University of Western Ontario Staff Association

Announcement: Annual General Meeting, Tuesday April 16, 2019, Noon to 2:00 p.m.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from Noon until 2:00 p.m. in Room 2050 Social Sciences Center.

Please bring your Western ID card to gain admittance to the meeting.

Per our Collective Agreement, Article 7.07 (Union Representation), you are entitled to 2 hours without loss of pay or reduction of benefits, to attend this general membership meeting. These 2 hours include your regularly scheduled meal period. In addition, if you work away from main campus, you are entitled to up to one hour of additional time for travel. This time does not need to be made up.

In accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws, the agenda will be as follows:

1. Approval of the Agenda
2. Approval of the Minutes: General Meeting held December 11, 2018*
3. Business Arising out of the Minutes
4. President’s Report
5. Report of the Treasurer: 2019 - 2020 fiscal year budget**
6. Report of Chief Steward
7. Reports of Standing Committees
8. Reports of Special Committees
9. Any Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings
10. New Business
11. Adjournment

*You must sign in to view the Member Area, to read the General Meeting minutes

**The 2019-2020 fiscal year budget and justification will be available in the UWOSA office (please call Mia at ext. 85089 first) to review prior to the AGM

Columbia Store Spring Invite- Now Available

Columbia Store Spring Invitation Now Available

UWOSA is invited to shop at our Columbia Sportswear Company Employee Store from March 8 - 31 2019.

WHAT YOU GET ACCESS TO:?? 

  • EMPLOYEE pricing (typically 40-50% off regular retail pricing  Columbia Employee Store) 
  • Access to all brands in the Columbia Sportswear Company family: SOREL, Mountain and more!

To learn more visit the Member Area - Columbia Store Spring Invite

REMINDER -UWOSA Annual Winter Luncheon - February 13, 2019

REMINDER Join UWOSA for our Annual Winter Luncheon

You are invited:  Annual UWOSA Winter Luncheon (formerly known as Valentine's Day Lunch)

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time:  Noon to 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.                                                

Location: Great Hall, Somerville House

How to Pick up Your Ticket:

Please pick up your ticket in the UWOSA office, UCC room 255 from:

Noon – 2:00 p.m. on Friday February 8, 2019  OR

Noon to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019

Please bring your Western ONECard with you.

If you are unable to pick up your ticket, please email your Area Steward for assistance.

Dietary Requirements:  If you have any special dietary needs (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, allergies, etc.), please email great.hall.catering@uwo.ca by February 8th with the subject “UWOSA Lunch” and which seating you plan to attend (Noon to 1 p.m. or 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.).

Winter Luncheon Menu:

Salad:              Market greens with two types of dressing; rolls and butter

Entrée:            Lasagna (beef or vegetarian)

Dessert:           White & Chocolate Cupcakes with Blue or White Icing Topped with Sprinkles

Drinks:            Fire Roasted Fair Trade Coffee (regular and decaf), tea, fruit punch

UWOSA Charity:  UWOSA will collect items and monetary donations for Ronald McDonald House (https://www.rmhc-swo.ca/). Some wish list items include:

  • Breakfast Items: Full Sized Cereal Boxes, Jam, Peanut Butter, Cheese Whiz, Coffee Sweetener 
  • Packaged Snacks: Granola Bars, Fruit Cups, Applesauce, Go-Go Squeeze, Microwave Popcorn 
  • Kitchen Staples: Parchment Paper, Tin Foil, Saran Wrap, Scouring Pads, Liquid Dish Soap, Ziploc Bags (Medium and Large)
  • Baking Supplies: Sugar, Parchment Paper, Maple Syrup, White Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Rolled Oats
  • Bottled Water and Hot Chocolate (Individual Portions/Packs)
  • Packaged Meal Items: KD Cups, Mr. Noodle Soup Bowls, Cup-of-Soup, Tuna
  • Lip Balm
  • Pens & Smaller Sized Notebooks
  • Adult Colouring/Sudoku/Crossword Activity Books
  • Toys for 1-3-year-olds
  • Toys for 12-16-year-olds

Members are welcome to bring their donations with then when they come to pick-up their ticket, or they can bring it to the luncheon, or drop it off at the UWOSA Office in UCC 255.

We look forward to seeing you there!

UWOSA Annual Luncheon FAQs:

1.       Q: I took a ticket for lunch, but now I cannot go. What do I do with my ticket?

A:  Please contact Jen Heidenheim at jenh@uwosa.ca and then return your ticket to the UWOSA office, Room 255 UCC.

2.       Q:  I work at Victoria Hospital. How can I pick up my ticket?

A:  Please contact Mia Valastro in the UWOSA office at 519.661.3028 for further instructions.

3.       Q:  I am not a Steward.  Can I still pick up tickets for my department?

A:  Yes, you can. Please bring a list of members in alphabetical order (by last name) to one of the Ticket Distribution dates above.

4.       Q: I have a special dietary requirement. Can I send this to UWOSA?

A:  Please send all dietary requirements directly to Great Hall Catering by February 8, 2019.

5.       Q:  I am very new to UWOSA.  Can I still come to the luncheon?

A: Yes, you can. Please contact Mia at the UWOSA office at ext.85089 for assistance.

6.       Q:  I am on a paid leave. May I still come to the luncheon?

A:  Yes, you can. Please contact Mia in the UWOSA office at ext. 85089 for assistance.

7.       Q:  I will not be on campus during the ticket distribution.  What do I do?

A:  Contact Mia in the UWOSA office at ext. 85089 for assistance.

8.       Q:  I have retired from Western. Can I come to the luncheon?

A:  No, I am sorry, you cannot. The luncheon is only for active UWOSA members.

9.       Q: I am on secondment from UWOSA, can I attend the lunch?

A: It depends, please call Mia Valastro in the UWOSA Office at 519.661.3028 for assistance.

 

Annual Winter Luncheon: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Join UWOSA for our Annual Winter Luncheon

You are invited:  Annual UWOSA Winter Luncheon (formerly known as Valentine's Day Lunch)

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time:  Noon to 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.                                                

Location: Great Hall, Somerville House

How to Pick up Your Ticket:

Please pick up your ticket in the UWOSA office, UCC room 255 from:

Noon – 2:00 p.m. on Friday February 8, 2019  OR

Noon to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019

Please bring your Western ONECard with you.

If you are unable to pick up your ticket, please email your Area Steward for assistance.

Dietary Requirements:  If you have any special dietary needs (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, allergies, etc.), please email great.hall.catering@uwo.ca by February 8th with the subject “UWOSA Lunch” and which seating you plan to attend (Noon to 1 p.m. or 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.).

Winter Luncheon Menu:

Salad:              Market greens with two types of dressing; rolls and butter

Entrée:            Lasagna (beef or vegetarian)

Dessert:           White & Chocolate Cupcakes with Blue or White Icing Topped with Sprinkles

Drinks:            Fire Roasted Fair Trade Coffee (regular and decaf), tea, fruit punch

UWOSA Charity:  UWOSA will collect items and monetary donations for Ronald McDonald House (https://www.rmhc-swo.ca/). Some wish list items include:

  • Breakfast Items: Full Sized Cereal Boxes, Jam, Peanut Butter, Cheese Whiz, Coffee Sweetener 
  • Packaged Snacks: Granola Bars, Fruit Cups, Applesauce, Go-Go Squeeze, Microwave Popcorn 
  • Kitchen Staples: Parchment Paper, Tin Foil, Saran Wrap, Scouring Pads, Liquid Dish Soap, Ziploc Bags (Medium and Large)
  • Baking Supplies: Sugar, Parchment Paper, Maple Syrup, White Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Rolled Oats
  • Bottled Water and Hot Chocolate (Individual Portions/Packs)
  • Packaged Meal Items: KD Cups, Mr. Noodle Soup Bowls, Cup-of-Soup, Tuna
  • Lip Balm
  • Pens & Smaller Sized Notebooks
  • Adult Colouring/Sudoku/Crossword Activity Books
  • Toys for 1-3-year-olds
  • Toys for 12-16-year-olds

Members are welcome to bring their donations with then when they come to pick-up their ticket, or they can bring it to the luncheon, or drop it off at the UWOSA Office in UCC 255.

We look forward to seeing you there!

UWOSA Annual Luncheon FAQs:

1.       Q: I took a ticket for lunch, but now I cannot go. What do I do with my ticket?

A:  Please contact Jen Heidenheim at jenh@uwosa.ca and then return your ticket to the UWOSA office, Room 255 UCC.

2.       Q:  I work at Victoria Hospital. How can I pick up my ticket?

A:  Please contact Mia Valastro in the UWOSA office at 519.661.3028 for further instructions.

3.       Q:  I am not a Steward.  Can I still pick up tickets for my department?

A:  Yes, you can. Please bring a list of members in alphabetical order (by last name) to one of the Ticket Distribution dates above.

4.       Q: I have a special dietary requirement. Can I send this to UWOSA?

A:  Please send all dietary requirements directly to Great Hall Catering by February 8, 2019.

5.       Q:  I am very new to UWOSA.  Can I still come to the luncheon?

A: Yes, you can. Please contact Mia at the UWOSA office at ext.85089 for assistance.

6.       Q:  I am on a paid leave. May I still come to the luncheon?

A:  Yes, you can. Please contact Mia in the UWOSA office at ext. 85089 for assistance.

7.       Q:  I will not be on campus during the ticket distribution.  What do I do?

A:  Contact Mia in the UWOSA office at ext. 85089 for assistance.

8.       Q:  I have retired from Western. Can I come to the luncheon?

A:  No, I am sorry, you cannot. The luncheon is only for active UWOSA members.

9.       Q: I am on secondment from UWOSA, can I attend the lunch?

A: It depends, please call Mia Valastro in the UWOSA Office at 519.661.3028 for assistance.