NHEW Group Forges Ahead

Director Kevin Myers fires up the crowd during a presentation from the NHEW ad-hoc committee.

NHEW member Kevin Myers fires up the crowd as fellow member Alicia L’Esperance looks on during a presentation at the annual convention this month.

New Hampshire’s Emerging Workforce, a new ad hoc SEA committee, has been busy!  On October 1, several SEA NHEW members presented the group at the first ever State Employee Appreciation Day.  This was part of an outreach effort to broaden the committee’s scope and reach.  For those who don’t know, NHEW was formed in 2013 as part of a grassroots effort to involve newer and younger members in the life of the union.  Since then, the group has held monthly meetings, social and educational events, and taken an active role in legislative and political advocacy efforts.

On October 8, NHEW held its second annual educational event, highlighting the structure of the SEA as an organization.  Members from six state agencies and Plymouth State University took part in a mock bargaining exercise and learned about the various ways to get involved in the union through service on any number of committees; becoming a steward, chapter officer, councilor, or worksite leader; or taking advantage of the numerous benefits & discounts available to SEA members.

NHEW will be holding its next educational event on Jan. 28. Stay tuned for details.

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

Because we’re entering the holiday season, NHEW will be adjusting its meeting schedule (normally the fourth Wednesday of each month) for November and December.  We will be meeting next Wednesday, November 5 at the SEA at 5:15.  Our December meeting is tentatively set for Wednesday, December 10 at the SEA at 5:15.  Please join us!  If you can’t make it to Concord, send an e-mail to Andy Capen (acapen@seiu1984.org) to discuss having a meeting in your area, or calling into one of our Concord meetings.

NHEW at Toastmasters: November 6

As part of its efforts to collaborate with other organizations and develop leadership skills, representatives from NHEW will be attending the Karner Blue Toastmaster Open House next Thursday, November 6 at 5:00 pm.  Come check out this dynamic group!  Here’s a bit more about Toastmasters:

Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career?

Come to the Karner Blue Toastmaster Open House on November 6 at 5 pm, 29 Hazen Drive in Concord, and learn how Toastmasters can improve your life.

Guests are encouraged to come, listen, and enjoy some light refreshments. There’s no pressure, speaking at this meeting is not required.  Learn more about the club at http://karnerblue.toastmastersclubs.org.

About Toastmasters

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Today, our membership is 313,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 14,650 clubs in 126 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

There are clubs in Concord, Manchester, Laconia, Littleton, Portsmouth, Warner, and other NH towns that meet on different days, times and locations.  Visit http://www.toastmasters45.com/clubs.php for details.

Upcoming NHEW Social Events

Let’s have some FUN!!!  Be on the lookout for two upcoming bowling events.  We’re hoping to have one in the Manchester area in mid-December.  More details to come!  And in late February, we are planning for a bowling event at Funspot in Laconia.  Stay tuned for more details!

Want NHEW to visit your chapter or worksite?  Please contact Field Representative Andy Capen (acapen@seiu1984.org) anytime, or check out one of these upcoming meetings or events!

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