When I started attending NEA Representative Assemblies in the mid-nineties, I began writing something I call “Notes from Camp.” (More on this particular aberration here.) For a number of reasons, it proved difficult this year to write the daily journals that … Continue reading
Interdenominational Service, room W208C: NEA has kindly arranged for delegates to use room W208C for a prayer service on July 5, starting fifteen minutes after adjournment for the day. Mass for Catholic Delegates and Guests: Unfortunately, we learned rather late that … Continue reading
Each year we gather our delegates for a class photo. Here’s the 2015 version. If you’re a delegate and you think we didn’t get you at your best, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange for you to look through the outtakes.
Ohio NEA Caucus Announcement: Saturday, July 04, 2015 Tonight, four Ohio district associations—Central, ECOEA, NEOEA, and SWOEA—are collaborating on an Ohio Districts Night at Treasure Tavern. Dinner and the show begin at 8:00. We have arranged transportation to Treasure Tavern … Continue reading
Tomorrow–Thursday, July 2–is the date of our first caucus in Orlando. Delegates have been arriving for several days, and tonight Ohio delegates gathered in the Sheraton’s Majestic Palm Room for Ohio Night, an annual reception for Ohio delegates and their … Continue reading
A good resource is NEA’s “Frequently Asked Questions About the Annual Meeting & Representative Assembly,” online at http://www.nea.org/grants/20260.htm. Terminology: You will hear references to both the “Representative Assembly,” or RA, and the “Annual Meeting.” The Representative Assembly is the governing … Continue reading
I drafted this year’s final “Notes from Camp” on the plane back from Denver. The Representative Assembly adjourned Sunday evening at 6:29–an unusually early ending for An RA with an unusually large amount of business. The flight gives me an opportunity to update … Continue reading