2020 IEA Delegate Assembly
Our 2020 Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly will be held at the Boise Centre in downtown Boise, April 17-18. This annual gathering is an essential component in our mission to promote and protect public education, as our members provide direction for the policies we emphasize during the coming year. As a democratic organization, we value the input and experience of our members, and Delegate Assembly is the most visible example of the IEA being a member-driven association.
Delegates are elected through voting by local associations, and each local conducts balloting independently and with their own timelines and procedures. Contact your local association for information on voting policies and how you can run for a delegate position. Delegates will also meet with their regions to discuss priorities for the general meeting and they can participate in separate meetings of groups like the ESP Caucus and the Women’s and Minority Caucus.
Having Fun Raising Money for the IEA Children’s Fund
Another highlight of Delegate Assembly each year is the fundraiser for the IEA Children’s Fund, which features a popular silent auction and opportunities to make cash contributions. The IEA Children’s Fund enables members to help students and families in need of necessities like season-appropriate clothing, eyeglasses, food, shelter, and more. The Children’s Fund can only make these life-changing resources available if there is sufficient money in the Fund, so please visit ieachildrensfund.org to find out how you can help this worthy cause.
NEA Representative Assembly Heads to Hot ‘Lanta for 2020
The National Education Association’s annual Representative Assembly will take place July 2-6, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. Thousands of delegates from around the country will attend to discuss, debate, and vote on key issues related to public education and NEA business. More information about the 2020 NEA RA can be found on the NEA website at ra.nea.org.
For IEA members interested in becoming a delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly, here is information about the process.
> Download the NEA RA 2020 resume form from idahoea.org/ieaelections.
Return the completed form by January 17, 2020.
> Ballots will be mailed to all Active and Retired IEA members February 7, 2020.
Ballots must be returned (postmarked) by February 28, 2020.
Candidates for RA delegate will be notified of the results on or about March 6, 2020.
The NEA and IEA are committed to ethnic minority involvement and strongly encourage ethnic minority members to apply to be delegates.
IEA Annual Awards
Each year the Idaho Education Association hands out awards to deserving members who exemplify the ideals of the Association in a variety of ways. The awards are presented annually at Delegate Assembly. There won’t be a dry eye in the house when the recipients talk about their students, families, and mentors.
Nomination forms are due January 17, 2020.
To submit nomination forms or for more information about the IEA awards, visit idahoea.org/iea-awards.
We present the following awards each year:
• Shane Anderson Outstanding Member Award
• Marsha Nakamura Award for Teaching Excellence
• Sam Cikaitoga Ethnic Minority Award
• Larry Caldwell Member Advocacy Award
• Betty Roper Public Relations Award
• Edythe Crowe ESP Award
• Sue Hovey Mentoring Award
• Member Recruiter Award
• Teacher Trainee Award
• Friend of Education Award (non-member)