The Voice of Public Education in Western Ohio

OEA-Retired Created Video

OEA-Retired Membership Committee created a DVD and brochure about the benefits of joining the Retired organization of OEA and NEA while still an active member. The title is Working for Your Future...Keep Growing with Us, and it can be view on YouTube. You can view it by going to: (Note: Click on Eastern OEA and will see link with two smiling faces). Help us share the message by sharing with your friends and colleagues. 

​WOEA-R Committees

If you would like to serve on one of the following WOEA-R committees, please either email Phil A. Long @ or call @ 419-733-6947.
WOEA-R committees include:
​Communications, Sunshine, Legislative Mailing, Membership Artemis/Community Outreach, Nominations/Elections
Are You Committed to Public Education?  Learn more how you can help.  download the ACES flyer below. 

2018 WOEA-R Meetings



Contact Sandy Dobberstein for ALL Programs
Phone: 937-554-6338 or

March 21st Program: 11:00 AM Montgomery County Environmental Learning Center (2500 Sandridge Drive, Moraine.) for a free tour. The Montgomery County Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is a resource center, featuring hands-on, interactive exhibits and a “green” parking lot. The ELC is an investment in the future of our region to help citizens and businesses learn how to conserve resources and improve the quality of life in our community. Following the tour, we will meet for lunch at 12 noon at Chappy’s Tap Room and Grille in their private room. (2733 W Alex Bell Rd, Moraine).

April 18th Program: 2018 OEA-R SPRING CONFERENCE at Carillon Park. We are the co-sponsors with SWOEA. Registration will begin at 9:40 a.m. and the activities will conclude by 2:15 when you are free to continue to explore Carillon Park. In order to attend and receive a lunch you MUST REGISTER and submit payment of $25 PRIOR to APRIL 11, 2018, TO SWOEA OFFICE, C/O Claudia Miller, 270 Northland Blvd., Suite 224, Cincinnati, OH 45246. This is your chance to attend a state meeting without leaving Dayton!!

May 16th Program, lunch, and business meeting: 11:00 AM, the Dayton Masonic Center, 525 West Riverview Avenue, Dayton. The Dayton Masonic Center, formerly known as the Dayton Masonic Temple, is a historically significant building in Dayton. It was built by a Masonic Temple Association formed from 14 Masonic groups. The building was completed over a 2 year, 9 month period and completed in 1928 by 450 workers. We will tour the building then have lunch in the Square and Compasses Cafe, in the Masonic Center followed by our business meeting.

June 20th Program, lunch and business meeting: 11:00 AM, the Dayton Public Library 215 E Third Street, Dayton. On August 5, 2017, the doors of the new Main Library in downtown Dayton opened to the public.  Built upon the strong structural core of the 1962 building, the Main Library is four times the size of the previous building. With expansive park and city views, six original art installations, meeting places and gathering spaces of all sorts, the Main Library is a destination for exploration, learning and discovery.  After a private tour we will get lunch at the library café, eat, and have our business meeting in private room #3A, 3rd floor (There is an elevator).

WOEA-R is the only Retired organization affiliated with OEA and NEA.  WOEA-R plans monthly meetings with speakers and lunches.  They serve as active members on WOEA Committees and help wherever needed. 
WOEA-R Executive Committee Directory

Phil A. Long


Sandy Dobberstein



Jennie Furnas 

Pat Lynch 

Jane Rahn
Past Chair