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President’s Message

Dear Colleagues,

The year is quickly winding down…very little in the way of actual days and so much in the way of professional responsibilities.

Your Building Reps and fellow pension activists have given you EVERYTHING you need to advocate for yourself…and for your pension. It could be getting text alerts, writing to legislators, getting more information about the pension crisis, doing face to face work…many things. The option…and the RESPONSIBILITY is yours!

We have seen our Association pull together and unite for our “Back in the Black” for pensions days on payday. Check out http://eastwindsorea.org/2015/05/18/ewea-is-back-in-the-black/ for us in all our united glory. We will keep doing it since the message is being heard by the legislature. This unity will help us in the long run as negotiations with the Board begins. We are strong when we are united.

We would like to thank the following people for giving back to you, the members, by being part of the EWEA Executive Board. You have NO IDEA of the hours they have put in, their willingness to go “above and beyond”, the headaches I have given them.
PLEASE make sure you take a moment to thank them for their service:
Kathy Borden: Grievance Chair:
Hector Bravo: Legislative Action Team co-chair
Karen Bravo: Legislative Action Team co-chair
Jackie Cantagallo: EMK Building Rep
Cindy Ettenhuber: HHS Building Rep
Anjali Shahani : CST Rep
Debby Scherholz: HHS Building Rep…forever!

We would also like to congratulate the following EWEA members who are saying “Goodbye” to the East Windsor Regional School District and moving forward to other adventures. They will be recognized at the next Board meeting:
Valerie Black
Kathleen Borden
Hector Bravo
Karen Bravo
Ilene Couturier
Judith Friedmann
Donna Graham
Elizabeth Holtzman
Maryanne Pagano
Diane Pasternick
Linda Petraglia
Deborah Scherholz
Ellen Schneider
Gail Siggelakis
Susan Stringfellow
Susan Wilczewski
Joanne Zapicchi
Irene Zurakowski

Finally, we would like to welcome the following members who decided to “take the plunge” and represent you in a fuller capacity. Please welcome them and “shower” them with support:
Rachel Cunningham: LAT chairperson
Graham Heilweil : HHS Building Rep
Randi Tompkins-Byock: Grievance Chairperson
Leigh Tsujino: CST Rep
Sarah Vandervort: EMK Buiding Rep
Helene Weintraub: HHS Building Rep

Even though summer is upon us (yippee!!), we promise to keep you updated and informed through your home email address. If you are NOT SURE if we have it, please send it to me at school. We are also constantly updating you about the good, the bad and the VERY ugly on the EWEA Facebook page. Friend us! We promise to not borrow money :)
AND…drum roll please…we even have a Twitter account. Find us so we can tweet…or twit…or whatever we do with that :)
We need YOU to also stay informed and STAY ACTIVE, because our strength is in our NUMBERS.

With pride… Ellen Ogintz

President

EWEA

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