By Scott DiMauro, OEA President
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a month already, but I can’t begin to tell you how much of an honor it is to serve as your OEA President. I am deeply grateful to Becky Higgins, Sheryl Mathis and Mark Hill for supporting me through this leadership transition, and I ask you to join me in welcoming Jeff Wensing as our new Vice President.
As a team, we have been crisscrossing the state to support your membership recruitment and engagement efforts, and we have had many incredible member ambassadors from our O.N.E. program leading that work as well.
While it’s too early to know about overall membership trends, we’ve been seeing a lot of enthusiasm as newly hired school employees are choosing to belong to our union all over Ohio. Many thanks to each of you for your efforts in ensuring we have a successful start to the 2019-20 school year.
I plan to share a brief weekly update on our successes, challenges and priorities starting next week. In the meantime, in case you haven’t seen it yet, I’d like to share a short video that our membership and communications team has put together on the value of membership. Please feel free to share it with prospective and returning members as you see fit.
At this exciting time of new beginnings, I wish you the very best for a great year.
Thank you for all you do for our fellow educators and the students we serve!