The election of officers is held at our Annual Meeting in May of each year. Our Constitution and By-Laws are as follows:

ARTICLE VI – OFFICERS

Section A- Officers

The officers of the Association shall be the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and four (4) executive Members-at-Large.  The immediate Past President shall serve as an officer for a one (1) year term.

Section B- Election of Officers

1.  Officers of the Association will be elected by mail ballot vote and hold office for a term of two (2) consecutive years.  The ballots for the election of officers of the Executive be sent by division courier to all eligible voting members at their work location.  Members will be provided with a self-addressed envelope for the return of ballots to the Chair of the Tellers Committee.  All ballots will be counted by the Tellers Committee and the election results will be presented at the Annual General Meeting.

Voting to decide issues other than the election of officers shall be conducted at the General Meeting as stated in our constitution and by -laws.

Officers shall be elected on alternate years for their term as follows:

(a) President, Secretary and two Members-at-Large, (Even Calendar years)

(b) Vice President, Treasurer and two Members-at-Large, (Odd Calendar years)

Any officer who is not up for re-election and who accepts a nomination for another position on the Executive Committee or is not able to complete the term shall tender her resignation so that nominees may be nominated to fill her unexpired term.  Said resignation will take effect upon the completion of the term.  A candidate for the office of President shall have served at Executive level for two (2) consecutive years and must be a current officer of the Executive committee.  A candidate for the office of Vice-President shall have served at Council level for two (2) consecutive years.  Any candidate seeking a position for Member at Large, Treasurer or Secretary shall have served on the Council level in the past.

The election of officers shall be by mail ballot except that if there is only one (1) nominee for any office, election will be by acclamation.

Section C-Term

The term of office for Executive shall be from June 1 to May 31 for two (2) consecutive years.  The term of office for President shall be August 1 to July 31 for two (2) consecutive years.

ARTICLE VIII – COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES

Section A-Election

  1. Council representatives shall be elected by ballot votes and shall hold office for a term of one (1) year or until their successors shall have been elected and take office.  The ballots for individual classification for the election of Council Members be sent by division courier to all eligible voting members at their work location.  Members will be provided with a self-addressed envelope for the return of ballots to the Chair of the Tellers Committee.  All ballots will be counted by the Tellers Committee  and the election results will be presented at the Annual General Meeting.   Voting to decide issues other than the election of officers shall be conducted at a General Meeting as stated in our constitution and by-laws.
  2. Council representatives shall be eligible for re-election for a consecutive term.
  3. The election of council members shall be by mail ballot except that if there is only one nominee for each representative election shall be by acclamation.
  4. Only those members nominated at designated representative shall be eligible for election.

Section B-Term

The term of office for all council members shall be from June 1 to May 31 of the following year.

 

ARTICLE IV  –  MEMBERSHIP 

Section A  –  Eligibility

All non-management and non-teaching employees engaged in permanent employment by the Winnipeg School Division shall be eligible for membership by applying to or being accepted by the Association or any unit established by the Association.

Section C  –  Employees

All employees covered by the bargaining unit are required to pay dues.

Section D –  Rights

1. Each member shall pay an initiation fee of $5.00 and in good standing shall be entitled to a membership card, a copy of the constitution/bylaws policy, the collective agreement, and one vote at any general meeting of the Association.

2. Only members in good standing may attend meetings.

3. For a member to represent this Association all nominees for Council must be members in good standing.