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Our Objectives

The objectives of VESTA can be found in the box to the right. Perusing these objectives is something that VESTA members have always taken seriously, and we recognize that all members need to be involved in order to seek the improvements needed in the working and learning conditions in our school communities. The Annual General Meeting (GM) is the sovereign body of VESTA. Policies established at an AGM may only be changed or rescinded at an AGM. The VESTA AGM shall be held not later than May 30th of each year. The business of the AGM shall be: receipt of reports, receript of financial statements, nomination of officers, election of officers, election of standing committee chairpersons, appointment of auditor, and general business.

General Meetings and Special Meetings General Meetings, at which business of an executive character shall be transacted, shall be held at the call of the President or the Executive Committee as regards time and place. Each year there shall be two General Meetings, including the Annual General Meeting, one of which shall be held in the fall term, and one in the spring term, the dates of which shall be announced in advance each September. Policies established at an General Meeting may only be changed or rescinded at a General Meeting or at an AGM. Other General Meetings may be called by the president or by the Executive Committee, as necessary. Representative Assembly Staff Representative Assemblies occur once per month, and voting is conducted by proportional representation (based on membership count at individual worksites).

Decisions made by a Staff Representative Assembly may only be changed or rescinded at a Staff Representative Assembly, or at a General Meeting, or at an AGM. The Executive Committee The Executive Committee directs and supervise the business and conducts the affairs of the VESTA. The EC meets at least once monthly during the school year. Decisions made by the Executive Committee meeting may be changed or rescinded at a Executive Committee meeting, a Staff Representative Assembly, or at a General Meeting, or at an AGM.

collage of current and former members

Some current and former members. Left to right:
–Anna Chudnovsky, Chris Harris, Gerry Kent, Jody Polukoshko
–Dan Graves, Barb Hinson, Donna Brack, Glenn Vockeroth
–Heather Allison, Heidi Ravenal, Jack MacDermot, Jennifer Wyss
–Jill Barclay, Kelly-Anne Bishop, Laura Rudland, Mary Chow
–Patti Park, Rod Ratzlaff, Sasha Wiley-Shaw, Shannon Harris
–Sundeep Sahota, Susan Garber, Brad Toews, Suzanne Salter

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