FRI SEPTEMBER 4, 05:30PM
SWOEA RETIRED COMMITTEE
MON SEPTEMBER 07
FRI SEPTEMBER 11
SAT SEPTEMBER 12
OEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MON SEPTEMBER 21, 05:30PM
TUE SEPTEMBER 22, 05:30PM
CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE
WED SEPTEMBER 23, 04:00PM
SWOEA MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE
WED SEPTEMBER 23, 05:30PM
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MON SEPTEMBER 28, 05:00PM
SWOEA PRESIDENT MIKE FORTMAN EXPLAINS HOW TO GET YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT!
Our new SWOEA President Mike Fortman teaches you how easy it is to
complete an absentee ballot. Simply go to your county’s website and
download (or apply by mail), fill out, and sign, then lick it and stick it in
SWOEA MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP
The Southwestern Ohio Education Association Member Scholarship was established by the Executive
Committee and presented to the Representative Assembly in the spring of 2003.
The $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to a member pursuing a career advancement course of study.
Applicants must be a current member and have been a member of the Southwestern Ohio Education
Association for the last three consecutive years. SWOEA membership must be maintained during the
duration of the award. In order to sustain SWOEA membership, consideration will not be given to those
seeking administrative certification or licensure. A member may receive this scholarship only once.
Current members of the SWOEA Executive Committee will not be considered for the scholarship. The
completed application must be received in the SWOEA office by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
Criteria and Additional Information:
The applicant must be pursuing a career advancement course of study.
The scholarship must be used for coursework and related costs.
Funds will be dispersed upon receipt of a summary of progress, grade card, or transcript. You must also include a copy of your receipt for tuition, books, etc.
The coursework must be started within one year of the award date and funds must be used within three years of the receipt of the award. Funds may be dispersed at various intervals within the 3 years.
The finalists must be available for an interview on the afternoon of Sunday, November 8, 2020.
The scholarship recipient will be announced to the Fall Representative Assembly on November 14, 2020.
To apply simply click on the red "Member Scholarship Application" button above. This will take you directly to the google form you will need to complete.
NEWS & EVENTS
NEWS & EVENTS
A CALL TO ACTION FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT SWOEA RETIRED!
As educators you've experienced the result of good legislation: school nurses, new buildings, laws and
protecting children. You've also experienced the result of bad legislation: inadequate school funding, ed
choice, over testing, school grade cards, state takeovers, and unrealistic demands on your time.
Let's work to select candidates who have been endorsed by OEA! These candidates have a good under-
standing of what. it takes. to educate children. Please check the list of OEA Endorsed Candidates below on
and their photos on the SWOEA Website Photos Page. Support them with your volunteerism and your vote!
Each week we will send you a CALL TO ACTION to help us continue to elect public officials who have our
back and who will support our students.
Your Action Items for Week Three are:
1. Mary E Binegar, retired Special Education teacher, is running for State Board of Education. District 10
(see map to the right). She could use ALOT of help. Mary is running because she believes ‘Teachers need to
be at the table when policies and laws are enacted that impact Ohio’s education system’. State Board of Education.
District 10 (see map). She could use ALOT of help. Mary is running because she believes ‘Teachers need to be at the table
when policies and laws are enacted that impact Ohio’s education system’. Contact Mary at email@example.com ASAP to
find out how you can support her any way you can!
to author HB 305. Call your Representative today and urge their support. HB 305 addresses school funding issues. The
next step is to get it through the House Finance Committee.
OEA 2020 ENDORSED CANDIDATES
OHIO SUPREME COURT CANDIDATES
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATE
Mary Binegar (OEA-R) District 10
ADAMS COUNTY CANDIDATES
OHIO SENATE SD14 Ryan Ottney-D
OHIO HOUSE HD90-No Position
BROWN COUNTY CANDIDATES
OHIO SENATE SD14 Ryan Ottney-D
OHIO HOUSE HD66-No Position
BUTLER COUNTY CANDIDATES
OHIO SENATE SD4 Kathy Wyenandt-D
CLERMONT COUNTY CANDIDATES
HAMILTON COUNTY CANDIDATES
OHIO SENATE SD8 Louis Blessing-R
HIGHLAND COUNTY CANDIDATES
OHIO SENATE SD17
OHIO HOUSE HD91-Scott Daily-D
MONTGOMERY COUNTY CANDIDATES
WARREN COUNTY CANDIDATES
OEA VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT