Both OEA and WEA Executive Boards met in separate meetings Wednesday, August 3. OEA's board includes our new leadership of Sara Byrd (Highland) VP, Ann Olsen (Shadow Valley) Board member with Lisa Vipperman (Highland) moving from VP to a Board member. Our board split into subcommittees to plan in three different goal areas 1)Recruitment and retention of membership 2)Public Relations and 3) Political and Community action. Our first Association Rep meeting will be held August 22 for our current and new building reps. We will be explaining our organizing plans for this year in light of the district's actions with collective bargaining. For the first year OEA has been excluded from new teacher orientation where we have done the majority of our recruitment.
WEA's team met with a new leadership team of Jo Egelund (Fremont) President, Cynthia Auble (South Ogden VP, and new board members Joan Iverson (Bonneville), and Sheri Hardy (Kanesville). Plans were made for the new teacher orientation meeting and AR training which be held August 18 at Orion Jr. High.