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The SEOEA Representative Assembly will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 PM at La Rosa’s Restaurant Jackson.

The OEA-R Spring Workshop will be held Thursday, April 4, 9 AM to 3 PM at the STRS Conference area on the 7th floor.  Afternoon activities involve a tour of Franklin Park Conservatory.

Upcoming OEA Member Lobby Days are Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, May 15.  To register and get more information on talking points, see the ohea.org website.  A legislative reception will be held the evening of May 15 from 5-7 PM.

OEA-R has received a new grant from NEA for an Early Career Educator initiative where OEA-R members are contacting early career educators (with ten years or less experience) to have them complete a survey about issues they have face early career and how OEA/OEA-R can give them more support.  SEOEA-R members participating are Christine McVicar, Bob Maher and Jeff Slattery.  Training on Phase II of the grant will be held early April as we begin to work with the data gathered from the completed surveys.

Our profession lost one of our most dedicated members on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  Pamela (Hammond) Smith passed away after an extended battle with health issues.  She was a long-time teacher with Jackson City Schools, association and FCPE activist finally serving as SEOEA Executive Director after her retirement.  Services were held on Saturday, October 13.  Donations may be made in her name to the Jackson Education Association scholarship fund.  Obituary

Previous OEA-R Newslines  are now available by clicking on the OEA-R News Archives link in the menu above.

Welcome to the SEOEA-R web site.  For those nearing retirement or retiring after this year, now is the time save on your retired memberships.

FIRST YEAR OF OEA-R MEMBERSHIP IS FREE, courtesy of OEA, when you join NEA-R which costs $30 per year.
After the first year, you will pay only $45 per year for unified membership with OEA-R costing $15 and NEA-R costing $30.  On the other hand, an OEA-R Lifetime membership is available for a onetime payment of $100 and the NEA-R Lifetime membership is available for a one time payment of $250.  You may buy either an OEA-R Lifetime Membership or the NEA-R Lifetime Membership or both, however, if buying just one lifetime membership, you must join the other organization as an annual member.
You can purchase the membership option of your choice with a credit card online at http://www.nea.org/JoinNea or by visiting www.ohea.org clicking the “Join” menu link, then selecting to join OEA-Retired. While you can join online with a credit card, you can also print off a form to mail with a check to OEA.