Monday, December 04, 2006

ISEA Executive Board Meets and Hears from State Committee and our Lobbyist

Team ISEA Executive Board met on Friday and Saturday, Decemeber 1st and 2nd. In the Friday evening portion of our meeting, several leaders reported to our board. First up on our docket was the state committee "Strengthening Local Associations". Committee chairperson, Melissa Keeney (standing at the podium at right), 2nd grade teacher and Nationally Board Certified from Johnston EA, reported the work the committee has accomplished from the two meetings they've held in August and October. Much of the committees work has centered around building local membership committees and communicating with them. Also participating in our board meeting was Jeremy Kunz, NEIEU UniServ Director and staff liaison to the committee. We have much to celebrate with the help of this state committee, staff and leaders from all across the......Team ISEA's membership is up by over 580 members!

Also reporting to the Executive Board on Friday night was Team ISEA's Lobbyist and Political Action Specialist, Brad Hudson. Brad (pictured at left) walked the board through the proposed ISEA Legislative Program for 2008 (which we took action on during our Saturday portion of the meeting), previewed the 2007 Legislative Session, and provided the board with a summary of the 2006 Election. Needless to say, the Executive Board was giddy with the results! The board gave Brad Hudson a much deserved standing ovation for his leadership on behalf of all our 32,000 members in Campaign 2006! Thanks, Brad!

For the second year in a row, the ISEA Executive Board has teamed up with staff from within the ISEA headquarters building to contribute to the Des Moines area "Toys for Tots" program at the holiday time. Pictured here are some of the Executive Board members that donated new toys or cash for the "Toys for Tots" effort. Thanks to all Team ISEA for your generosity!

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