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...Therefore be it resolved

HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2009 HSA Convention, to be held April 23, 24, & 25, 2009 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

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.

Members who have specific issues that they want to raise at convention are encouraged to attend their local chapter meeting.  Resolutions must be endorsed by the chapter before they are sent to the HSA office for inclusion in the Annual Report.  The Annual Report is published in March and mailed to all members before the convention.

The deadline for receipt of resolutions in the office is 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, February 17, 2009.  To ensure your chapter resolutions are forwarded to convention, please submit resolutions before the final deadline, as late resolutions are not considered.

Please note that proposed changes to the collective agreement are dealt with at the Bargaining Proposal Conferences, held before the expiry of HSA collective agreements.  Such proposals will not be accepted as convention resolutions.

Convention forms the basis of the union's decision-making process.  Each individual member has an important role to play in determining HSA's objectives and goals for the next year.  Please attend your chapter meeting and participate in this vital part of the union's democratic process.

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