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Professional development, conferences, and scholarships are open to all members

JANUARY 25, 2020

Planning for your retirement begins the first day you begin working. ECOEA has a full lineup of financial education sessions to make your money work for you, both as you begin saving for retirement and maximizing your money today.

Choose your session path beginning with an early-bird session at 8:00 AM with all sessions ending at noon. All attendees will hear from Thomas Tornabene, Investment Advisor for the Ohio Deferred Compensation 457B plan in the 9:00 session .

Build the rest of your workshop schedule from:
  • UNDERSTANDING YOUR PAYCHECK-Presenter Julie Nelson, President of ECOEA and North Canton EA (Early Bird 8:00 AM session)
  • STRS FINANCIAL FITNESS-STRS Presenter John Buch (for certified members)
  • GETTING TO KNOW SERS-Presenter Cameron Vaughan, Member Education SERS (for classified members)
  • ERASING STUDENT LOAN AND DEBT-Presenter Guy Kendall-Freas, NEA Member Benefits
  • CREATING A LOW COST PINTEREST-WORTHY CLASSROOM-Presenter Casey Boehm, O.N.E. member, Bowling Green EA (you may already follow her on Instragram @organizeandeducate)
This is a breakfast workshop and is FREE to all ECOEA members. Find out more details, registration link and refundable deposit policy on our website at You can even bring a guest for a $15 guest fee, OEA-Retired $10 fee.
Deadline to register and receipt of deposit is January 18, 2020 OR when seating capacity is reached. Don't miss this opportunity to get smart about your finances!
ECOEA Scholarships to the OEA Advocacy & Organizing Institute are available by application now. ECOEA offers 20 scholarships of $50 by reimbursement to locals for members to attend.
The deadline to apply for an ECOEA scholarship is January 15, 2020. Use the button below to apply to ECOEA.
The AOI registration site is now open. You are encouraged to register first regardless of your scholarship status so that you get the sessions you want.The Advocacy and Organizing Institute (formerly the Collective Bargaining Conference) is the most affordable conference for your members to attend. The $100 fee includes hotel (double occupancy), meals, conference registration, as well as social activities. Don't miss this affordable and informative conference at the Columbus Sheraton at Capitol Square, February 6-8, 2020!
ECOEA Annual Legislative Dinner will be Friday, March 6, 2020 at LaPizzaria Ristorante in Canton. Join us for an evening with our state legislators and state Board of Education members to talk about the issues you face in your classroom and public education in Ohio.
  • 6:00 PM Registration and networking-cash bar
  • 6:30 PM Dinner
  • 7:30 PM Program
  • 9:00 PM Networking
We are honored to have NEA Secretary-Treasurer Princess Moss join us as a special guest this evening along with OEA President Scott DiMauro.
Registration is now open and is free to all members. As with all our events, a security deposit of $10 in advance will hold your reservation and is returned when you attend. Non-member guests are welcome for a $15 fee. The ECOEA-Retired member fee is $10. See the ECOEA website for complete details.
Quinn Scholarships for Members and Students
Each spring ECOEA honors our first Executive Director and Secretary--William and Dolores Quinn--with two scholarships. The deadline for these scholarships is March 1, 2020. The scholarships will be presented at the ECOEA Spring Representative Assembly on Saturday, April 25, 2020.
The Quinn Educational Scholarship for Members is open to ALL members for continuining education in their current field. The amount of the scholarship is $500 and is paid by reimbursement upon receipt of substantiating documentation. The scholarship is awarded by lottery drawing from all applicants. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. The application is available at the button below.
The Quinn Educational Scholarship for Students is open to children of members who are students studying for a degree in education. The Quinn for Students is an award of $1,500 that is paid directly to the university or college where the student is enrolled. Students must show proof of enrollment in an education program at a degree-granting institution. The winner is drawn from all eligible applicants. Students should apply on the ECOEA website using the button below by the March 1, 2020 deadline.
The Declaration of Candidacy for the vacant OEA Board of Directors ECOEA Unit 1 position must be received at OEA by February 10, 2020 for the 2020-2023 term. You must be a member of Unit 1 to serve.
The last day to file to be a State-funded Delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly is January 31, 2020 . The NEA RA will be in held in Atlanta, July 1-6, 2020. The NEA Rep Assembly is the largest deliberative democratic assembly in the world and adheres to Roberts Rules of Order to conduct the business of the association with over 8,000 delegates in the assembly room. The NEA State Delegate Declaration of Candidacy must be received at OEA by January 31.
NEA Member Benefits has a new tool available free to all members and their familes that can identify which of the variety of repayment plans are most economically advantageous and available for each member's situation. The tool also outlines the steps necessary to receive student loan forgiveness. Use this button to find out more!
Guy Kendall-Freas of NEA Member Benefits will be presenting a session on Student Loan Repayment at our Finances for All Educators workshop on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Join us to find out more about this program!
Registration is now open for the NEA Post-Summit Conference in Orlando, Florida, March 15-16, for our retired members. The Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. ECOEA has a $500 scholarship available for an ECOEA-Retired member to attend. More information about the ECOEA Scholarship is available on the ECOEA website . The Scholarship is by reimbursement.
Please call the ECOEA office at (330) 499-8587 if you are interested in receiving the Scholarship.
Retired members can keep up to date on the ECOEA-Retired website.
Per ECOEA Policy 3.6 Access to Financial Reports-the monthly Executive Committee financial report is available to any member upon request.
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