4-27-2017 NEUAC Board Notes
This is a copy of Katrina’s Board Notes sent via email
In this edition (ctrl+click to jump to any section):
From the Desk of the Executive Director
NEUAC Governance Board Elections
Public Policy and Advocacy Update
Here in Virginia, everything is blooming – including NEUAC.
I am so encouraged by the increases we are seeing in membership and the wave of interest in this organization. I realize we are facing tremendous challenges; but with this level of support, we can do anything.
PS: These are the tulips my lovely husband brought me for our table.
NEUAC Governance Board Elections
Nominations are in for NEUAC’s Governance Board – and the response was terrific from energy leaders across the country who participate in NEUAC.
A ballot will be sent later today asking members in good standing to vote for a total of seven members to the existing Governance Board. That will bring our board structure to 28 members, all dedicated to NEUAC’s mission and willing to lead the way.
Ballots will be collected via Survey Monkey and must be completed by this Friday, April 28. Good luck nominees!
The Senate Dear Colleague letter is expected to be released soon now that Congress has returned from the recess, and we will enlist the help of state team leaders to spread the word and gather support. We have four legislative days until the 2017 Continuing Resolution expires. Our hopes are for the passing of an omnibus that includes the Labor HHS bill and protects or increases LIHEAP. We will keep you informed.
There are so many exciting things happening with the conference that it’s difficult to know where to begin…
§ The conference will kick off with author and mentoring advocate Vaughn McCoy, who will inspire us to lead with both conviction and compassion.
§ Plenary Speaker Jean Block promises to show us how to put the FUN into FUNdraising.
§ The tracks are loaded with relevant and timely training sessions, including information on LIHEAP policy and advocacy, data and research on energy efficiency, addressing vulnerable populations, and so much more.
§ Our evening event will be a cocktail party with live music – we are so excited to welcome everyone to our spectacular conference in Florida.
This year the auction theme is Tropical Oasis and we need you to participate by donating items that are tropical and fun, beach themed, items indigenous to Florida, etc. Email Tanya Brothers if you have questions or for more information: Tanya.Brothers@heartshare.org
Register for the conference here: https://neuac.wpengine.com/event/2017-
Make your room reservations soon before the block fills!
NEUAC has been invited to speak or will speak at the following events to draw attention to our mission to reduce energy burden for those in need:
§ Philadelphia Neighborhood Energy Centers hosted by Energy Coordinating Agency
§ Keep Michigan Warm Coalition
§ National Association for State Community Service Programs Annual Conference
§ CAPLAW Conference
§ American Gas Association Nashville Meeting
§ Customer Service (CS) Week
§ Capital Region on Capitol Hill, a symposium hosted by Congressman Tonko
Save LIHEAP Logo Launched (view on SaveLIHEAP.org)
NEUAC launched the “Save LIHEAP” logo last week on www.saveliheap.org in an effort to create one message when approaching policymakers and sharing information. For a high-resolution version, email Katrina Metzler at email@example.com.
(all times are EST, all calls use NEUAC conference line (515) 739-1020, Code: 971971#)
To add your event or committee meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org
April 24: 1:30 p.m. Executive Committee Call
April 25: 2:00 p.m. Conference Co-Chair Call
May3: 3:00 p.m. Public Policy and Advocacy Committee Call
May 4: 1:00 p.m. All-Chairs Call
May 11: 2:00 p.m. Executive Committee Call
May 17: 10:00 a.m. Regular ACF/NEUAC Call
May 23: 2:00 p.m. Conference Co-Chair Call
June 1: 1:00 p.m. All-Chairs Call
June 6: 2:00 p.m. Conference Co-Chair Call
June 7: 3:00 p.m. Public Policy and Advocacy Committee Call
June 8: 2:00 p.m. Executive Committee Call
June 25-26: NEADA Annual Meeting
June 25: 12-5 p.m. NEUAC Board Meeting
June 26-28: Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL
September 12: Planning Meeting in Phoenix, AZ
September 13: NEUAC Board Meeting in Phoenix, AZ