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September 27 2004

September/October Meeting Schedule

Sept. 28 Board Business Meeting (12-1pm, 5F)
Oct.  5 Board Business Meeting (12-1pm, 5F)
Oct. 12 Board Business Meeting (12-1pm, 5F)
Oct. 19 Board Business Meeting (12-1pm, 5F)
Oct. 20 TEA Regular Meeting (12-1pm, Elliott Bay Café)
Oct. 21 Labor Contract Training by Jim Cline on Just Cause Discipline (12-1pm; KSC 2A & B). Everyone is encouraged to attend this brown bag training.
Oct. 26 Board Business Meeting (12-1pm, 5F)
Oct. 29 Labor Contract Training by Jim Cline on Responsibilities of Labor Organizations (12-1pm; KSC 2A & B). Everyone is encouraged to attend this brown bag training.

Nomination/Election of Treasurer - Due by September 30

TEA now has a vacancy in the Treasurer officer position with the election of Eric Mandel to President. TEA Bylaws (Article VI, Section C, l) state that "When any other Board office becomes vacant by reason of death, resignation, promotion, attrition, or recall, a successor for the remainder of the current year will be elected by a majority vote of those Full Members present at the next Regular Meeting after the date the office is vacated."

The Nominating Committee is seeking members interested in serving as Treasure and completing the remaining one-year term of office (starting from the October 20th election to the September 2005 Annual Meeting when that position will be up for election for a two-year term).

Election of this office will occur at the October 20th Regular Meeting, in accordance to TEA Bylaws noted above.

Nominations close September 30th so send an email or call one of the following Committee members if you are interested or want to nominate someone by that date: Don Campbell, Duc Dang, Ken Madden or Doug Robertson.


The duties of the Treasurer, as outlined in the Bylaws (Article VI, Section H) are:

  1. The Treasurer shall discharge on behalf of TEA such duties as may be imposed upon him/her by the President, these Bylaws, or by applicable law, including, but not limited to the following:

    1. Receive all moneys and receipts due TEA, from whatever source, and promptly place them in the TEA bank account. The Treasurer shall disburse the same only by check signed by him/her and the President or First Vice-President.
    2. Keep TEA funds in an account at a bank, which is either federally insured, or which is backed by the full faith and credit of the US government.
    3. Maintain and keep current and accurate records of members' dues, levies, payments, and all other financial transactions.
    4. Notify members within 15 days of their financial delinquency (See Article V, Section D).
    5. Be prepared to exhibit receipts and vouchers upon request for the audit of TEA's records.
    6. Present to the Body at each Regular meeting an accounting of the past month's financial transactions to provide accountability and justification of any disbursements of TEA funds.

New Officers Elected

Congratulations to the following newly elected officers who will serve a two-year term (expiring at the annual meeting to be held fall of 2006):

	Eric Mandel, President
	Roger Browne, 1st Vice President
	Patty Overby, Secretary

Thanks again to the extra time, effort and devotion given from our past officers Ken Madden (President) and Elizabeth Morgan (1st Vice President) over the last two years. We appreciate all that you have done with regards to contract negotiations, grievance issues and other TEA business.