This year’s 36th NEA Retired Annual Meeting was held from June 30-July 1, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Galleria in Houston, TX. Houston is famous for the Astrodome (the first covered/domed football stadium) and also for the NASA astronaut training/flight complex. Houston is the most populous city in the state of Texas and Texas is larger than any European country! \
The meeting of 400+ attendees was called to order by President Sarah Borgman (IN). Borgman’s “President’s
Education Minnesota Aspiring Educator Emma Todd received the Jack Kinnaman Scholarship from NEA-Retired. We want to thank the attendees at the Education Minnesota Retired Annual Meeting who donated to very generously to the scholarship. Look how this money is coming back home to MN!
Emma is pictured with Education Minnesota Retired members attending the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting. Left to right, Diane Larson, Sharon Kjellberg, Walt Munsterman, Julie Jagusch, John Lipke, Emma, Judy Rohde, Bobbie Margo, Wes Tessman, and Larry Koenck.
The 2019 Retired Annual Meeting was held on Friday, April 26 at Jimmy’s Event Center in Vadnais Heights. A great breakfast was provided (lots of coffee) and an equally great welcome was extended by President Julie Jagusch to the 80+ attendees.
Jody Buehr presented the legislative report. The session started on January 8. A figure as high as a $1 Billion surplus has been mentioned. Licensure will be an issue to the very end, as well as wage theft. Wage theft is a problem for hourly employees. These individuals
By Wes Hanna – CD2 Director, Education Minnesota Retired
Helen Keller once wrote, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
It has been a winding road but, with the support of our local and state chapters, retired teachers in the south metro have formed an organization dedicated to making our lives, the schools, and the community better.
Many retirees often feel disconnected from the union once they retire. Conversely, the union loses the talents and energy of retired members. The Burnsville Education Association (BEA), an affiliate
The Annual NEA Leadership Summit was held in Denver, CO March 15-17, 2019. Denver is known as the “mile high city” and can provide a Rocky Mountain High in more ways than one. The conference was held at the Colorado Convention Center with participants numbering 2,000+ from across the nation. NEA combined the Leadership Summit (mainly for active members) with the NEA Retired Conference which was held March 17-18 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. This year’s Summit theme was “Amplifying Our Voice: Leading Boldly For Our Students, Our
This year’s NEA Retired Conference was held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown on March 17-18, 2019. The actual Retiree Conference was held for only 1 day-timewise. The Conference commenced at 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 17 and adjourned at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 18. Joan Beaver, Julie Jagusch, Sharon Kjellberg, Bobbie Margo, Judy Rohde, Cathy Stringfield, Wes Tessman, and Lynette Wayne represented ED MN Retired. Attendees numbered 200+ from around the country with this year’s conference theme being, “Leading and Learning.”