Dear LCCEA Members,
This message is an announcement of two upcoming OEA events that may be of interest to you. For the OEA RA (the second of these events) this message also serves as a call for delegate nominations with a deadline of Friday, Feb. 28th, 5 pm.
Event 1) OEA-PIE Convention
What: 2014 OEA-PIE (Oregon Education Association-People for the Improvement of Education) Convention
What happens at this convention? Candidate recommendations for the following offices are made:
- U.S. Senate; House of Representatives (the 5 districts); Oregon Governor; and Oregon Labor and Industries Commissioner
- Recommended candidates receive funds from OEA-PIE and the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education.
When: Friday, March 7th (5:00 to 9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, March 8th (8:00 am to 6:00 p.m.)
Where: Salem Convention Center
Eligibility to Register and Attend: If you’re an OEA member and have made a voluntary contribution to OEA-PIE in 2014, you’re eligible to register for the convention.
Where to Register: www.oregoned.org/pie2014. When filling out the online registration form, note that our local association is LANE CC EA and our UniServ is 430 Community College.
Cost: OEA will provide partial reimbursement for hotel and driving expenses. Double occupancy hotel rooms will be reimbursed at ½ the cost per person and gas mileage is reimbursed at 1/3 the IRS rate.
Event 2) OEA RA with Call For Delegate Nominations
What: The 2014 OEA RA (Oregon Education Association Representative Assembly), is the annual gathering of OEA officers and delegates from locals across the state. LCCEA can send up to 11 elected delegates to this year’s assembly. It’s a great opportunity to connect with OEA members from other Community Colleges and K-12 schools, to learn about local and state-wide issues, and to participate in shaping OEA policies and by-laws going forward.
When: Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd
Where: Jantzen Beach Red Lion, Portland, OR
Eligibility to Register and Attend: Our local will elect our member delegates who will then be registered by the association. If you’re interested in nominating yourself or another LCCEA member, please email Deanna Murphy (murphyd (at) lanecc.edu) by Friday, February 28th, 5 pm. Elections will be held the week of March 3rd.
If you have any questions, direct them to Deanna Murphy: murphyd (at) lanecc.edu