OSEA’s annual Conference epitomizes what it means to belong to a member’s union. It is the one time each year where delegates from chapters throughout the state meet to conduct the union’s business. It’s also where members come to share a sense of unity and solidarity as they learn about their union, themselves and other OSEA members.
Conference 2013 will be OSEA’s 75th, and it will be held June 27-29 at the Red Lion on the River in Portland. More information about Conference — including registration forms and the agenda — will be made available on this webpage. So check back often.
To prepare for Conference
What to do
There are certain tasks each chapter must complete in preparation for Conference. Click on the words “What to do” for a detailed list of what your chapter must do to prepare.
Selecting chapter delegates
Be sure to read the important information at the above “Selecting chapter delegates” link regarding the proper procedure for selecting chapter delegates.
Conference registration form
All Conference delegates must register with the State Office before Conference. Registration forms have been sent to chapter presidents and secretaries. Forms can be downloaded at the above “Conference registration form” link.
Scholarship assistance for Conference delegates
The goal of OSEA is for every chapter to be represented by at least one delegate at Conference. The Delegate Scholarship Assistance Fund was set up to achieve this goal by providing funds for chapters that are financially unable to send any delegates. Click on the above link for more information and a scholarship application form.
Members may run for the following offices at OSEA Conference 2013: directors for Zones I, III, IV, V and VII, and the positions of AACSE representative and alternate delegate.
2013 officer nomination form
Click the above link to download an officer nomination form. Submit the form to the OSEA Elections Committee, 4735 Liberty Road S., Salem, OR 97302-5036, by March 1 to be included in the May-June Journal.
Each year, Conference delegates vote on resolutions. Any OSEA member may advocate to modify, change or create governance documents by submitting a resolution. OSEA members who volunteer and serve on the OSEA Resolutions/Constitution Committee process all submitted resolutions. The committee studies the resolutions and advises Conference delegates as to the effect the resolutions would have.
Resolution submission form
The submission deadline was Feb. 1, 2013.
Additional resolution information
For more information about resolutions and the OSEA Resolutions/Constitution Committee, visit the above “Additional resolution information” link.