Sign up for Member Matters, HSTA's email newsletter, to receive important updates

Connect with us to get accurate information as quickly as possible

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is committed to keeping our members updated and informed.

Member Matters is a weekly email newsletter sent every Friday during the school year (with the exception of fall, winter and spring breaks), and every other Friday over the summer.

Items typically include:

  • Information regarding your wages and benefits
  • Upcoming events and deadlines
  • Professional resources and growth opportunities
  • Inspirational stories about our members

In addition to our Member Matters email, we also send out urgent notices that cover important updates and member-exclusive messages regarding, for example, contract and pay changes.

Our emails aim to ensure members receive accurate information as quickly as possible. We've redesigned them to be simple, focused, and easy to read with content that matters to you.

Here's what you need to do to sign up.

Create an online account on HSTA.org.

Current members who have not already done so must create an online account.

If you have not registered on HSTA's website since July 16, 2018, you must re-register for a new online account.

Click here to fill out the registration form.

Registration is required to access member-exclusive areas of HSTA's website, including information on special discounts, professional development, employee rights and support resources. Once your account information has been submitted, the HSTA must verify that you are an HSTA member.

When your application is authorized, you will receive notification that you can access password-protected portions of our site.

Subscribe to Member Matters with your personal email address.

Once you've established your online account, click here to subscribe to Member Matters. This link will only work if you have a registered account and are logged in. You can also find it by clicking on the News tab, then Sign Up for E-Newsletter in the drop-down menu.

Please be sure to enter your personal email address and not your school or work email address. HSTA does not send communication via work channels, and school email addresses will be purged from our contact list.

Why am I not receiving Member Matters emails?

We may not have your current, primary email address in our database. This is possible if you subscribed a long time ago and have since starting using a different account. If you're not sure, email info@hsta.org for assistance.

If you don't typically open emails from us, your email service provider may be putting them in your junk mail folder. Some providers have a tendency to reject our emails altogether, which means you may never receive them.

Solutions will differ based on your email account, but you could try the following: Add Hawaii State Teachers Association (info@hsta.org) to your contacts list, label us as a safe or trusted sender, and move our emails to your main or focused inbox.

Here's a possible solution for Gmail users:

Click here to watch this video on YouTube.

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We love using social media to share stories and photos, spotlight educators and issues, and engage in conversation with our membership and the public. You can follow our official accounts on the following social media platforms: