• Reminders

  • HCAFA Executive Committee monthly meetings listed below. Meetings start at 9:30 AM. All HCAFA members are invited to join the sessions. Dates as follows:

    • April 28
    • May 12 (TBD)
    • June 23 (TBD)
  • For information, contact HCAFA President Robert Allare at hcafapresident@gmail.com Unfortunately, our local Illinois Education Association office in Palatine is closed due to the pandemic, but messages (847.359.0300) are forwarded to us. For an emergency situation, you may contact the HCAFA President via email (hcafapresident@gmail.com) or IEA's central office in Springfield at https://ieanea.org/ieaconnect/ for telephone and live chat during their limited weekday hours as well as the email option. 


To join the HCAFA, download the following PDF form:

New Membership Enrollment Form: New-Member-Fillable-Form-2022-2023-FINAL

You can complete this form using Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. In other words, you can type into the form fields of the electronic form. Once completed, you will need to save the electronic form to your computer. Please remember to sign and date your form. E-mail your completed form to the HCAFA President at this e-mail address:


You can download the file directly below to see an example of a completed form.

Sample Enrollment Form 2021-2022 (this file serves as an example for how to complete the form)

You become eligible to join the union when you teach at least 3 credit hours per semester (excluding the summer session) for four consecutive semesters.  Actually you are eligible to join at the beginning of the fourth semester.  You should get an enrollment form and information about joining HCAFA  in the mail from us at the beginning of the semester that you become eligible.

Some important notes:

1. We can use your Harper email, but we’d prefer to use  your non-Harper e-mail address if you have one.

2. The social security number is important to help us find adjuncts who are already paying dues at another institution.   The member may elect to withhold the social security number..

3. We occasionally use US Mail to contact members, so a current US postal address is important, and members should notify us of any change in contact information.

4. Members do not have to fill in the dues information in the center of the form. The Membership Records Keeper will complete the information, sign as Association Representative, and return a photocopy to the new member. Unless the member writes in a $10 contribution for NEA FCPE, it will be assumed they elect NOT to make this contribution.

5. If a new member is already paying IEA/NEA dues at another institution (for example, Oakton, COD, Roosevelt, or a K-12 school), they should indicate that to us, with or on their enrollment form. In that case, they pay only LOCAL dues of $25 a year to us.

6.  Make sure you fill out the upper third of the form as well as sign and date the bottom!  All remaining spots on the form are either optional or will be filled in by the records keeper at HCAFA.

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