Sunday, April 26, 2020

Register now for HSTA's first-ever State of Our Union on May 16

Remote broadcast aims to update membership about what’s happening with our association

Keeping you informed has always been a top priority and now, more than ever, we want to update you on what’s happening with our union and our profession. Given the uncertain nature of the coronavirus pandemic, the road ahead will likely be rough and winding. We need to stay united if we want to navigate it successfully.

In lieu of a traditional convention, the Hawaii State Teachers Association will hold a virtual State of Our Union on Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. All active HSTA members are welcome to attend.

Our broadcast will include live remarks by NEA President Lily Eskelsen García.

This event will last for approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Here’s our lineup (subject to change):

  • Opening chant/protocol
  • Welcome by Vice President Osa Tui Jr.
  • Moment of silence
  • Veteran recognition
  • NEA President Lily Eskelsen García
  • Committee chair updates
    • Membership Services – Gayle Enriquez, Hilo
    • Charter, Bylaws and Resolutions – Stacey Chang, Leeward
    • Elections – Kari Handley, Leeward
    • Human and Civil Rights – Jodi Kunimitsu, Maui
    • Negotiations – Paul Daugherty, Kona
    • Government Relations – Hope McKeen, Hilo
    • Communications – Lisa Morrison, Maui
  • Video: HSTA over the past year
  • Financial report by Secretary-Treasurer Logan Okita
  • Deputy Executive Director/Chief Negotiator Andrea Eshelman
  • Executive Director Wilbert Holck
  • State of Our Union address by President Corey Rosenlee

Members who would like to view our broadcast must register online. Once your membership has been verified, you will be emailed a unique link to join the Zoom.

Due to the sensitive nature of what will be discussed, the State of Our Union will not be broadcast publicly.

Click here to register


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