Central's Local Participation Award Program is intended to build stronger, better-informed locals by rewarding active participation in Central’s programming, along with meeting other defined criteria. Locals that meet all ten (10) required criteria (see below) will earn a total award of $1000 annually. An initial awards payment will be made to local associations in January, with the balance of the award paid in June.

Qualifying Events: Locals will be awarded for:

Attend fall and winter Area Meetings* --$100
3 Education Advocate Leaders* --$50
Attend and vote at both OEA RAs** --$100
Elect full complement of delegates to OEA RA** --$100
Attend and vote at Central RA* --$100
Attend OEA Treasurers’ Workshop* --$50
Constitution & Bylaws compliance** --$50
Produce and submit four or more local newsletters*** --$200
Meet your OEA FCPE goal** --$50
Membership: 90%+ or increase by 3%** --$150
Attend FCPE candidate screening** --$50

*Online registration via Central's website is mandatory for tracking local association attendance at events and determining monetary awards.
**Data received from OEA or Central OEA/NEA
***Submit to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or postal mail to: Central OEA/NEA, Sue Chaney, 360 S. Third St., Columbus OH 43215

Member Communication/Newsletter
Quarterly newsletters shall go out to all local members and share from the following suggestions along with any local news:
1. Central, OEA and/or NEA upcoming events for: PD, leadership development, diversity training, lobbying, FCPE drive, RA news, etc.
2. Local tidbits: such as meeting dates and places, a “contractual right of members”, something positive about one or more member or local committee
3. Share with your local’s newsletter editor that s/he should send a digital copy when sending to your members to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..