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Officer Updates 
Here is the latest, most up-to-date information provided for you from each of your OCTA officers:
Carrie Patane
OCTA Vice President: Grievance Chair
Mike Patane
OCTA Treasurer
Jenn Cahill
OCTA Vice President: Political Action
Dan Rose
OCTA Vice President: Internal Website/ Newsletter Editor
Kim LeRoy 
OCTA Vice President: Negotiations
Michelle McManus took over as OCTA secretary in 2016. She is in her 18th year teaching at Leighton elementary. She has been a building rep for many years and is excited to take on a larger role within the union.
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Click below for most recent Board of Education agenda: 

Below is the link to the BOE site. All agendas and BOE minutes are posted there for you to read at your leisure. When it gets close to the time when there is a BOE meeting, you can go to the site to see the agenda.  

This is page with the minutes: http://www.oswego.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=716

Want to read over the minutes from the February 2018 OCTA Board of Directors meeting? Click HERE! 
2017-18 OCTA Meetings 
Janus Action Center
Wealthy special interests are fighting to destroy our unions and the things we value. They’ve funded Janus vs. AFSCME, a case before the Supreme Court that poses a direct threat to our voice, our values and our union.

Here are 6 things you can do right now to spread the word and stand strong by telling everyone: "I'm sticking with our union!"
Submitted by Dan Rose (OCTA VP)

Guaranteed Benefits of the New York State Teachers' Retirement System! Even in turbulent economic times like these, you can achieve future financial strength and security by building a strong pension at NYSTRS. 

This presentation will provide an overview of the important benefits NYSTRS provides, with an emphasis on issues pertaining to members approaching retirement. Highlights include a review of the fundamental pension components such as service credit and final average salary, key retirement thresholds to reach for, the tools needed to maximize these benefits, retirement benefit options and much more. Hopefully you’ll leave our meeting with a handle on what’s needed to plan wisely on your road to retirement, as well as what costly errors to avoid along the way. 

Reserve your spot at the next New York State Teachers’ Retirement System Seminar open to all OCTA
Members! The next retirement meeting will be held on Monday, March 19 2018 (5:30 PM start).

New members will learn valuable information about the retirement system of which they are now a part, and
experienced members will continue to build on their current knowledge of the system, ensuring a dignified,
financially secure retirement.

Food will be provided courtesy of the OCTA! Please contact Dan Rose drose@oswego.org to reserve a spot at this very special seminar. The meeting will start at 5:30 and be held in the OCTA Office @122 W 2nd Street

BONUS! – Bring a print out showing that you have a registered MyNYSTRS account for a chance to win big
prizes! Don’t have an account yet with the NYSTRS? Click below to register!