Has your local chapter held excellent meetings, been involved it the community, established communication outlets with its members and/or worked with the National LERA to increase awareness of your local programs and members? If so, then nominate your chapter for a 2010 LERA Chapter award.
Awards to be handed out at the 2011 LERA Annual Meeting in Denver include:
The Chapter Merit Awards presented to chapters that meet the criteria in one or more of the following categories during a chapter year:
The Outstanding Chapter Award, presented to chapters that receive at least 4 of the 8 merit awards in 5 consecutive years
The Chapter Star Award, presented to chapters that receive at least 6 of the 8 merit awards in 5 consecutive years, and thereafter, they may accrue merit awards again starting at zero.
Refer to the Chapter Award Nomination Form, complete and return to the LERA Office by October 15, 2010. Chapters may self-nominate OR be nominated by another chapter, NCAC committee through outreach discussion with chapters, or by LERA staff. Each Merit Award category need not be awarded each year. There may be multiple awards given in a category.
Alabama LERA, Northwest Seattle LERA, Long Island LERA, Washington DC LERA and the Gateway Chapter of St Louis received Outstanding Chapter Awards last year.
The election is underway for incoming Board members and LERA’s next President Elect. All LERA members will receive their electronic ballot via email, or via regular mail. Cast your vote by midnight on August 1, and remember to include your nominations for 2012 as well. LERA has enjoyed a long history of talented leaders, and your nominations for the best and brightest is important to our future. If you are a LERA member, and have not yet received your ballot and voting instructions, please contact LERAoffice@illinois.edu.
David Lewin is the candidate for the 2011 President Elect, and the board nominees are:
The online program is now available for LERA’s 63rd Annual Meeting! Please save the dates of January 6-9, 2011 and plan to attend. The meeting will be held in Denver, CO at the Westin Hotel, and registration will begin in September.
Employment Relations for Economic Recovery and Sustained Growth is the theme , and more than 60 sessions and events will fill the four-day meeting–it’s a great way to network with academic and practitioner colleagues. If you are interested, there are still ways to be part of the program–visit Call for Papers and Posters for further details. Deadlines run from April 1- October 1st, 2010.
Bookmark the LERA 63rd Annual Meeting page as more information will be posted here in the coming months, including registration, hotel accommodations, packet pickup forms, and more. All LERA members will receive notification of online registration as soon as it is available online, and this year early sign-up will be more important than ever, with a shortage of hotel rooms expected in Denver.
The LERA Editorial Committee would like to encourage members to submit research volume proposals for the 2013 research volume by November 1, 2010. The Editorial Committee will review proposals and present a recommendation to the Executive Board in January 2011 for approval. Visit www.leraweb.org under “Publications/Research Volume” for submission requirements.