May 7, 2018 Council Meeting

WEA-SAMMAMISH UNISERV COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING

May 7, 2018

4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Sammamish Council Office, Bellevue

  1. Call to Order (4:46 PM)
  2. Minutes Approval Moved: Tani, Second: Mark.  Approved.
  3. Discussion
    1. Membership Matters
      1. Scenario
      2. Data
      3. Financial planning
      4. How to address:
        1. Call a meeting of your reps
          1. Inform ahead of time
          2. Identify RUM team members.  (If they leave, Exec Board contacts them.  If other members leave, send RUM team)
        2. Have a summer plan
        3. Train RUM teams on how to talk to members & answer Q’s.
        4. General Membership Meeting
          1. Plan your turn out, how to get people there
          2. Personal, face-to-face ask.
        5. Building RUM Teams
          1. Identify leaders past/present
          2. Capitalize on systems already in place
          3. Training/meeting
            1. Tools in Hand
            2. How to talk to members
            3. How to answer tough questions
            4. Third Point document
    2. RA follow up
      1. Potential Grants to pursue:
        1. NBI D – Equity Team Grants
        2. NBI 30 – Post Janus Organizing (councils where president doesn’t get release time)
        3. NBI 38 – Connecting Communities
        4. NBI 50 – Member-to-Member PD Grants
          1. Potentially from Bellevue SD re: hi-cap/gifted
        5. NBI 52 – Grants for Educators of Color
    3. By Laws change proposal
      1. Amendment to Article IV: Motion by Doug (Second by Erika) – remove the strikeout section (or major fraction thereof).  Amendment passed.
      2. Proposal was unanimously approved.
    4. WEA-PAC Endorsements/Recommendations
      1. 5th LD: Lisa Callan, Bill Ramos (Reps)
      2. 48th LD: Patty Kuderer (Senate)
      3. 41st: Interviewed candidates, haven’t officially announced yet.
      4. Interviewing the 48th currently, will endorse in the Fall.
      5. You can endorse anything personally, just not as an “Association Member.”
    5. Next year’s Council program offerings preliminary discussion
      1. Wish List:
        1. SpED and Law
  4. Upcoming Council Events
    1. May 9 – 48th LD PAC interviews
    2. May 22 - #PDTalks4Members Certification Training at Issaquah Middle School
    3. May 28 – Memorial Day – Office Closed
  5. Reports
    1. WEA Board Report (Tani Lindquist, Mark Morrow)
      1. Mostly spent discussing NBIs
      2. Passed 2018-19 dues.  SOME classified dues will go down.
      3. Sprague-Lamont has rejoined WEA.
      4. Budget Transfers – want to be as nimble as possible after Janus.
    2. WEA – Retired (Debby Nissen)
    3. WEA PAC (Nate Ziemkowski)
    4. Staff (Kathleen/Michael/Cheryl/Charlotte)
  6. Action Items
    1. By-Laws vote (see III.c)
    2. Election Nominations
      1. Motion for acclimation by Allison, second by Kyle.  Passed unanimously.
    3. Election (Pending)
  7. Adjournment: 6:15 PM

Next Presidents’ Meeting:                June 4th, 2018 at WEA-Sammamish Council Office

Next Council Meeting:                  June 4th, 2018 at WEA-Sammamish Council Office