HOLIDAY & TOY DRIVE PARTY
Every year, the USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida participates in the West Central Florida Federation of Labor's toy drive. This year we are collecting toys at a lunch party, and you are all invited.
Wednesday, November 30, at noon, in the Marshall Students Center, in the Sabal Room (on the third floor, just to the right and around the corner from Top of the Palms).
We will have lunch and union bigwigs to answer questions like, "Just who is the West Central Florida Federation of Labor anyway? and how does that affect me?" We will also be collecting toys for the toy drive: please bring new, unwrapped toys in their original packaging, for children ages 0 to 17 (don't overlook the teens). UFF members can turn in their travel scholarship applications (see below).
Come and check us out.
Chapter Meeting Tomorrow in USF Tampa
The UFF USF Chapter will meet tomorrow, Friday, at 12 noon on USF Tampa, in room EDU 257. Everyone is invited to the Chapter Meeting. There will be sandwiches, snacks, sweets, and drinks. This is the last regular meeting of the semester (although we will have a Chapter Meeting at the Toy Drive Lunch Party), which means that the Election Committee is on the agenda: every spring, UFF elects its officers and representatives.
All UFF USF employees, dues-paying UFF members and non-members, are invited for lunch. Come check us out.
UFF Continues its Travel Scholarship Program: All UFF Members are Eligible
The USF Chapter of the UFF will award six $ 500 Travel Scholarships for next spring and summer.
All UFF USF members are eligible for one of six $ 500 travel scholarships to be randomly selected on the December 2. Any member may submit a proposal - a proposal being a paragraph describing the professional activity for which the travel scholarship will be applied - to us by campus mail (UFF Membership Committee, 30238 USF Holly Drive) or by email; all proposals must be received by December 1. You may join UFF by December 1 and be eligible to apply. See the travel scholarship flyer.
Small print: Effective this term, a recipient of a travel award will not be eligible for another award for one year.
This initiative is part of our membership campaign. If you would like to become active in the UFF USF Membership Drive, contact the Membership Chair, Adrienne Berarducci.
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