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Note from SE Representative

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
OEA-R REPORT to SEOEA Executive Committee
Christine McVicar
A. I have attended the SE Representative Assembly, the December OEA-R Advisory Council
Meetings in Columbus and the OEA Fall Representative Assembly.

B. The winter edition of SEOEA-R Newsletter is ready to email pending receipt of the new updated membership list. (Please educate your retired friends that once they retire, they need to contact OEA about changes to email addresses & other contact information. Also, educate active members that when they retire, they must supply a non-school email address to OEA. One can keep contact info current by contacting
membership@ohea.org or by calling OEA @ 1-800-282-1500 and requesting membership.)

C. Retired members will now serve on Screening Committees that interview state & federalcandidates. Retired members have been selected for these positions and will serve in 2014 pending approval. (SEOEA includes HD 90, 91, 93 and 94.)

D. Membership Drive with gas card gift upon joining pre-retired continues.

E. I currently chair the OEA-R Membership Committee and we have been brainstorming several ideas for increasing pre-retired members, so I am requesting some input from you. You can share your opinions in person or by email at

  1. Would members be more likely to join if they could do so with a payroll deduction or credit card payment plan while they are active teachers? (One suggestion is 10 payments of $35.00 each.)
  2. If OEA-R had a presentation on OEA-R/pre-retired, would you use it at general and/or BR meetings? (A DVD presentation and/or guest speakers are being considered.)