To all Brothers and Sisters,
The Thanksgiving food drive challenge has been extended to Christmas! From now until December 22, 2017 drop off non perishable food items to your drop boxes to help struggling families.
Thank you for your continued support.
Please see the offer below for two complimentary Cineplex movie passes from the Co-Operators Insurance:
IBEW NextGen Committee Meeting Minutes
May 10th, 2017 Conference Call
Attendees: Kate Mueller Leo Doran
Brandon MacInnis Sarah Campbell
Education update: no new update until the June E Board meeting.
Terms of Reference is complete and has been added to the IBEW 1928 website.
Ball tournament update:
Local 1928 NextGen was in the April edition of the NextGen newsletter. Sarah Campbell sent it out to members. We will work on getting members of this committee on the mail list.
Ryan MacDonald has added a NextGen tab to the 1928 website. Action: Ryan MacDonald our meeting minutes need to be added. Kate will also email a Cooperators Insurance communication that needs to be added as well.
Kate Walsh is attending our September meeting.
IBEW Code of Excellence: Jim Sponagle has asked NextGen to work on an initiative to build a Code of Excellence presentation to roll out to NSP. This will be added to our September agenda to discuss.
Mike Perry has shared our NextGen poster and our ball tournament poster with Unit 9. Still no interest from them or from PEI members.
Unit meeting attendance:
IBEW 1928 NextGen
Education Initiative: There is a booklet which was put together by Local 37 which we are going to adapt to fit 1928. It outlines the history and organizational structure of the IBEW. Brother Leo Doran is going to take the lead on this. He is going to take it to the E Board for approval and then work on sending it to the printers. We are looking at having this in Members hands by September, if not earlier.
Terms of Reference: Sister Kate Mueller is going to put together the Terms of Reference and send it out to members. This will be done by April 9th.
First Annual IBEW 1928 NextGen Soft Ball Tourney: This is part of the team building initiative as well to introduce and promote NextGen. This is taking place on August 26th and27th, 2017 at the Truro Stadium One and Stadium Two ball fields. There are several actions involved with this.
Communication to introduce ourselves: Sister Sarah Campbell is going to work with Brother Alain Melanson on putting together a communication to submit to the NextGen newsletter.
NextGen involvement in LU 1928’s website: Brother Ryan MacDonald is going to work with Lisa Dobson on keeping our website update and possibly adding a NextGen section. The NextGen section would include the communication which Sarah is going to write up as an introduction. It will also include our Terms of Reference, our schedule for the year ahead and whatever communication we will be looking at sharing (i.e. the ball tourney, initiatives that are underway).
RENEW conference: Brothers Alain Melanson and Leo Doran were chosen to represent 1928 NextGen at the RENEW Conference in September. Congrats guys!! We look forward to hearing all about it!
2017 NextGen schedule: Our scheduled for the year of 2017 is as follows:
March 25th and 26th- face to face meeting
May 10th at 7pm- conference call
July 10th at 7pm- conference call
August 26th and 27th- First Annual IBEW 1928 NextGen Soft Ball Tourney
September 14th and 15th- Face to face meeting
September 21st- 23rd- RENEW Conference Pittsburgh
November 7th at 7pm- conference call
Kate will look at getting Sister Kate Walsh, the First District NextGen Rep to attend our September meeting. She will also look at getting Matt Andrea, the NextGen Chair for LU 625, to attend our September meeting.
The main item on the agenda for our May conference call will be moving the time of our Unit meetings, and other creative ways to get more attendance at these meetings.
Things to Do to stay active:
IBEW LOCAL 1928 NEXTGEN COMMITTEE
TERMS OF REFERENCE
MISSION STATEMENT: Our Mission as a Next Gen Committee will be to reach out to our young Members; to educate, to activate and to inspire the leaders of our future. Our goal will be to Power Up our Membership.
MEMBERSHIP: Our membership will have a maximum number of 15. This will include such roles as the Chair, Co Chair, Recorder and Treasurer. This will also include, but not be limited to, one representative from each of the 11 units. Membership will be reviewed every two years.
NOTE: As of March 2017, the official start date of NextGen, the membership consists of 9 members, all from NSPI, covering 3 units. This includes a Chair and a Treasurer. This committee will only accept new members at this point if those members fill the missing seats representing the other 8 units. This will be reviewed again in 2019 unless a need arises before that date.
INITIATIVES AND GOALS: To be aimed at, but not restricted to, young Members.
SCHEDULE: The schedule will be set every January for the following year. We will hold bimonthly meetings, taking place in January, March, May, July, September and November. Four of the six meetings will be held via conference call or WebEx and will be approximately two hours in duration. The January and September meetings will be held face to face at various locations throughout our Local and will be spanned over two days, four hours each day, to allow for travel. The yearly schedule will be updated every January on the IBEW Local 1928 website under the NextGen tab.
This document will be reviewed annually at the January meeting to ensure this committee is following all the terms put forth in this document. It will be updated every January on the IBEW Local 1928 website under the NextGen tab.