Conference 2019

Each OSEA chapter can elect members as delegates to our annual Conference where, over the course of three days, they will vote on resolutions, approve our annual budget, elect state officers and zone directors, as well as ensure the mission and goals of the union reflect the interests of our members.

Shortly after the start of 2019, each chapter will receive a memo with a list of specific tasks they will need to complete to send delegates to Conference. This webpage will also be regularly updated with the information and forms needed to prepare for Conference.

When and where is our next Conference?

OSEA’s 81st Conference will be held June 27-29, 2019, at the Red Lion on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland.

Countdown to Conference 2019

Below are some key Conference tasks and deadlines:


SUBMIT NOMINATIONS FOR CONFERENCE ELECTIONS — March 1 is the deadline for submitting a completed officer or delegate nomination form to be included in the May-June Journal. The following positions are open for election: president, vice president and secretary; directors for Zones I, III, IV, V and VII; American Association of Classified School Employees (AACSE) director and alternate director; and Oregon AFL-CIO Convention delegates. (You will also need to complete this questionnaire if you plan to run for Oregon AFL-CIO Convention delegate.) Voting will take place on the last day of Conference.

NOMINATE MEMBERS FOR AWARDS — Chapters have the opportunity to nominate members for three awards that will be given out at Conference: Lifetime Member, Government Relations Member Advocate and OSEA Employee of the Year.

March 1 is the deadline for Lifetime Membership and Government Relations Member Advocate nominations. Lifetime membership is the highest honor the association can bestow on a member; nominees must have provided outstanding service to the union that clearly sets them apart from other members. The Member Advocate Award honors members who have been outstanding government relations activists and leaders.

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; 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.

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, in early spring. 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.

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