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Convention Planning
 

Saturday Nov 12  2022
SWOEA RA and Learning Day
Please sign up for 2 Sessions

Tuesday Nov 15 2022
SWOEA Resolutions Committee

Monday  Nov 21 2002 , 05:00M  EXEC MEETING 
SWOEA Office

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OEA RA in Columbus

Monday December 12  
SWOEA Holiday EXECUTIVE Meeting

Thursday January 5  
Resolutions Meeting
SWOEA Office
Celebration Of PRESIDENTS DAY

MONDAY Jan 9 2023
COMMITTEE CHAIRS  Meeting
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HCRC COMMITTEE MEETING
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MONDAY JAN 16 
MLK DAY

 

MONDAY  JAN 23 2023
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

 

FREE to ALL MEMBERS! DOOR PRIZES & RAFFLES!

SWOEA Fall RA and Super Saturday of Learning

Saturday, November 12, 2022    Via Zoom 9:00 AM to Noon

  • SWOEA RA  Agenda   9:00 - 9:55     Session 1 10:00 -10:55   and      Session 2 11:00- 11:55                                                                                                                                                

  • Welcome and Announcements: Michael Fortman, SWOEA President 

  • Keynote Address: Ohio Education Association Officers and SWOEA President Michael Fortman

10:00 to Noon: Choose Any Two Super Saturday Learning Sessions OPEN TO ALL OEA MEMBERS

  1. Session I 10:00-10:55 Choose 1

  1. STRS Basics: Understanding Your Retirement System (for newer educators): Tamla Cole

  2. Getting Involved with Local School Board Elections: OEA BOD Member, Stacy Recker

  3. NEA MEMBER BENEFITS: Finding Value and Benefits in Membership: Guy Kendall-Freas, NEA MB

  4. Trauma Responsive Approach to Engaging  Students and Families Post Pandemic: DeLena Scales and Janine Harris Degitz Columbus Care Coalition 

  5. Learning Circles-Adjusting to the New Normal: Daria DeNoia, OEA Staff

  6. Cybersecurity: Stewart Graham 

  7. Leading through Equity: Natasha Hurt-Hayes, Princeton City Schools

  8. OTES 2 - Breaking it Down!: Lena Patton, Lockland City Schools

  1. Session II 11:00-11:55  Choose 1

A.    STRS Beyond the Classroom: Veteran to Within a Couple Years of Retirement: Tamla Cole

B.     Getting Involved with your Local Legislative Election: OEA BOD Member, Stacy Recker

C.    NEA MEMBER BENEFITS: Loan Forgiveness Program and Help for Members: Guy Kendall-Freas

D.     Trauma Responsive Approach to Engaging  Students and Families Post Pandemic: DeLena Scales and Janine Harris Degitz Columbus Care Coalition 

E.     Learning Circles-Adjusting to the New Normal: Daria DeNoia, OEA Staff

F.      Cybersecurity: Stewart Graham 

G.    Leading through Equity: Natasha Hurt-Hayes, Princeton City Schools

H.     OTES 2 - Breaking it Down!: Lena Patton, Lockland City Schools

 

Join us to earn CEUs, meet our awesome OEA staff, network with fellow members across our region, win door prizes and seize the opportunity to earn $500 for your local by meeting part of the 5-Star Award criteria. Please RSVP: Call 513-771-3319 or reply to this email: Please include your name, local association, phone and email address to Veria at sec-swoea@cinci.rr.com  by Nov 04, 2022. Please note your choices of sessions So we can prepare appropriately.   A Zoom link will be sent to the email you provide with your RSVP and will serve as a confirmation of your registration. 

 
MOURNING THE LOSS OF JORGE GONZALEZ

Jorge Gonzalez, of West Chester, Ohio, passed away Monday, October

18, 2021 at the young age of 56. He was born Thursday, July 29, 1965 in

Youngstown, Ohio.

Born with a servant's heart, Jorge embraced his career as a Spanish

teacher, working in public education for thirty-four years, thirty-two

years at Kings High School. He loved his students, genuinely admired

their accomplishments and talents, and praised their kindness and

maturity. He took the task of education very seriously, but never him-

self. Humor was the hallmark of his class and life.

Doing what he loved the most provided him the opportunity to meet

the one he loved the most, Karin Bishop, who was also a high school

teacher. The two were wed on July 19, 2003 in Bellarmine Chapel on Xavier University's campus. It was often

joked the two were high school sweethearts, they just met as adults teaching high school students. Jorge

found great joy in his family, especially in his daughter Lucy. Jorge wrote of Lucy: "Because of Lucy, I am a

better teacher and a better person. I want to leave her a legacy of goodness, generosity, kindness, and love.

She has made me more mindful of the unintentional harm that a person can cause another. Because of

Lucy, I am grateful for everything I am and have and every-thing I am not and don't have. Because of Lucy,

no matter what the future may bring, I will have joy and Love in my heart. She is a blessing."

Jorge was a tireless advocate for teachers locally and around the state, serving the Kings Education

Association, Southwest Ohio Education Association, and the Ohio Education Association. He served for

eight years on the OEA Board of Directors and most recently represented Ohio teachers on the Ohio

Education Standards Board. Jorge served the local community by organizing the Kings High School /

Hoxworth biannual blood drive in response to 9/11. Jorge served the wider community by organizing and

delivering textbooks and computers to Guatemala with Cooperative for Education and serving with

Back2Back Ministries mission trip to Mexico.

Jorge loved music, Bruce Springsteen, and playing guitar with friends. Over the years he played in salsa

bands and church groups, but his best music was always with friends on the patio. While he loved to cook,

he truly relished the opportunity to savor delicious food. Travel memories were organized by cuisine: the

lobster that kicked his ass in Maine, the Puerto Rican "chicken nuggets" in Columbus, the berry pie at

Glacier National Park. A car enthusiast, Jorge enjoyed driving cars, buying cars, and attending car shows.

Karin never worried when something "turned his head", because it would be followed by, "Wow! Check out

that '67!"

Jorge was preceded in death by: parents, Jose and Alicia Gonzalez; brother, Jose Gonzalez; and sister-in-law,

Lora Heckmann.

Jorge is survived by: wife, Karin Gonzalez; daughter, Lucy Gonzalez; siblings, Nancy (Mark) Mulcahy,

Frank (Andrea) Naples, and Gary Yanucci; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Anne Bishop; brother-

in-law, Trey Heckmann; nieces and nephews, Shannon Mulcahy Biggs, Neil Mulcahy, Chris Swantner

Grace Heckmann, and Sarah Heckmann; and many loving family members and friends.

Visitation will be Monday, October 25, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Mueller Funeral Home, 6791

Tylersville Road, Mason, Ohio 45040. Masks will be required to visit with the family.

A second visitation will be Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist

Church, 9080 Cincinnati Dayton Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069. Mass of Christian Burial will immediately

follow at 11:00 AM.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jorge Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship Fund at any Fifth Third

Bank location.

 

 

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SWOEA REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY, SUPER SATURDAY OF LEARNING, AND SILENT AUCTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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