The Woodbine Education Association (WEA) is sponsoring a Mandatory Reporter Training event:
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 4:30-7:30 pm
Place: Media Center, Woodbine School
This course uses an Iowa Department of Public Health approved curriculum and meets the requirements for training as specified in the Code of Iowa 232.69. (Approval No. 2905) It is free of charge, and a member benefit, for teachers or paraeducators who are currently members of the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA). Non-member fee is $20.00. Exact amount is required or personal checks accepted, payable to the Woodbine Education Association.
RSVP by emailing ISEA Southwest UniServ Unit director, Sara Dressel, email@example.com include in your email the name you would like used for the Certificate of Completion which you will receive at the end of the training session.
If you are not currently a member of ISEA/WEA, you are invited to join now and attend the training at no cost, as one of the many benefits of membership.
Here’s something for non-members and former members to think about. Sure, times are tight and we all like to cut wherever we can, but in this day and age, union membership is like insurance- without it, things could get a lot more expensive fast. Feel free to print this off and share it with your colleagues or hang it in the teacher’s lounge. It’s designed so that you can download it and then share it by phone, email or social-media too.
BVN- WED. MAY 25, 2016
ATTENDING: Patty Branning, Deb Brown, Peggy Christine, Dennis Fett, Becky Gross, Rhonda Lee, Allison Leisinger, Ted Mallory, Sarah Malone, Stacy Pippitt, Jennifer Puck, and Beth Schaben.
DISCUSSION: Encouraging membership renewal and recruiting new members
- It was suggested that we collect and share anecdotes about how Association membership has benefited or protected members.
- It was agreed that we should survey non-members on our faculty to ask what their objections to joining are and what incentives could persuade them to join.
DISCUSSION: Promoting positive relations with the Board and Administration and revitalizing a positive perception of the Association in the community.
- It was suggested that we arrange social events such as one in the beginning of the school year and invite Board and Administration members and their spouses, perhaps at the Dunlap Golf Course.
- It was agreed that we need to be more aggressive about communications within the association and public relations from and about the association to non-member staff and the community.
- Co-Presidents: Allison Leisinnger and Rhonda Lee
- Secretary/Reporter: Ted Mallory
- Treasurer: Jennifer Hansen
- Membership: Patty Branning
- Negotiations: Andy Armstead