ACRC Executive 2020

Yesterday we had an exciting day at each of the offices across Atlantic Canada. We held our very first Virtual Delegate Convention and elected our ACRC Executive. We want to say a big thank you to all our ACRC Delegates for participating and for everyone who ran for positions.

We are happy to present your 2020 ACRC Executive:
Executive Secretary-Treasurer – Debbie Romero
President – Gord Jacobs
Vice President – Mike Williams
Exec Committee Member 1 – Jim Dawson
Exec Committee Member 2 – Tony MacDougall
Trustee 1 – Jeff Richardson
Trustee 2 – Joe Madore
Trustee 3 – Paul Pelley
Conductor – Alan Kornelson
Warden – Darrell Melvin

 

Meet Brother Blake Stevenson!

This past April, Blake was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive and potentially terminal brain cancer, which in Blake case, cannot be removed with surgery. The only treatment will be chemotherapy and radiation. Now, although this diagnosis is terrifying, especially in a time when COVID 19 makes it difficult for people to visit, hug, and support Blake physically, we can all support Blake and his beautiful family financially.  We are reaching out to each and everyone of you, as Blake’s friends and co-workers, for your help. 

Over the last couple months, there have been many members join together and shave their head to support Brother Blake. If you are able, please contribute what you can, even the smallest donation can go a long way.

For those of you that know Blake, know that he has a boxing background, which explains his great exercise and workout routines, but it also means that he is the definition of a FIGHTER!  We know that he is going to put all his strength and energy into knocking Glioblastoma out, but he is going to need all of us in his corner for every single round!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/blake-stevenson

National Nursing Week

Happy National Nursing Week!

Nursing Week is meant to recognize the contributions that Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses constantly make to our friends and loved ones lives. Their hard work and dedication has never been more apparent than during this pandemic. Please join me in giving a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of them.

Deb Romero
ACRC Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Tele Town Hall Was A Success!

I would like to thank the nearly 3000 members that took part in last night’s Tele Town Hall meeting. This was the first time our Council has attempted to reach out to our entire membership body in a live format. Many of you called in with great questions and unfortunately we were unable to get to all of you as we had a limited amount of time on the call. If we didn’t get to your question, I want to remind you that in the next few days someone will contact you to answer your question or address your concern.

If you, or someone you know was unaware of the call please check with us to ensure we have the proper phone number and / or email on file. It is your primary contact number in our system that got called. We did follow up with an email to the membership letting them know if they didn’t get a call or got disconnected there was a number to dial in and they would be able to join the meeting.

These are challenging times and we want to keep the lines of communication open. I look forward to future virtual town hall meetings where members can get updated on what is happening and have their questions answered.

Solidarity,
EST Deb Romero