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NOMINATIONS DUE -- JANUARY 15, 2014
- TSTA-R Officers (Secretary and Treasurer)
- Delegates to TSTA House of Delegates
- Delegate(s) to NEA Representative Assembly
See p. 27 and p. 30 of the Fall Advocate magazine for Retired delegate nomination forms, or click on the link following link for a printable form that may be used to make all nominations: http://www.tsta.org/sites/default/files/2014-RetiredNominationForms.pdf.
Ballots will be sent to TSTA-R members in early February. The deadline for returning ballots will be March 6, 2014.
Both TSTA-R officer terms are for two (2) years each. Individuals elected will serve from July 15, 2014, through July 14, 2016.
TSTA-Retired delegates to the state convention will be allocated by TSTA in a ratio of one (1) delegate for each seventy-five (75) members, or major fraction thereof, as of January 15, 2014. In order to run for a TSTA-R state convention delegate position, the candidate must be a member of both TSTA-R and NEA-R.
TSTA-R/NEA-R delegates to the national Representative Assembly are allocated by NEA in a ratio of one (1) delegate for the first 50 TSTA-R/NEA-R members, and one (1) additional delegate for each 1,000 TSTA-R/NEA-R members thereafter. The TSTA-R President is automatically a delegate, as provided by the TSTA-R Bylaws.
SPECIAL NOTE: A member who was an NEA Active Life member while teaching, but is now retired, has the option of seeking nomination as a Category 2 State At-Large delegate rather than a Retired delegate. Anyone eligible may file in only one election, and must choose which – each with its own due date for nominations.
- To run as a TSTA-R/NEA-R delegate, complete the “NEA REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY RETIRED DELEGATE NOMINATION FORM” (found in the Fall Advocate or by using the link above). Nominations due January 15.
- To run as a Category 2 delegate, complete the “STATE DELEGATE NOMINATION FORM” found on p. 30 of the Fall Advocate or available online at: http://tsta.wufoo.com/forms/state-nomination-form-2014-denver/. Nominations due January 6.
QUESTIONS ABOUT ELECTIONS?
Contact Neocha Campbell in the Organizing Center for Executive and Governance at 877-ASK-TSTA, extension 1514, or email@example.com if you have questions regarding the elections.
TSTA-R ANNUAL MEETING / TSTA STATE CONVENTION
The TSTA-R Annual Meeting will be held on April 9 and 10, 2014, in Austin or San Marcos. (Location will be announced at a later date once arrangements are finalized.) The host committee is working to make it an informative and entertaining event. All TSTA-Retired members are eligible to attend and vote, and they are encouraged to take part in the business and fun.
The TSTA-R annual meeting will be followed by the TSTA state convention (House of Delegates) on April 11 and 12 at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos.
QUILT GIVEAWAY RETURNS!
TSTA-Retired regional presidents, state officers, and TSTA-R support staff at Headquarters are selling $2 tickets through April for the third TSTA-R themed quilt giveaway. The drawing will take place on Saturday, April 12th, at the TSTA House of Delegates in San Marcos.*
A photo of this year’s beautiful quilt is posted on the TSTA-Retired Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TSTAR.NEAR) and appears on p. 23 of the Winter Advocate magazine. The theme of the quilt is “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” and it was pieced and machine sewn by Carolyn Hesser of Buda. For more information, please call 214-398-0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or TSTA-R@tsta.org.
The quilt giveaway is an important fundraiser for TSTA-R, so the generous participation of TSTA-R members and supporters is encouraged and most welcomed!
*You do not have to be present to win!
SPRING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
The NEA-Retired Leadership Development and Organizing Conference is tentatively set for March 25-27 at the Galleria in Houston. Watch for more information in the NEA’s This Active Life magazine.
NEA-RETIRED ANNUAL MEETING
The NEA-Retired Annual Meeting is scheduled for June 28 and 29, 2014, in Denver, Colorado. Information will be available online at http://www.nea.org/retired and in future issues of This Active Life magazine. All TSTA-Retired members are eligible to attend.
NEA REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY
July 1-6, 2014, in Denver Colorado