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The Professional 

Volume 22                              December 2015

New Educator Reception

On Wednesday, December 9th, new educators attended a reception hosted by EGEA's new Membership Committee. The purpose of the reception was to welcome new educators to the District and to provide them information about the various levels of support and services that are available as part of their membership in EGEA. 

There are a variety of people and groups who provide assistance to EGEA members, many of whom were present at the event to show support for those entering the profession. Attendees to the event included EGEA Site Reps, EGEA Executive Board, EGEA Staff, as well as the EGUSD Superintendent Chris Hoffman and Cabinet members. Other special guests included CTA Board of Directors Member E. Toby Boyd, CTA Staffer John Stephens, as well as attorneys from the legal firm Beeson, Tayer, & Bodine. Both EGEA Lead Association Director Scott Scidmohr and EGUSD Superintendent Chris Hoffman addressed the new educators, welcoming them to the District.

The reception included food, bingo, swag bags, and a variety of donated raffle prizes. In addition, EGEA Member Chris Perris was the DJ providing music for the event. Those in attendance had the opportunity to talk to vendors from CTA and NEA Member Benefits, The Standard Disability Insurance, and California Casualty. Lastly, EGEA Staff, Exec Board, as well as the Membership Committee were on hand to answer questions.

The EGEA Membership Committee hopes to make the New Educator Reception an annual event. Look for more events and communications from the EGEA Membership Committee later this year.
Thank you to the 2015-2016 EGEA Membership Committee for hosting this event:
  • Terri Banks
  • Margarita Espinoza
  • Marie Lopez
  • Lisa Marchese
  • Troy Morgan
  • Michelle Rode-Smith
  • Anthony Sanchez
  • Rick Stancil
  • Elizabeth Wollbrinck
If you are interested in joining the Membership Committee, or any other EGEA committee, contact Emily Lints at Sheldon or  

Holiday Office 


The EGEA Office will be closed starting Monday, December 21st, 2015. The office will reopen January 4, 2016.

Happy Holidays!


December Wellness Tip


Having a Positive Outlook

Learn more about the mind-body connection and taking care of the whole you by clicking THIS LINK.

California Casualty Athletic Grants


One of the few companies that has been endorsed by CTA is California Casualty. As part of their affiliation with CTA, they sponsor Athletic Grants that CTA/EGEA members can apply for. Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $3,000. The deadline for this year is January 15th, 2016. Click HERE to learn more about this opportunity and click HERE to complete an online application.

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