CSEA Annual Conference
August 4-7, 2014
Sacramento Convention Center
Member-delegates will head to State Capitol for CSEA’s 88th Annual Conference
CSEA’s Annual Conference is back in California this year. It will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center Aug. 4-7, 2014. More than 2,000 CSEA members, staff and guests are expected to attend.
Dedicated classified employees from all over California will share ideas, debate and vote on resolutions, adopt a budget and present awards for outstanding service and achievement. The conference is where CSEA members set the leadership, legislative and budgetary direction of the union.
Democracy in action
All conference delegates are CSEA members who are locally elected or appointed by members of the chapter they are representing. They will spend the week gathering information and casting votes on behalf of their chapter. In addition to the formally scheduled events, the conference presents members with a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, share problems and solutions, and network with colleagues from around the state.
Delegates will debate and vote on resolutions, which are formally submitted proposals, often written by local chapters, which determine policies and priorities for the union. Resolutions can range from unfinished business and fiscal matters to general policy and proposed legislation.
Business and financial
Conference delegates will review the association’s budget with great detail to ensure that members’ dues money is being spent appropriately and with the greatest return to members. The next CSEA budget will not go forward until these members approve it with a majority vote.
Awards and honors
CSEA will honor its most outstanding members throughout the week with the presentation of several awards, including Life Member and Honor Roll, Members of the Year, Activist of the Year, Communication Awards, Wally Blice (political action), Circle of Stars (Victory Club growth), Humanitarian of the Year and Membership Unity Program (chapter organizing).
Delegates who served in the military will participate in the conference’s opening ceremonies by lining the route of the Honor Guard’s presentation of Colors.
If you have a loved one serving in the armed forces, send the name, rank, branch of service and a photo and it will included in a tribute to be shown at conference. E-mail information to Conference Coordinator Jody Bell.
The memorial wall lists the names of members who have passed since the previous conference. These names are based on information received from chapters. If you want to make sure that someone is included, please forward that information to Jody Bell.
If you have any questions, contact your area representative on the Conference Committee, Chair Roy Hartnell or Committee Coordinator Jody Bell.