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OEA-R Delegate election results are in! See the OEA-R Delegates from NEOEA-R on our Delegates page.
OEA-Retired Election Results – 2019-2020 OEA Representative Assemblies Delegates
The Ohio Education Association’s Division of Retired (OEA-Retired) is allocated a total of 45 delegates to the 2019-2020 OEA Representative Assemblies. The OEA-Retired Guidelines state that the following members of the OEA-Retired Advisory Council shall serve as automatic delegates by virtue of office:
OEA-Retired Advisory Council:
Ballots to elect an additional 28 delegates were conducted by Election America. There were a total of 836 votes casted – (62 paper ballots received). District votes are as follows:
OEA-R Retired Alternates:
OEA-R Delegate Voting Procedures – Vote online during October!
OEA-R members should look for an email and/or a postcard “Vote now in the OEA 2019 Elections” from “Ohio Education Association <email@example.com>”. Everyone will get a postcard or an email with an explanation and instructions for requesting a paper ballot by October 15. The email and the postcard provide an “Election Code” and a “Voting PIN” along with a link to the voting page. Please vote online no later than Friday, October 31, 2019. For more information, candidate biographies, and to vote online; go go to https://www.ohea.org/oea-retired-members. You can also download the candidate biographies here: 09.24.2019_Retired-Delegate-Bios-rev-9-24-19.
OEA-R members will elect 27 Delegates to the OEA Representative Assembly from a field of 34 candidates. The 18 OEA-Retired Advisory Council members are automatic delegates by virtue of office, for a delegation of 45 delegates and 7 alternates by order of votes.
Please support the 16 candidates from NEOEA. Here are the candidates from NEOEA and the order that they will appear on the OEA Retired Delegate ballot. Download the 09.24.2019_Retired-Delegate-Bios-rev-9-24-19.
OEA-R Statewide Fall Conference
September 11, 2019
225 E. Broad Street
Columbus. OH 43215
Note: FREE parking is provided at the STRS building. Choose two topics from the list below:
Complete and return the registration with your $20.00 registration fee by September 1, 2019 to be eligible for door prizes. Lunch is included in the fee. You will be notified by email once your payment is received. Download Registration form at http://oea-r.ohea.us/events/fall-conference/ .
The Ohio NEA-R delegation consists of nine delegate seats; the Chair is a delegate by virtue of office. There were 27 candidates running for the remaining 8 seats: nine candidates are from NEOEA; five from NCOEA; three from Central; three from WOEA; two from ECOEA; two from SWOEA; one from Capital; one from EOEA; and one from NWOEA. There were a total of 901 votes cast. There were 100 paper ballot request – only 2 were returned.
2019 NEA RA RETIRED DELEGATES (by votes):
By Virtue of Office, Sears, Bill (SWOEA); Dorsey, William (NEOEA); Adams, Homer O. (NEOEA); Traxler, Donald (NWOEA); Long, Phil (WOEA); Binegar, Mary (CENTRAL); Kinsey, Carol (ECOEA); Terrell, Willie (WOEA); Franks, Marti (NEOEA); .
Hudson, Deloris Rome (SWOEA); Ham, Peg (NEOEA); Walters, Donna Smoot (NEOEA); Catalano, Barbara (NEOEA); Buschle, Judith (SWOEA); Mitchell, Steven (NEOEA); Purdy, Kathleen (ECOEA); Corbin, Jeff (CAPITAL); Alcock, Barry (CENTRAL); Rahn, Jane (WOEA); Hives, Joyce (NEOEA); Vickery, Wil (CENTRAL); Mayer, Becky (NCOEA); Swank, O. Christina Wall (NCOEA); Hoyes, John (EOEA); Novak, Judy Richey (NCOEA); Adams, Tina (NCOEA); and Skocic, R. Joyce (NCOEA).
OEA-R Advisory Council NEOEA Representative
(Term: September 1, 2018 – July 14, 2021):
Mark your calendars for the OEA-R Spring Conference on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the STRS Building for a morning session and the Franklin Park Conservatory in the afternoon. Check http://oea-r.ohea.us/events/spring-conference/ for more details.
Morning speakers include STRS Deputy Executive Director Gary Russell, who will review the status of STRS, and Ohio Teacher of the year Jonathon Juravich. Other topics include the Inter-Generational Mentoring Grant, New Educator Campaign, and Lobby Days.
We will spend the afternoon at the beautiful Franklin Park Conservatory located at 1777 E. Broad Street. We will have a docent led tour of the building and grounds. Parking is free at the STRS building.
Complete and return the registration form with your $25.00 registration fee by March 27, 2019. Lunch is included in the fee. You will be notified by email once your payment is received. Download a registration form at: http://oea-r.ohea.us/files/2019/02/OEA-R-SPRING-CONFERENCE-2019.pdf.
OEA Retired appoints retired members to serve on the OEA Standing Committees.
Two vacancies now exist. Names of persons interested in being considered for appointment to the position of OEA-R Representative to the following committees are now being accepted.:
Please submit your name to the OEA-R Chair John Hoyes firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to the Vice Chair Bill Sears at email@example.com no later than midnight Friday, May 4, 2018 indicating you wish to be considered for the appointment to this position. Please include a brief statement listing your qualifications and reason for wanting to serve OEA-R in this position. Final approval of a recommendation from OEA-R must be approved by the OEA Board of Directors.
Committee members are expected to attend all meetings, stay until the end, and fully participate. The duties of OEA-R Representatives to OEA Committees are:
This committees meets two (2) times per fiscal year.
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.
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.
Join Us Thursday, August 3, 2017
2230 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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.