Waterbury CT Teachers Federal Credit Union

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The News & Views Summer – Fall  e-newsletter is now available!
Read about…
  • Registration for the Member Appreciation BBQ
  • How you earn Double & Triple ScoreCard Points on your Platinum Visa
  • How to Refinance & Consolidate Student Debt & Save!
  • Our new Share Certificates Terms & new Rates (CD’s)!
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A paper copy will be included in your June, quarterly checking statement mailing.
You can also stop by the branch for a paper copy after July 5th.
Member Appreciation BBQ
Wednesday 8/9 6 – 7pm at Quassy Amusement Park. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Members must register at wctfcu.com to attend (1/Member). Online registration open 6/1 – 8/8. Park Pass Want a discounted Quassy All-day Ride & Waterpark Pass for 8/9? At Quassy, only on 8/9, WCTFCU Members
who have registered online for the BBQ dinner may purchase an 8/9 All-day Ride & Waterpark Pass directly from Quassy at the park, for $15.50 on 8/9. Non-Member Guests? When Members register online for the BBQ, they must register the number of non-Member BBQ guests (so we order enough food) who will be with them. Registered non-Member guests must pay for their $18 BBQ dinner ticket, at the WCTFCU tent 8/9 at Quassy, after which they may purchase an All-day Ride & Waterpark Pass
directly from Quassy for $15.50.

 

CEAGo News June 19, 2017

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER

Thanks to our combined efforts—your activism and CEA leadership—Connecticut legislators struck down a plan that would have threatened public education and teachers’ pensions. But our work is not over, and the threat is still there as legislators try to develop a budget plan in special session this summer.

Read CEA President Sheila Cohen’s message.

STAY CONNECTED THIS SUMMER

We know this is your time to relax, recharge, and be with family, but legislators are not taking a break from presenting plans that could hurt our students, our schools, and our profession. Visit cea.org and make sure your home email address is current so that you don’t miss out on timely information you need.

BE READY TO TAKE ACTION

Legislative leaders are meeting behind closed doors, scrambling to come up with a new budget, and whatever they decide will impact us. If the outcome is negative, we won’t have much time to fight it.

Be ready to take action immediately when your CEA leaders reach out to you.

 


 

SHINY APPLE

A shiny apple to State Rep. Matthew Lesser for spearheading a bill that passed the legislature requiring all 403(b) retirement plan providers to disclose fees and compensation to teachers.

Read the New York Times story.

SUMMER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

This year’s CEA Summer Leadership Conference will be held July 31 – August 2, 2017, at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. Each Local Association may send up to eight free attendees this year.

New this year: One-Day Conference Option: Wednesday, August 2. Please view the Summer Leadership Brochure to see your training and overnight accommodation options prior to registering.


PLAY GOLF WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES AND SUPPORT STUDENTS IN NEED

You can make a difference in a child’s life just by playing golf in the Connecticut Education Foundation’s 23rd annual Hands Across the Green Golf Tournament to benefit The Children’s Fund (CEF). It will be held at the Glastonbury Hills Country Club on Monday, July 17, 2017.

Read the Golf Tournament brochure here.

MAKE A SPLASH THIS SUMMER

Save on admission to Quassy Amusement Park and Lake Compounce with your CEA member discount. Visit cea.org/mb for details.


A WHALE OF A TIME

Save $5 on admission (up to four people) at Mystic Aquarium when you show your CEA membership card.

End of Legislative Session – A Message from CEA

The legislative session ended last week without a new state budget, prompting a special session this summer to address the issue. We expect to face some fights in the coming weeks, as legislators negotiate budget plans behind closed doors, not giving us an open dialogue regarding proposals. That means we won’t have a lot of time to react and take action.

We need to be ready to fight back against any proposals that attack teachers, disregard the needs of our students, or ignore the resources our public schools require.

The state should not balance the budget on the backs of students, teachers, and communities. But some legislators’ schemes involve shifting the cost of teacher retirement to cities and towns, increasing teacher contributions to our pensions, and other harmful proposals. These proposals mean less money for our schools, higher contributions from teachers, and higher property taxes.

From teacher pensions to cuts in education funding, we know politicians have all of us in their crosshairs. We must be vigilant to ensure that legislators don’t try to pass a budget that would negatively impact us.

I know that school will be out within days and that you are looking forward to some well-deserved time off. But I encourage you to stay connected to each other, to your local Association, and to CEA.

Please be ready to take action immediately when we reach out to you so that collectively we can urge legislators to put the needs of public education ahead of politics.

When we reach out to you, please be sure to read our emails and take a stand by making a phone call, sending an email, or meeting with your legislators. I need you—and every one of our colleagues—to stand up for our students and our profession.

There is truly too much at risk to do nothing or to rely on someone else to do it for you.

NTL Election Results Announced

Officers:

President – George Macary
Vice-President – Mary Johnson
Treasurer – Jenn Barbarito
Secretary – Maria Ryan

Negotiating Team:

NHS:  Cheryl Campbell and Deb Rutigliao

Grade 6-8 Teachers:  Cathy Lungarini and Thomas Tousignant

Pre K – Grade 5:  Cathy Lungarini, Sofia Karistinos-Solomon, Karen Schiaroli, Erica Ladrigan

Special Services:  Tracy Theroux and Armand Maniccia

Grades 6 – 12 At Large:  Michele Russell

CEAGo May 30, 2017

CEA MEMBERS SCHOOL BETSY DEVOS

Hundreds of students, parents, and teachers rallied for public education and against efforts to undermine and underfund our public schools. Teachers’ voices were heard! Read news stories and watch the television coverage.

Read BlogCEA

Watch television news coverage

Fox 61

WFBS-TV 3

NBC Connecticut TV 30

WTNH TV 8

Check out the photos from the rally

A shiny apple to U.S. Congressman. John Larson and the hundreds of teachers, students, paraprofessionals, and community members who attended our rally in East Hartford and stood up and spoke out against attacks on our schools and our teachers.

NEW CEA TV AD

Parents criticize the governor and some legislators for their plans to balance the budget on the backs of their children and teachers, in CEA’s newest TV ad airing tomorrow.

Watch the ad and hear one young boy school Connecticut’s politicians.

 

We can’t stop now. Keep making those calls to your legislators. Tell them to vote against any proposals that will hurt our students and our schools.

A rotten apple to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, for so many reasons, but just this week for attacking East Hartford public schools and for proposing to cut the federal education budget and giving $1 billion to her special projects for the elite and wealthy.


SUMMER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

This year’s CEA Summer Leadership Conference will be held July 31 – August 2, 2017 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. Each Local Association may send up to eight free attendees this year.

New this year: One Day Conference Option: Wednesday, August 2. Please view the Summer Leadership Brochure to see your training and overnight accommodation options prior to registering.

10% OFF AT GOODYEAR AUTO SERVICE CENTERS

CEA members receive 10% off any auto service and tire purchases, and free flat tire repair at any Goodyear Auto Service Centers in Connecticut. Members who purchase winter snow tires also receive seasonal change overs for the life of the tires. Show your CEA membership card to receive the discount.

40% OFF AT THEATERWORKS

Teachers pay only $30 on tickets valued at $50. Use promo code CEA30 at theaterworkshartford.org or request your CEA discount when you call the box office (860.527.7838). Patrons must present their CEA membership card at the door.