The 2021 Education Minnesota Retired Annual Meeting was held virtually on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 1:00PM CDT. There were 68 members who registered; those in actual attendance numbered 42 individuals.
Prior to the meeting, an agenda, committee reports, and the minutes of last year’s (virtual) Annual Meeting were sent out. Retired President Julie Jagusch welcomed the attendees and presented her “State of the Union” address. Education Minnesota Vice President Bernie Bernham (liason to ED MN Retired) also spoke. Due to continuous
When last I wrote about the Exec Council, it was in January, 2021. Presently the Council has 8 Committees: Membership, Communications, Legislative, Scholarship, Grants, PAC Fund Raising Events, Governance, and Elections. These Committees have ZOOMED throughout the year in order to develop strategies and information which can be useful to our members. Committee make-up is grassroots members from throughout the U.S.
The Exec Council is a smaller version of the aforementioned committees. As of this writing, the Council is working to
The Annual NEA Leadership Summit was Virtual this year. The in-person Summit/Aligned Conferences were supposed to be held in New Orleans. COVID prevented in-person conferences, but the New Orleans spirit permeated throughout. NEA combined the Higher ED Conference, March 12, the Leadership Summit, March 12-14 (mainly for active members) with the NEA Retired Conference, March 14-16. This year’s theme was “Our Democracy, Our Responsibility, Our Time!” Our own ED MN President Denise Specht was part of the design planning team
When last I wrote about the Exec Council, it was in the Summer 2020 issue. In that article, I explained background Council details and duties and the “make-up” of the Council itself.
Presently the Council has 7 Committees: Membership, Communications, Legislative, Scholarship, Grants, PAC Fund Raising Events, Governance. These committees zoom throughout the year in order to develop positive strategies and information that can be useful to our members. Committee make-up is grassroots members from all over the U.S.
The second annual joint conference of Education Minnesota Retired and WEAC Retired (Wisconsin Education Association Council) was held on November 18, 2020 on ZOOM at 10:30a.m.Approximately 133 participants attended with special greetings being extended by Julie Jagusch (ED MN R President), Ginny Bosse (WEAC R President), and Sarah Borgman (NEA-R