“Where does your money go?” Rochester Education Association REA = Teachers Union Educators united to improve the learning experience for students and teachers REA No government money is used to support the REA Our money comes from member dues REA Out of the dues collected every month: 25% goes to the National Education Association (NEA) 50% goes to Education Minnesota 25% stays here in Rochester with us (REA) REA Out of the 25% of your dues that stay in Rochester, we can provide: 1. A Full-Time release President to work for us 2. Professional development 3. Donations to student-worthy causes 4. Participation in local and statewide lobbying 5. Funding to send teachers to state and national conventions • • • • Association Leave REA Banquet Lobbying Staff Development Here’s a Visual Representation • • • ED MN Rep Convention NEA Convention AFT Convention O O O O • • • • • • • • PR /Media Secretarial Audit Office Rental Computer Support Office Supplies Community Involvement Charitable Contributions O O President expenses Treasurer stipend Membership Chair stipend Exec Board meetings FR meetings Negotiations REA We also reserve 10% of all local dues as part of a crisis fund for emergencies. REA O We DO NOT use any local dues money to support political candidates or organizations Questions? O If you have any questions that were not answered in this presentation, please contact Mr. Richard Jopp, our REA Treasurer.