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					                       Classified School Employees Association monthly newsletter
Volume 2011-2012, Issue # 6                                   Berryessa Chapter 364                                          February2012

CSEA Meeting Will Be on the Second Tuesday, February 14th, 4:30 P.M. @ Noble School Library.
See You There!

                              Contents                                           Agenda for The February 14th, Meeting
    1. Agenda / Calendar                                       1
    2. Minutes                                                 2           1) Call To Order
    3. Chapter News                                            3           2) Introductions/Additions to Agenda
    4. Member Benefits                                         3
                                                                           3) Approval Of Minutes
    5. Pace Committee Message                                  4
                                                                           4) Report of Executive Board
    6. Area C Director up-date                                 5           a) RPM
    7. State Budget Word Puzzle Solution                        6          b) Meeting with Jack Owens and Will Ector, Jr.
                                                                           5) Communications
                                                                           6) Treasurer’s Report/Membership
                                                                           7) Committees
    Dates to Remember:                                                     a) Budget
                                                                           b) Retirement.
                                                                            c) BDAC
    February                                                               d) Negotiations
    CSEA Have-A-Heart Month                                                   e) Comparable Pay
    Black History Month                                                    8) Old Business:
                                                                               a. Sign up for facebook
    1          Deadline for submission of
                                                                               b. Use personal email accounts
               CSEA conference resolutions
                                                                            9) New Business:
    6-10       Organizing Institute, San Jose                              a) Work your hours
    13         Lincoln’s Birthday (all CSEA                                10) Good Of The Order:
               offices closed)                                             a. Need people to step up and attend meetings
    14          St. Valentine’s Day                                        b. First round of nominations for Exec board in October
    18          Board of Directors meeting                                 c. School Site Council reps. (Voted in)
    20         President’s Day (all CSEA                                   d. Leadership team
               offices closed)
    20 – 24    BUSD – NO School-                                             Adjournment
               President’s Break




                                                       Our chapter has gone green:
The Classified Section is published monthly Sep. to June, and distributes only 3 printed copies per site each month, but everyone can read it on
                     PDF format at our chapter website: http:// www.chapter364.csea.com. For more information contact:
                                 Editor And Webmaster: Paty Guerrero @ paty.guerrero@Berryessa.k12.ca.us
                                                   1401 Turlock lane, San Jose, CA 95132.
                           Minutes
             Minutes for January 10, 2012                                   water, and goodie bags. Register on-line @
                                                                            www.mypyc.com , and look for a link to
     Call to Order. The meeting was called to                             registration on the CSEA tab.
       order by Debbie Narvaes at 4:30 p.m. The
       meeting took place at Noble Elementary                                Review and Approval of Minutes. There
       School Library.                                                         was a motion to approve the minutes from
                                                                               November. There were two amendments to
     Thank you to all CSEA members who                                       the minutes. One was to change the year to
       attended this meeting. Sue Pereira,                                     2011 and the second was to add Jeanie
       Georgina Patterson, Brenda Engelhaupt,                                  Palmer’s name to the minutes. There was also
       Jeanne Palmer, Sally Doquisa, Janet Shull,                              a motion to approve the December minutes.
       Sandra Vargas, Carol Yow, Laurie Ortega,                                There were additions to the minutes on the
       Rose Beckrest, Paty Guerrero, Debbie                                    attendance sheet. We needed to add Sally
       Narvaes, Terrie Coleman, and Donna                                      Oyang, Kailyn Higashi, Gina Henlen, America
       Glanville.                                                              Reinhart, Camelia Mirra, and David Cohen to
                                                                               the attendance sheet. There was a motion
     Introductions and Additions to the                                      made to accept the additions to the minutes.
       Agenda. Each member in attendance                                       Terrie Coleman 1st that motion and Georgina
       introduced himself or herself to the group.                             Patterson 2nd that motion. Everyone in
       There was a motion to have an addition to                               attendance approved and zero opposed the
       the agenda under Old Business c., which                                 additions to and approval of the minutes.
       was use of personal e-mail accounts. A
       motion was made to accept the additions                               Report of the Executive Board. Jack
       and Georgina 1st and Janet Shull 2nd that                               Owens/Teamsters There was an installation
       motion. Debbie Narvaes thanked David                                    of the CSEA officers on January 4, 2012. All
       Hernandez for coming to our meeting. He                                 the officers were in attendance except the two
       talked to the members about an upcoming                                 treasurers. Also 2 new permanent positions
       fundraiser. The fundraiser will be a walk-a-                            will be coming available at the District Office.
       thon sponsored by the Flea Market.                                      One position is for 40 hours a week working
       Students, teachers, and parents will be                                 with student data information. The other
       participating and receive 50% of the                                    position is 18.75 hours filing in Ed. Services.
       revenue. This will be a 5k or 3 mile walk-a-                            Subs for Para professionals do not need to
       thon. Revenue will be given in gift                                     meet the NCLB requirements. A bilingual 6
       certificates. He asked CSEA to walk and                                 hour temporary Instructional Associate
       form a group and receive donations from                                 position at Morrill has been filled. The
       this event. There is not an exact date at                               secretary at Northwood is on medical leave.
       this time. Registration will be $25.00 for                              There is an opening for a media tech at Noble
       adults, $20.00 for seniors, and $15.00 for                              Elementary School.
       students. The registration fee will include a
       T-shirt,                                                           Communications The emergency form card
                                                                             boxes may be reinstated. Clerks need access
                                                       Our chapter has gone green:                                     2
The Classified Section is published monthly Sep. to June, and distributes only 3 printed copies per site each month, but everyone can read it on
                     PDF format at our chapter website: http:// www.chapter364.csea.com. For more information contact:
                                 Editor And Webmaster: Paty Guerrero @ paty.guerrero@Berryessa.k12.ca.us
                                                   1401 Turlock lane, San Jose, CA 95132.
         at sites for checking registration and                              New business.
         change of address forms. All the input is                             Site Reps please post all trainings scheduled
         going through the District Office now and                             for the 2012 school year for our members.
         causing increased delays. It may be more                              The Executive Board will try and get
         efficient to increase time at sites for clerks                        information out to the sites for our members in
         and decrease the amount of time spent at                              a timely manner.
         the District Office. A new bus driver was
         hired by the Teamsters. The classified                              Good of the Order. Kansen Chu will be
         management position opening at the                                    running for city council. Our members do not
         District Office is Najeeb’s old position.                             want to endorse him until we look at all the
                                                                               pros and cons. Please join the Victory Club.
                                                                               Please let Patty Guerrero or Sue Pereira know
     Committees. The Budget Committee                                        who your School Site Council Reps,
       report was N/A. The BDAC Committee                                      Leadership Reps and Site Reps are. All
       report was N/A because they have not had                                schools should have voted on paper ballots for
       a meeting yet this year. The Negotiation                                School Site Council Reps per the Ed. Code.
       Committee will be sending out a survey to
       our members. Please fill out this form and                           1. Adjournment. There was a motion to adjourn
       return to your site reps. The members will                              the meeting by Georgina Patterson and
       be able to decide on what items they would                              seconded by Rose Beckrest. The meeting
       like to see the negotiating team focusing                               was adjourned by Debbie Narvaes at 5:45 and
       on at future meetings. Some of the                                      all in attendance confirmed that adjournment.
       options will be salary, hours, benefits, etc.
                                                                            Notes submitted by Sue Pereira on 1/22/2012
       Comparable Pay was not discussed at
       this time. Measure W will be going on the
       ballot in November to get extended or                                  Please check the website and the facebook
       preapproved.                                                                 page for last minute updates.

     Treasurers Report. Beginning balance
       was $4500.17. We added CSEA member
       dues of $387 and wrote checks for $603.
       The ending balance was $4866.37.
       Brenda Engelhaupt made a motion to
       approve the report and Georgina Patterson
       seconded that motion.

     Old Business. Please check your CSEA
       website for updates at
       chapter364.csea.com. and FACEBOOK.
       Remember to only work your hours each
       day.

                                                       Our chapter has gone green:                                                            3
The Classified Section is published monthly Sep. to June, and distributes only 3 printed copies per site each month, but everyone can read it on
                     PDF format at our chapter website: http:// www.chapter364.csea.com. For more information contact:
                                 Editor And Webmaster: Paty Guerrero @ paty.guerrero@Berryessa.k12.ca.us
                                                   1401 Turlock lane, San Jose, CA 95132.
                                 Chapter News
                                                                                   School Office Employees
                                 Contact
Debbie Narvaes                                                                      Technology keeps changing, but secretaries,
President
debbie.narvaez@berryessa.k12.ca.us
                                                                                   and school clerks are still the people who keep
                                                                                   our schools running smoothly.
                     Contact your Site Rep.
                                                                                   Classified School Employees in the office do just
Brooktree: Terry Sherman                                                           about everything. They maintain attendance
SSC: Donna Glanville                                                               records, answer the phones, help students with
Leadership:                                                                        their medications, pay the bills and communicate
Cherrywood: Joanne Mah
SSC: Debbie Logan                                                                  with parents, staff and administrators.
Leadership:
DO: Terri Zimmerling                                                               They are the first people parents meet when
Negotiations: Terri Zimmerling, Gloria Vargas                                      they register their child or have a health issue,
Laneview: Margie Matsuura                                                          emergency, or need to transfer to or from
SSC:                                                                               another district.
Leadership:
Majestic Way: Sally Doquisa
SSC: Steve Milton                                                                  In middle schools, attendance is taken at every
Leadership: Elena Alegria                                                          period, and the computer clerk has to keep up
Morrill: Noble: Brenda Engelhaupt                                                  with updating the report, adding, changing
SSC: Heidi Perry                                                                   enrollment, and adjusting to a new semester
Leadership: Heidi Perry
Noble: Diana Carlet
                                                                                   every January.
SSC: Cindy Paterson
Leadership: Diana Carlet
                                                                                   Whether they are registering or putting a Band-
Northwood: Cyndie Reyes                                                            Aid on a child’s knee, Classified School
SSC: Cyndie Reyes                                                                  Employees that work at the school office, are
Leadership: Cyndie Reyes                                                           vital to the success of our children, schools and
Piedmont: Terrie Coleman                                                           district. Every child knows them and depends on
SSC: Lou Vallarta
                                                                                   them.
Leadership Laurie Ortega
Ruskin: Sandra Vargas
SSC: Sheryl Turner                                                                 Paty Guerrero.
Leadership: Kailyn Higashi                                                         Communications and Webmaster Officer
Sierramont: Paty Guerrero                                                          Chapter 364
SSC: Bettina Strickland
Leadership: Jolly Bannerjee
Summerdale: Sue Pereira
SSC: Pam Honesto
Leadership: Lori Matsu
Toyon: Diane Dolci
SSC: Doreen Cook
Leadership: Doreen Cook
 Vinci Park: Georgina Patterson
SSC: Joanne Snider
Leadership: Joanne Snider
Negotiations: Mark Corpuz
                                                                  Our chapter has gone green:                                                            4
           The Classified Section is published monthly Sep. to June, and distributes only 3 printed copies per site each month, but everyone can read it on
                                PDF format at our chapter website: http:// www.chapter364.csea.com. For more information contact:
                                            Editor And Webmaster: Paty Guerrero @ paty.guerrero@Berryessa.k12.ca.us
                                                              1401 Turlock lane, San Jose, CA 95132.
                                                                       an elderly loved one.
                   Member Benefits                                     Find out what options that are most appropriate
                                                                       for your family or loved one, including: in-home
CSEA Members
                                                                       care, adult day care, respite care or referral to a
Find all of these discounts online or request a
                                                                       senior living community...More
printed version of the CSEA Member Benefits
Guide by calling toll-
free, (866) ITS-CSEA                                                                      Provident 50/50 CSEA
(487-2732).                                                            Fundraiser
                                                                       Every time a CSEA member opens a Provident
Browse Discounts                                                       Checking account, Provident will give the
(login required)
                                                                       member $50 and donate $50 to their chapter.
Amusement and
                                                                       Think of the money you could raise with
Attractions
                                                                       Provident as your partner...Download Flyer and
Automotive/Car
                                                                       application
Rentals Guide to CSEA Member Savings
Flip through the pages of the printed Member
Benefits Guide online.


                                                                       Join the Victory Club!
                                                                       A message from Janelle Cranch, Chair of
                                                                       CSEA’s PACE Committee
                      Union Plus Scholarships                          In November, all of CSEA’s endorsed candidates
CSEA members and their dependents are                                  for State Constitutional Office were elected. I’d
eligible to apply for Union Plus Scholarships to                       like to give members and staff an enthusiastic
attend college. Scholarship awards range from                          “thank you” for your hard work, and to the Victory
$500 to $4,000 for undergraduate and                                   Club for providing funds that led to this
graduate students. Get more info and the                               resounding win. I wish to personally congratulate
online application at:                                                 all of those who got involved in the process for a
www.unionplus.org/scholarships
                                                                       job well done. This was an incredible effort.

                                                                                                    The Victory Club is
                                                                                                    CSEA’s non-partisan
                                                                                                    Political Action Fund
                                                                                                    whose contributions
                    Aging with Grace                                                                help us elect pro-
Call Toll-Free: (888) 698-9879                                                                      education, pro-
Aging with Grace™ is a national eldercare                                                           classified candidates
resource company that is the exclusive                                 at the local, state and federal level. This fund also
provider of eldercare services for CSEA                                provides financial support for our local school
members. Aging with Grace offers solutions to                          bond measures, local parcel tax, and local
caregivers faced with the stress of caring for                         initiatives. Victory Club monies help protect our
                                                       Our chapter has gone green:                                                            5
The Classified Section is published monthly Sep. to June, and distributes only 3 printed copies per site each month, but everyone can read it on
                     PDF format at our chapter website: http:// www.chapter364.csea.com. For more information contact:
                                 Editor And Webmaster: Paty Guerrero @ paty.guerrero@Berryessa.k12.ca.us
                                                   1401 Turlock lane, San Jose, CA 95132.
retirement benefits and the rights that                                about the CSEA structure
classified employees have earned through                               through an amazing presentation by Area B Director
years of dedicated service to the students in                          Linda Blanchard, our CalPERS pension from our own
public education.                                                      Past President and CalPERS Board President Rob
                                                                       Feckner, and then Debb Jachens gave a superb
                                                                       presentation on how Member Benefits can help a
Contributions of as little as $3 a month                               chapter build strength and power.
through payroll deduction have made a huge                                     See’s Candy shared about fundraising
difference in the many successes we have                               opportunities and provided great samples. United
achieved. Contributions from Victory Club                              Insurance Partners, EJS Services, Provident Credit
members ensure we have the funds to protect                            Union and American Fidelity helped sponsor our
education, preserve our retirement security                            dinner and American Fidelity gave 3 different
and to stop the privatization and outsourcing                          presentations to our members during dinner. After
of classified jobs. This means political power                         dinner committee members had time with members.
for CSEA locally, in Sacramento, and in                                Area A Director Martha Penry wrapped up the
Washington D.C.                                                        evening with a fun team building game.

                                                                                Sunday was a day of workshops, which
If you are not a member now, please consider                           included collective bargaining, constitutions,
joining. The process is simple. Just visit                             communications, organizing, politics, and writing a
www.csea.com/victoryclub to sign up.                                   resolution. To help keep the cost down, some of my
                                                                       fellow Board Members, Alternate Area C Director Jill
                                                                       Scott, Area J member Mike Penry, and I made lunch.
                                                                       All in all, I believe that everyone present learned
     Words from the Area C Director                                    something to take back to their chapter to Build for the
                                                                       Future!
                                   Happy New Year!                              If you missed the Area C Institute and you are
                           The year began with the Area                a Chapter Officer, be sure to attend the Officer Skills
                           C Institute Building for the                Trainings for President/Vice President, Secretary,
                           Future on January 7-8, 2012                 Treasurer, Communications/CPRO, and this year a
                           at CSEA Headquarters.                       new Chief Union Steward training will be provided.
                           About 95 members attended                   Please check your local field office
                           and enjoyed a weekend full of
                           training. We heard about our                       website for the date(s), time and location.
                           past as Grace Schwartz                      These trainings are FREE and made available for
                           shared stories about Bill                   chapter leaders to be successful.
                           Schwartz, our founding
                           father. Life Member Betty                           Also new this year is the Chapter President’s
                           Cleveland shared her story                  Training Program. This training replaces the Chapter
                           as Area B Director and when                 President’s Retreat. If you are interested in this new
                           Area C was re-aligned.                      training for Chapter President’s, please contact
                                                                       Martha Toschi at mtoschi@csea.com as soon as
                            Lunch was hosted by                        possible. You must attend the Officer Skills Training
                    Kaiser Permanente.                                 as part of the program, so be sure to sign up for both!
                            Dr. Preston Maring
from Kaiser gave a great presentation on the                  Don’t forget, it is never too late to join the
Kaiser Wellness program. Members learned              Victory Club. The money donated to the Victory Club
                                        Our chapter has gone green:                                          6
The Classified Section is published monthly Sep. to June, and distributes only 3 printed copies per site each month, but everyone can read it on
                     PDF format at our chapter website: http:// www.chapter364.csea.com. For more information contact:
                                 Editor And Webmaster: Paty Guerrero @ paty.guerrero@Berryessa.k12.ca.us
                                                   1401 Turlock lane, San Jose, CA 95132.
funds our political action. Let’s double our Victory
Club members between now and June.
        Something to think about for next month,
February is have a heart month. Have you or your
chapter given to the Dorothy Bjork Assistance fund
lately? This program is based on 100% donations.
                                                                       State budget
                                                                       Solution:
Every little bit helps, so please donate to this
wonderful program that helps fellow members.                           G
The February Board meeting is in San Jose and it                       RAE
would be really nice to see a lot of chapters there
presenting donations to the Assistance fund.                           BELNF
Hopefully see you there!                                               UVLEI
        Together we can and will make a
difference!                                                            MANDATEDPROGRAMS
                                                                       GNCAC
In Solidarity,
                                                                       EUALA
Cindy Zecher                                                           CTETFL
Area C Director
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                                                       Our chapter has gone green:                                                            7
The Classified Section is published monthly Sep. to June, and distributes only 3 printed copies per site each month, but everyone can read it on
                     PDF format at our chapter website: http:// www.chapter364.csea.com. For more information contact:
                                 Editor And Webmaster: Paty Guerrero @ paty.guerrero@Berryessa.k12.ca.us
                                                   1401 Turlock lane, San Jose, CA 95132.

				
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