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Category 2: State-At-Large Administrator/Supervisory, NEA Life member www.gae.org | 27 Candidates for NEA State-At-Large Clustered Category 1 (for members from locals with less than a total of 76 members), Clustered Category 2 and NEA Retired delegates will be offered an opportunity to inform the electorate, through official publication, of their ethnic background. • Schedule the election of NEA State-At-Large delegates and publicize via flyer, newsletter, etc., the dates for that election. • Put in place the logistics for handling the election of NEA local delegates, i.e., the disseminating of ballots to your members, ensuring that only members vote, procedures for collecting ballots from various voting sites, tallying the election results and sending to GAE Headquarters postmarked by April 10. The March issue of KNOW will carry statements and pictures of those State-At-Large candidates who submit data to KNOW’s editor. Please note carefully the eligibility requirements for election and voting for each of the categories of delegates to the NEA RA. GAE members desiring to post a statement in the KNOW and on the website should limit the wording to 25 words and should enclose a picture. Statements and pictures should be addressed to: The Editor, Georgia Association of Educators, 100 Crescent Centre Parkway, Suite 500, Tucker, Georgia 30084- 7050, and postmarked by February 1. Members who wish to have their pictures returned to them should enclose stamped, self-addressed envelopes. The pictures will be returned after the publication is produced. Candidate statements and photos may be submitted via email. Please send to KNOW@gae.org. Be sure to give special attention to eligibility requirements and election procedures. The timelines established are absolutes and your membership should be advised accordingly. Be sure to elect successor delegates also. You cannot arbitrarily appoint a successor delegate should your delegates find it impossible to attend the NEA Convention. If you have any questions about the NEA Delegate Elections procedures, please contact Tyra Holt at 678-837-1100. NEA RA Delegate Contract for State-At-Large Delegates Only NEA State-At-Large Delegates from Georgia will be eligible to receive a $625 stipend to partially offset the cost of attending the NEA Convention. These delegates will be required to sign a contract of duties and responsibilities as a condition of receiving the stipend. GAE will not provide a stipend to Clustered Category 1 delegates, Clustered Category 2 delegates, Student delegates, or Retired delegates. Nomination Procedure Members eligible to nominate candidates for delegate positions in the different delegate categories must use the official nomination for available on the GAE website (www.gae.org) or in the official publication. The nomination should be mailed or transmitted directly to the office of the Executive Director. GAE will not accept responsibility for non-receipt of nominations addressed to any other person or office at GAE. Nominees who wish to submit candidate statements and photographs for publication may submit them with the nomination form or may mail them directly to the editor at GAE. These must be postmarked by February 1. Click here to download Official Nomination Form. Official Nomination Form: Candidates for NEA Delegates to the 2015 NEA RA Please check one or more of the boxes. Members are eligible to be nominated for one or more categories. Please note: You may nominate yourself to be a delegate. Category 1: State-At-Large Teacher or other non-supervisory Active member Clustered Category 1 Clustered Category 2 Name Last 4 digits of SS# (optional) Address City State Zip Telephone Number E-mail Address District/Local Association Name of Nominator Last 4 digits of SS# (optional) Signature of Nominator Official Nomination Form DEADLINE: February 1, 2015 Mail Nomination Form to: Georgia Association of Educators Attn: Chris Baumann, Executive Director 100 Crescent Centre Parkway, Suite 500 Tucker, Georgia 30084-7050 Fax Nomination Form to: Attn: Chris Baumann, Executive Director 678-837-1120 Active non-supervisory members from local associations with fewer than 76 members NEA Retired NEA Retired members Administrator/Supervisory Active member (eligible to members of locals that elect to participate in the statewide Category Cluster 2) Student


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