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NEOEA Summer Leadership Conference Goes All-Inclusive!
by Sarah Carver, Chairperson, Summer Leadership Subcommittee

Keep your calendar open this summer to attend the 2013 NEOEA Summer Leadership Conference on July 24-25. After last year’s very successful conference, NEOEA’s Summer Leadership Committee is planning another exciting conference at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora, Ohio. Centrally located for NEOEA members, educators from northeastern Ohio will gather in a relaxed atmosphere for training and networking with other local association leaders and members.

Simply check in on Wednesday and get started by attending the workshops followed by a delicious dinner where we will hear our keynote speaker. Before retiring to your comfortable accommodations, have fun mingling with statewide leaders and fellow conference attendees at our reception. Enjoy a full breakfast on Thursday prior to attending your morning workshops followed by a delicious lunch. More workshops are available for you after lunch. The conference ends at 2:30 p.m.

But don’t stop there – why not plan a great mini-summer vacation for your family close to home? The Bertram Inn has graciously extended their reasonable rates for those who would like spending an extra day or two poolside, playing a round of golf at nearby Barrington Club, dining at Bertram’s award-winning Four Diamond restaurant, The Leopard, or visiting the popular PAWS sushi bar. Your family may also want to take advantage of their shuttle service to visit the many attractions in the surrounding Aurora area.

The friends and contacts you make during the social activities are as big a part of the conference as the knowledge gained from the formal sessions. You will have a choice of 27 workshops addressing the concerns of the diverse members of NEOEA, from first-time attendees to those looking forward to retirement. You will have the option to join roundtables where veteran leaders discuss their perspectives and share their wisdom, or perhaps learn how our associations are run or how to communicate the pro-public education message. Attend training sessions for local treasurers, bargainers, grievance chairs and much more. New this year will be several sessions intended for “really new” leaders and members who are just thinking about a future leadership role.

If you are a new leader, a veteran leader facing new challenges, or a member who wants to learn more about the operation of your association, the 2013 Summer Leadership Conference is for you. Find the registration form in News and Views, check at, or call the NEOEA office for registration.

The NEOEA Summer Leadership Committee looks forward to seeing you on July 24-25 at the Bertram Inn.