(Sudbury – April 16, 2018)
It is with your support and many words of encouragement that today I begin my duties as President of LUFA. I would first like to acknowledge the outgoing President, Jim Ketchen, for his outstanding record of service with LUFA. Thank you, Jim! Your achievements, commitment and unflagging sense of humour will be remembered for a long time to come. I also wish to thank Charles Daviau for standing as a candidate in this election. The ideas and visions put forward during the three-way campaign rekindled members’ interest in the electoral process, which is a healthy thing for union democracy.
By the time you receive this message, I will have taken my place on the LUFA Executive following a quick but efficient transition made possible by the committed team of dedicated and competent individuals whom I have the pleasure of working with. Rest assured that LUFA’s Board and Executive will be working diligently to serve and defend the interests of all members. I also want to reiterate that all members are welcome at LUFA; don’t hesitate to share your ideas and to voice your opinion. I firmly believe that the solidarity we are capable of showing and that we displayed last fall will enable us to face the challenges that lie ahead. Thank you once again for the trust you have placed in me and please accept my personal best wishes as we approach the end of term.
Yours in solidarity,