Candidate’s Name: ________________________
Email Address: _________________________
Phone #: _____________________________
Position of Interest: ________________________
Seconder’s Name: ____________________________

(Must be an active member of the WROT Local)

Email Address: _________________________

Phone #: _____________________________

If you are nominating someone other than yourself, complete the following:
Nominator’s Name: _____________________________
Email Address: _______________________________
Phone #: ____________________________________

Return nominations to Elections Chair Sarah Son, c/o Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers’ Local, 130 Highland Rd. East, Kitchener, N2M 3V9.  Nominations received by mail will be forwarded to Sarah Son unopened. Nominations may also be emailed to sarah.r.r.son@gmail.com.

Nominations must be received by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

The list of candidates will be published through an e-newsletter on May 11th, by 4:30 p.m.


Notice to all members,:

Article X Section 2.1 of the Constitution of the Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers’ Local directs us to notify all members of the request for nominations for the election of Delegates to the ETFO Provincial Annual General Meeting at least 30 days prior to the Local Annual General Meeting. The nomination form is attached below.

More information may be found in our Constitution and Bylaws which is available on our website, http://www.etfowrotl.com/contact-us/constitution/ All members are encouraged to consider serving as a Delegate or Alternate to the Provincial AGM.

We will be electing the WROT Local Delegates to the ETFO Annual Meeting at our Local Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The ETFO Annual Meeting for 2017 is being held at the Toronto Westin Harbour Castle Hotel from August 14 – 17, 2017. We are allowed to send 6 delegates and we may take up to 2 alternates. All expenses, accommodations, meals, travel, and dependent care, are covered by the Provincial office and our Local office.

If the required number of nominations for the positions is not received by the deadline date, then the position(s) will be declared open and nominations will be invited from the floor of the Local AGM. All candidates may have one minute to address the members at the Local AGM.
The President and First Vice-president are identified as being delegates under our Bylaws. As such, the election of the Delegates will be held following the election of our executive at the Local AGM.

Expectations of Nominees for Delegates and Alternates for the Federation Annual Meeting:

• Interest in the workings of the Federation
• Willingness to participate in the AGM and to share that experience with others as called upon
• Availability to attend the meeting in Toronto from August 15 – 18, 2016 and one meeting to be held in June to discuss the resolutions and the logistics of attending the meeting

NOMINATION FORM FOR 2016 Elected Delegates to the ETFO Provincial AGM
Candidate’s Name: ________________________
Email Address: _________________________
Phone #: _____________________________

Return nominations to Elections Chair Sarah Son, c/o Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers’ Local, 130 Highland Rd. East, Kitchener, N2M 3V9.  Nominations received by mail will be forwarded to Sarah Son unopened.   Nominations may also be emailed to sarah.r.r.son@gmail.com

Nominations must be received by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10th, 2017.
The list of candidates will be published through an e-newsletter on May 11th, by 4:30 p.m.


 

Attached Executive Motions TO THe Annual Meeting

 

1. That Article XIV – FINANCES, subsection 14.8 be amended by substitution to read: The position of the Local First Vice President shall be a 0.4 FTE release position, at grid level. In addition, time to attend one WRDSB Board Meeting per month and the monthly Labour Council meeting shall be paid at the daily OT rate.  In any year where ETFO does not provide financial compensation for this position, the local may choose to make up the difference in release time payment through the Local levy, when authorized by a general membership vote.

2. That Bylaw 1: Duties of the Executive, Section 3 – Duties of the First Vice-President be amended by deletion of:

1.3.10 attending monthly Labour Council meetings and reporting to the Executive

1.3.11 attending the monthly WRDSB Board meetings and reporting to the Executive

and by substitution to read:

The above responsibilities and duties will be part of the First Vice-President’s 0.4 FTE

release time. Additionally, when the President is a member of the Provincial ETFO

Executive, the First Vice-President will be the President’s Designate at the

Representative Council meetings held three times per year.  The First Vice-President, when requested,

may attend POTs meetings which are usually held two times per year and, when requested, attend GHOTs meetings, which are usually held four times per year, one WRDSB Board Meeting per month and the monthly Labour Council meetings.  These meetings will be paid additionally to the 0.4 FTE release time for the First Vice-President, at the daily rate.

3. That ARTICLE VI, LOCAL ORGANIZATION, Section 1- Local Executive, subsection 6.1.1 (f) be amended by deletion of “/Secretary

4. That BYLAW I, DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE, Section 10 – Duties of the Executive Members-at-Large be amended by addition of:

1.9.5    to maintain accurate records of all Executive and General membership meetings of the Local.

1.9.6    to prepare and circulate minutes of Executive and General Meetings.

5. That BYLAW I, DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE, Section 7 – Duties of the Communications’ Officer be amended by deletion of:

1.7.2    to maintain accurate records of all Executive and General membership meetings of the Local.

1.7.3    to prepare and circulate minutes of Executive and General Meetings.

6. That ARTICLE VI, LOCAL ORGANIZATION be amended with a new Section 4 – Joint Health and Safety Committee Representative to read as follows:

6.4.1 There shall be a Joint Health and Safety Committee Representative elected at the Local Annual Meeting. The term of office shall be a 2 year term

WROTL Election Results for 2016/2017

Election Results

As a result of the elections held at our Annual General Meeting on May 19, 2016, the slate of officers for the Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers’ Local for the school year 2016-2017 will be:

 

 

  • President: Nathan Core
  • First Vice President: Marsha Cober
  • Second Vice President: Angelo Volpini
  • Treasurer: Mary Karchemny
  • Communications’ Officer/Secretary: Josh Heisler
  • Executive Members-at-Large (4): Ramzi Abdi, Elizabeth Cassidy, Tammy Gaudun, Laura Schilling
  • Joint Health and Safety Representative: Marsha Cober

Delegates (6) to the ETFO Annual Meeting – August 15-18, 2016

  • Ramzi Abdi
  • Marsha Cober
  • Aimee Chard
  • Mary Karchemny
  • Laura Schilling
  • Angelo Volpini
  • *Local President, Nathan Core, will be attending the ETFO Annual Meeting as a delegate of the Provincial Executive

Other candidates who stood for election will be considered for positions as alternates.

Congratulations to the successful candidates!  We wish to express our appreciation to those members who were willing to stand as candidates in this process.

AGM 2016 – Thursday, May 19, 2016

WATERLOO REGION OCCASIONAL TEACHERS’ LOCAL

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

All members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting 2016!

ETFO_AGM_LOGOThursday, May 19, 2016

Schwaben Club

1668 King Street East, Kitchener

Parking is available via the Weber Street entrance

 

Business 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

  • Executive, Committee and Financial Reports
  • Election of 2016/2017 Executive
  • Amendments to the Constitution
  • Election of Delegates to the ETFO AGM
  • Presentation of draft budget
Dinner served at 7:00 pm
Menu:

  • Delicious pork schnitzel, turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce,mashed potatoes and PEI mixed vegetable
  • Complimented with sauerkraut, caeser salad and dinner rolls
  • Lemon Torte, coffee and tea

Special dietary accommodations available

All members are welcome to attend the business portion of the meeting without registration, even if unable to stay for dinner (registration required for dinner).

All Committees are open for the 2016/2017 school year.  Sign up forms will be available at the AGM.

To register please click here.

Upcoming Events – April-June 2016

  • Save-the-date-April 18 – Tim Horton’s Meet & Greet (University & Fischer-Hallman)
  • April 22 – Carousel of Workshops
  • May 2 – Making Math Happen Workshop
  • May 3 – Tim Horton’s Meet & Greet (Hespeler Rd 7 Dunbar)
  • May 16 – OT Drop-In: Math AQ Support
  • May 19 – Local Annual General Meeting
  • June 9 – Tim Horton’s Meet & Greet (Ottawa & Strasburg)
  • End of June – Strawberry Social

Registration information for workshops will follow closer to the date!

 

WROTL Annual Meeting – Thurs., May 19, 2016

ETFO_AGM_LOGOThe Waterloo Region Occasional Teacher Local Annual General Meeting is coming soon!  This event is an opportunity for members to vote in the new executive, learn about and vote on any changes to our local constitution, see where your union dues are going and to mingle and connect with colleagues.

  • The AGM will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016.
  • Business Meeting starts at 4:30pm.
  • Dinner will be served at 7:00pm.
  • Watch for more information about registering!

The local would also likes to recognize members who are retiring to their teaching pension. If you are in this position or know someone who is, please connect with the local.
PH: 519-571-0222 or office@etfowatots.ca

Upcoming Events – Mar-May 2016

 

coming-soon DATE EVENT
tims-meet-greet  

Tues., March 29

 

Tim Horton’s Meet & Greet
(Homer Watson & 401) 3:45-5pm

coffe-kids  

Wed., March 30

 

Coffee & Kids Drop-In 10:30am

islamophobia  

Thurs., March 31

 

Islamophobia Workshop

book-club  

Thurs., March 31

 

Girl Runner: A Book Club

esl  

Wed., April 6

 

OT Drop-In: Working with ESL Students

tims-meet-greet  

Mon., April 18

 

Tim Horton’s Meet & Greet
(University & Fischer-Hallman)

carousel-title  

Fri., April 22

 

Carousel of Workshops

making-math-happen  

Mon., May 2

 

Making Math Happen Workshop

MATH-AQ-DROP-IN  

Mon., May 16

 

OT Drop-In: Math AQ Support

AGM-WROTL  

Thurs., May 19

 

Local Annual General Meeting

Registration information for workshops will follow closer to the date!

 

WROTL Fall General Meeting – Oct. 27 @ Conestoga Place

We will be honouring members who have served as Occasional Teachers for the WRDSB for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years.  We will also consider and vote on the final budget for 2015-2016, receive Executive/Committee Reports as well as provide a bargaining update.

A ligdiversity-tree-hands_23-2147505142_editedht dinner and beverages will be provided.

  • Date:  Tuesday, October 27, 2015
  • Time:  Registration and Refreshments at 4:00 p.m.  Meeting to begin at 4:30 p.m.
  • PlaceConestoga Place – 110 Manitou Drive, Kitchener.  Between Bleams Rd. and Wabanaki Dr.

Dependent care subsidy forms will be available.

We would appreciate a response if you can come, so we can plan for refreshments, but please feel free to come at the last minute if your plans change and you can attend.

RSVP HERE
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fall-general-meeting-2015-tickets-18864752984