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Happy Fall Edition November 2016
Here are the dates for EFT withdrawals. This is for people who are having dues taken out of their checking accounts only!
9/16/2016 - 9/30/2016
10/14/2016 - 10/28/2016
11/11/2016 - 11/25/2016
12/9/2016 - 12/23/2016
1/6/2017 - 1/20/2017
2/3/2017 - 2/17/2017
3/3/2017 - 3/17/2017 - 3/31/2017
4/14/2017 - 4/28/2017
No dues taken out in June, July, and August!
Words From Our President...
Last week, my activism placed me in a pickle. I don't like to eat pickles at all, but I do like cucumbers---aren't they related to pickles? Instead of cucumbers, I received pickles with lots of demands on my time. This pickle (yech--tastes like pickles) caused me to be less responsive electronically and sleep less. As one who already gets up at 3:30 AM, some would say, I once again placed myself in a pickle!
Activism! What did I do to keep active? I moderated three candidate forums--one for HSEA and two for the League of Women Voters. I did some campaigning. As a government teacher, it is important to keep my political gene activated. It certainly is better than pickles!
I met eight times this month with teachers and/or administrators. Discussions did ensue at times about situations that resembled pickles!
Activism! We held a follow-up session to bargaining to continue the ECA discussion. We have worked to organize the ECA into categories to avoid the pickle of playing seek and find.
Activism! I met with seven different student groups either before or after school or during fall break plus an additional five practices. No pickles there!
Activism! I attended two school board meetings. One of them lasted 3 hours and 10 minutes which once again put me in a pickle the next day!
Activism! I watched some sporting events live in addition to on television. No pickles there.
Activism can be in your future! I'll be sending out some volunteer opportunities. Get ready to eat or avoid those pickles!
HSEA Member Spotlight - KRISTY SEITZ, HPE!
Words from Kristy Seitz...
Hooray for HANES! Everything You Need To Know About Politics and Political Action!
Get out there and exercise your right to vote!!! Let your voice be heard in this election!!
Early voting has begun in Indiana. Check out www.hamiltoncountry.in.gov for polling times and locations. If you Iive outside Hamilton Country, check your county's website for polling information. Vote early to avoid the lines. Remember if you vote a straight party ticket, you will NOT be able to vote for our 3 HSE school board positions. Please consider voting for each office separately, so you can make it to the end of the ballot where you'll find the 3 school board races (Delaware, Fall Creek and Wayne townships). You can vote for a total of 3 candidates for school board, 1 from each township. To see the HSEA's recommendations for the school board positions, please visit our website www.hseateachers.org and click on the "political action" link or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
NEA Member Benefits.......PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT! Keeping On Your Toes!
Are you ready to continue to advance your career and look for opportunities? Did you know that on our NEA Members Benefit page, there are MANY resources on professional development and opportunities to continue to further your career and make your teaching even stronger!
We have the awesome opportunity, as members of a teacher union, to partake in resources from our NEA Member Benefits page!
Please check out the information on retirement here:
It never hurts to have more resources for advancing our careers!
Please also remember to sign-up for our REMIND updates by following the information on the link below! Just click on the word REMIND! We hope to see you all there!
This is YOUR newsletter too!
In the coming newsletters, remember, anyone who is a HSEA member is welcome to make a submission, or send information that you would like to see in the newsletter!
We will also be continuing to do the "member spotlight," so, if you'd like to nominate a member, or want to write something yourself, please let us know!
Send any submission, articles, etc. to: firstname.lastname@example.org