The VSEA Central Vermont Chapter voted yesterday to support VSEA Member Jonathan Goddard in this Saturday’s Harpoon Point to Point in Montpelier! Goddard (pictured here after a particularly muddy bike ride) is a cycling enthusiast who will be riding the 100-mile loop in the Point To Point to raise money for the Vermont Foodbank! If you are interested in sponsoring Jonathan’s ride as well, you can chip in with the link below. Each dollar raised will go to support the Vermont Foodbank! Thank you in advance for your contribution!
“I am riding to support the efforts of the VT Foodbank to provide food to fellow Vermonters facing difficulty in meeting this most basic human need. Please give what you can either by donation, volunteering your time, or simply by speaking to advocate for those in need.”
Join us at the State House Lawn in Montpelier on Saturday, August 6, as the whole community comes together to support the Vermont Foodbank. Starting at 12:30 PM on Saturday, August 6, we’ll be at 115 State Street (Vermont State House) in Montpelier to celebrate our incredible riders, runners, and donors who are helping the Vermont Foodbank fight hunger. All afternoon, there will music, food, beer, and fun activities for the whole family! Spread the word and drop by to enjoy the Point to Point and help raise money and awareness for a great cause.
VSEA announced recently, via press release, its list of endorsed candidates in the 2022 primary election
“These are an outstanding group of committed, pro-state employee candidates whom we feel we can rely on to stand with us when the going gets tough,” said VSEA President Aimee Bertrand Towne in the release.
VSEA’s member-driven endorsement process involves multiple stages of review of the elective and legislative history of candidates, and of questionnaires crafted by VSEA members. This round of the union’s endorsements only considered candidates with contested primaries; all other candidates will be considered for endorsement during VSEA’s general election endorsement process later this year.
VSEA is pleased to invite all VSEA members and retirees to participate in your union’s 78th Annual Meeting!
This is VSEA’s most important meeting of the year because it’s where an operating budget for the new fiscal year is adopted, proposed changes to bylaws governing union business are debated and voted up or down, and members from across state government, as well as retirees, meet as one body to discuss current union-wide fights, educate each other about our worksite-specific or Unit issues and determine next steps, if any.
This year’s VSEA Annual Meeting and September Council Meeting (one day prior) are both being offered in-person and online. For members attending in person, both meetings are being held at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, located at 36 College Street in Montpelier.
To determine how much food to order for the in-person meetings, please let VSEA know in advance whether you will be attending this year’s Annual Meeting and/or Council Meeting in-person or online, via Zoom. Once registered, VSEA will send the Zoom link and call-in information prior to the meeting to those who opt to participate online.