Dear CAEOP Team!
I wanted to thank all of you for your support and work you do on behalf of CAEOP. We had very successful meeting(s) over this past weekend. Our workshop was very well attended and it appears we will have made over $500 for our efforts. Many thanks to all those who assisted with the workshop - Cyndee you did a great job!
Susan and Sarah have conference on course and moving forward in a positive direction with lots of enthusiasm and some fantastic plans to make conference the best ever! Beth Heyden did an excellent job of narrowing down the tours for next years' conference...stayed tuned for the finalization of those; all I can say is WOW and Oh Boy! we are in for a real treat!
I want to thank our Beaumont Unified School District team members for making sure we had space for both our Conference Committee meeting and regular Board meeting. Things were seamless; thanks Robin and Mahlana.
For those that were not in attendance I wanted to announce that the Board approved an increase in our scholarship dollars to $3,000. At our conference in March we will be giving away three (3) $1,000 scholarships; a $2,000 increase over the $1,000 we had given out previously. I will say - this will most likely be one of the highlights of my presidency.
Our meetings in September will also be amazing. We will have PD put on by our Central District Director, Mary Alice Means from Kern AEOE. The flier and more information will be coming out soon. During that same weekend will be our budget committee meeting along with our regular Board meeting. All events will be held in Bakersfield.
It is my hope that all of you will do your very best to place these meeting dates on your calendars and plan to attend. We are the best we can be when all are in attendance - we are stronger and more efficient together!
We have much work to do this year. Stay the Course and I will see you in September!
Lori Ortell, CEOE