Dear WPEA Members!
An error on my email address has been discovered – it is incorrect in the Nominations Letter – the word “local” was left out. Correct email addresses for me are:
My cell phone number is accurate in the letter – (901) 359-5599. If I do not answer, please leave me a voicemail message.
Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.
UFCW Local 365 Election Chairperson
September 29, 2020
Dear WPEA Member:
This letter serves to officially notify you of the procedure being used for the nominations of WPEA/UFCW Local 365 officers.
The offices to be filled are: President, Secretary-Treasurer, Recorder, one Vice President for each of the ten WPEA/UFCW Local 365 districts. The term of office commences January 1, 2021 and ends December 31, 2023.
Eligibility requirement for Nominees – continuous active membership in WPEA/UFCW Local 365 since September 2019, or continuous active membership in the International Union since August 2018, provided continuous active membership is maintained with WPEA/UFCW Local 365. Members may nominate themselves and nominees need not be present to be nominated. Any member from any district may nominate candidates for the statewide offices of president, secretary-treasurer, and recorder. For the offices of vice president, both the nominee and the nominator must reside within the same district.
Nominations will be conducted via Zoom for each of the ten newly formed districts in 30-minute time slots on both Saturday and Sunday, October 17 & 18, 2020. The Zoom links for each day are shown below. We will be using the same link for everyone on each day. The Zoom links also include telephone numbers you may call without needing a computer or smart device. Please only join the Zoom meeting during the appropriate times for your district even when nominating a statewide officer from outside your district. The Zoom host will not admit you to the meeting until the proper time for your district.
District 1 – Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Skamania, Wahkiakum counties
Saturday, October 17, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 18, from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
District 2 – Thurston county
Saturday, October 17, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 18, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
District 3 – Pierce county
Saturday, October 17, from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 18, from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
District 4 – King county
Saturday, October 17, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 18, from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
District 5 – Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific counties
Saturday, October 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 18, from 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
District 6 – Island, San Juan, Skagit, Whatcom counties
Saturday, October 17, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Sunday, October 18, from 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
District 7 – Snohomish county
Saturday, October 17, from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
District 8 – Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens counties
Saturday, October 17, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
District 9 – Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla Walla, Whitman, Yakima counties
Saturday, October 17, from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
District 10 – Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason counties
Saturday, October 17, from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
If you are unable to attend any Zoom call during your specific district times, you may nominate (or be nominated) in writing to: WPEA/UFCW Local 365 Headquarters, 140 Percival St NW, Olympia 98502. This nomination must be received at WPEA/UFCW Local 365 no later than Monday, October 19, 2020. For verification purposes, when nominating (either via Zoom or mail-in), you must provide your name and contact information such as mailing address, cell phone number, and personal email address, in addition to your nominee’s name. [see sample form below]
For all eligible candidates who have been nominated and have decided to run for office of WPEA/UFCW Local365 as indicated above, there will be a candidates’ meeting to review the election rules via Zoom on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. The Zoom video link along with phone numbers will be provided to those deciding to run. If you cannot participate via computer or smart device, please use the telephone option included on the link.
Questions regarding officer nominations or the election process should be referred to me, Rick Slayton, UFCW 1529. I have been named as the Election Chairman for this election of WPEA/UFCW Local 365 officers and can be reached via email at email@example.com or via cell phone at (901) 359-5599.
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