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Megaconference 2015: Join us at our next Megaconference, offering your choice of 35 different sessions of leadership development, personal development, and professional development--planned by members for members and their families. The $15 registration fee includes your choice of programs as well as breakfast and lunch, but members can get in for free with a coupon from their local president. More details are available at our "All Things Megaconference" page.

Pre-Retired Workshop at Megaconference: Every day our OEA members take care of students, often at their own expense and outside of the school day. Who is taking care of your future? Do you know what your paycheck will be when you walk out of the door the last day? In today’s environment, we need to plan for our own future retirement. To help keep you informed of the STRS benefits that you can expect at retirement and to help you explore other vehicles to be financially secure and consider other obligations you may encounter in retirement, the NEA is helping to fund a special program for pre-retired members. Join us for informative, interactive presentations designed for you. Bring your questions! OEA-R will share the benefits of membership in retirement. Don’t miss our great door prizes as well as information every member needs to hear. Guests are welcome! This program will be offered after the conclusion of NEOEA’s Megaconference on March 14.

Community Involvement Grant: Strengthening the relationship between a local school employee union and its community is a key element in building a strong and successful local association. Nothing cements these relationships like working together to benefit others in the community. Participation in community events also offers affiliates the opportunity to enhance their visibility as vital, contributing members of their communities. Find out more about our Community Involvement Grants.

Ready to do those taxes? Find out how much your dues are tax-deductible at http://www.neoea.org/Dues2014.pdf.

NEOEA Day: Our next NEOEA Day is Friday, October 16, 2015. NEOEA Day represents your dues dollars at work. Attending NEOEA Day programs, most of which provide growth opportunities at lower-than-usual prices, is an excellent way to get some of your NEOEA dues dollars back! For more information, go to: http://neoea.org/NewsDetail.aspx?a=755.

Read Across America: NEOEA-Retired will be celebrating NEA's Read Across America starting on March 2 and continuing into the month. We will read to students across NEOEA. Many retired readers are available to read in classrooms, libraries, or at other events. If you would like to invite a reader or welcome a retired teacher to your classroom, please let us know!

Green School Award: Created by NEOEA’s Environmental Concerns Committee, the Green School Award honors schools within local affiliates that are leaders in environmental education.

Positive Image Award: Does your local association do anything which enhances the image of your members, your school, your school district, or public education in general? Have any of your local members developed activities work-related or not? Have you? If so, then you should consider applying for a 2014-15 Positive Image Award.

Retired Spring Conference: Come join our retirees for our annual Spring Conference on Tuesday, May 12. You'll have your choice of sessions:

  • Health Care Utilization,
  • What I Want My Loved Ones to Know,
  • Legislative Update, or
  • Travel Tips for Retirees

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided; dessert is an ice cream social. After lunch, you'll have the option of visiting the newly-renovated, interactive Canal Exploration Center at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Learn how the canal and lock system influenced Ohio’s growth and see Ohio’s only working lock in action.

    New York, New York! Come join us in New York City on NEOEA Day. Tourmeister Dave Baker has a wonderful line-up of events, including a Broadway show!

    Philadephia and Gettysburg Come join us in Philadelphia and Gettysburg. Tour some of America's most famous historic sites including Dobbin House Tavern, the Gettysburg battlefield, Independence National Historic Park, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, America’s First Post Office, Betsy Ross House, Battleship New Jersey, a ghost tour of Philadelphia, a tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary (home to some of the most notorious criminals such as Al Capone and Willie Sutton), and a guided mural art tour of Philadelphia (world’s largest collection of outdoor public art!

    PlayhouseSquare: Purchase tickets for a discounted rate with a flat $7 handling fee! Go to playhousesquare.org/ceo; enter the promotional code "FAMTIX" and then select "NEOEA". Enjoy!

    President Kim Richards — The State of Education in Our State: What It Means for Us: NEOEA is the largest OEA district association in Ohio. We are a membership of 31,000 dedicated education professionals — elementary and secondary teachers, university professors, DD professionals, and support staffs proudly serving students attending Ohio's public schools and universities in northeast Ohio. NEOEA includes 192 individual locals. Our organization has been in existence for 145 years — nearly as long as OEA and NEA! NEOEA Day — formerly NEOTA Day — was established years ago by teachers to provide professional development for teachers — long before the administrative establishment ever thought of such a thing. We have the most delegates of any representative assembly in any other district in the state. So why am I reciting all of these facts and figures? Because I am compelled to point out an inconvenient truth that goes along with all this.
       To finish this timely article, go to http://neoea.org/NewsDetail.aspx?a=766.

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