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Date: June 7, 2018
To: Area 03 BCGEU Members
Re: Area 03 BCGEU Members' Barbeque – Saturday, July 21/18
The Area 03 Cross Component Committee is hosting a BBQ for Area 03 BCGEU members and their families.
PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office
#130, 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver
Picnic Area – off of Virtual Way in front of 2980 Virtual Way
DATE: Saturday, July 21, 2018 RAIN OR SHINE!
TIME: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Picnic Area
Food and beverages will be provided. Meet other Union members for a fun afternoon.
Let us know the number of people in your party (Maximum of 5).
Now that a tentative agreement for component 20 workers has been reached, the ratification process is under way. This is a telephone town hall meetings for component 20 members to have an opportunity to ask questions about the agreement.
Members that RSVP to this event will receive email and telephone notices to let you call in directly
COMPONENT: Administrative Services
DATE: Wednesday July 25, 2018
TIME: 5:30 pm (Executive Meeting) / 6:30 pm (General Meeting)
PLACE: BCGEU, Fraser Valley Office
8555 198A Avenue, Langley, BC
Welcome and introductions
Adoption of agenda
Adoption of previous minutes
Delegates to Labour Council
Component 12 update
Local election – motion to destroy
This enhanced training is specialized for your worksite. The goal is to give you more confidence and skills needed to investigate complaints, resolve grievances at Step 1, communicate with management, and fill out grievance forms.
This course is for stewards at Grand Villa, Starlight, River Rock and Hard Rock Casinos. Space is very limited. Another course will be offered in the Fall.
Lunch will be provided. Union leave is provided if you are scheduled to work on July 26, 2018.
Now that a tentative agreement for direct government workers has been reached, the ratification process is under way. The union is holding an additional telephone town hall meeting for public service workers have been scheduled, and this will be an opportunity for members to ask questions about the agreement.
Members that RSVP to this event will receive email and telephone notices to let you call in directly.
Pride Season is here again in Vancouver!
Pride is a celebration, but it is also more than just that- it is a social and rights-based movement. We welcome any opportunity to lift up the accomplishments that have been made by and with our LGBTQI2S+ friends but we also recognize what it's all about- visibility and community for queer and trans folks.
On Sunday, August 5, 2018 BCGEU members, including President Stephanie Smith and Treasurer Paul Finch will be marching in the Vancouver Pride parade and we want you to join us.
DATE: August 5, 2018
TIME: Parade begins at 12:00 pm
The parade will begin at 12 pm and starts at Robson and Thurlow Street. To join the BCGEU group, look for the BCGEU flags as we will be marching with many other unions. The parade will end at 3 pm at Sunset Beach with a family-friendly festival.
We will have the BCGEU float in the parade and we want everyone to feel welcome. There will be seating on the float for those with mobility issues. Seating is limited, so RSVP early.
Bring your sun hat, water bottle, celebratory spirit and your allyship and join us in one of the largest and most vibrant parades in North America.
Whether you are marching with us or just watching the parade from the sidewalk, be sure to look out for your fellow members.
Everyone is welcome!
As a "thank you" for your service to the membership of our Union, you and your spouse, or guest, are cordially invited to attend our 2018 Activist Appreciation Event. We hope you will take this opportunity to enjoy a festive evening with your fellow activists, special guests, and Area Office staff.
WHEN: Saturday – September 8, 2018
5:00 p.m. – Cocktails, Appetizers
6:00 p.m. – Introductions, Speakers
7:00 p.m. – Buffet Dinner
8:30 p.m. - Entertainment
WHERE: Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC
Please note that it is BCGEU policy that where alcohol is served at an event, transportation to and from the event and/or accommodation for out of town guests, will be provided and paid for by the BCGEU - in accordance with BCGEU Financial Policy. Other costs associated with attending this Appreciation Night can be claimed in accordance with the amounts and eligible expenses indicated on the Union's Expense Claim Form. Such expense claims should be forwarded to the Kamloops BCGEU Office for approval and processing of reimbursement.
If you will require a leave of absence from work in order to attend this event, you should obtain verbal approval from your supervisor as soon as possible, while noting that the Union will provide you with the necessary paperwork for a Union-paid leave after the registration deadline. All those requiring accommodation will have rooms reserved for them at the Coast Kamloops Hotel. Please Note: If you are requesting a hotel room, please register prior to August 8, 2018. If you do not require a hotel room, please register prior to August 15, 2018.
We will not accept any late registrations.
We sincerely hope you will be able to join us on September 8, 2018 and look forward to seeing you then. If you cannot attend, after having registered, please be sure to cancel your RSVP. If you need assistance with this, please contact the Area Office. Also, please let the Area Office know so that catering and other arrangements can be adjusted.
Area 05 Cross-Component Committee
The Area 05 Cross-Component Committee would once again like to present its:
Spirit of Commitment Award
A deserving activist will receive this award at the annual Activist Appreciation Event being held on September 8, 2018. The award is intended to recognize a member in our area for demonstrating a spirit of excellence, dedication, and sacrifice in providing service to the membership and Union as a whole - the spirit and desire to make a difference.
Nominee criteria includes the following:
The nominee must be a current "active" BCGEU member.
The nominee must have been a Steward, Local Officer, Bargaining Committee Member or Union-appointed Occupational Health & Safety Representative for a minimum of one year.
Nominators must be current members of the BCGEU or staff and must return a fully-completed Spirit of Commitment Nomination Form to the Kamloops BCGEU Office by noon on Friday, August 3, 2018.
Area 11 – BCGEU Stewards, Bargaining Committees, Local Executives and
Occupational Health & Safety Union Appointed Representatives
In appreciation of your efforts and commitments on behalf of the BCGEU members,
the Area 11 Cross Component Committee is hosting an Appreciation Dinner.
The honour of your presence is requested. You and a guest are invited to attend!
Please join us for dinner and entertainment!
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Coast Inn of the North
770 Brunswick Street, Prince George
Cocktails at 6:00 pm
Dinner at 7:00 pm
Licensed bar will be open but is not included with dinner!
Cabs to and from the event can be expensed to the Union with receipts.
Expense Claim forms will be available at the event.
OUT OF TOWN MEMBERS: If you require accommodations, the office will need to be notified by Wednesday, August 15, 2018 otherwise, we will not be able to guarantee accommodations for this event. Accommodations will be booked as required and if available after this date.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS: Friday, August 31, 2018
ACCOMMODATION DEADLINE IS: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The Area 07 Cross Component Committee is hosting an appreciation banquet to honour and recognize your hard work on behalf of the BCGEU members in Area 07. You and one guest are invited to attend the Activist Appreciation Banquet. Join us for great food, entertainment, a few speeches and fun!
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. There will be a no host bar, dinner and entertainment.
Place: Penticton Lakeside Resort
21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton
Space is limited, so please register at the link attached:
You will also need to return the registration form with your payment by the deadline of September 4, 2018 to confirm registration. Payment must be included with the Registration Form to reserve a space. The BCGEU will reimburse attendees for the cost of a taxi to return home at the end of the night if you are not eligible for overnight accommodation.
Activists Appreciation Banquet Registration Form
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Name: ______________________________________ BCGEU Local _________________
I am bringing a guest (limit of one): Yes □ ($40) No □ ($20)
Guest's name (if applicable) ___________________________
Payment submitted: Cash □ Cheque □ *Please make cheque payable to
"BCGEU Area 07 Cross Component Committee"
Contact Information: Phone: _________________ Email: ____________________________
Please return this form with your $20.00 per person payment to the Kelowna Area Office, 1064 Borden Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6A8. You must pre-register for this event. Please submit your registration early! Deadline to register is September 14, 2018. All registered guests will receive a written confirmation by email. The $20.00 registration fee (per person) will be returned when you check in at the event. Cancellation deadline is September 14, 2018. No refunds will be given if you do not attend and check in. Please direct any enquiries to 250-763-6405.
Please join us at the 2018 Activist Appreciation Banquet.