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As you may know, the Galesburg Education Association along with the Illinois Education Association has voted to give our support to Bill Butts for the upcoming election on Nov. 8th. Pam Davidson, the Knox County Democratic Chair has contacted us to ask for our help. They need volunteers for Sat. and Sun. from 9:30 to approximately 3:00. If you could help for even two hours it would be greatly appreciated. Lunch will be provided at around 12:00. They are expecting Cheri Bustos, Bill Butts and possibly other representative to be there. It is my understanding that the GEA family and friends are needed to help canvass the Knoxville area. Volunteers will have a quick training around 9:30. It will be a set of simple instructions. Volunteers will be allowed to work in groups or alone. The address for us to meet is 323 E Main St. in Galesburg. This is the Knox County Democrats Headquarters. I know this is a short notice but it is our opportunity to help elect someone that is a strong supporter for the GEA. Bill Butts stood behind us during the strike. Mr. Butts is a strong supporter of unions. If you can please help, all you have to do is show up at the headquarters around 9:30. You can call me if you have questions. I plan on being there by 9:30 tomorrow morning. I hope to have several of you there with me to show that the G.E.A. stands behind those that stand up for us.
Galesburg Education Association
Galesburg’s Labor Day Parade!
Bring your families and walk with us as we represent our profession with pride.
We will gather on Chambers St. between 9:30 and 9:45 on Monday, September 8 (exact line-up location will be sent out soon).
If you have them, wear your GEA or School Shirts.
Signs with positive messages are welcome.
Minutes from AR Meetings will be posted each month. Members will need to log in to view them.
Monthly AR meetings begin at 4:00 pm at the GEA office.(2101 Windish) Meeting dates: September 21, October 19, November 16, December 14, January 25, February 22, March 21, April 18 and the retirement reception on May 2.
Our first GEA meeting for the 2015-2016 school year will be on Monday, August 17 at the GEA office. The office is located at 2101 Windish Drive, second floor conference room. We begin at 4:00 p.m. All members are welcome. If you are interested in being an AR for your building, please contact Dave Sharp (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here it is folks… as promised.
Sign up using the Google Doc HERE.
It’s time. At the beginning of the year we discussed what needed to be done “this spring”.
It’s your chance to make a difference. Help spread the word and VOTE!
April 7th Election for Galesburg
-Members of the Board of Education
THERE ARE 3 WAYS TO VOTE
(1) Early Voting has started!!!
-Vote at Galesburg Election Office (City Hall across Broad Street from Library)
– Monday – Friday 8-5
– Voters need a Government issued photo ID (Drivers License)
(2) Absentee Voting
– Submit application to Election Office by April 2, 2015
– Voters do not need a reason or excuse to vote absentee
(3) Election Day: Tuesday., April 7, 6am-7pm
– Vote at your regular precinct assigned polling location
Note the area for School Board contains a location for two write in candidates; candidate running for write in is: Jean Ann Glasnovich. It is totally acceptable to bring in a “cheat sheet” to help remember write in candidates names and spelling.
IF YOU NEED CARDS TO HAND OUT CONTACT ROXANNE OR RUSS.
WE HAVE PLENTY.
GET OUT AND VOTE!
On Wednesday, March 18, the candidates running for District #205 were notified of the outcome of the information gathered at the GEA forum. Using that information, and with guidance from building AR’s at the March GEA meeting, the following information was shared with each candidate.
GEA would like to thank you for your willingness to serve on the District #205 School Board, as well as participating in the GEA School Board Forum.
Based on a favorable score of 80% or higher from the membership that attended the forum on March 10, the GEA has approved the support of three candidates for the District #205 School Board. While it was clear that all the candidates were qualified for the seats currently open, the system that was in place to use in this decision was based on input from those present. The representatives that discussed the issue of supporting candidates struggled with this decision, and felt this method was fair to all candidates. Candidates are arranged in order in which they appear on the ballot.
Tianna Cervantez and
H. Wayne Statham
All other townships:
Jean Ann Glasnovich (write in)
Mrs. Pickrel could not be recommended using the forum scoring due to her prior commitment to work at the Steele Musical. While she did attend, she was only able to answer two questions which skewed her scoring.
The dates for the 2014-2015 AR/Exec Meetings have been set.
4:00 PM at the GEA Office.
Jan. 26 *
May – Retirement reception
*NOT a third Monday due to holiday or Board meeting
Nominations for the IEA-RA in Chicago, IL on April 16 0 18, 2015 are now open until Nov. 12.
Contact Amanda Aberle for forms.
The election will be held Dec. 3.