January turned out to be one of the cloudiest months we've experienced...and I think it's safe to say that when the sun shines, we tend to feel more energized and enthusiastic! So let's hope the ground hog was correct in saying we only have 6 more weeks of winter to endure!
No matter what the weather, it's a great time to be part of our Certified Staff Association! Check out all the resources available as an Education Minnesota member on their website. Be sure to find discounts through Education Minnesota Economic Services Inc , find out ways to reduce your student debt, look for professional growth opportunities, and be sure to check out our local grants and scholarship opportunities (you received an email about those in late January).
Negotiations continue! Please be watching your email for updates as progress is made. Also, be looking for a meeting with your site rep and fellow CSA members. If you are unsure who your site rep is, please go to our web page that lists all our reps and officers. If you have questions, suggestions, or need union information, please talk to your site rep.
As a fun benefit of being a local member, each month we will have a drawing. We'll draw a name each month and that lucky member will receive a $25 gift certificate (certificates will vary from one month to another). The winner will be notified via email directly (another great reason that we need personal email addresses - so we can notify winners) of their win and the gift certificate delivered either by mail or through your site rep (whichever is easier/quicker). Monthly winners will be published on our website so everyone can see who are winners are throughout the year.
We will be meeting during lunch at the Spring In-Service; more details to come as we make plans for that time.
Thank you again for choosing to stand together as a union! Together, we are stronger.