01-09-17 NEUAC Board Notes – LIHEAP Action Day

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Board Notes


In this edition (ctrl+click to jump to any section):


Notes from the Executive Director

LIHEAP Action Day


Meetings with the Members

Calendar of Events



Notes from the Executive Director

Winter has finally arrived, even as far south as Georgia, and I can’t help but think of all our customers who are struggling with their bills during this turn of weather. When a big storm hits, everyone clogs the supermarkets to stock up on supplies and ensure they are prepared to be shut in if necessary.


Imagine if you had only days or hours left of heating fuel with a with a winter storm and sub-zero temperatures bearing down on you and your family. Imagine if your pipes were frozen and fresh water was not an option. Imagine it…and know how important your work is to families across the country.


LIHEAP Action Day is February 15. I personally challenge every board member to make an effort to be present and active during this important day of advocacy. The deadline for reserving a room in January 19 – make your plans today. (Details are below.)


DON’T FORGET to check the calendar below for important updates on NEUAC events and conference calls!


A few additional messages/notes/updates/reminders to start your week:


LIHEAP Action Day

EVERY board member – please make an effort to be present and active on this historic Action Day. Transition is a time of uncertainty, but also a time of OPPORTUNITY. Let’s make the most of it. Details are posted on the Calendar page: https://neuac.wpengine.com/events-calendar/ . Registration is now OPEN.


Hotel Location:

Phoenix Park Hotel

520 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001


Reservations for the event must be made by individual attendees directly with the hotel prior to Thursday, January 19, 2017. Individual attendees may do so by calling the toll free number 1-877-237-2082 or 202-638-6900 and identify themselves as a member of NEUAC. Additionally attendees may book reservations online by visiting our website www.PhoenixParkHotel.com  and entering the Group Code 20791.



The 2017 membership drive is underway and will last until 3/31/17 for membership in the organization for calendar year 2017. To renew your membership, go here: https://neuac.wpengine.com/membership/. You also may complete the fillable PDF and submit your check by mail to 4250 Fairfax Drive, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22203.  Two New Member Orientation sessions will be held (with identical content) on January 31 and February 7 to welcome new members – we currently have 11 new members to report. Celebrate this success by inviting your friends and coworkers to join NEUAC! Let’s bring people together to fight energy poverty!


Meetings with Members

I had a great conversation about advocacy (and our kids) with Tammy Embrey of NRECA at the end of December, and I met last week with Mark Wolfe of NEADA who is a font of knowledge. Also, I have set up monthly calls with HHS staff to share information with our Executive Board, and an invitation will be sent shortly to members inviting them to an HHS-led demonstration of the new data tool for LIHEAP. Stay tuned!


Calendar of Events

(all times are EST, all calls use NEUAC conference line (515) 739-1020, Code: 971971#)

January 11: 11 a.m. – Membership Committee Call

January 11: 3 p.m. – PP&A LIHEAP Action Day Planning Call

January 12: 1 p.m. – Membership and Fundraising Co-Chairs Only Joint Call

January 12: 2 p.m. – NEUAC Executive Committee Call

January 13: 11:30 a.m. – Conference Chair Call

January 17: 11 a.m. – Conference Application (Attendify) Call

January 18: 10 a.m. Regular HHS Call with NEUAC Executive Committee

January 18: 1 p.m. – Data Tool Demo with HHS for NEUAC Members

January 18: 3 p.m. – PP&A LIHEAP Action Day Planning Call

January 19: ROOM DEADLINE – Phoenix Park Hotel for LIHEAP Action Day

January 25: 3 p.m. – PP&A LIHEAP Action Day Planning Call

January 31: 11 a.m. – NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

February 7: 3 p.m. – NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

February 8: 11 a.m. – Membership Committee Call

February 8: 3 p.m. – PP&A LIHEAP Action Day Planning Call

February 14: Advocacy Training Event, EEI and AGA, pre-Action Day

February 15: LIHEAP Action Day

February 16: NEUAC Board Meeting, hosted by AGA

March 2: 1 p.m. – All-Chairs Call

June 25-28: Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL 


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