See you at RA!

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARE EXPECTING

So … you are a new delegate! There is truly no way to describe the excitement of being surrounded by 8,000 fellow educators in a large convention hall when music is playing, people are dancing, and confetti is being shot out of canons, but the 2017 Representative Assembly is sure to please as always. There are so many exciting things to do, there really are too many to list, but here are some highlights.


1st … The Website

You have full access to everything happening at ra.nea.org.If you want to go green, every download you need will be on this site. There is also the latest agenda information, daily editions of the RA today and other RA business. What is the RA Today you ask? It is the daily magazine produced June 30-July 6 to let you know what New Business Items will be discussed, policy changes, and amendments to Standing Rules, Constitution and Bylaws, and Resolutions.


2nd … The APP

At the apple store or on googleplay, you are able to download the app for the NEA RA. Just search that term and the RA will be in the palm of your hand.


3rd … New Delegate Welcome

Saturday, July 1 from 1:30-3:00 in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center rear of Hall C all new delegate are invited to come and meet with the NEA Officers and Executive Committee.


4th … Community Service Opportunities

Every year, delegates can participate in community service opportunities.

You will be sent an email on June 14, 2017 with details of many service opportunities.


5th … Vendor Fair

Be sure to stop by the convention center June 30 and July 1 to visit vendors, get some free goodies, and have some fun!


6th … Lily’s Blackboard

Sign up for this informational email service that gives you up-to-date information about what is happening in the Association and the world of education! Sign up here: http://lilysblackboard.org/


Each day of the RA will highlight a different part of NEA’s mission and strategic goals.

Day 1: Union Strength - Member Advocacy

Day 2 Professional Practice

Day 3: Social Justice

Day 4: Our Mission


So come, have some fun, get active and remember to visit http://ra.nea.org for much more information!

RA Meeting Schedule:

Here is the schedule of Caucus Meetings to be held at the Westin Waterfront:


Friday June 30th - Bulfinch - 4:00- 5:30pm
Sunday July 2nd - Bulfinch - 12:00- 4:00pm
Monday July 3rd - Bulfinch - 12:00- 4:00pm*
Tuesday July 4th - Bulfinch - 12:00- 4:00pm
Wednesday July 5th - Bulfinch - 12:00- 4:00pm

* July 3rd will be our roundtabe. Some topics we are covering are (1) How to be involved in the local and state legislation (2) Jump Start (3) Recertification (4) What is National Board Certification
Check the NBCT Caucus website for more information.
We are selling NBCT pins for $10!
Read more about RA from the NEA website.
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