Student Oklahoma Education Association
P.O. Box 18485
Oklahoma City, OK 73154
Student Member Organizing Specialist
SOEA Executive Board
Oklahoma State University
East Central University
University of Oklahoma
National Education Association
1201 Sixteenth Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036 - 3290
Chesley Jo Herrig
NEA Student Chairperson
NEA Student Organizer
Duties of SOEA Officers
The President shall be a voting member on the OEA Board of Directors, serve on the OEA FCPE Committee, the OEA Budget Committee, represent SOEA at the OCEA quarterly meetings, attend the NEA-SP Leadership and Connections Conferences, and shall be the first delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly and the OEA Delegate Assembly. (The OEA Board of Directors meets 6-7 times per year.)
The Vice-President shall serve on the OEA Convention Committee and shall be the membership promoter of the SOEA and be responsible for all membership programs, drives, and other membership activities. The Vice-President also shall be the chairman of the Bylaws Committee.
The Secretary shall serve on the OEA IPD Committee and shall submit within two weeks of the prior meeting, copies of the minutes to the SOEA Student Organizer, the SOEA President, Vice-President and Legislative Representative. The Secretary will assist the State Student Organizer by writing articles and news stories for publication.
The Legislative Representative shall serve on the OEA Legislative Committee. The Legislative Representative shall also organize any political activities where SOEA may be involved.
The OEA Delegate shall represent the SOEA membership at the OEA Delegate Assembly that year and will give an oral report of the proceedings of the Delegate Assembly at the SOEA Regional Leadership Conferences and/or State Convention. The SOEA President shall be the first OEA Delegate. The second OEA Delegate shall serve on the OEA Human and Civil Rights Committee.
The NEA Delegate shall represent the SOEA membership at the NEA Representative Assembly that year and will give an oral report of the proceedings of the Representative Assembly at the SOEA Leadership Conferences and/or State Convention. The SOEA President and President-Elect shall automatically serve as the first and second delegates to the RA. The third NEA delegate shall serve on the OEA Legal & Corporate Services Committee. The fourth NEA delegate shall serve on the OEA Resolutions Committee. Subsequent delegates will serve on the OEA Committees upon appointment by the OEA President.
All newly elected officers are required to attend a new officers meeting held in June. The annual Fall Regional Leadership Training shall be held at times and places the Executive Committee shall determine. The annual State Convention shall be held at times and places the Executive Committee shall determine. All officers are required to work at the OEA Convention held at times and places determined by the OEA. Additional meetings shall be held upon the call of the President with approval of the State Student Organizer. All executive officers must attend all scheduled meetings. Absences from 2 meetings shall result in the relinquishment of his/her office.
Terms of Office
The elected officers shall serve for one year and their term of office shall begin on July 15.
Vacancy in Office
A vacancy in the office of President shall be filled by the Vice-President. The vacancy thus created in the office of Vice-President shall be filled by the Executive Committee’s appointee.
It is essential for state officers to represent Oklahoma’s student members; therefore, attendance at all SOEA meetings and activities is required. SOEA executive committee members are appointed to the committees identified above. OEA committees meet in Oklahoma City generally on a Saturday during the fall and on another Saturday during the spring. All SOEA executive committee members will attend the OEA Summer Leadership Conference. Reasonable expenses incurred during SOEA terms of office are reimbursed using an OEA Expense Voucher.
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