August started - I attended the ETFO Annual General Meeting in Toronto just after the Civic holiday weekend. I had never been in such a formal, parliamentary meeting system. It was quite an eye opener. There were lots of points of orders, points of privileges, amendments (some friendly), passing, movers, seconders, and the like. Robert's Rules of Order were in full swing. Avon Maitland generates 6 delegates, and there were just under 600 delegates in all. So, obviously, a small, tiny portion. However, we got our vote just as everyone else did. Democracy was in full swing.
Each night there was lots, and I mean lots of revelry. Stands to figure since these are a big homecoming affair. I recognized a slight few people, but those who I was with recognized many people from across the province because of this connection to labour and ETFO's federation.