ECEA NEW MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

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MEMBERS BENEFITS EVENT

NOVEMBER 2022

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, our New Member Engagement + Members Benefits Committees held an event for Early Career Network members. Members could see how to utilize their membership effectively while having fun winning prizes. Kudos to Stephanie Ross and Linda Kelly-Gamble on a successful event.

 

ECEA Leadership JOINED the Picket Line in Solidarity with Starbucks Employees

NOVEMBER 2022

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, some of the Executive Leadership Team joined NJEA Madam Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson and NJEA VP Steve Beatty at Starbucks in Montclair to join employees of Starbucks on the picket line as they strike on protesting short staffing and the company's failure to bargain with union stores.

 

ECEA ESP CELEBRATION

NOVEMBER 2022

On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, we held our ESP Celebration on National ESP Day, where we recognized our 2023 ESP of the Year, Antionett Hall. We were excited to have NJEA Field Organizer Kim Scott-Hayden, Middlesex County EA President Lois Yukna, and NJREA President Joan Wright provided inspirational messages.

Kudos to ECEA ESP Chair Sabina A Ellis on a wonderful celebration

 

ECEA's DAY OF ACTION GOTV EVENT

OCTOBER 2022

On Saturday, October 29, 2022 we held our Day of Action GOTV Event at our office where members came to phone bank, canvas and write postcards to members to remind them to VOTE in this critical midterm Election! 

 

NJEA JIM GEORGE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SUMMIT

OCTOBER 2022

Congratulations to South Orange-Maplewood Education Association for winning the 2022 Essex County Education Association Anthony Rosamilia Collective Bargaining Award and being one of the top 5 Finalists for the NJEA Jim George Negotiation’s Award that was held

October 21-22, 2022

NJEA HEALTH & SAFETY CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 2022

Many of our members attended the NJEA Health & Safety Conference on from October 7-8, 2022. Everyone was all smiles to learn and engaged during the informative weekend. We are happy to see that our 2nd VP Keith Hinton II is the chair of the NJEA Health & Safety Committee.

NJEA ESP CONFERENCE

SEPTEMBER 2022

Many of ESPs attended the NJEA ESP Conference that took place on September 23-25, 2022. Our former 1st VP and current NJEA Field Organizer Kim Scott-Hayden was honored and Madam NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson provided encouraging words.

NJEA MOC EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE

SEPTEMBER 2022

Some of our members attended the Inaugural NJEA MOC Empowerment Conference that took place from September 16-17, 2022. It was a phenomenal experience and the attendees were excited about the advocacy work.

ECEA PRIDE TURTLE BACK ZOO EVENT

The ECEA PRIDE Committee Turtle Back Zoo Event that took place on

Friday, July 29, 2022 was a huge success that brought members and families together to enjoy a fun Summer evening.

ECEA 27th Annual

PRIDE in Education Banquet

McLoone's Boat House | West Orange, NJ

Thursday, May 26, 2022

It was the 1st in-person PRIDE in Public Education Banquet. It was a wonderful event chaired by Lauren Greenfield along with her committee.

The PRIDE in Education Committee have some great events coming soon….

ECEA Human & Civil Rights Committee Dinner/Workshop

Nanina's in the Park | Belleville, NJ

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

It was a wonderful celebration at the first in-person Human & Civil Rights Committee Dinner/Workshop after two years.

We were grateful to have Gary Melton Sr. the Manager of the NJEA Human & Civil Rights, Governance Division kick off by leading us with National Black Anthem of “Lift Every Voice”…

Also Larry Hamm was the keynote speaker and always delivers a powerful message.

It was great to welcome some of our former Executive Leadership back with our current leadership tonight.

Our former 1st VP Kim Scott-Hayden received received the 1st Jacqui Greadington Human & Civil Rights Award for her many years as an ECEA officer and in all levels in education profession.

ECEA ESP COMMITTEE 1ST ANNUAL ESP GALA

RITCHFIELD REGENCY | VERONA, NJ

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022

On Friday, May 6, 2022 the ECEA E.S.P. Committee held its 1st Annual E.S.P. Gala!

We celebrated our own and former 1st VP Kim Scott, our 2022 Essex County ESP of the year Trisha Butts. We are always excited to welcome home Madam NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson who was our Keynote Speaker.

NJREA 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

On Sunday, May 1, 2022 some of our Executive Team 1st VP Christine Willette Candarella , Pride Chair Lauren Greenfield and 2nd VP Chris Cannella attended the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the NJREA.

The Pride Committee Sponsored a Gender Sexuality Alliance Forum

On Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Donald M. Payne Sr. Tech High School our Pride committee and chairperson Micah Gary-Fryer sponsored a Gender Sexuality Alliance Forum for educators, students, parents and other allies event. It was an amazing turnout!

ECEA LEGISLATIVE DINNER

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2022

We held our annual Legislative Dinner on Tuesday, April, 5, 2022 that took place at Nanina's in the Park in Belleville, NJ. This was our first in-person event since the pandemic.

We had a few invited guest: Senator Nia Gill , Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake , Assemblyman Ralph Caputo and Assemblyman John McKeon who provided insight and answered questions from members.

There were few presentations as well...

ECEA presented the Essex County Democratic Chairman Leroy Jones with the Distinguished Service Award in recognition and appreciation of his years of outstanding service to the members of Essex County EA.

Also our Government Relations Co-Chair Jackie White was presented for her distinguished service to Education by an Educator in recognition and appreciation of her outstanding service to children and education professionals at all levels of endeavors.

We continued to celebrate our President Anthony Rosamilia on his dedication and service to all member of Essex County.

Our own Madam NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson provided another motivation speech of owning your POWER and encouraged  all members to contribute to PAC.

We closed out the  evening with our Congressional Contact Co-Chair Jennifer Bailey providing positive remarks.

Thank you to our Government Relations Co-Chairs Jackie White and Chris Cannella for a great event!

Congratulations to our 1st VP Christine Candarella for being honored on Friday, March 25, 2022 at the Essex County Democratic Committee Labor Breakfast with the 2022 Labor Award.

Our Essex County Delegates took a moment from the Delegate Assembly on Saturday, March 19, 2022  to take a photo with NJEA Secretary-Treasurer

  Petal Robertson 

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Congratulations to our 2nd VP Chris Cannella for being elected to the NEA Board of Directors at the NJEA Delegate Assembly that took place on Saturday, March 19, 2022

ECEA's Membership & New Member Engagement Committees

Virtual Paint & Sip Event Recap

ECEA's Membership (Linda Kelly-Gamble-Chair) & New Member Engagement Committees (Stephanie Ross-Chair) held a virtual Paint & Sip Event on Saturday, February 5, 2022. Natasha of The Loaded Canvas provided a great experience by engaging members with  a Valentine's theme painting.

They had over 40 members in attendance; however, 65 members signed up. Natasha of Loaded Canvas  emailed those that were not in attendance a step-by-step instructional video to follow at their leisure.  Lastly, this event contributed to better mental health with her patience and kind voice of our Artist Natasha. 

Members took time to fellowship on the floor at the 2021 NJEA Convention that took place on Thursday, November 4 - Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

 

Congratulations to the Livingston Education Association for being the co-winner of the 2021 NJEA Jim George Collective Bargaining Award.

We are excited for our county President Anthony Rosamilia and the members of Livingston EA.