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GMM on Thursday

Table of Contents:


    • Next GMM(s) on March 28th

    • Volunteer Hours + Coffee with Co-Presidents




Next General Membership Meeting on March 28th at 12:00 pm and 6:30 pm

Join us for our next General Membership Meeting of the Spring 2019 semester on Thursday, March 28th! This GMM, we have urgent organizing updates and a mid-year review of our finances in our first academic year post-Janus. We will also be presenting proposed changes to our constitution and providing information regarding voting for these changes, which will occur at a later date yet to be decided. It is vital that our membership be aware of all of these updates and processes, so please come to this meeting! Here is the Facebook event for more information.

We will be having two GMMs during the day:

  1. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    • Serving: Bagels and Coffee

    • Childcare: provided

    • Doors open: 11:45 AM

  2. 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    • Serving: Little Caesars Pizza

    • Childcare: provided

    • Doors open: 6:15 PM.

Both GMMs will be at the Channing Murray Foundation (1209 W Oregon St, Urbana).


Volunteer Hours + Coffee with Co-Presidents

Want to help your union but not sure how? We have plenty of things around the office that we could use your help with! Come in any Monday between 11am and 1pm. This is a great low-stakes way to lend a hand. See our Facebook event for Volunteer Hours here.

As a member-run, member-centric union, GEO leadership want to be as available to you as possible. Co-presidents Bruce and Hilary will be in the office every Monday at 1pm; come by and grab a cup of coffee or tea, ask questions, or just have a chat! See the Facebook event for Coffee with Co-Presidents here.



We are a member-run union; we depend on the commitment of our members to stay as strong as possible. You can find details about what each committee does and how to contact them on our website. No special knowledge is required. You can also follow the calendar of events on our website for the date and time of upcoming meetings: Meetings are open to membership, and coming to a meeting does not commit you to joining a committee.

Upcoming meetings:

Constitutional Committee ( – Contact email for more

Healthcare Working Group ( – Contact email for more

Stewards’ Council ( – See website next week

Finance Committee ( – See website 1-2 weeks after GMM

Solidarity Committee ( – Wednesday April 3, 5:30-7:00 pm

Grievance Committee ( – Wednesday April 3, 4:00-5:00 pm

Communications Committee ( – Monday April 8, 5:00-6:30 pm

Coordinating Committee ( – Friday April 5th, 4pm



Have comments about the GMM? Other kinds of feedback for us? We want to hear it! Reply to this email or use our anonymous google form. You can also get in touch through our website and social media:


Twitter: @geo_uiuc

Facebook: @uigeo  @geosolcomm

Instagram: @geo_uiuc

In Solidarity,

Graduate Employees’ Organization

809 S. 5th St., Geneva Room

Champaign, IL 61820


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