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.

Step 1: Create an online account on

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.

If you don’t have your Member ID readily available, please submit a request for assistance through our online contact form.

Step 2: Subscribe to Member Matters with your personal email address.

Once your online account is confirmed, 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.

Frequently asked questions

Why doesn’t my password work?

If you are an active member who registered prior to July 2018 and attempt to log onto the website using your old credentials, you will receive an error message. You need to create a new account here.

If you registered for an account after July 2018, try to reset your password. Click Login in the upper right corner and click on the Reset Password button. Enter your email address in the User Name and the security code, then click Send Reset Link.

If you do not receive an email to reset your password, you may have entered your email address incorrectly or you did not enter the email address that you originally used to create your website account. If you need further assistance, please submit a request through our online contact form.

Why am I not receiving Member Matters emails?

Your email service may be placing these emails in a different folder or category. Search your account using the keywords HSTA Member Matters. If you click on an email, it will tell you where the email is located in your account. Move the email to your inbox and mark it as important.

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, please submit a request to check your subscription status through our online contact form.

Changing the email address attached to your HSTA website account will not change your Member Matters email subscription.

You can update your email address by logging into your old email account and opening any HSTA Member Matters email. Every email we send will include a link at the very bottom that says Update your preferences. A new browser window will open. Click on Email Me A Link and you will be sent a new email. Click on the link Update your preferences and a new browser window will open. In the Personal Email Address box, type in your new email address, and hit Update Profile.

If you can no longer access your old inbox, please log onto our website and resubscribe with your new email address. Use our online contact form to let us know so we can unsubscribe your original email address.

Check your junk mail or spam folder. If you don't typically open emails from us, your email service provider will likely place them in your junk mail folder. Some providers have a tendency to reject our emails altogether, which means you may never receive them. Use our online contact form to submit a request for assistance.

Solutions will differ based on your email account, but you could try to add Hawaii State Teachers Association ( 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.

Follow HSTA on social media

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: