Check-In, Monday, April 8th

Hello there County! Happy Monday.

I want to start off today with a nod to our awesome Social Wellness committee for a great job in organizing the past Saturday’s movie morning for Halifax County. We had a great turn out and the free pop-corn was very much appreciated! The committee would also like to thank those members who could not attend for informing the committee in advance. That was very much appreciated!

Speaking of the Social Wellness committee, it is that time of year again when the preparations are being finalized for our annual retirement event. This year we will be hosting another wonderful brunch at the Prince George Hotel on June 9th. The doors will open at 11:30 am for a noon start, and if the meal last year was any indication, retirees and their guests are in for a real treat.

The first round of tickets will be available at our rep meeting on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17th!

We will be sending out order forms to the reps a bit later on this week, as well as publishing a list of retirees. Please note that if you are a retiree and do not wish your name to be released, please indicate this by sending a quick e-mail to hfxcowellness@nstu.ca.

I have been fielding a great number of questions about the Halifax County Local graduate bursary, and I am pleased to announce that the application process is now open. If you are a Halifax County Local member and have a child graduating high school, please click on this link to be taken to the application form.

Finally, I had the chance to attend the Local President’s Conference this past Friday held at the Dr. Tom Parker Building on Joseph Howe Drive. We had a chance as local Presidents to participate in a round table forum where we discussed issues that were prevalent in our respective locals. Some particularly hot button topics were teacher morale, the new role of PSAANS, and teacher safety in the classroom. Saturday saw a presentation from Karen Hudson, President of the Black Educators Association, which was reportedly very well received. I was unable to attend because of the County Movie Morning, but by all accounts her presentation was engaging and very educational. Kudos to NSTU President Paul Wozney for arranging to have Ms. Hudson attend.

That is it for this week, County. Have a great one and reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

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