Central's Local Participation Award Program is intended to build stronger, better-informed locals by rewarding active participation in Central’s programming, along with meeting other defined criteria. Locals that meet all nine (9) required criteria (see below) will earn a total award of $800 annually. An initial awards payment will be made to local associations in January, with the balance of the award paid in June.

Qualifying Events: Locals will be awarded for:
  • Attend each of 2 Area Meetings --$50 each; $100 total
  • Attend & Vote @ both OEA RAs --$100
  • Attend & Vote @ Central RA --$100
  • Attend OEA Treasurers’ Workshop --$50
  • C & B Compliance --$50
  • Producing & submitting 4 or more local newsletters --$100
  • Meeting your OEA FCPE goal --$50
  • Membership: 90%+ or increase by 3% --$150
  • Elect full complement of delegates to OEA RA --$100
Online registration via Central's web site is mandatory for tracking local association attendance at events and determining monetary awards.

Member Communication/Newsletter
Quarterly newsletters shall go out to all local members and share from the following suggestions along with any local news:
1. Central, OEA and/or NEA upcoming events for: PD, leadership development, diversity training, lobbying, FCPE drive, RA news, etc.
2. Local tidbits: such as meeting dates and places, a “contractual right of members”, something positive about one or more member or local committee
3. Share with your local’s newsletter editor that s/he should send a digital copy when sending to your members to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..