The Legislative Chair informs members of newly proposed and enacted legislation related to our members' interests. This position will work closely with NJEA and MCCEA in promoting activities and initiatives that promote desirable legislation.
The Philanthropic Chair is the custodian of the Philanthropic Fund checkbook and keeps a record of monthly Tri-Co statements. They organize the collection of the Madison Eagle Fund in November and the organization of an MHS scholarship in June. Philanthropic representatives in each building assist.
The Health Chair oversees medical and dental benefits. They are knowledgeable about levels of benefits for medical and dental plans. They have a relationship with our district's insurance broker. They will be available to help with any and all issues related to insurance and/or health, including assistance with requests for family leave.
The Social Chair(s) order the organize food and drinks for the Welcome Back Reception and the Friends to Education event. They book the venue for the Unity Dinner in June along with securing entertainment, sending out invitations, and ordering flowers to honor our retirees. They also organize "happy hour" social events throughout the school year. This position is assisted by representatives in each building.
The Membership Chair is responsible for inviting new hires to join the association. They also update and maintain membership records through NJEA. This position needs to be mindful of staff who retire, resign, go on leaves and return from leaves throughout the year.
The Public Relations Chair(s) are responsible for two events each year. This position is often shared between two members. Responsibilities include; Bottle Hill Day (October) - apply for MEA booth and order giveaways, organize volunteers and food for the day, get food for volunteers, set up, and break down the booth. Friend to Education reception (March) - solicit nominations for Friend to Education recipient, form a committee (Jan.) to select recipient, order plaque, invite faculty/staff to the reception.