GPEA Executive Board 2017-2018:

President – Mike Rennell – GPEA Office 17848 Mack Ave. Grosse Pointe, 48230

Vice President PR & R – Jackie Shelson (South)

Vice President Negotiations – Ken Ferguson (Barnes)

Treasurer – Greg Johnson (North)

Secretary – Kim Maddalena (Kerby)

PAC Chair – Ken Ferguson (Barnes)

High School Liaison – Barry Mulso (North)

Middle School Liaison – Julia Miller (Brownell)

Elementary School Liaison – Kim Maddalena (Kerby)

Special Education Liaison – OPEN

RA Delegates: Rob McIntyre (Parcells) & Jackie Shelson (South)

GPEA Officer Responsibilities and Duties

President/ MEA-NEA RA Delegate:

The powers and duties of the President shall be those of the chief executive office of the Association.

  1. Represent the Association as spokesperson on matters of policy or assign at his/her discretion responsibility for such.
  2.  Preside over and prepare the agenda for the meetings of the governing bodies and the general membership meetings and shall be empowered to call special meetings of those bodies.
  3.  Attend the regular and special meetings of the Board of Education or make appropriate arrangements to be represented.
  4.  Appoint all committees and chairpersons with the consent of the Executive Board and shall serve as an ex officio member without vote on all committees so authorized except those pertaining to the election of officers.
  5.  Prepare with the assistance of the Treasurer the annual budget for submission to the Executive Board and subsequently to the Board of Delegates, and shall administer with the Treasurer the budget of the Association; and shall sign jointly with the Treasurer for disbursements from the authorized accounts, or special disbursements authorized by the Executive Board or Board of Delegates, and shall arrange for annual audit all of the Association financial records and submit the results to the Executive Board.
  6.  Serve as a member of the Negotiating Team.
  7.  Meet regularly with the general membership.
  8.  Serve as a delegate to the MEA and NEA Representative Assemblies.
  9.  Represent the Association by attending local, regional, state, and national meetings/conferences or delegate such responsibilities at his/her discretion.
  10.  Review annually the policies of the Association for submission to the Executive Board and Board of Delegates.
  11.  Perform the duties as enumerated in the Constitution and Bylaws of this Association and the Master Agreement with the Board of Education and such other duties as are customarily assumed by the chief executive officer of an association.

The Vice President for Professional Rights and Responsibilities/ MEA-NEA RA Delegate shall

  1. Serve the unexpired term of the President if the President is unable to continue in office, until an election can be held.
  2. Act for the President when the President is unable to perform the duties of the office.
  3. Process and be responsible for all grievances as provided by the Master Agreement.
  4. Serve as a member of the Negotiating Team.
  5. Serve as a delegate to the MEA and NEA Representative Assemblies
  6. Be authorized to sign vouchers and two-signature checks when necessary.
  7. Perform such other duties as may be deemed appropriate and are delegated to him/her by the President.

The Vice President of Negotiations/ MEA-NEA Successor Delegate shall:

  1. Keep written records of contractual concerns.
  2. Serve as Chairperson of the Negotiations Committee and shall be a member of the Negotiating Team.
  3. Coordinate all activities concerning negotiations, and shall insure that written records are maintained as a summary of all contract review and negotiations sessions with the Board of Education Representatives. A copy of these records will be filed in the Association offices.
  4. Be authorized to sign vouchers and two-signature checks when necessary.
  5. Perform such other duties as may be deemed appropriate and are delegated to him/her by the President.
  6. Serve as a Successor Delegate to the MEA-NEA Representative Assemblies

The High School Liaison Board Member/MEA-NEA Successor Delegate shall be elected by members assigned to the high schools. This officer shall ensure that the interests of the constituency are advocated. He/she shall perform such other duties as may be deemed appropriate and are delegated to him/her by the President.

The Middle School Liaison Board Member/MEA-NEA Successor Delegate shall be elected by members assigned to the middle schools. This officer shall ensure that the interests of that constituency are advocated. He/she shall perform such other duties as may be deemed appropriate and are delegated to him/her by the President.

The Elementary School Liaison Board Member/MEA-NEA Successor Delegate shall be elected by members assigned to elementary schools. This officer shall ensure that the interests of that constituency are advocated. He/she shall perform such other duties as may be deemed appropriate and are delegated to him/her by the President.

The Special Education Liaison Board Member/MEA-NEA Successor Delegate shall be elected by the members assigned to that unit. This officer shall ensure that the interests of that constituency are advocated. He/she shall perform such other duties as may be deemed appropriate and are delegated to him/her by the President.

The Delegates to the MEA-NEA Representative Assemblies (2 positions) shall:

  1. Attend the meetings of the Coordinating Council (6e) and of the Region (6) Council.
  2. Attend the MEA Representative Assembly and Region Caucus, and attend the NEA Representative Assembly and Michigan Caucus.
  3. Regularly inform the Executive Board and the Board of Delegates of Local, region, state, and national issues and, as appropriate, report to the general membership.
  4. Report to the Board of Delegates and the Association membership on the actions of the MEA and NEA Representative Assemblies.
  5. Be responsible for polling the Board of Delegates and/or the membership on significant issues as defined by them that will be voted upon at the Region Council and MEA and NEA Representative Assemblies.
  6. If an MEA/NEA Representative Assembly Delegate is unable to attend a meeting or assembly, or additional Delegates positions are added prior to an election, the Liaisons shall serve as alternates in an order determined annually by the Executive Board.
  7. Perform such other duties as may be deemed appropriate and are delegated to them by the President.

The Secretary/ MEA-NEA Successor Delegate shall:

  1. Take and write the minutes of all the Executive Board, the Board of Delegates and the General Membership meetings. These minutes shall be offered for approval at a subsequent meeting of those bodies. All minutes shall be kept by the Secretary in a note book as the official record of the Association and shall be available for inspection by any member thereof at the end of each school year these minutes shall be filed in the GPEA office.
  2. Keep a record of the attendance of the Association Representatives at the Board of Delegates meetings and inform the Representatives and the Executive Board when a member’s attendance does not meet the rules of the Bylaws.
  3. Perform such other duties as may be deemed appropriate and are delegated to him/her by the President.
  4. Serve as a Successor Delegate to the MEA-NEA Representative Assemblies.

The Treasurer/ MEA-NEA Successor Delegate shall:

  1.  Assist in the preparation of the annual budget of the Association.
  2. Deposit funds of the Association and disburse them as provided in the budget.
  3.  Write checks for properly signed vouchers and keep a ledger of all such disbursements. (Vouchers must be signed by the President or one of the Vice Presidents.)
  4. Be authorized along with the President and the two Vice Presidents to sign two-signature checks and to sign for withdrawal from the Association’s savings account.
  5. Prepare and keep copies of all records, forms and reports that are or may be required by the State of Michigan or the Federal Government Internal Revenue Service.
  6. Send MEA-NEA dues monies at regular intervals and keep such records as may be required by them.
  7. Perform such other duties as may be deemed appropriate and are delegated to him/her by the President.
  8. Serve as a Successor Delegate to the MEA-NEA Representative Assemblies.

The PAC Chair/MEA-NEA Successor Delegate—shall:

  1. Encourage participation in and awareness of political action and responsibility by local officers, faculty and staff.
  2. Aid in identification, selection, and retention of qualified public officials.
  3. Promote the objectives and interests of the organization through a coordinated political action program.
  4. Coordinate establishment rules governing fund-raising and distribution, endorsement of candidates and intra-organizational matters.
  5. Perform such other duties as may be deemed appropriate and are delegated to him/her by the President.
  6. Serve as a Successor Delegate to the MEA-NEA Representative Assemblies.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES

  1. Association Representatives are elected on the basis of one (1) AR for each ten (10) members or major fraction thereof, allowing each building or unit at least two (2) representatives.
  2. The Association Representatives shall be elected annually by secret ballot during April or May in their respective buildings or units. The Head Building/Unit Association Representative is responsible for conducting the election.
  3. The Association Representatives from each building or unit shall elect from their number by June 1, Head Building/Unit Association Representative for the following school year. This Head AR shall be the Association’s chief representative in that building/unit and shall serve as coordinator for the building/unit concerning Association affairs and activities.
  4. The duties of the Association Representatives shall be to attend regular and special meetings of the Board of Delegates, call meetings of the building or unit membership to discuss Association business, conduct enrollment of members and provide communication between the members and the Board of Delegates and the Executive Board.
  5. Association Building Representatives who miss three (3) consecutive Board of Delegates meetings shall, upon recommendation of the Executive Board and approval by the Board of Delegates, be removed from office. The building or unit affected shall be notified by the President and an election conducted by the other AR(s) to elect a new AR prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Delegates.

Building ARs

Barnes

Karen Krausmann

 

Dorothy Hietjan


Brownell

Susan Jordan

 

Julia Miller

Caroline Scott


Defer

Trisha Giyt

 

Janette High


Ferry

Karen Aldrich

 

Jim Fisher

Sharon Gallacher


Kerby

Kim Maddalena

Maire

Barb Davis

 

Kathleen McClanghan


Mason

Kari Krausmann

 

Margaret McCulloch


Monteith

Tom Arwady

 

Christine Porada


North HS

Greg Johndon

 

Steve Kosmas

Barry Mulso

Marti Steiner


Parcells

Joe Ciaravino

 

Christine Geerer

Nan Sabella


Pierce

Katie Quinn

 


Poupard

Carol Fraser

 


Richard

Cheryl Briggs

 


South HS

Eric Burson

 

Courtney McGuire

Christopher Pratt

Jackie Shelson

Jessica Wieseler


Trombly

Courtney Dykstra

 

Caitlin Kefgen

GPEA Officer and Board of Delegate Meetings:  All meetings are held at GP South Room 164

September 25, 2017
October 23, 2017
November 27, 2017
December 18, 2017 – GPEA Exec Board only-location TBD
January 22, 2018
February 26, 2018
March 26, 2018
April 23, 2018
May 21, 2018
June 11, 2018

GPEA Tuesday Meetings:

October 10, 2017

December 5, 2017

March 6, 2018

April 16-18- GPEA Election-online voting

May 8, 2018