Area 11: Breakfast & events - Administrative Services Week – April 21-25

April 10, 2008

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Re: Administrative Services Week - April 21-25, 2008 Area 11

Well, it's that time of year again. Time to celebrate the work we do!

A lot has changed over the past year, including a new Staff Rep at the union office, Debra Critchley - who joins us from the Okanagan, and some new members on the Local 1211 Executive of the BCGEU. Since our last elections Amanda Mayo and Jennifer Delorme have joined the executive. We extend a warm welcome to both of them, and thank them for joining the team! I would like to introduce you to our Local 1211 Executive:

Sussanne Skidmore   Local Chairperson   614-2700 (W) 981-2654 (H) 
Karen Taylor 1st Vice Chairperson 565-7976 (W) 564-0991 (H) 
Barb Watson  2nd Vice Chairperson 565-4455 (W) 562-9229 (H) 
Amanda Mayo  Secretary Treasurer   614-2700 (W) 981-3170 (H) 
Jennifer Delorme   Recording Secretary   614-2700 (W) 564-4752 (H) 
Lorriann Thompson   Member at Large (Young Worker) (currently on Maternity Leave)   614-2700 (W) 614-8018 (H) 
Michael Konkin  Member at Large (Out of Town)  997-2200 (W) 997-4774 (H) 
Brenda Gouglas   Member at  Large (Out of Town)  996-5290 (W) 996-8009 (H)
** VACANT **   Member at Large (Prince George)   Vacant as of Feb. 20, 2008  

This position is still available: One (1) Member-at-Large position (Prince George). If you are interested, know someone else who might be interested, or would like to know more about this vacant position, please don't hesitate to call me.

The week of April 21st to April 25th is Administrative Professionals' Week. This week is celebrated by administrative professionals all over the world. The BCGEU Administrative Services Component likes to ensure that our administrative staff receives the recognition that we deserve but don't often get.

BCGEU Local 1211 will be hosting a breakfast at the BCGEU Area Office located at 1070 4th Avenue, Prince George. This will be a catered, buffet breakfast and will be available to any admin wishing to attend between 7am-8:30am on Friday, April 25th, 2008. So that we have an estimate of how many people will be attending, please email me at by Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008.

This breakfast was a great success last year and we received great feedback from those who attended.

April 21st to 25th is Admin Week but April 23rd is Administrative Services Professionals' Day.

Please feel free to celebrate any day of this week. If you are not able to attend the breakfast on April 25, 2008, I encourage you to recognize Administrative Professionals' Week/Day in some way - - whether it is by having a cake, getting together over coffee, or wearing purple (the official BCGEU Administrative Services colour). If you have any other ideas, please let me know and we can share them with other offices.

Some funding is available. So please contact me by April 18th if you wish to do something during this week. If you do not have prior approval you cannot be reimbursed.

In solidarity,
Sussanne Skidmore
Local 1211 Chair

cep 467/cope 378

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