The BTU Health and Welfare Fund provides not only your vision and dental plans, but also pre-paid legal assistance. This can be used for buying a new home, re-financing a home, creating wills and changing your name among many other legal needs. Learn about all of the opportunities on the Fund’s website. If you haven’t filled out your application for the Health and Welfare Fund, please stop by the BTU office to get registered! Be sure to bring the correct documentation for any dependents as well. And, as always, make sure that your BTU membership is up to date at members.btu.org first! #BTUALLIN
Walk With and Support the BTU Walkers! Making Strides is Sunday!!
The BTU has been participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk for over 20 years. Please join us for this year’s walk on September 30. Contact Brenda Chaney with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, and see the BTU Walkers Team fundraising page, and see Brenda’s personal page.
Building Reps and BTU Member Leaders Conference: October 12-14
Join us Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14 for the BTU Fall Leadership Conference at the Dedham Hilton! Register today and secure your free hotel accommodations at btu.org/brconference. Deadline to register and submit deposit is October 3. Questions? Email Natalia at email@example.com.
Retirement Seminar: October 23
Please join us for a Retirement Seminar with Michael McLaughlin (BTU Elementary Field Rep and Trustee, State-Boston Retirement) along with Boston retirement System, Group Health and Social Security. See the website for a flyer, and RSVP online.
SMART Plan Meetings: October 23
Are you on track for retirement? The SMART Plan offers tax-advantaged savings to help you build a more secure retirement. Our SMART Plan Advisor, Marianne Cole, will be holding SMART Plan meetings on October 23 from 1:30 to 4:30 at the BTU. All are welcome to make an appointment. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Events of Interest
NEW — All for Ang Memorial 5K on November 4
RJ Schena, a BTU School 6th Grade Humanities teacher, is organizing the 1st Annual All for Ang Memorial 5K event on November 4. This event celebrates the life and work of Angela Iannalfo, RJ’s sister and a former educator in Haverhill Public Schools. Angela passed away unexpectedly leaving behind three young children. Proceeds will benefit Haverhill Public Schools students. To register or donate, please visit allforang.com.
NEW — Helpful Infographic: Privatization vs. Public Investment
This infographic provides a good contrast between a privatization-focused and a public-investment focused approached to schools and improvement in six different countries.See the full document.
NEW — Support Edwin Argueta
Longtime Jobs with Justice organizer and BTU supporter Edwin Argueta and his family are in need of your support. Edwin has been hospitalized since August 31 and is currently in the ICU. Please support as you are able.