Friday, September 28, 2012

NEA Member Benefits - October 2012

The following are communications from NEA Member Benefits Products and Services (MCA) for the month of October 2012:

  • Hot Deals and Discounts - October 2012  Link
  • Reach Your Personal Weight Loss Goals with Nutrisystem Success!  Link
  • Grants for High School Athletic Programs  Link
    [Note grant application period of September 15, 2012 to January 15, 2013]
  • "Who Do You Love?" contest from the NEA Members Insurance Trust  Link
    [Note deadline of October 15, 2012]
  • Special Interest Article: Refinancing Checklist  Link

Special VEA License Plate

Wouldn't you enjoy having an official VEA License Plate riding on your car?  Promote public education while showing pride in your Association.

Delegates to the VEA convention approved a process for making VEA license plates available from the DMV.  To make it work, however, we need to collect at least 450 applications!  Follow the steps listed on the this flyer to make VEA license plates a reality and to reserve your plate.

You can also find the flyer, application form, and an FAQ document posted on the VEA website.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Voter Registration

New voter identification cards are being mailed from the State Board of Elections to your address of record in Virginia. If you have not received your new card by October 10th, then you need to check with your county/city Voter Registrar before October 15th.

The Alexandria Board of Elections is located at 132 N Royal St (across the street from City Hall). Their telephone number is 703-746-4050 and they can be found on the Internet at .

October 15th is the voter registration deadline in Virginia to vote in the November 6th general election.

Check your voter registration status now with the Virginia Board of Elections at

Possible reasons you need to check today:
  • You've moved since you last voted
  • You got married and changed your name
  • You're in college or temporarily living in another lcoation

People have died to guarantee your right to vote.

Get out and VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6th!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Be an ESP Advocate for Public Schools

Education support professionals (ESPs) are significant contributors to the education, safety, and success of public school students.

Learn what other NEA colleagues are doing to improve their schools and their work places. Click here.

Resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement in North America. It was founded in Georgia in 1526, 81 years before Jamestown. St. Augustine, Florida was founded in 1565 and is the oldest city in the United States. Hispanic Americans have been making contributions to life in the U.S. ever since.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more.

Protect Your Digital Identity

Learn how to clean up and identify personal information about you online from this article on NEA Today.