Nov 122016
 

The Nominations Committee declare that as of the close of nominations on November 10, 2016 at 3 p.m., we declare the following results:

Adele Flowers – Secretary/Treasurer (acclaimed)

 

Since there were more than one candidate for the positions of President and 1st Member-at-Large, an election will be necessary.

In the near future, candidates’ election statements will be sent to the schools and centres. Elections will take place in the schools/centres on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Congratulations to to Adele Flowers on being acclaimed to the executive of the Eastern Shores Teachers Association, and good luck to all candidates in the upcoming election.

Oct 272016
 

ESTA EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The ESTA Nominations Committee (Pamela Patterson and Christine Piercey) is hereby giving notice of an election for the following ESTA Executive positions. 

Nominations are invited for the following position on the ESTA Executive. These positions will expire on June 30, 2019.

  • President
  • Secretary-Treasurer
  • 1st Member-at-Large

To learn more about the responsibilities for these positions, please refer to the ESTA Constitution. To obtain a copy, please ask your school’s union delegate or visit the ESTA website at www.esteachers.org

TIMELINE (adopted by ESTA Board of Directors on October 26, 2016):

October 27, 2016                  Notice of Election
November 10, 2016              Close of Nominations (must be received by 3:00 pm)
November 17, 2016               Election Statement (only necessary if the position is contested; limited to one page – must be received by 3:00 pm)
December 1, 2016                Election Day

Nominations should be e-mailed as attachments (with signatures) to Christine Piercey cjpiercey@hotmail.com or faxed to Gaspe Elementary School at (418) 368-2261. Please ask your school/centre’s union delegate for a nomination form if you are interested in any of the aforementioned executive positions.

Apr 282015
 

The Nominations Committee (Pam Patterson and Jan Patterson of Gaspe Elementary School) for the executive elections declare the elected to be:

Ray Venables – President (acclaimed)
Adele Flowers – Secretary-Treasurer (acclaimed)
Averill Huxter – 1st Member-at-Large (elected)

Congratulations to all returning and new officers to the Executive of the Eastern Shores Teachers Association.  As a result, the ESTA Executive now consists of the following people:

  •  Ray Venables, President (term ends June 30, 2017)
  • Gillian Garrett, 1st Vice-President (term ends June 30, 2016)
  • Jean-François Arbour, 2nd Vice-President (term ends June 30, 2016)
  • Adele Flowers, Secretary-Treasurer (term ends June 30, 2017)
  • Averill Huxter, 1st Member-at-Large (term ends June 30, 2017)
  • Erin Ross, 2nd Member-at-Large (term ends June 30, 2016)

The Nominations Committee is also pleased to report that all of the youth sector schools participated in this election. Democracy is alive and well in our organization!

Feb 212015
 

Ray Venables, President, was accompanied by nine teachers from three schools (St. Patrick’s, Evergreen and SPDS) to the Council of Commissioners’ meeting in New Carlisle. This was possible because these three schools had pedagogical days and the Council meetings are always held during the workday; other schools were not invited because it would disrupt the students’ instruction time and it would be too costly. Ray congratulated the new and returning Commissioners and wished them the best during their mandate.

During question period, Ray focused on the provincial negotiations and explained that the employer’s demands will endanger the quality of education in ESSB since money is being withdrawn for student services. Let’s not forget that the Reform has not improved the dropout rates for boys nor for students with special needs; Quebec ranks #1 in the country and #2 in the world in math; and ESSB’s results have been steadily improving during the last four years. Ray asked the Commissioners two questions: 1) Does ESSB agree with the employer’s offer to reduce services to students? 2) What will ESSB do to ensure the quality education system considering that there could be less money spent in the classroom? Ray invited ESSB, on behalf of ESTA, to join the teachers’ group to avoid a catastrophe but received no firm commitment. The answers were nuanced and teachers were told that discussions were taking place elsewhere behind closed doors.

The Gaspe SPEC was present for the meeting, so make sure to buy your newspaper this week for the full story!

Dec 012014
 

qpat_logoThe Eastern Shores Teachers Association is represented on two provincial committees of the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers. Ray Venables, ESTA president and QPAT Treasurer, sits on the Finance and Budget committee. Adele Flowers, ESTA Secretary-Treasurer, belongs to the Human Rights and Social Justice committee. Committee members have a two-year mandate which will end in 2016.

Apr 272014
 

The Nominations Committee (Pam Patterson and Jan Patterson of Gaspe Elementary School) for the executive elections declare the elected to be:

Gillian Garrett – 1st Vice-President (acclaimed)
Jean-François Arbour – 2nd Vice-President (acclaimed)
Erin Ross – 2nd Member-at-Large (acclaimed)

Congratulations to all returning officers to the Executive of the Eastern Shores Teachers Association.  As a result, the ESTA Executive now consists of the following people:

  •  Ray Venables, President (term ends June 30, 2015)
  • Gillian Garrett, 1st Vice-President (term ends June 30, 2016)
  • Jean-François Arbour, 2nd Vice-President (term ends June 30, 2016)
  • Adele Flowers, Secretary-Treasurer (term ends June 30, 2015)
  • Darlene Roberts, 1st Member-at-Large (term ends June 30, 2015)
  • Erin Ross, 2nd Member-at-Large (term ends June 30, 2016)
Apr 102014
 

The ESTA Nominations Committee (Christine Piercey and Pam Patterson) is hereby giving notice of an election for the following ESTA Executive position.

  •  1st Vice President
  • 2nd Vice President
  • 2nd Member-at-Large

Nominations are invited for the aforementioned positions on the ESTA Executive. These positions will expire on June 30, 2016.

To learn more about the responsibilities for these positions, please refer to the ESTA Constitution.

TIMELINE (adopted by ESTA Board of Directors on April 9, 2014):

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  • April 10, 2014: Notice of Election
  • April 24, 2014: Close of Nominations (nomination forms must be received at the ESTA office by 3:00 pm of this date)
  • April 28, 2014: Election Statement (only necessary if the position is contested; limited to one page – must be received by 3:00 pm of this date)
  • May 5, 2014: Election Day (if necessary)

Nominations forms are available from your school/centre’s union delegate or online here and should be e-mailed or faxed to:

Pamela Patterson and Jan Patterson
ESTA Nominations Committee
Email: pamela.patterson@globetrotter.net
Fax: (418) 368-2261

Jan 312014
 

All members of the Eastern Shores Teachers Association are invited to attend its Annual General Meeting which will be at the following dates and times:

Date Meeting time Locality Organizer
May 9, 2014 T.B.D. T.B.D.
Magdalen Islands
Tammy Clarke, Grosse Ile School
May 16, 2014 T.B.D. Hotel Mingan, 665, boul. Laure, Sept-Iles Brian DeCiccio, Flemming Elementary
May 30, 2014 2 p.m. (banquet at 6 p.m.) Camp Bellefeuille, Pabos Mills Ray Venables, Evergreen High School

Members of the Council of Commissioners, School Board personnel, School Administrators and Centre Directors are invited to the banquet following our the AGM.

For more information, please contact your school or centre’s union delegate.

Jan 312014
 

The Nominations Committee for the executive by-election (Christine Piercey and Pamela Patterson) declared the elected to be:

Gillian Garrett – 1st Vice-President (acclaimed)
Darlene Roberts – 1st Member-at-Large (acclaimed)

Congratulations to Gillian and Darlene for their appointments to the Executive of the Eastern Shores Teachers Association. As a result, the ESTA Executive now consists of the following people:

Ray Venables, President (term ends June 30, 2015)
Gillian Garrett, 1st Vice President (term ends June 30, 2014)
Jean Francois Arbour, 2nd Vice President (term ends June 30, 2014)
Adele Flowers, Secretary–Treasurer (term ends June 30, 2015)
Darlene Roberts, 1st Member-at-Large (term ends June 30, 2015)
Erin Ross, 2nd Member-at-Large (term ends June 30, 2014)