Member Spotlight, NSUPE

Who is NSUPE’s Treasurer?

We asked each of our table officers the same questions and today we’re going to get to know NSUPE’s Treasurer, Chadd Ketchum.

According to the NSUPE Constitution, the Treasurer is the Chief Financial Officer. The Treasurer is responsible for all accounting and financial records of the Union. The Treasurer works closely with NSUPE’s Admin Assistant to supervise the expenditures of the Union and to ensure compliance with the budget, and review the revenues and expenses of the Union. The Treasurer is also responsible for reporting on NSUPE’s financials to Convention and Executive Council. 

  1. Where do you work?

    I work for Canadian Blood Services.

  2. What is your job title?

    I am a Shipper/Receiver.

  3. How long have you been a NSUPE member?

    I have been a NSUPE member for 7 years.

  4. What do you wish everyone knew about NSUPE?

    We may be a small union, but we are a powerful union. Small but mighty. 

  5. What is your greatest hope for NSUPE?

    My greatest hope for NSUPE would be for growth. Expanding our membership and including lots of new diverse groups to our union.

  6. What is a little known fact about you?

    When I am passionate about things, I put 100% of myself into it. It is all or nothing. 

  7. What do you do in your spare time?

    When I am not busy with the dog, I refinish old furniture in the spare time. Love taking something old and making it new again.

  8. What is your favorite/least favorite thing about being a table officer?

    I am fairly new to the table officer role, so I don’t have any pros or cons. I would say the biggest challenge some days is finding the time to respond to emails. 

  9. What do you hope to achieve in your position as Treasurer?

    As treasurer I plan to oversee the financial affairs of NSUPE. I plan to work closely with my fellow table officers and office staff to ensure the finances of NSUPE are handled properly for all its members. 

  10. What is your favorite food?

    I love milk chocolate. 

  11. What was your first job?

    My first job was bussing tables.

  12. What advice do you wish someone gave you on your first day as a NSUPE member?

    I would say my biggest piece of advice I wish I had received when becoming a NSUPE member was what a union is. I had never worked in a unionized environment, so I had no previous experience on how they worked. 

  13. What are you passionate about? (personally/professionally)

    I am very passionate about my family. I try to see them as often as I can but living in another province sometimes can be a challenge. 

  14. What do you hope to achieve in 2020? (personally/professionally)

    I would like to achieve 

  15. What scares you?

    I  am scared of the unknown. 

  16. Where would you like to travel to and why?

    I have always wanted to travel to Australia since I was a kid. I have no clue what the draw is for me but it’s a place that has always drawn my interest. 

  17. What question do you wish I had asked?

    Have you have more than one position with your local? If so, what were the title/titles?