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2019 Florida Education Association Delegate Assembly

October 17-19, 2019

Rosen Centre Hotel

9840 International Drive

Orlando, FL 32819

(407) 996-9840

The Florida Education Association’s annual Delegate Assembly (DA) is the one of the highlights of the year for one-thousand delegates who make the trip to Orlando.
At its core, the DA is a business meeting — but a meeting like no other.
 
Delegates, who are all duly elected from their local union, gather in a grand exercise in democracy: members have a voice in the important decisions that will set the future course for our union and public education.
Each year delegates gather to conduct the business of FEA including:
  • voting for members to serve on the National Education Association Board of Directors
  • adopting FEA’s budget
  • voting on amendments to the FEA Constitution and Bylaws
  • recognizing FEA locals for their work in building membership
  • discussing and debating New Business Items, which provide guidance and direction to the FEA officers on the priorities of the membership in the year to come.
In fact, Article III of the our constitution declares the DA is “highest policymaking body” of the Florida Education Association.

 

More than a business meeting

However, the DA is much more than just a business meeting.
It is also a chance to connect with colleagues from around the state. There are nearly a dozen caucus groups such as the Science Educators Caucus, the Young Educators Caucus, the Minority Affairs Caucus, the Women’s Caucus, and many more. Membership in one (or more) of these caucuses is a great way for members to stay engaged throughout the year with colleagues from all over the state who share similar passions.
 
Another highlight of each DA is the annual FEA Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Award presentation. Each year the HCR awards recognize individuals or groups for their support of public education and community activism. Previously held as a sold-out luncheon, this year’s Awards Banquet will be held as a Friday evening gala.

 

Start Time

The Delegate Assembly will start promptly at 7:00pm Thursday evening, October 17.

Welcome Reception

This year’s Welcome Reception starts at 9:30 pm on Thursday evening, so come prepared to have some fun!

Voting – NEW TIME THIS YEAR

Voting will be held during the Friday afternoon lunch break this year, for two hours following the gavel down of the 2nd general session. We will give ample time for delegates to vote and get some lunch before gaveling in to the 3rd general session.

Human and Civil Rights Awards – NEW TIME THIS YEAR

You’ll have your chance to dress to impress because this year, the HCR Awards gala event will be held Friday evening at 7:30 pm – and it will be a formal event!

Special Assistance

Once again, FEA will be offering special assistance to those who need it at the 2019 FEA Delegate Assembly. This is for any delegate who may need extra help during the voting process and other DA functions.

Delegates can pre-register for special assistance by sending an email to Emily McCann at Emily.McCann@floridaea.org You can also notify a registration specialist onsite at the DA registration desk.

Child Care

FEA will provide childcare during the following times:

  • Thursday from 5:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Please contact Rickesha Jenkins at Rickesha.Jenkins@floridaea.org to register your children.

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