Training

Local 99, in the interest of improving training, has a web-training and social media course being held in Edmonton Alberta on March 27-29. Frank Saptel, Communications Representative from the IAMAW Canadian office was out to provide the training.

Left to right. Neil Rudiger - Trustee, Leonard Loza - Retiree - Communicator/Recording Secretary of the retirement committee, Jeff Frenette - Trustee/Communicator, Trent Demanchuk - Trustee, Bruce Caravan - President, Frank Saptel - IAM Communication Representative.

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It's time once again for the election of our Executive Officers.

This year we are electing the Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Secretary Treasurer. Nominations will be held at the September membership meetings in Red Deer on September 9, 2015.  Anyone who cannot attend these meetings, but wishes to have their name put forward for nomination may contact our President, Mark Meldrum at mmeldrum@iamaw99.ca with their information and the position(s) for which they wish to be nominated.

All ballots are now absentee ballots, so keep an eye on your mail for an envelope from the Executive. This envelope will contain some instructions, the ballot, a small envelope to put the ballot in, and a stamped return envelope. The ballot must be inside the plain white envelope prior to being placed in the return envelope or the ballot will be considered spoiled and can't be counted.  Ballots will be counted at the November membership meeting and the results announced.

In the next phase of getting Local 99's communications back up to speed, Don Seel, Local Lodge 99's VP, Educator and Communicator has finished the first day of  training with Frank Saptel, Communications Representative for the IAM in Canada on the use of WordPress;
website creation and maintenance software.  IAM Local Lodge 764 was kind enough to let the other locals use their facility in Richmond BC, so the students are taking full advantage of the knowledge base available to get their sites to where they should be. ...continue reading