#13 Notebook April 10, 2019


Thank you to the following NVTA members who, along with our Local Representatives, Robin Deleurme, Owen Howell and Carolyn Pena, volunteered to serve as NVTA delegates to the BCTF AGM over Spring Break: T. Alexis, D. Arbez, A. Bennett-Fox, C. Bergstrand, C. Bird, M. Boljuncic, W. Chaddock, R. Hunt, W. Lee, S. Megahy, K. Russell, M. Stuible, M. Thomson and C. Wilson.

                  Delegates were especially impressed with Carolyn Pena’s election bid for BCTF Member-at-Large.  While Carolyn was not ultimately successful, there was much positive feedback on her speech to delegates and her ability to answer questions during the All Candidates’ meeting. The numbers just weren’t there this year but we all know that Carolyn is destined to be a future BCTF leader. Her loss at the BCTF level is our gain here at the local level. 

2019–2020 BCTF Executive

BCTF Full-time Table Officers: President, Teri Mooring (Quesnel); First VP, Clint Johnston (Chilliwack); Second VP, Carole Gordon (Kelowna)

BCTF Members-at-Large: Susan Trabant (Prince George); Rae Firgursky (Burnaby); Jody Polukoshko (Vancouver); Karen Edwards (Tumbler Ridge); Violette Baillargeon (Surrey); Katherine Trepanier (Prince George)

BCTF Members-at-Large (continuing): Kip Wood and Robin Tosczak will continue for the second year as Member-at-Large.

North Vancouver Teachers’ Association – Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Second Call for Candidates!

 The following NVTA Executive Committee and Standing Committee Chair positions are available for the 2019-2020 school year. All are one-year terms, unless otherwise indicated.

Executive Committee– President, Local Representatives (two or three LRs elected. The President may choose to be an LR automatically), Alternate Local Representative, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Members-at-Large (three two-year term positions available).

Committee Chairpersons– Professional Development and Social Justice.

            Nominations will be accepted from the floor of the AGM, however in order to have a candidate statement included in the AGM booklet, and to be included in the NVTA All Candidates’ forum immediately following the Representative Assembly on April 17, 2019 a completed nomination form and candidate statement must be submitted to the NVTA office by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Nomination Form: 2019 NVTA Nomination Form


  1. That the Auditor’s Report for 2017-2018 be accepted.
  2. That the NVTA appoint an Auditor for the upcoming year 2018-2019.
  3. That the proposed PD Policy changes, as included in the AGM booklet, be adopted.
  4. That the following NVTA Constitution “housekeeping” change be adopted: SECTION IV         CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE    PROCEDURES

4:02 The chairperson of the Constitution Committee shall be the Immediate Past President of the NVTA Executive Committee, or the First Vice President when procedures 5.485.52 and 7.04 apply.