151. How old is your local?
Did you know that you can find out when your local was incorporated by logging into MARS, NJEA's membership data system? Local presidents and membership chairs have access to this software. Your NJEA UniServ office could also help you.
The reason we're telling you about this is, you and your members might be surprised to learn how old your local is. Your local might have a special birthday approaching (such as a 50th year anniversary) that you could celebrate with your members. In any case, it's might be fun to put a "Since 1964" (such as the Pennsauken Education Association) or "Established in 1923" (like the Camden Education Association) on your official association documents.
Let your members know how long you've been around, and that you're not going anywhere.
Check out how members from the Monroe Township EA celebrated its 50th here: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/943ba8f9#/943ba8f9/12