OEA ESP Emerging Leaders

Attention WOEA ESP Locals: This is an opportunity for nomination for an Emerging Leader and an Advanced Leader to attend the NEA ESP Conference in March 5 - 8, 2015 in New Orleans. Submission of this form is a change from the past nominations as previously just an email was sent in by the nominee or nominator. The form can be mailed, emailed or faxed to Linda Hofacker  hofacker@ohea.org  or FAX to 937-335-3766, but must be received by the deadline date.  The deadline for this application is Wednesday, January 7, 2015.  No applications will be accepted after that date. Download application

OEA Recognizes St. Marys E.A.

St. Marys E.A. was recognized at the OEA R.A. for their member organization and community involvement. St. Mary E.A. President, April Braun, and member of the WOEA Board of Directors, was asked to share the SMEA story with the OEA delegates. Also pictured is Stacy Regedanz, building rep and part of their negotiations team. Congratulations St. Marys Education Association!

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WOEA Welcomes New Local Association

WCPLAWe were notified today that there is a new local in WOEA - the Washington-Centerville Public Staff Association. The WCPLSA is a 50-member local of library staff in the Centerville-area in southern Montgomery County. They overwhelmingly voted to affiliate with OEA two weeks ago and are working hard to prepare to bargain their first contract. Joyce Fisher is the local president and they are working to prepare to bargain their first contract! Photo courtesy of Scott Maney.

WOEA Nomination Form/Letter of Intent for Elections at the WOEA 2015 Spring Representative Assembly

The following WOEA Board of Director positions will be filled in elections during the WOEA Spring R.A. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Wayne High School.

     WOEA President
     WOEA Vice President
     WOEA Area 2 Representative
     WOEA Area 3 Representative
     WOEA Area 4 Representative
     WOEA at-Large Representative
     WOEA ESP at-Large Representative
     OEA/WOEA Unit 1 Representative

The term for the WOEA officer positions runs from September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2017. The other positions run from September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2018. Members interested in serving in any of these capacities should submit a letter of intent to the WOEA office by March 1, 2015 in order to appear on the ballot at the Spring R.A. Candidates for the OEA/WOEA Unit 1 position must also submit the OEA form available from the office of Carol Price, pricec@ohea.org. Download Letter of Intent.

WOEA Scholarship Winners Announced
The NEA ESP Conference to be held March 6 - 8, 2015, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Scholarship recipients are Merita Adams, Nola Brooks, Frankie Graham, Sandra Hutchinson, Brandy Mullins, Sherri Verdier (all Xenia ESP members),Lori Balmer, Kathy Hammonds, Susan Lanich (all Beavercreek CEA members), and Mary Hargreaves (Educators of MontgomeryCounty). 

The NEA National Summit Leadership Conference will take place February 27, 2015 through March 1, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. Scholarship recipients are: April Braun (St. Marys EA), Marty Hammonds and Brian Shimko (Beavercreek EA members) and Lori Moodie (Dayton EA).

Don't forget WOEA has several opportunities for members - visit the WOEA website regularly!
OEA 2015 Collective Bargaining Conference Scholarships

The 2015 OEA Collective Bargaining Conference will take place February 5-7, 2-15 at the Hilton Downtown Columbus The registration fee is $100 per person. This price includes your hotel room for Thursday and Friday nights only (based on double occupancy), all conference materials and six meals. All rooms will need to be guaranteed with a credit card. Members who choose not to share a room with another OEA member will be responsible to pay the remaining half of the double-occupancy room rate which is $142 per night, plus any applicable taxes.

To register for the conference, please visit the OEA registration website. Reservations must be made by January 20, 2015.

To apply for a scholarship, complete the online application below. Scholarship recipients will be notified.

Deadline to apply: January 5, 2015

Pre-Retirement Planning Workshops
WOEA-R and WOEA are hosting three workshops for WOEA teachers and ESP's to help them understand the importance of planning for retirement. These workshops are for those considering retirement as well as those recently retired. Click on the flyer to the left for a copy to print and share with others.

At each workshop there will be a representative from STRS, SERS, NEA Member Benefits, and a local attorney. There is NO COST to attend a workshop. This is a member benefit provided to you. Snacks and drinks will be provided but advance registration is needed to plan for food, drink, and materials. The dates and locations of the workshops are below - please note the deadline for registering. You can register online by click on the button below, or you can email woearpat@gmail.com, or call Phil Long at 419-733-6947. If you use email or phone to register, please include your name, phone number, email, district you are retiring from, and whether you use STRS or SERS retirement systems.

December 10, 2014 from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Stivers School for the Arts
1313 E. 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402
registration deadline is December 5, 2014
March 11, 2015 from 4:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Preble County Educational Service Center
587 Hillcrest Dr., Eaton, OH 45320
registration deadline is March 5, 2015
March 16, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Richardson-Bretz Building
Mercer County Civic Foundation
119 West Fulton St., Celina, OH 45822
registration deadline in March 12, 2015