An important message from Brother Doug McKay, Business Manager/Financial Secretary and Brother Dave McMinn, President, Local 258 IBEW
May 10, 2021 - As the Hotline magazine heads to press, we received notification from IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson, that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on large gathering and travel restrictions, the 40th IBEW International Convention, scheduled to take place in Chicago in September of 2021, has been officially postponed and new dates have now been secured.
The in-person Convention will now take place May 9 – 13, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois.
As a result, and after much consideration, in order to provide all Local 258 members with an opportunity to reconsider putting their names forward for nomination knowing these new circumstances, please accept this as notification via the Hotline magazine and on the website at www.ibew258.bc.ca that the current election procedure including the nominations and the mail ballot vote to select delegates to Convention is cancelled.
BALLOTS WERE MAILED TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS LAST WEEK – PLEASE DISREGARD.
Current nominees may stand for nomination again as names will not be carried over. Thank you to those members who accepted their nomination and please feel free to put your name forward again.
Local Union 258 will call for nominations followed by a mail ballot vote starting in January, 2022, to select delegates to the 40th IBEW International Convention in Chicago.
Thank you for your attention.