Communications Committee

Report of the Communications Committee

June 2009

Bob Campbell Item 11(k)

The Committee met in Ottawa at the National Office of UTE on June 8th to deal with a resolution referred to the Committee by the National President.

In attendance Brother’s Barry Melanson, Sabri Khayat, Sister Susan Duncan and the Chair Brother Bob Campbell.

UTE National Web Site – Resolution (BELLEVILLE – 00012)

M/S     Ryan Harron / Robert Melka

Whereas - UTE has a national internet site; and

Whereas - The internet is a modern and effective form of communication and point of contact for our members.

Be it resolved that - UTE National President direct the Communications Committee to undergo research into the feasibility of creating a blog or chat forum on the UTE National web site, where members can communicate with each other nationally; and

Be it further resolved that - the Communications Committee submits this report as a separate and distinct item under their committee report at the June 2009 Executive Council meeting for council review with a Committee Recommendation on whether or not it should be implemented; and

Be it further resolved that  - Executive Council reviews and discusses this report along with the Committee Recommendations at the June 2009 Council Meeting and report the complete findings at the Fall 2009 Presidents’ Conference.

Locals welcomed the idea and expressed some concerns that this would be opened to all members.  They also mentioned that this resolution was only asking for a feasibility study and to get the cost as well as the pros or cons.

MOTION CARRIED.

Please see the attached report.

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Campbell
Chair of the Committee