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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
What is the biggest obstacle to your becoming a member of the BVEA?
It is difficult to afford
I don’t feel that the benefits are worth the costs
I disagree with positions advocated by either the NEA, the ISEA, or the BVEA
I oppose organized labor and teacher unions in general
|Total Respondents: 11|
What would it take to get you to consider a BVEA membership?
Answered: 7, Skipped: 12
Open BVEA membership without requirement to be a part of the ISEA and/or NEA 5/27/2016 8:58 AM View respondent’s answers
A lot lower membership cost 5/26/2016 9:41 AM View respondent’s answers
A really good reason to join and make it worth it 5/25/2016 8:58 PM View respondent’s answers
affordable membership for local (much less dues to the state & national levels) 5/25/2016 8:06 PM View respondent’s answers
I would at local level, but Not if it is tied to State or National Level. 5/25/2016 7:49 PM View respondent’s answers
Do you have any suggestions for how we can make our Association more effective at Boyer Valley?
Answered: 6, Skipped: 13
share more of what is going on and don’t just assume no one cares because no one wants to take an active leadership role within the association 5/31/2016 1:29 PM View respondent’s answers
More information about the things that the association is advocating for and trying to improve in our district. 5/26/2016 9:41 AM View respondent’s answers
Keep up the good work. Many thanks to those who remain members & do the negotiating!. 5/25/2016 7:49 PM View respondent’s answers
Help younger teachers understand the benefits and explain what the BVEA does 5/25/2016 4:04 PM View respondent’s answers
The June School Board Meeting will be on June 13th @ 5 p.m. @ Boyer Valley South.
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