SEA side with Chery 10-26-17

It’s Fall and it feels like it.

*    Membership cards are late

Due to a delay in printing at the printing company, membership cards are late in being distributed this year. Please know that you can access your membership card digitally and download it to your mobile device by visiting the Members Only section of the IEA website. If you or your members need assistance doing this, please contact IEA Connect through the “Let’s Talk” button on the IEA website, at 844-IEA-1800 or at

* Nomination forms for our next election are due to Kelly O’Reilly at the RAC by November 20.  If you’re interested in running for Region council, or representing SEA as an association rep or an Ethnic Minority rep at the 2018 IEA Representative Assembly April 19-21.
*The Village Tavern is again offering all D54 members a 20% discount on their meal for the whole month of November in honor of American Education Week. Please show your ID when presented with your personal bill and the discount will be honored.
*Wellness Screenings are being offered again in district. Please take a look at the attached flyers if you are interested.
*Our bargaining proposal sheet is attached.  You may use this one or go to our website fill it out and it will go straight into the folder online – for only my eyes. You do not need to have all the information that is being asked on the form to fill it out.
Have a great weekend – keep warm and dry and if you celebrate Halloween – have a safe and fun Day J


PS – You guessed it, Halloween facts:

  • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
  • Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday. (Samhain pronounced Sow-in – it’s Gaelic)
  • Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
  • Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
  • Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.


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