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About neoeaxd

Bill Lavezzi serves as Executive Director of the North Eastern Ohio Education Association. NEOEA is a professional association of educators consisting of the nearly 31,000 members of the 192 local OEA and NEA affiliates in northeastern Ohio. Founded in 1869 as the North Eastern Ohio Teachers Association, NEOEA took its present name in 1989 in recognition of the diversity of its members.

Notes from Camp: The Fourth Day

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

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NEA Delegate Religious Services

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

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NEOEA at NEA – Class Photo 2015

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 and we’ll arrange for you to look through the outtakes.

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Ohio District Night at Treasure Tavern

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

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Ohio Delegates Arrive

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

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What Delegates and Friends Need to Know about the NEA Annual Meeting

A good resource is NEA’s “Frequently Asked Questions About the Annual Meeting & Representative Assembly,” online at Terminology: You will hear references to both the “Representative Assembly,” or RA, and the “Annual Meeting.” The Representative Assembly is the governing … Continue reading

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Notes from Camp: Sunday, July 6

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

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