Jimmie Mathis Treasurer
Joel Funfar Secretary
Brent McFarlane NW Regional VP
Shannon (Moriarty) Deacon NW Regional VP
Nikki Wagener N W Regional VP
Keith Covert MW Regional VP
SPEEA Council Officers
Theryl Johnson Chair
Matthew Joyce Treasurer
Sandra Hastings Secretary
Midwest Regional Council Officers
Mark Gayer Chair
Matthew Joyce Treasurer
Emily Forest Secretary
Northwest Regional Council Officers
Tony Hickerson Chair
Orlando De Los Santos Treasurer
James Raskob Secretary
Bill Dugovich Communications Director
Lori Dupuis Graphic Designer/Web Developer
Karen McLean Publications Editor
Amber Musselman Communications Support
Brian Metz Communications Intern
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SPEEA Executive Board
Interested in SPEEA leadership
role? VP petitions due this month
SPEEAhasthreeopen- ings for Northwest vice presidents and
one opening for Midwest
vice president on the seven-member Executive Board.
To be eligible, candidates
must have been a regular
member in good standing
for at least the preceding 24 months.
To run for office, candidates submit a petition
and written statements. The valid candidates’
statements and answers are included with a ballot
sent to SPEEA members by Feb. 22.
Ballots are counted March 8. The elected regional
vice presidents begin two-year terms March 22.
The seven-member board typically meets twice
a month to direct SPEEA activities through the
Executive Director, serves as the interim negotiations team as needed and monitors expenses.
Election information, including a petition
form and candidate questions, can be found at
www.speea.org (drop-down menu for SPEEA
Councils/Forms and Petitions).
For member mailings, candidates work with a bonded
mailing house. Addresses
are never provided directly
to a candidate.
Federal law requires labor
organizations to comply with all reasonable
requests of any candidate to distribute campaign
literature, at the candidate's expense, to members
in good standing of the labor organization.
Candidates cannot use union or company
resources to conduct their election campaigns,
according to federal law.
• Campaigning on company time
• Using company (or union) resources such
as paper, copy machines or email
• Posting on union or company bulletin
• Petitions due between Jan. 11-25
• Election booklets include details on
candidate statements as well as the
• Federal law applies to campaigns
SPEEA active in our communities
SPEEA members not only work hard for our employers, we also work hard in our communi- ties. Engineers, technical workers, professionals and pilots devote time, talent and at times a portion of our union dues to support a wide variety of events and good works that help make
our communities better for everyone.
While it’s not possible to show every effort or event members volunteer at, the photos on this month’s
Spotlite cover show a few. Among them are STEAM City, Toys for Tots and the Race for Freedom in
Wichita. From the Northwest are members ready to judge a student science fair, a high school Robotics
team that received one of the more than 50 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics grants
in 2016, a college student receiving an aerospace scholarship sponsored by SPEEA and two who volunteered to work in the kitchen at a Martin Luther King Day event in Washington, DC.
Organizations and efforts made stronger by SPEEA volunteers and donations (partial list).
• APALA - Asian Pacific American
• Arc’s Lights (intellectual and
• Big Brothers Big Sisters
• Employee Good Neighbor funds
• Economic Opportunity Institute
• Food banks (various)
• KANSEL - Kansas School
for Effective Learning
• Newspapers in Education
• Northwest Sound Alliance
• Puget Sound Health Alliance
• Puget Sound Labor Agency
• Race for Freedom
(combating human trafficking)
• American Red Cross
• Scholarship programs
• Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
(STEM grant program)
• SPEEA Holiday Outreach
• STEAM City - Science, Technology,
Engineering, Arts, Math
• Student Science Fairs – judges, mentors
• Toys for Tots
• United Way
• Veterans’ events
• Washington Fair Trade Coalition
• Washington State Labor Mural