My name is Eileen Lim. I have been nominated for Administrative Assistant Shop Steward in the upcoming election. I am honoured and privileged to stand for this position again.
I started my employment with Richmond School District 38 in 2011 and have worked in the board office as an administrative assistant, a year and a half in Continuing Education and eight and a half years as program assistant in the International Department.
I started getting involved with our union by attending general meetings in 2018. In 2019, I was nominated and voted into the Para-Educator shop steward role for 5 months. As the Administrative Assistant Shop Steward position became vacant, I was nominated and acclaimed to that position for the remaining term. In May 2020, I was nominated again and re-acclaimed the same position.
There is still a lot for me to learn from the executive team and from my union sisters and brothers; but I am definitely not fazed by any new challenges related to the position. I am highly motivated and approachable to help tackle obstacles head on in order to get the job done. I may not have a lot of experience, but I am always keen and open to learning new things. With my unwavering commitment and determination, I can serve my union sisters and brothers and ensure that our concerns are always heard and addressed. I am looking forward to the post pandemic days when I can meet all of you in person. I am tired of virtual meetings. I miss seeing faces with no masks.
It has been a challenging year for all of us administrative assistants as front liners. Amidst all the uncertainties, frustrations and stresses, we continue to work even harder to support and care for our students to keep them safe in school.
It would be a great honour if I am voted in as the Administrative Assistant Shop Steward so I can use this as my platform to represent and serve my fellow colleagues. I am humbly seeking your support for re-election. If you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 604-272-1895.
Please take a few minutes to register and to vote for me during the upcoming election from May 8-10. Every vote counts. Thank you in advance for your consideration and for taking the time out of your busy schedule to vote.