Council Committees

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Midwest Council Committees

Governing Documents

Chair: Frank Wiesner 316-523-5055
Vice-Chair: John Poettker 316-526-7304
Secretary: R Matthew Joyce 316-207-7121

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: R Matthew Joyce 316-207-7121
Vice-Chair: Emily Forest 316-207-7121

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: Emily Forest 316-207-7121
Secretary: Aaron Kitterman 316-523-6079

Meeting Time: 1st Thursday of every month at 4:30 p.m.

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

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Develops, monitors and implements continuous recruitment activities in the Midwest Region.

Young Professionals

Chair: Trevor Trousdale 641-530-0481
Vice-Chair: Gunnar Drangstveit 316-523-3871
Secretary: Noah Hamblen 316-523-0880

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

To be activists for the union, to build positive relationships, to grow and learn and increase membership while building on the union’s image.