(representing Butler, half of Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble Counties)

Many of you know Dawn as a proven leader while teaching at Northmont and also serving WOEA and OEA. Dawn is currently the WOEA-R Legislative/FCPE Chair and serves on the OEA Appeals Board. Dawn has actively campaigned for pro public education candidates and supported educational ballot issues.

Please begin spreading the word to support the Friends of Dawn Wojcik campaign % 147 E. Sunrise Ave Trotwood 45426. More information to follow. 

2018 WOEA-R Meetings

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: https://youtu.be/RkBsrsn4uVs (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 @ palcisv13@gmail.com or call @ 419-733-6947.
WOEA-R committees include:
​Communications, Sunshine, Legislative Mailing, Membership Artemis/Community Outreach, Nominations/Elections

Contact Sandy Dobberstein for ALL Programs
Phone: 937-554-6338 or
Email: sdobberstein@juno.com

Please note two schedule changes for the fall programming.  The October meeting will begin with a tour of the Paul Lawrence Dunbar House at 10AM instead of 11AM.  Also, due to Thanksgiving   our November meeting will be the second Wednesday (Nov. 14) instead of the third Wednesday.​

September 19  Business meeting followed by lunch and program: 11:00 AM  Miami County Parks District Lost Creek Reserve (2385 OH-41, Troy, OH)  Come hear a presentation by the director of the Miami County Parks District and maybe be surprised with an animal visit. If weather permits, an easy guided hike after the program.  Lunch and program $12.00 – please send to Sandy if you have not already paid.

If you are attending the Sept. 19 meeting, you MUST RSVP so the park district has enough chairs and you get lunch.  This includes everyone!!!!  RSVP: sldobberstein@gmail.com or 937-554-6338

October 17  TIME CHANGE!!!!!  10AM 
Program:  Paul Lawrence Dunbar House (219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar St., Dayton) The tour is free and will last 1 ½ - 2 hours, note the time change to 10AM.  Following the tour we will meet at 12 noon for lunch and our meeting, Texas Beef & Cattle Co. (1101 W 3rd St, Dayton).  After lunch you might want to continue your afternoon across the street at the Wright Cycle Shop. (also free admission)

November  14  (1 Week early due to Thanksgiving)
Program: WACO Air Museum and Learning Center (1865 S Co Rd 25A, Troy) The WACO Aircraft Company was the largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the country in the late 1920's and early 30's and this museum is dedicated to the plant and the employees that made it great.  We will be touring their newly remodeled and expanded space.  Fee: $6.  Following the tour we will meet for lunch at: TBD

Dec. 19  Program, lunch and business meeting: 11:00 AM,  Archer’s Tavern (2030 East Dorothy Lane, Kettering).  Archer’s is a locally owned restaurant that has purchased and remodeled a previous restaurant site.  Thanks to Deb Owens for finding a restaurant with a private space for us!

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