Monday, September 17, 2007

NEIEU Hosts NEA President Reg Weaver

On Wednesday, September 12th over 300 NEIEU members gathered at the North Fayette High School in West Union for their annual NEIEU Fall Leader's Workshop and to hear from Team NEA President Reg Weaver.

Local leaders came from throughout the 48 NEIEU locals to participate in the evening and hear from our national leader of 3.2 million members!

Leaders (at left) drove in from Cedar Falls....

.....ESP leaders from Oelwein and Nashua-Plainfield.....

.......ISEA Staff (on left--Jeremy Kunz) from East Central UU and NEIEU leader Dave Schultz (on right) from West Delaware EA......

......and from neighboring Hawkeye UniServ Unit (on the left) Shelly Staker/UniServ Director) and Waterloo EA president Jean Seeland (on right).....

...and we came together to celebrate with birthday cake, yes...Team NEA's birthday! ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY years to celebrate! Pictured (from left to right) are Jean Swenson, New Hampton EA; Deb Turnball, Nashua-Plainfield EA and ISEA Executive Board rep; and Pam Schmidt, newly retired!

NEIEU has the great tradition of having great leaders that they provide leadership trainings as local leaders and then opportunities on the UniServ level to take charge and lead! Pictured here (left to right) are Roberta Haas, past President of NEIEU and MFL-MarMac EA leader and Lori Lee, current NEIEU President from Nashua-Plainfield.

NEIEU President Lori Lee of Nashua-Plainfield is pictured with Team NEA President Reg Weaver. Thanks, Lori for your leadership! It was such a treat to have Reg Weaver back in Iowa to connect to Team ISEA members!

Roberta Haas of MFL-MarMac even convinced her Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Dale Cozier, to drive a school bus of association members to the event to hear from President Reg Weaver!

NEIEU leaders pictured with NEA President Reg Weaver are (left to right) Bev CrumbGesme, NEIEU Director; Lori Lee, NEIEU President; NEA President Reg Weaver; Jim Young, NEA Director and 4th grade teacher at Hansen Elementary in Cedar Falls; and Kevin McDermott, NEIEU Director.

Great event....NEIEU! You have a great tradition of providing leadership for all Team ISEA!

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