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Two candidates running for Regional Director in Region 10

During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 10 will have an opportunity to elect a new representative on the HSA Board of Directors. Current Region 10 Director, Lois Dick, announced last year that she would not be seeking re-election.

Nominations for the position closed on February 7th with two members declaring their candidacy: Mandi Ayers, a Medical Laboratory Technologist at Bulkley Valley District Hospital and Heather Sapergia, also a Medical Laboratory Technologist, at Prince George Regional Hospital.

HSA members return Rachel Tutte as Region 6 Director

Rachel Tutte, a physiotherapist at Holy Family Hospital has been acclaimed as the Region 6 representative on the HSA Board of Directors after the February 7th deadline passed with no further nominations.

Rachel has been a member of HSA since 1986 when she started work at St. Marys Hospital in New Westminster. She soon became active in the union as a steward.  Rachel currently serves on HSAs Education, Political Action and Resolutions Committees, and is an active constituency liaison.

HSA members return Agnes Jackman as Region 4 Director

Agnes Jackman, a physiotherapist at George Pearson Rehabilitation Centre, has been acclaimed as the Region 4 representative on the HSA Board of Directors after the February 7th deadline passed with no further nominations.

Agnes has been an HSA member since 1973, when she started working as a physical therapist at Vancouver General Hospital. She was active in her professional association from 1977 to 1992 and has served as a union steward at the George Pearson Centre since the late 1990s. 

Three candidates running for Regional Director in Region 2

During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 2 will have an opportunity to elect a new representative on the HSA Board of Directors.  Current Region 2 Director, Brian Isberg, announced last year that he would not be seeking re-election.

Nominations for the position closed on February 7th with three members declaring their candidacy: Val Avery, a physiotherapist at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Derrick Hoyt, a pathologists assistant at Royal Jubilee Hospital, and Anna Morton, a social worker at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Childrens Health.

HSA members return Joan Magee as Region 8 Director

Joan Magee, a laboratory technologist at Cariboo Memorial Hospital, has been acclaimed as the Region 8 representative on the HSA Board of Directors after the February 7th deadline passed with no further nominations.

Joan is a charter member of HSA and has served as a chief steward at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake since 1996. As a Member-At-Large for Region 10, she served on the unions Education and Resolutions Committees.  She currently serves on the unions Occupational Health & Safety and Equality & Social Action Committees.

Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their families

HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children. We will be awarding ten scholarships for full-time studies, twenty bursaries for full-time studies and two aboriginal scholarships.

The criteria and details are set out on the application forms. To obtain a copy please see the HSA website: www.hsabc.org or contact your chief steward.

Nominations open for Regional Director positions in Region 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10

This year, Regional Director elections will take place in Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10. All HSA members in these regions are encouraged to put their name forward for these important positions.

Directors meet, on average, every six weeks and take an active leadership role in representing the union. They will receive wage replacement for the time they spend in official meetings at their own regular rate of pay. Part-time and casual members are reimbursed as if they were at work during the meetings they attend.

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HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2008 HSA Convention, to be held April 17, 18, & 19, 2008 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby.

Conventions are where chapters from around the province determine the future direction of the union. Policies, actions, constitutional amendments, structural changes are all discussed and debated at convention.

2008 HSA Convention to be held April 17-19 in Burnaby

The next HSA Annual Convention will take place April 17-19, 2008 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby.

All HSA members are welcome to attend and speak at the convention. However, only delegates have the right to vote.

For chapters with 49 or fewer members, the HSA chief steward is the sole delegate. If the chief steward is not attending convention, an alternate should be identified. Chapters with more than 49 members are entitled to one additional delegate for each additional 50 members or portion thereof.