Midwest Committees
Council Committees

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Midwest Council Committees

Governing Documents

Chair: R Matthew Joyce 316-207-7121
Vice-Chair: John Poettker 316-526-7304
Secretary: James Hatfield 316-526-8030

Meeting time: 3rd Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m.

Develops changes it deems necessary, based on its own review of the Governing Documents and/or request of the Midwest Regional Council or other governing body. Reviews Midwest Regional Council action for inclusion in the Midwest Regional Policy Manual. Recommends and proposes new policies as the need arises.

Legislative and Public Affairs (L&PA)

Chair: Derek Milligan 316-523-6013
Vice-Chair: R Matthew Joyce 316-207-7121
Secretary: Donna Lehane 316-204-9231

Meeting time: 3rd Monday of every month at 4:30 p.m.

Analyzes pending government legislation and candidates’ positions and their impact on SPEEA and our members. Investigates and plans associations with regard to legislative activities. The committee presents its findings and recommendations to the SPEEA Midwest Council for action.

Membership Activities Committee (MAC)

Co-Chair: Aaron Kitterman 316-523-4703
Vice-Chair: Rick Nelson 316-523-6804
Secretary: Daryl Doshier 316-523-2747

Meeting Time: 1st Thursday of every month at 4:15 p.m.

Responsible for planning & implementing social activities for the Midwest membership.

Women's Advocacy Committee (WAC)

Not active at this time


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Provides a focus on those problems and issues of particular concern to women employees and the Midwest Regional membership’s families. Provides a source of information, education, and involvement, which will address the Midwest Regional policies, procedures, and contract issues for the benefit of the bargaining units.