Several times a year, all the local presidents and UniServ presidents from around the state gather to share ideas. Today was one of those meetings. We discussed recruiting new members, the Education Jobs Fund, alternative pay (which it is believed will be presented in the coming legislative session), the UEA Convention, and NEA Member Benefits.
The program for the UEA Convention will be mailed to you. I encourage you to look through it. There are a lot of great break out sessions and general sessions planned, including a political lunch on Thursday to meet Gary Herbert and Peter Coroon, who are running for governor. You can also visit UEA Convention Program to see the details. If you know a teacher in their first 2-3 years, Friday is the New Educators' Workshop focusing on the needs of new teachers, though veterans are welcome to attend as well. UEA is celebrating 100 years of conventions, so lots of great celebrations are planned.