NEOEA-Retired Organizing Committee


The NEOEA-Retired Organizing Committee promotes the welfare of retired members of the North Eastern Ohio Education Association (NEOEA) by identifying particular concerns of retired members as topics for training workshops and social opportunities, by serving as a link between northeastern Ohio retired members and those in other districts, and by fostering communication within OEA-Retired.

Our goal is to provide you a resource to locate people and resources to assist you and keep you informed.  Please consider volunteering to serve on one of our Sub-Committees.  NEOEA-OEA-Retired members may use the Contact Us page to update their contact information or request log-in registration credentials for the NEOEA-Retired Member Only Page.  We need your input to help the website evolve to better assist you.   Submit your comments, questions, or contact updates on our Contact Us page.

NEOEA Candidates for OEA-R Delegate

Here are the eighteen candidates from NEOEA and the order that they will appear on the OEA Retired Delegate ballot.  See below to download the biographical summaries.

  • Bill Dorsey
  • Joyce M. Hives
  • Warren Hershberger
  • John Veverka
  • Homer Adams
  • Bill Lavezzi
  • Donna Smoot Walters
  • Norm Hillstrom
  • Nanci DiBianca
  • Lynnette Harris
  • Gary Hollow
  • Nancy Wonson
  • Debbie Bernauer
  • Marti Franks
  • Hank Haynes
  • Lynda Curry-Huston
  • Beryl M. Burkle
  • Lynn Aring

Fall 2017 OEA-Retired Elections

Voting information is at:

OEA-Retired elections for delegates to the 2017-2018 OEA Representative Assemblies is being conducted by Election America.

Online voting opens on October 2, 2017, and closes on October 31, 2017, at 5:00pm (eastern).

Election notices will be mailed on September 29 (and emailed, if on file) to OEA-Retired members with an individual Election Code and Voting PIN (you will need these to vote). If you have not received the notice by October 6, please contact Election-America at or call (888) 914-5654.

The deadline to request a paper ballot is October 13, 2017. If you would like to request a paper ballot, please contact Election-America by calling (888) 914-5654 or email at

Review the biographical information for the candidates:

Please note that it is not necessary to conduct an election for OEA-Retired Advisory Council – ECOEA Representative, as no one submitted their name to run. This position is still vacant.

Click Here to Vote!

OEA-Retired Spring Conference 2018

Wednesday April 18, 2018, at the Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409.

  • Registration: 9:40 – 10:15 AM
  • STRS/SERS Presentation
  • Fun activity
  • Lunch
  • Celebrating retirement
  • Ending Time 2:15 PM

Sponsored by SWOEA and WOEA Districts.  Contact OEA-R Advisory Council Reps Judy Buschle or Phil Long

RSVP by April 11, 2018, to SWOEA Office, C/O Claudia Miller, 270 Northland Blvd., P.O. Box 224, Cincinnati, OH 45246.

$25.00 per person.  All OEA-R members in are invited. Bring a friend! Download a OEA-R SPRING CONFERENCE 2018 registration form. For hotel accommodations contact: Marriott Courtyard.  Check the OEA-R Website.

Ohio Issue 2 – OEA Report

The Ohio Issue 2 – Drug Price Relief Act (2017) has been gaining a lot of attention.

OEA has not taken a position on this initiative; however, OEA Governmental Services has prepared a report to educate members on the issues involved.

Download the Ohio Issue 2 – OEA Report.

At the OEA Retired Fall Conference on September 14, 2017, STRS representatives reported that they, too, were studying the affects of the initiative on STRS Health Care programs.  Expect a decision from STRS soon.

POP5 – Protect Our Pensions – OEA Report

Many members have again received a solicitation from an organization called Protect Our Pensions, also known as POP5.  OEA and OEA Retired want you to know that  while there does not appear to be any inherent conflict between the stated goals of POP5 and OEA, it is important to note that there is nothing that POP5 is seeking to accomplish that OEA and our allies are not already working on.

Download the POP5 – OEA Report.

OEA-R Declaration of Candidacy Forms

OEA-Retired members are eligible to run for any of these positions.  Please consider running for one or more.  Download the appropriate form for your election. Online Voting information and requests for Mail-in ballots are sent to all OEA-R members after the filling deadlines.

Election Information, Deadlines, and Forms:


Retired Delegate to the OEA Representative Assembly

If you wish to be a candidate for OEA-Retired delegate to the OEA Representative Assemblies, you must file a Declaration of Candidacy form by September 20, 2017. Contact Carol Price at OEA (800) 282-1500 or (614) 227-3169 for more information.

Retired Declaration of Candidacy – OEA RA 2017


OEA-R Advisory Council Officers

The following positions on the OEA-R Advisory Council have a filing deadline of February 15, 2018. Forms are to be submitted to OEA Secretary/Treasurer.

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary

The term of office for these positions begins September 1, 2018 and ends August 31, 2021. These positions serve as automatic delegates to the OEA Representative Assembly by virtue of office. Contact Carol Price at OEA (800) 282-1500 or (614) 227-3169 for more information.

Declaration of Candidacy – OEA Retired Advisory Council Pres.VP.Sec. 2018-2021


Retired Delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly

If you wish to be a candidate for NEA-Retired delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly, you must file a Declaration of Candidacy form by February 15, 2018. Contact Carol Price at OEA (800) 282-1500 or (614) 227-3169 for more information.

NEA Retired Delegate Declaration of Candidacy – 2018



  • September 14, 2017
  • STRS Building, 7th Floor, 275 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215
  • Save the Date and Register Now
  • Open to all OEA Retired members

Morning speakers include the OEA Officers, OEA Executive Director Sheryl Mathis, and speakers from the Retirement Systems. Other interesting and informational sessions are being planned.

The afternoon will be devoted to a presentation on Social Justice, an issue facing students and society in general.

Note: FREE Parking is provided at the STRS building.

  • REGISTRATION: 9:30 a.m.
  • PROGRAM: 10:00 a.m.
  • LUNCH: 12:00 p.m.
  • PROGRAM 12:45 – 2:45
  • CONCLUSION: 3:00 p.m.

Complete and return the registration form (below) with your $15.00 registration fee by September 2nd to be eligible for door prizes. Lunch is included in the fee. You will be notified by email once your payment is received. Mail form and payment to:

  • P.O. Box 2550
  • Columbus, Ohio 43216-2136
  • ATTN: Todd Jaeck

Download Fall-2017-Conference Registration Form Now


Protect and Preserve Medicare and Social Security

Join Us Thursday, August 3, 2017
Trinity Cathedral
2230 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
9:00am -11:00am

Invited guest include;
Senator Sherrod Brown—Senator Rob Portman
Representative Marcia Fudge—Representative David Joyce
Representative Marcy Kaptur—Representative Jim Renacci
Faith Based, Healthcare Professionals, President of Ohio ARA and AARP State Representatives

Sponsor – Senior Voice!
Co-Sponsors – AARP; Alliance for Retired Americans; Pam Rosado

It’s your money and your benefits. You earned it!
Learn how the American Healthcare Act will change your healthcare.
This is your opportunity to let your congressional representatives know that Medicare and Social Security are important to you.

Now is the time for us to SPEAK UP !
Questions: Call Wynne 216-881-7200 or 965-5928

Download the 2017 Forum Flyer.

NEOEA-R 2017 Spring Conference

NEOEA-R will hold its eighth Spring Retired Conference at the NEOEA Conference Center on April 19, 2017 at the NEOEA Conference Center in Garfield Heights, just off I-480.  All NEOEA-R and ORTA members in northeastern Ohio are invited.

Download a 2017 NEOEA-Retired Spring Conference flyer/registration form.

Look for your registration form in the March newsletter.  Cost is only $20; free parking.


  •   9:30     Check in & Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00     Introductions and Welcome
  • 10:30     Breakout Session 1
  • 11:35     Breakout Session 2
  • 12:30     Lunch
  •               Ice Cream Social provided by NEA Member Benefits

Breakout session topics (pick two)

  • STRS by Tamla Cole: Tamla will present a brief overview of 2017 STRS Pension Reform changes and the status of the pension and health care funding.
  • NEA MBingo! by Guy Kendall-Freas: This session will highlight the newest NEA Member Benefits and provide an overview of the many ways members are saving money and will be presented in a BINGO format where members not only learn but will win lots of prizes, too!
  • Legislative Update by Scott DiMauro: 132nd General Assembly and other current issues.
  • Tech Tips by Bill Lavezzi: An interactive look at how retirees use technology: social media (Facebook and Twitter), photo sharing, and video calling.