IEA Summer Leadership Conference


Hundreds of Illinois Education Association leaders (elected, appointed, emerging, and aspiring) will gather together this summer for training on leadership skills and abilities that make a difference for our students, our schools, and our communities. In addition, several professional development electives will be available.

The dates for the SLA this year are July 22-25, 2019.

Illinois State University

Normal, IL


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RCEA Spring Fling


Make plans now (and spread the word to others) to attend our 1st Annual RCEA Spring Fling. Let’s celebrate together the close of another school year, 4:00-6:00 p.m. (or…until whenever), this Thursday, April 26, at The Wine Café, 130 Bridge St., Wilmington.

There will be a cash bar, serving wine (of course) and a selection of beers. Light hors d’ouevres. A raffle for 2 gift cards–of $25 apiece–to The Wine Café. And an evening of acoustic guitar from Reed-Custer’s own, Brad Fetterer.

Spread the word. All RCEA members–current and past–are welcome.

I hope to you see you there!

— Dave Newsom

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Your Legal Rights


The IEA-NEA Department of Legal Services provides the best in legal protection for educational employees across Illinois. Using IEA-NEA and NEA resources, the Legal Department’s nine attorneys, legal support staff and IEA-NEA retained law firms work closely with UniServ Directors and Association Representatives (ARs).

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RA Nomination Forms

Every year, the Illinois Education Association holds its Representative Assembly—a 3-day gathering of members and delegates from across the state who come together and discuss, debate, and vote on organizational policies and politics. Every year, we hold nominations here at Reed-Custer to gather names of local members who would be interested and able to go to the Assembly as a Representative of RCEA.
This year, the IEA-RA will be held Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21, in Rosemont, Illinois. If you are interested in attending the upcoming RA, or if you know of a RCEA member who has either voiced an interest in going or who you think would be a good local Representative, please email Dave Newsom for a nomination form(s), and he will get one to you. These nomination forms need to be returned no later than Friday, November 10, at RCHS.
Again, you can nominate yourself or someone else. Just please be sure that if you nominate someone else, they 1.) want to be a delegate, and 2.) they can attend the RA on the April dates mentioned above. Once all nominations have been collected, our local delegate election will be held Friday, December 8.
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Cooks Wanted

Do you have a specialty crowd pleasing dish that never fails to win over guests?! If so, please consider volunteering to make that dish at our Annual RC Cooks event. The event is Saturday February 24th at High Point Golf Course.
If you are interested in cooking in the following categories (listed below) let Ms. Caddell know ASAP. There are four cooks per category, sign up soon to get your preference!! It is a fun event to participate in with fellow RCEA members, spouses, family, and friends!
  • Appetizer
  • Side Dish
  • Main Dish
  • Dessert
Thank you for your time and consideration
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Time to Vote

Every year, in the spring, IEA holds its annual Representatives Assembly, where the organization’s political work gets done—from open discussion and debate on various topics regarding practice and policy to voting on important issues that affect our state and our profession.
Every year, Reed-Custer sends (usually) 2 delegates to the Assembly, to represent our local  union and to speak/vote on our behalf. Elections to vote for the two representative delegates from RCEA will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, throughout the district. Your individual Building Reps. will be sending out an email in the near future to inform you of where you will vote.
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TRS Fall Member Meetings


If you are planning your TRS retirement, we encourage you to attend a member meeting this fall. TRS will host statewide meetings from late August to November that are designed to explain the retirement process and to provide you with information about disability, death, and insurance benefits.

The meetings are being conducted in cooperation with regional offices of education and selected school districts. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Please click on the following link to locate the meeting closest to you:

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