PAT Rep Retreat

Thank you to all of our building representatives and organizers who were able to join us at Agate Beach in Newport for our rep retreat! Member-leaders received training on how to support members, have 1:1 conversations, represent members with administrators, and learned more about Community Schools.

Retirement Planning Seminar- November 17th, 4:30 PM

PAT is proud to host our first retirement seminar of the year dedicated to financial wellbeing and planning for the future, led by veteran financial advisor Ed Foster. If you are in the late stages of your career and considering retiring now or in the near future, this seminar is for you! Topics for this seminar include:

  • How does my pension work?
  • How does the IAP account fit into that?
  • When can I retire? Does it make a difference if I retire now or later?
  • What pension options are available when I retire?
  • Are there recent changes to PERS?
  • What is a “PERS Bubble” and how can I get one?
  • What District incentives and options are available?

RSVP HERE. The seminar will be in person on Thursday, November 17, 4:30-6:00 PM, at the PAT office at 345 NE 8th Ave. See the flyer here.

(*These retirement seminars are a benefit of PAT membership, and only available for PAT members. Not a member yet? Join Here!)

OEA Grant Applications Due Today

Deadline to apply is today!

OEA Barb Drennan Promising Practices Grant Program

Have a plan that could enhance your classroom skills or boost student achievement? An idea for a site-based professional development activity that could build partnerships? OEA’s Center for Great Public Schools awards Promising Practice Grants to provide student learning and professional development for OEA members across Oregon.

Grants for this program are accepted until November 4.

2022-23 Promising Practice Grant packet

Apply for a Promising Practice Grant here!

OEA's Center for Great Public Schools' Educator Empowerment Grant

Educator Empowerment grants will be awarded to help local associations engage members around important issues that impact teaching and learning.

The grant may be used to support professional learning and/or to enhance and improve professional practice in a specific area. Grant awards range from $1000-$5000. Contact Leah Starkovich at the Center for Great Public Schools for more information or ideas on professional practice organizing.

2022-23 Educator Empowerment Grant flier

Apply for an Educator Empowerment grant here!

Check out more Grants at

Where in the World is Advocacy Cadre?!

Good News! We have located our OEA official to help us with Cadre interviews. If you applied to the cadre between last year and last month, look out for an email for the next steps.

If you did not apply and are waiting to call in, reach out to a rep in the meantime! We hope to have things up and running by the end of November. Thank you all for your patience as we get the pieces into place!

Upcoming Events

  • Next RA: November 16th, 4:30-6:30 PM, PAT Office
  • Retirement Planning Seminar: November 17th, 4:30-6:30 PM, PAT Office, RSVP Here

PAT Committees

  • Bargaining Committee: November 9th, 4:30-6:30 PM
  • IPD Committee: November 9th, 4:30-6:30 PM 
  • Racial Equity Committee: November 9th, 4:30-6:30 PM 
  • Advocacy Committee: January 4th, 4:30-6:30 PM 
  • Membership Committee: January 4th, 4:30-6:30 PM 
  • Internal Organizing: January 5th, 4:30-6:30 PM 
  • Legislative Committee: January 11th, 4:30-6:30 PM
  • PAT PAC: January 11th, 4:30-6:30 PM
  • IPD Committee: January 11th, 4:30-6:30 PM
  • External Organizing: January 12th, 4:30-6:30 PM 

OEA Events

Get Out the Vote: Volunteer for phone banking shifts! Everyday until Election Night, afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts are available.

Introduction to Restorative Practices - Webinar, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 · 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM,

For all upcoming events, please see the PAT calendar and OEA calendar.