Each year, member-delegates elected from chapters throughout the state gather at the annual OSEA Conference as the union’s governing body. The delegates who attend determine member dues, approve OSEA’s annual budget, elect state officers and zone directors, vote on resolutions, as well as ensure the mission and goals of the union reflect the interests of its members.
Conference 2017 — our 79th — will be held June 22-24 at the Red Lion on the River in Portland.
To prepare for Conference
Below are tasks each chapter needs to do prior to attending this year’s Conference:
TOP PRIORITY — Make your hotel reservations NOW at the Red Lion on the River by calling 503-283-4466. Let the hotel know you are with the Oregon School Employees Association. Prices start at $121 per night plus tax. (This price includes up to two people per room.)
Other hotels nearby are the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Portland-Jantzen Beach, 2300 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217, 503-283-8000 and Oxford Suites Portland-Jantzen Beach, 12225 N. Jantzen Drive, Portland, OR 97217, 503-283-3030.
RESOLUTIONS — Feb. 1 is the deadline for submitting proposed amendments (resolutions) to the OSEA Constitution. Download a resolution submission form and send your proposal to the OSEA Resolutions/Constitution Committee, 4735 Liberty Road S., Salem, OR 97302. Click here for more about the submission process.
CONFERENCE ELECTIONS — March 1 is the deadline for submitting a completed officer or delegate nomination form for the following positions: Zone I, III, V and VII directors; American Association of Classified School Employees (AACSE) director and alternate director; and Oregon AFL-CIO Convention delegate. Voting will take place on the last day of Conference.
NOMINATE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR — March 15 is the deadline for nominating someone in your chapter for Employee of the Year, one of the highest honors the union bestows on members. Click here to download an Employee of the Year nomination form. The winner will be honored throughout the three days of Conference.
ELECT CONFERENCE DELEGATES — Hold chapter meetings during the months of March, April or May and elect Conference delegates. Click here for a link regarding the proper procedure for selecting chapter delegates. Mail or email a copy of the chapter meeting minutes when you elect your Conference delegates to the OSEA Conference/Credentials Committee, 4735 Liberty Road S., Salem, OR 97302 or email@example.com.
REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE — All Conference delegates must register with the State Office before Conference. Registration forms will be sent to chapter presidents and secretaries, as well as made available for download, by March 1. To have registration forms mailed to your chapter, call 800-252-6732.
SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE FOR CONFERENCE DELEGATES — If your chapter needs financial assistance to attend Conference, please complete and send a request for scholarship assistance to OSEA, 4735 Liberty Road S., Salem, OR 97302.