News of the 2015 NEA RA:  Hawaii Delegation

2015-05-01 03:12 AM


Please watch for updates as information becomes available.  Mahalo.

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See more pictures here. Watch for more activities to be added throughout the RA.

Pre-meetings have begun. These are just some of the meetings where Hawaii is represented today:  NEA-Retired Conference, National Council of Urban Education Associations Meeting, and the Joint Conference On Concerns of Minorities and Women. 
Student Delegates at the NEA RA
Student Leadership Conference
Congratulations!  Hawaii was recognized for increased membership!  Good job!
Left to right standing: Warren Shaw, George Subiono, Kaitlyn Cleveland and Kellie Parcels
Seated left to right: James Lynch-Urbaniak, Natalie Daley, Ronie Agustin
Posted June 29, 2015

2015 Annual Meeting Agenda Check out the event schedule and agenda for the 94th NEA Representative Assembly in Orlando, Florida HERE>>>

The annual meeting takes place at the Orange County Convention Center.

Bus transportation is provided between the Hawaii delegation hotel and the Convention Center.

Hawaii - Orange Route 5

Annual Meeting Hotel Bus Routes

Map of the Hawaii Delegation Seating Area at the Convention Center » (pdf)

Program Book - “The Bible”

The program book will be posted on the NEA Web site as a pdf.  Hard copies will be available at registration.
View Searchable RA Program Book HERE » (pdf)

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Hawaii State Caucus Schedule

State Caucuses are held throughout the annual meeting period at each state’s headquarters.


Like other states, Hawaii’s first caucus will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.  Meet in the Buena Vista Room of the Double Tree Hotel.


Assignments will be discussed at the first meeting.
Read about meetings and assignments » (pdf)
(Updated June 28, 2015.  Replaces June 23, 2015 Document)

Here is a quick overview of the Hawaii Delegation Schedule:

(As of June 17, 2015)
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
State Caucus - All Hawaii State Delegates meet from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
See pictures from the Hawaii Caucus HERE>>>
(July 1, 2015)

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Delegates register at the Convention Center
Empowered Educators Day, Open Hearings, Special Interest Caucus Meetings, Committee Meetings, Outreach Service Projects, NEA Expo
Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner - For those who previously made reservations.

Everyone is welcome to attend this inspiring event featuring education leaders discussing critical issues in public education.
When: Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Orange County Convention Center, Room 311 ABCD
Find out more about Empowered Educators HERE>>>

Friday, July 3, 2015
Uniform: Aloha shirt and kukui nut lei.
6:00 a.m. Resolutions committees meet
7:00 a.m. State Caucus
10:30 .m. RA - Orange County Convention Center
8:00-10:00 p.m.  - Delegates talk story gathering.  Please join us! Meet in the hotel lounge area, across from the gift shop.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Uniform:  Red, white, and blue attire.
6:00 a.m.  Resolutions committees meet
7:00 a.m. State Caucus
10:00 a.m.  RA - Orange County Convention Center
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Uniform: Any red HSTA shirt.
6:00 a.m.  Resolutions committees meet
7:00 a.m. State Caucus
10:00 a.m. RA - Orange County Convention Center
8:00-10:00 p.m. - Delegate talk story.  Come join us tonight!  We will gather outside the gift shop area.  Light snacks will be provided.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Uniform: Any Hawaiian attire or delegation aloha shirt.
6:00 a.m. Resolutions committees - Review work completed yesterday.  No meeting this morning.  (Posted 8:39 a.m. July 5, 2015)
7:00 a.m. State Caucus
10:00 a.m. RA - Orange County Convention Center
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Mahalo!  Delegates check out of the Double Tree by 12 Noon.  Safe travels!
Note:   For those who may be extending their stay,  please confirm your travel plans with the front desk.

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Delegates are encouraged to visit this year’s EXPO to find out more about resources for teachers.  July 1 & 2, 2015 in Orlando, Florida


2014 Hawaii Delegation

Mahalo to the members representing Hawaii this year.

Click here to view list of delegates » (pdf)
Updated list as of June 23, 2015

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