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I am proud to issue this report as President of Oregon AFSCME for August 2013.
I first want to update you about something I mentioned in my report last month about making the newly appointed committee chairs successful in their new role. At the conclusion of the August 24th executive committee meeting we held another training for the committee chairs, this time about planning, facilitating, and following-up from high quality meetings. The training was very well attended and received very positive comments from those who attended. It was even suggested by some attendees that the training would be valuable for local officers, so I will do what I can to try to add this training to the Oregon AFSCME schedule of classes offered to local officers.
As a follow up comment about Oregon AFSCME committees, I was thrilled to see at the August 24th executive committee meeting that 11 of the 14 committees and caucuses submitted written progress reports about their activities and plans for the next few months. It is a new expectation that all committees submit monthly written progress reports, but I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly the new committee chairs adopted the practice of submitting written reports. These reports were so well received by the executive committee that is was the strong consensus that these written committee and caucus reports should be shared with all locals to build upon the transparency of our union. Upon consulting with the committee chairs, they were very supportive of publishing these reports broadly for all of our members to read. I have re-formatted and collated these reports into a single document and included it in this report. I will continue to include committee reports with my future monthly president’s report. I would encourage you to share these reports with your locals in which ever format you choose.
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