WOEA Spring Representative Assembly
The WOEA Spring Representative Assembly was held April 9 at
Wayne High School. Delegates heard the OEA briefing and speeches
from OEA/NEA officers, directors, and candidates. The WOEA
E.S.P. of the Year Award was presented
to Sherri Verdier (Xenia E.S.P.) by Nola Brooks (WOEA Treasurer)
and Sophia Rodriguez (WOEA President). Nola Brooks (Xenia
E.S.P.) was elected WOEA Secretary and Marty Hammonds
(Beavercreek E.A.) was elected WOEA Treasurer. Their terms are
for two years beginning September 1, 2014. April Braun (St.
Marys E.A.) was elected the WOEA Area 1 Representative for a
three year term beginning September 1, 2014. There were no
candidates for WOEA Areas 3 and 5. Members of locals in those
areas who are interested in serving, please contact the WOEA
office. There were two WOEA By-Laws amendments which passed: a
WOEA dues increase and WOEA Officer stipend increases. These
changes will take effect September 1, 2014.
Sharen Neuhardt (Ed FitzGerald's running mate endorsed for Ohio
Governor by OEA), told the crowd about her upbringing in Dayton.
She talked how that upbringing instilled values which guide her
today. She is a facilitator of job creation and economic growth,
an advocate of women's health, and as a mother of two children
who attended public schools, she is committed to making sure
educators and schools get the support they need.
WOEA TEACHER APPRECIATION BANQUET
teacher members (current and retired) who would like an evening
of entertainment, food, and laughter will enjoy attending the
WOEA Teacher Appreciation Banquet on Wednesday, May 7. There is
a deposit of $20 which will be refunded the evening of the
event. Non-WOEA members are welcome to attend, but the fee is
This event will take place at Aullwood
Farm which is nestled in a 200-acre nature sanctuary which is
three miles west of Dayton International Airport. The
auditorium windows look across a grassy lawn to a century-old
bank barn and pastures.
Frances, Motivational Humorist, will share her message to
"lighten up, stress less and take care of yourselves." Kay's
humor combined with her expertise in stress management not only
offers useful information, but shows folks a rollicking good
time in the process. It's clean, energetic
"humor-with-a-message" at its funniest. Feeling stressed?
Worried about change? Dealing with difficult people? No
need for "brain-strain." It's Motivational Humorist, Kay
Frances, to the STRESS-cue!
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
by APRIL 30, 2014
WOEA GROUP OUTING ANNOUNCED
has reserved thirty tickets to the Dayton Dragons vs Lake County
Captains game on Sunday, June 15 at 2 pm. Tickets are $16 in
advance. WOEA members will receive reimbursement for the cost of
their ticket the day of the event. Guest tickets are
non-refundable. This event will sell out fast -
Wednesday, March 26th is the first
listening session for the City of
Learners campaign. There will be 12
listening sessions throughout Dayton
in the coming weeks to hear what people think the community can
and should do to improve the outcome of educating our kids and
preparing them for the jobs of the future. Please consider this
an invitation to attend any of these sessions to share your
thoughts and ideas.
April 23: Private schools issues, 6:30 pm, Chaminade-Julienne
High School, 505 S. Ludlow St.
April 28: Charter schools issues, 6:30 p.m., Dayton
Leadership Academy, 1416 W. Riverview Ave.
May 1: Immigrant community issues, 6 p.m., Ahiska Turkish
American Community Center, 1306 E. Fifth St.
May 3: National League of Cities, 8 am to noon, UD River
Campus, 1700 South Patterson Blvd. This meeting will be
sponsored by Learn to Earn Dayton and the Montgomery County
Educational Service Center. Legislators, school board
members and superintendents, among others, have been
Announcing Scholarships to the OEA Summer
The OEA Summer Academy is August 4-6 at the Columbus Hilton
Downtown. WOEA awards 21 scholarships for WOEA members to attend the
Summer Academy. The first deadline to apply is Monday, April 7. If
there are scholarships left, the second deadline is May 12.
NOTE: Conference registration on the OEA website opens May 1, 2014.
WOEA Women's Caucus - Save the Date!
NEA Human and Civil Rights
Women's Leadership Training
June 20-22, 2014
Plaza in Columbus-Dublin, OH
600 Metro Place North, Dublin 43017
Developing Your Leadership Skills for Experienced Leaders
What's it like to be an educator in a so-called
Right to Work state?
WOEA Past President, Dawn Wojcik, offers insight about why these
laws are harmful and what to expect if they are enacted in Ohio.