AGM Bylaw Amendments/Notice of Motions

NOTICE TO ATTEND
ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Saturday, September 30, 2017
TRAVELODGE HOTEL – GALAXY B

Breakfast Buffet served from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. only!

Meeting begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Babysitting costs will be reimbursed as per Article XI of the Bylaws.
Please note receipt required for reimbursement.

NOTICE TO SUBMIT
BYLAW AMENDMENTS:

The deadline to submit Bylaw Amendments and/or Notice of Motion(s) must be received by the Recording Secretary no later than:
FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017
(Send via Email to cupe59@sasktel.net or internal mail to CUPE 59 Office)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW TO ATTEND!

AVP Community Services (except Parks)

In regards to the AVP Community Services (except Parks) position, we are waiting on CUPE National for direction. There are issues with the voting list, limited to the Community Services area, that may require clarification and correction. Candidates for this position are Kevin Ariss and Myra Roschuk.
Local 59 will keep the membership informed of the outcome and we thank you for your patience.

Second Quarter – June, 2017 AREA MEETINGS

Cosmo Civic Centre
Summer Months – Holiday Park Golf Course, Silverwood Golf Course, Gordie Howe Park & Campground
Winter Months – Cosmo, Kinsmen, Archibald Arena

Monday, June 19
12 noon – Lunch Room – Cosmo CC

City Hall Departments (all areas),
Field House, TCU Place, SaskTel Centre

Wednesday, June 21
12 noon – Committee Room “E” City Hall

Community Services (Trades, Parks, Woodlawn, Urban Forestry, Landscape Construction, Nutana Kiwanis)

Thursday, June 22
12 noon – Greenhouse Boardroom Vic Rempel Yards

Remai Modern Art Gallery

Wednesday, June 28
12 noon – Remai Modern Art Gallery
Lunch Staffroom (4th Floor)

Police & Fire Protection Services

Thursday, June 29
12 noon – Police Services – Room 1206B

CUPE 59 Election Results June 8, 2017

As reported by
Elections Chairperson, Leslee Palmer:

GENERAL VICE PRESIDENT
Jason Dziadyk 321 votes – ELECTED
Dave McKee 225 votes

RECORDING SECRETARY
Brian Lutzer 310 votes – ELECTED
Karen Morgan 236 votes

AVP Community Services (except Parks)
PENDING RESULTS:
Kevin Ariss
Myra Roschuk

CUPE 59 Election 2017

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

The following are the candidates running in the upcoming election on Thursday, June 8, 2017 for CUPE Local 59.
Please note: where there is only one candidate who put in a nomination form for a position, that position is automatically acclaimed by that candidate.

General Vice President
Jason Dziadyk
Dave McKee

Recording Secretary
Brian Lutzer
Karen Morgan

Area Vice President, Community Services (Except Parks)
Kevin Ariss
Myra Roschuk

Area Vice President, Police & Fire Protection Services
Gloria Kyowski-Bzdel – ACCLAIMED

Trustee – 1 year term remaining in a 3 year term
Anne Prescesky – ACCLAIMED

Trustee – 3 year term
Dawn Haubrich – ACCLAIMED

CANDIDATE’S NEWSLETTER:
For the benefit of all candidates running in the election, as well as for the members voting in the election, all candidates are invited to submit an article to outline your ideas and platform for the membership. Please be mindful of the Equality Statement in writing your article in a professional and fair manner. The articles will not be edited and will be distributed to the membership as written by each candidate.

Candidates, please submit your article to the CUPE 59 office via email (cupe59@sasktel.net) no later than
Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

ELECTIONS COMMITTEE:
I am pleased to advise that the following members have once again agreed to participate on the Elections Committee for this year:

Leslee Palmer (Chairperson)
Bob Berikoff
Kim Rybchinski

These members have done an excellent job in previous years and are very familiar with the whole election process and we are pleased they are willing to once again take on this huge task!

VOTING TIMES AND LOCATIONS:
Voting times and locations will be the same as in previous years and further information regarding this will be included with the Candidate’s Newsletter and sent via email to the membership prior to the election date.

CUPE 59 Forestry Farm Fun Day June 11, 2017

Come out and CELEBRATE
CUPE 59 Forestry Farm Fun Day!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SASKATOON FORESTRY FARM PARK & ZOO
Includes gate and zoo admission, fishing permits, balloon animals and lunch

*** YOU HAVE TO PRE-REGISTER TO GET INTO THE PARK***

Please note: this function is open to CUPE Local 59 members and
their immediate family ONLY

If you and your immediate family are planning to attend this function,
please complete the attached form and return it via:

Email: cupe59@sasktel.net OR Fax: 306-652-6992 OR
CUPE 59: c/o mailroom – City Hall

ALL FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THURSDAY, JUNE 1st

Click here to Register

Golf Tournament 2017

2017 GOLF TOURNAMENT

GOLF
DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017

PLACE: HOLIDAY GOLF COURSE (STARTING AT 10 A.M.)

RULES: TEXAS SCRAMBLE

BANQUET
PLACE: SMILEYS RESTAURANT (702 Circle Drive E)
• 6:00 p.m.
• EXTRA TICKETS AVAILABLE ($20.00)

FRIDAY, JUNE 9 REGISTRATION 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
PLACE: TWISTED TARTIN Sports Bar – (2404, 8th Street E)

COST
• $60 DOLLARS PER GOLFER (includes round of golf and supper)
golf cart rental not included
• Entries will be taken after May 8, 2017
• Entry cut-off will be June 2, 2017 (book early – don’t be disappointed!)
• Non-members must be accompanied by CUPE 59 members
(maximum 2 non-members per team)
• EVERYONE gets a prize!
• Registration MUST include payment

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
• Brian Lutzer (306-221-4716) OR
• The CUPE 59 office (306-652-6963)

Spring Update 2017

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

Bargaining:
The CUPE Local 59 contract expired on December 31, 2016. The bargaining surveys were distributed in the summer of 2016. CUPE Local 59 Executive’s reviewed the input from our membership and formulated a bargaining proposal based on feedback.

Bargaining has begun and several dates in May have been confirmed to continue the process. Updates will be sent out to the membership but the details are confidential while we continue to bargain.

Retirement Handouts:
The Retirement Seminar was held on Wednesday, May 3. For members not able to attend, the handouts will be posted on the CUPE Local 59 website.

Golf Tournament:
Saturday, June 10 – see attached poster for details.

Forestry Farm Fun Day: Sunday, June 11 – see attached poster and registration for details.

CUPE 59 Election – Thursday, June 8, 2017

CUPE Local 59 has upcoming elections on June 8, 2017. When these elections are held, the Local must adhere to our current Bylaws regarding the election process. If changes to our Bylaws are to be contemplated, they must be submitted and voted on at our annual AGM on September 30, 2017.

As per the Local’s Bylaws, elections will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Nomination forms are now available and must be received at the Union Office in person by Monday, May 8, 2017. The following positions are up for re-election:

General Vice President
Recording Secretary
Area Vice President, Community Services (except Parks)
Area Vice President, Police & Fire
Trustee Position (1 year term)

Note: All positions are for a 2 year term unless stated otherwise

The City of Saskatoon’s organizational structure was re-aligned in the fall of 2013. The new structure does not totally align with respect to some of the current Area Vice Presidents’ roles. As a reminder for the Area Vice President positions, you must work in the area in which you are submitting a nomination form, and only people working in, for example, Corporate Performance/Asset & Financial Management can vote for the Area Vice President of Corporate Performance/Asset & Financial Management. Voting will follow the organizational structure prior to the re-alignment.

If you would like a nomination form, please contact the Union Office at
cupe59@sasktel.net or 306-652-6963 to arrange pick-up.