To: All District 3 Presidents, Recording Secretaries/Financial Secretaries:
At our International Convention in 2011, a resolution was passed to promote the involvement of young workers in our union and the development of its next generation of leadership. Since this time, the district has seen some amazing young activists move up in the union, and we are encouraged by the energy and perspective they are bringing to our locals, and to the union as a whole.
Our district has been leading in the representation of young people in the LDS program, and we have seen a change in the demographics at our annual summer school. We are also now witnessing a shift in the leadership of our locals, with many young members stepping up to take on leadership roles. As an outcome of this momentum, we are often approached by young members asking how they can get more involved in the Next Generation program.
Because of this we have recently developed a Next Generation course to address these demands on local unions.
We are excited to announce that we are piloting the course in two regions in March. The two locations we have selected will be Edmonton, on March 13-14 and at our district office in Burnaby on March 30-31. Following the pilots, the course will be available to locals upon request.
If you have any question, please feel free to contact Dayna Sykes at the district office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I encourage you to extend this opportunity to young members in your local.