• Reminders

    Important Dates:

    HCAFA Executive Committee Meetings, Fall 2019.  Most meetings are at Harper L200.

    • Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 11:30 – 2:00
    • Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 9:30 – 11:00,  meeting at IEA Office, 553 N. Court, #210, Palatime
    • Fri., Nov. 15, 2019, 11:30 – 2:00
    • Fri., Dec. 6,  2019, 11:30 – 2:00, General Meeting: Election of Officers and Vote on Changes to Bylaws

    Light Meal Served

    For information or to check if the time or location has been changed, call Hasmig or Amy at the IEA office.  (847 359-0300), 553 N. North Ct., Suite 210, Palatine

HCAFA Needs You! Call for Nominations of HCAFA Officers

            NOTICE OF ELECTIONS

HARPER COLLEGE ADJUNCT FACULTY ASSOCIATION

Dear HCAFA member,

Our Executive Committee members hope the semester is going smoothly for you.  It’s election season for our membership and we solicit your support and involvement.

Our membership will fill HCAFA leadership positions to serve through May, 2021 at our annual meeting on Friday, December 6 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in room L200 on campus.

Attached is information describing the roles as well as a nomination form to be submitted as noted.  We have a pressing need for members to help guide our local to serve our members!  All elected positions may be shared between members; for example, we may have two co-Presidents or two division representatives. Some officers are given reassignment time by the college and some have dues paid by HCAFA.

The time requirements are minimal while the personal and professional satisfactions are maximal.  Please see the following for information about the positions; please respond to this email if there are questions or if you would like to talk about the possibilities.  Please note that the deadline for nominations is November 22, 2019.

 We will also ask members to modify our current bylaws to broaden the base of eligible HCAFA office holders; please see the following information sheet for bylaw change.

HCAFA is so much more than an organization that hard-bargains a contract for us every few years.  We’re here every day to help protect those provisions for our 200+ members, particularly in this atmosphere of criticism of public-sector employees.

If you have questions, please contact Charmian Tashjian, our local president, at bctashjian@gmail.com.

Please review the following and we would love to hear from you.  In unity,

Harper College Adjunct Faculty Association Executive Committee

 

 

       NOTICE OF LOCAL ELECTION

HARPER COLLEGE ADJUNCT FACULTY ASSOCIATION

(2019 -2021)

NOMINATIONS must be received by 1:00pm, Friday, November 22, 2019 at HCAFAelections@aol.com

ELECTION DATE:  Friday, December 6, 2019

                    TIME:  11:30am – 1pm

PLACE:  Harper College, Room L-200, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine,  IL 60067

                    TALLY DATE: Friday, December 6, 2019

                    TIME:  1:00pm

PLACE:  Harper College, Room L-200, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd. Palatine, IL 60067

Descriptions of the duties of HCAFA officers and division representatives, according to HCAFA ByLaws, are as follows:

  1. President – The president will be the chief executive officer with the power and the duty to enforce the bylaws, carry out association policies in the interim between executive committee meetings, sign contracts and agreements, represent the association before the public either personally or through designees, appoint and remove members of all committees with the consent of the executive committee, serve as ex-officio member on all committees, and preside over meetings of the executive committee and the membership. Further, the president will have the power and duty to perform all acts generally associated with the nature of the office, which are consistent with the bylaws.
  2. Vice President – The vice president (grievance chair) will have the powers and duties of the president in the president’s absence, will succeed to the presidency pursuant to the bylaws, will be responsible for handling grievances and will otherwise have such powers and duties as may be assigned by the president.

 

  1. Secretary – The secretary will maintain the official files and will assist the president with association correspondence. The secretary will keep accurate minutes of each meeting of the executive committee and each meeting of the membership, will coordinate the notifying members of all meetings.
  2. Treasurer– The treasurer will maintain the financial records, prepare an annual budget for approval by the executive committee, keep accurate records of expenses and income, and report such records at the executive committee meeting and the meetings of the membership, and cause an annual financial statement to be presented to the executive committee. The treasurer will be responsible for the payment of bills, in accordance with IEA-NEA policies.

 

   6. Membership Records Keeper – The membership records keeper will maintain the records of membership, and report such records at the executive committee meeting and the meetings of the membership. The membership records keeper will be responsible for the updating and returning of membership rosters to IEA-NEA as per IEA-NEA policies.

  7. Regional Council Representative – The regional council representative represents HCAFA at monthly meetings of representatives of other IEA-NEA local units from school districts in the immediate area.

 

Section BAll executive officer positions may be shared or combined.

 Section C – Terms

  1. The term of office for elected executive officers will be two (2) years commencing on May 31st following their election. NOTE: Because we did not have individuals nominated for last spring’s election, we are modifying this provision so that terms will begin on January 1, 2020 under this special circumstance.
  2. 8. Division Representatives – The division representative(s) will be a member(s) of HCAFA selected to provide communication between HCAFA leadership and the members, distribute materials to members and conduct informative meetings. The divisional representatives will recruit volunteers for HCAFA jobs and activities and generate support for HCAFA positions and programs.

Section B – Term of Office

Members in each division will elect a division representative for a two-year term at the same time officers are elected.

NOTES:

All Officers and Division Representatives are voting members of the Executive Committee, which meets monthly.

Any full dues-paying member may nominate himself or herself or another full dues-paying member (with that member’s approval) to be an Officer or Division Representative.

All nomination forms must be received by the HCAFA Elections Committee Chairperson, Dwain Thomas, at HCAFAelections@aol.com NO LATER THAN 1:00 p.m., FRIDAY November 22, 2019.

 Yes, I agree to have my name placed in nomination for (office or division to represent)

________________________________________.  I am a full dues-paying member of HCAFA.

 Name of nominee (print)_______________________________________________________________________________

 

Signature of

nominee____________________________________________________________________________

 

Date________________________________________________________________________________

 

Home address of

nominee____________________________________________________________________________

 

Private email of nominee_______________________________________________________________­­­­­­­­­

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Telephone (home) __________________________(cell) ________________________________

 

In order for all voters to be informed about the candidates for this office, HCAFA will print a 50 word statement from each candidate.  This statement will be distributed with each ballot.  Candidate statements are not required, but recommended.  Please write your statement below, and limit your statement to no more than fifty words.  (If a statement is given, it must be included when submitting this nomination form.)

 

CANDIDATE’S STATEMENT

(This will be distributed with the ballots).

 

 

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        NOTICE OF LOCAL ELECTION * BYLAW CHANGE

     HARPER COLLEGE ADJUNCT FACULTY ASSOCIATION

 

ELECTION DATE:  Friday, December 6, 2019

                    TIME:  11:30am – 1pm

PLACE:  Harper College, Room L-200, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine,  IL 60067

                    TALLY DATE: Friday, December 6, 2019

                    TIME:  1:00pm

PLACE:  Harper College, Room L-200, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd. Palatine, IL 60067

 

 

Current bylaw language:

 

Article III, Section 3 – Privileges    Full dues paying members will have full membership services and privileges, including voting, holding office, serving on committees and commissions, serving as a delegate to IEA and NEA assemblies, participating in fringe benefits provided by the Association and related enterprises, and such other rights and privileges as are conferred through the Association governance. Affiliate members, members who are not paying full dues, and are not unit eligible, but who chose to pay local dues, will be non-voting members but are able to fully participate in HCAFA events and will be able to serve as Executive Officers except as President and Vice President/Grievance Chair and shall be able sit on committees.

Proposed modification:

Article III, Section 3 – Privileges    Full dues paying members will have full membership services and privileges, including voting, holding office, serving on committees and commissions, serving as a delegate to IEA and NEA assemblies, participating in fringe benefits provided by the Association and related enterprises, and such other rights and privileges as are conferred through the Association governance. Affiliate members, members who are not paying full dues, and are not unit eligible, but who chose to pay local dues, will be non-voting members but are able to fully participate in HCAFA events and will be able to serve as Executive Officers except as President and Vice President/Grievance Chair and shall be able sit on committees.

Rationale:

HCAFA continues to have difficulty filling leadership positions from its current membership.  This modification permits others – such as retired, non-affiliate members – to be elected by membership to these positions.

Letter to adjuncts for nominations of officers 2019

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