Ah spring! Once again a time for renewed focus, motivation, and yes the annual call to the ASPA membership for volunteers to fill positions on the executive and ASPA Committees.
Volunteer? Curious how the word makes you feel. Granted it does carry some level of weight. A responsibility to live up to some terms or perhaps an onus to carry for some time? What about the opportunity it presents though? The chance to contribute or to improve? Lofty ideals but meanings that also apply.
ASPA advocates on behalf of members to improve the working environment at the UofS.
Our newsletter, web page, information sessions and other social media tools are used to engage and inform our 1200+ members about events that may have an impact on them or how they function within the University environment. As an organization, working to ensure workers are treated fairly is important to us. ASPA is only as strong as its membership and we need to make sure that our membership is knowledgeable and engaged.
Engaging the members is something ASPA has been working on over the last few years. One of the ways we did this was through the use of the electronic voting system and WebEx session during the recent collective agreement ratification process.
These are just some examples of an opportunity realized by ASPA members. Members who volunteered their time and expertise to ASPA in order to work towards a safe, satisfying, and secure work environment.
For those who recognize an opportunity in the making please consider contacting the ASPA office or visit the aspasask.ca web site to find out more about how you might be able to contribute.