02-06-17 NEUAC Board Notes

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This is a copy of Katrina’s Board Notes sent via email

Any attachments referenced can be found at the bottom of this page.


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


Notes from the Executive Director

NEUAC Annual Conference – Registration is OPEN

Website Updates – Launch of NEUAC Insider Page

Calendar of Events

LIHEAP Action Day, State Team Leads, Regional Teams

Send your Board Reports!


Notes from the Executive Director

The first time I heard about the Ice House event and Warm-a-Thon by Dollar Energy Fund, a fuel fund led by our illustrious NEUAC Board President Chad Quinn, the Disney movie “Frozen” immediately came to mind with Elsa, the silver-haired princess, singing “the cold never bothered me anyway.”

But as we all know, the cold does bother people, especially the elderly, the shut-ins, the disabled, little children.

Congratulations to Dollar Energy Fund and to Chad for hosting another successful event and continuing to draw attention to the plight of struggling families in the Pittsburgh area to keep warm. Thank you to the volunteers who and held vigil at the Ice House to raise money for fuel funds. What an inspiring event.

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


NEUAC Annual Conference – Registration Open!

I am inordinately excited about the turtle hatching, Water Affordability Summit, Port Everglades Natural Gas Power Plant tour, and incomparable Vaughn McKoy of PSEG who also happens to be acclaimed author as our opening speaker. The 2017 NEUAC Annual Conference will be unforgettable!

Good news, too: Registration is now OPEN! Go HERE to view the conference brochure and access the registration website. Join us for Sunny Solutions for Self Sufficiency in Fort Lauderdale!


Website Updates

Need to know if your organization’s membership is expired?

What about a list of attendees for Action Day?

Interested in who has come on board as a new member of NEUAC?

I have a new resource for you.

The www.neuac.org website is a work in progress – and progressing it is! There is a new resource for board members only called the NEUAC Insider Page.  This is a password-protected repository for board members only, and includes the following information and reports:

Action Day Reports

­            List of Attendees

­            State Team Leaders

5/5/5 Challenge Reports and General Membership

­            2017 Members to Date

­            Expired Members Report

­            New Members Report

­            Fundraising Report (list of all sponsors)

Conference Grid

Regional Map – NEUAC

Board Notes Listing

We are adding new information to this site in real time. Bookmark and check back often for updates! Contact Katrina at kmetzler@neuac.org to request the password to access information on this site.


LIHEAP Action Day, State Team Leaders, Regional Teams

We held a successful webinar last week for State Team Leaders. Thank you to those of you who volunteered for this important (and fun!) position. State Team Leaders will report up to regional teams composed of all state team leads, which will then report up to NEUAC. Formalizing this structure will help NEUAC’s large and broad membership form regional and local peer groups, maximizing the ability to share and disseminate information. As board members, you will be asked to assist with regional group meetings on the last day of the Annual Conference and discuss the best ways to utilize this structure to support members in their day-to-day activities. Welcome to our State Team Leads!

Board Reports – Calling all Committee Chairs!

Committee Reports are due for the February board meeting – send your written report to kmetzler@neuac.org by Friday, February 10!


Calendar of Events

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

February 7: 3 p.m. – New Member Orientation webinar

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

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

March 9: 2 p.m. – Executive Committee Call

March 15: 10 a.m. – Regular Call with HHS/ACF Staff

June 25-26: NEADA Annual Meeting

June 25: 12-5 p.m. – NEUAC Board Meeting

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

September 12: Planning Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

September 13: NEUAC Board Meeting in Phoenix, AZ