What's on your calendar?

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What's on your calendar?

Postby JimBoice » January 2nd, 2014, 10:57 am

So we had an idea to begin a new thread here and post a running calendar of things local presidents often do and when they often do them. We'll be adding to this calendar every time we hear about something, so check in often. After the calendar starts taking shape, we'll consider emailing it to local presidents as a list of recommended actions each month.

Please help us with the calendar by posting here what's on your to-do list each month, and we'll add it to the running calendar.

There are some calendars already posted here on the message board, including this one about creating a new member program: http://www.njea.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=35 :mrgreen:
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

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Re: What's on your calendar?

Postby JimBoice » January 2nd, 2014, 11:06 am

Note: in planning your president's calendar, remember to consult your district's calendar as well as NJEA's calendar. You can find NJEA's calendar on njea.org or by downloading the NJEA app.

Another helpful hint is to involve your school PTA/PTO when planning your calendar to ensure that your members are offering support to their activities. PTA events offer great opportunities for you to show your support via PRIDE funding and member volunteers!

SAMPLE PRESIDENT'S CALENDAR

September

-- Consider hosting a general membership meeting: http://www.njea.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=123
-- Welcome new members.
-- Plan for American Education Week.
-- Prepare a voter registration drive.
-- Submit a release to your members on your plan / goals for the year. Review events and activities held over the summer.
-- Plan for disseminating information to members about candidates for the November election.
-- Make plans to attend NJEA's Fall Focus meeting.
-- Host an orientation / training for new ARs.
-- Encourage members to enroll for spring tuition reimbursement.
-- Check all members' schedules to ensure they do not violate the contract.
-- Plan and start to deal with your LAFAP.
-- Ensure that your local officers' report has been filed with the UniServ office and includes all your new ARs and committee chairs.

October

-- Send the names of non-members to NJEA for processing.
-- Complete plans for American Education Week.
-- Publicize NJEA PAC endorsed candidates.
-- Plan a "meet the candidates night" by working with your NJEA UniServ field rep.
-- Contact candidates about their attitudes towards education and publicize it to your members. Work with your NJEA UniServ field rep.
-- Attend the Jim George Collective Bargaining Summit.
-- Plan to attend the NJEA Convention.

November

-- NOV 1 -- Submit the LAFAP form to NJEA.
-- Participate in American Education Week.
-- Encourage voter turnout.
-- Publish election results.
-- Encourage members to attend the NJEA Convention.
-- Recruit members to attend NJEA's Winter Leadership Conference.

December

-- Order and distribute the 24 hour helpline brochures to help members deal with holiday blues.
-- Send a greeting card to legislators, newspeople, community friends, etc.
-- Plan winter social activity for members.
-- Make plans to attend the NJEA Human Rights Celebration and dinner.
-- Examine the tentative Board of Education budget.
-- Encourage friendly candidates for Board of Education to file petition for the upcoming election.

January

-- Host a retirement workshop for members within three years of retirement.
-- If your Board of Education elections are held in April, prepare for them.
-- Evaluate association programs to date.
-- Make plans to attend the NJEA Legislative Conference.
-- Nominate candidates for new association officers.

February

-- Plan a mid-winter social activity.
-- Nominate NEA Representative Assembly Delegates.

March

-- Conduct local association election of officers and elect NEA Representative Assembly Delegates.
-- Prepare local association annual dinner for ARs, exec board members, and officers.
-- Ask all local association committees to make recommendations for future initiatives and goals.
-- Recruit members to attend the NJEA Summer Leadership Conference.

April

-- Make arrangements for those attending the NJEA Summer Leadership Conference.
-- Prepare for election of ARs.
-- Prepare committee appointments for next year.
-- Arrange with the administration to receive the name and address of all new members as hired over the summer.
-- Remind members to vote in NJEA elections.
-- Notify NJEA of any local association dues increases.
-- Encourage members to apply for fall tuition reimbursement.
-- Begin planning next year's association program and goals. Build next year's association budget around them.

May

-- Pre for new member orientation program.
-- Report to membership the "state of your association."
-- Prepare local association budget for next year.
-- Finalize plans for the annual association dinner.
-- Have membership vote to permit officers to conduct the business of the association over the summer.
-- Finalize members names attending the NJEA Summer Leadership Conference.
-- Certify local dues amounts to NJEA.

June

-- Finalize fall new member orientation meetings and events.
-- Prepare AR training programs.
-- Adopt an association budget for next year.
-- Prepare association program for next year.
-- Hold annual association dinner.
-- Recruit candidates to run for board of education elections in November.

July / August

-- July is the filing date for board of education candidates running for election in November.
-- Order your member engagement tools from NJEA: http://www.njea.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=114
-- Hold an engaging members meeting: http://www.njea.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=111
-- Attend NJEA's Summer Leadership Conference.
-- Plan local association PRIDE program for next year and submit paperwork.
-- Contact committee chairpersons and meet with them.
-- Meet with your NJEA UniServ field rep to plan your local association program and goals for next year.
-- Continue work of association programs for next year.
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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