Next week—Wednesday, May 8—we will hold elections for RCEA Local Officers. There are four (4) officer positions up for election this year. If you are interested in nominating someone, including yourself, please notify Dave Newsom by this Friday, May 3, via school email. (As usual, if you are nominating someone, please check with him/her first, to make sure they are interested and able to serve.)
Each of the following RCEA Officer positions are up for election this year. Each position’s term is two (2) years.
- Vice-President (currently filled by Carla Bailey – RCES)
- Treasurer (currently filled by Faith Blanchette – RCMS)
- Executive Committee Officer (currently filled by Susan Marchi – Transportation)
- Region Representative (currently filled by Jayme Miller – RCES)
Below is a description of the duties and responsibilities for the above union positions, as described in our local Organizational Bylaws (revised and adopted, Jan. 2018), Article IV – Executive Officers, Section 1 – Duties; and Article V – Regional Council Representatives and Alternates, Section 1 — Duties:
Vice-President: “The Vice-President will have the powers and duties of the President in the President’s absence or inability to serve, shall succeed to the Presidency pursuant to the Bylaws, and will have such powers and duties as may be assigned to the President” (2).
Treasurer: “The Treasurer shall maintain the records of membership, keep accurate records of expenses and income, and report such records at the Executive Committee meetings…. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the payment of bills, for updating and returning of membership rosters to IEA, and for transmitting dues to the IEA as per IEA policies. The Treasurer shall provide current financial statements to the Executive Committee…at each of their meetings” (3).
Executive Committee Representative: “The Executive Committee will consist of…two Executive Representatives elected at large” (2). These officers can be any dues-paying member within the district, serving as a voice and a vote on the Executive Committee.
Region Representative: “The IEA Regional Council Representative(s) shall attend the regional council meetings, represent the local Association, and report region council activities to the local Executive Committee and membership, as necessary” (4).