The 2018 ED MN Retired Annual Meeting was held on Friday, April 27 at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Bloomington. There was a great breakfast (lots of coffee) and an equally great welcome from President Julie Jagusch to the 80+ attendees-some first time attendees. Way to go Retirees!!!
Jody Buhr presented an update on the 2018 Legislative Session.This is a short session-non budget year. There is a $329 million surplus. Focus should be on adding people in education-counselors, mental health professionals. There is controversy over transportation money
This year’s NEA Retired Organizing Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The actual Retiree Conference was held for only 1 day-timewise-the Conference commenced at 1:00pm Sunday, March 18 and adjourned at 12:00pm Monday, March 19. Joan Beaver, Myrna Doran, Julie Jagusch, Sharon Kjellberg, Bobbie Margo, Adele/Walt Munsterman, Judy Rohde, and staff person Christine Thornborrow represented ED MN Retired. Attendees numbered 250+ with participants representing over 40 state retired organizations throughout the country. This year’s Conference theme was “Uniting
The Annual NEA Leadership Summit was held in Chicago, IL March 16-18, 2018. Chicago is known as being the “Windy City,” along with seriously celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by dyeing the Chicago River “green for the day!” The Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Conference participants numbered 2,000+ educators from across the nation. NEA combined the Leadership Summit (mainly for active members) with the NEA Retired Organizing Conference which was held March 18-19 and at the same hotel. Retired participants who attended both conferences were given a combined registration rate
2017 Education Minnesota Retired Fall Breakfast By Bobbie Margo The Education Minnesota Retired Fall Breakfast was held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Minnesota Science Museum in St. Paul. The 30+ attendees were able to have a full breakfast, hear an excellent speaker, and have a chance to network with other Education Minnesota colleagues. Priceless!! This year’s guest speaker was Becky Pringle, Vice President of the National Education Association. Pringle spoke of NEA’s strategic objectives to grow and to strengthen our union
Education Minnesota-Retired has a new president, but Julie Jagusch is not new to union work.
After working for 36 years as an elementary and middle school math teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, Jagusch wanted to continue to be active in the union and stay connected to education.
“Being involved at the local and state levels, it was hard for me to give that up,” she said. “It was important for me to continue for my personal growth, and also because I so strongly believe in public education and what’s best for our kids and our educators.”
The 2017 ED MN Retired Annual Meeting was held on Friday, April 21 at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Bloomington. There was a great breakfast provided and an equally great “Welcome” from President Larry Koenck to the 100+ attendees-a 50% increase from last year’s attendance. Way to go retirees!
This year’s NEA Retired Organizing Conference was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas from March 21-23, 2017.
Dallas is famous for J.R. Ewing and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. Myrna Doran, Julie Jagusch, Larry Koenck, Bobbie Margo, Walt Munsterman, and Judy Rohde represented ED MN Retired along with staff person Christine Thornborrow. Attendees numbered 240+ with participants representing 39 state retired organizations throughout the country.
The conference began on the evening of Tuesday, March 21. Keynote speaker was Mel House. House is a social justice warrior
The Annual NEA Leadership Summit was held in Orlando, Fl. February 24-26, 2017. Orlando is known for theme parks, theme parks, theme parks – Disney and Universal being two of the main parks. The Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Conference participants numbered 1,500+ educators from across our nation.
This was a conference mainly for “active/currently employed” NEA members. Judy Rohde and I decided to attend (our time/our money) because such conferences are always empowering and inspiring. The theme of this year’s conference was “Unite, Inspire