Member of Distinction

Member of Distinction honourees from past Newsletters.

Member of Distinction – Spring/Summer 2017

Let’s give Tammy the pat on the back she deserves for dedicating her time and effort in her extracurricular activities. We are all citizens of our communities and Tammy sets an excellent example for us to follow. Congratulations Tammy on this Member of Distinction Award and thank you for all the work you do!

Member of Distinction – Winter/Spring 2017

Kyle’s actions have led to a nomination for the Royal Canadian Humane Association Award for Bravery. His name was also submitted for the Governor General of Canada Award for Bravery.

Member of Distinction – Fall/Winter 2016

Debbie Cossette is a Continuing Care Assistant in Moose Jaw. One of our members (Carol) felt so touched by Debbie that she wrote this story…

Member of Distinction – Summer/Fall 2016

What an extraordinary group of members who are sharing the good fortune of being a union member with a fair wage helping others who are less fortunate. It just goes to show that a small group of individuals really can make a difference in their community. Congratulations to the entire team for coming together in this way!

Members of Distinction – Spring/Summer 2016

Our June 2016 SEIU-West Members of Distinction are: Karen Purdy, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at F.H. Wigmore Hospital in Moose Jaw and Dennel Pickering, a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) with Saskatoon Home Care. These inspiring women took a bold …

Member of Distinction – Winter/Spring 2016

We are pleased to recognize Vanessa Spencer as our Member of Distinction! You may recognize her from our recent television, billboard and transit ads. Vanessa participated in her first SEIU-West training in February of 2014. This session gave her the …

Member of Distinction Fall/Winter 2015

SEIU-West is pleased to recognize our first ever Young Worker member to the Executive Board, Candace Curtis, as our member of distinction. Candace has bravely taken her first steps into a number of challenging leadership roles. She will be the …

Member of Distinction Summer/Fall 2015

Brenda Berry is a seasoned member who works as a CCA at Central Butte Regency Manor. Having already represented her coworkers for nine years, she is currently the Unit Chair in Central Butte and is one of our new SEIU-West …

Member of Distinction Spring/Summer 2015

SEIU-West is pleased to recognize Ken Scott as our member of distinction. Ken was nominated by Renny Woytowich, the SEIU-West Unit Co-Chair at Royal University Hospital (RUH) off-sites. Ken has been a union member for over 50 years. Wow! His …

Member of Distinction Winter/Spring 2015

SEIU-West is pleased to recognize Dorothy Turgeon as our member of distinction. Dorothy has been a union member for over 40 years. She became a SEIU-West member when she started working at the Frank Eliason Centre which later amalgamated with …

Member of Distinction Fall/Winter 2014

Andrea Howe has been chosen as our final Member of Distinction for 2014! Andrea has been a member of SEIU-West for over 25 years and first became active in her unit executive at Sherbrooke Community Centre. She served in both …

Member of Distinction Summer/Fall 2014

SEIU-West is pleased to share the story behind our latest designated Member of Distinction, Sheila Boruch. Sheila is an LPN at Cypress Regional Hospital and the Unit Chair. As well, Sheila readily shares with others her passion for riding her …

Member of Distinction Spring/Summer 2014

Connie Hostland is the Unit Chair at Parkridge Centre in Saskatoon. She is a tireless union activist who volunteers countless hours to ensure the principles of fairness and equity are applied to the members she represents. What we didn’t know …

Member of Distinction Winter/Spring 2014

Our winter/spring Member of Distinction for 2014 is Lisa Zunti. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who works at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. Lisa has been a very active SEIU-West worker educator and member political organizer. She lives …

Member of Distinction – Winter 2013

Judy Polsfut is our Member of Distinction for Winter 2013. Her dedication to the residents of Palliser Regional Care Centre in Swift Current is worth celebrating. Congratulations Judy!

Members of Distinction Fall 2013

Four members from Security Services at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon have been named the Members of Distinction for fall 2013. In March 2013, security was called to a code red on the second floor of the Dubé Centre. Four …

Member of Distinction Spring/Summer 2013

Sandra Ocrane is our latest Member of Distinction. Sandra graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1993 and has worked the bulk of her career at Assiniboia Union Hospital. “The most meaningful part of my work is interacting with my …

Member of Distinction Winter 2013

SEIU-West is very pleased to announce that our latest Member of Distinction is Julia Koudulka. Recently, her ability to think and act quickly in a crisis saved a man’s life. Julia Koudulka had only been out of school for two …

Members of Distinction Fall 2012

SEIU-West is thrilled to be honouring three members with this award this fall. These members realize the importance of municipal issues and understand the effect they have on our everyday life, from the safe water you drink, right from your …

Member of Distinction Summer 2012 – Lorna Miskolczi

Our third Member of Distinction award is Lorna Miskolczi of Saskatoon City Hospital. Lorna is an LPN and has worked with the hospital for 25 years. Lorna has just won the Johnson & Johnson Nursing Excellence Award. Lorna won a …