2011

14th Annual IEA-Retired Professional Conference
April 16, 2011 Doubletree Hotel Chicago – Oak Brook

14th Annual IEA-Retired Conference

Dear IEA-Retired Member: The IEA-Retired Council and the Conference Planning Committee invite you to attend the 14th Annual IEA-Retired Professional Conference on Saturday, April 16, 2011. We would like to extend a special invitation to newly and nearly-retired members to take advantage of this great opportunity. The Conference will again be at the Doubletree Hotel in Oak Brook, offering a great facility, close to outstanding dining and shopping venues. Our conferences are continually rated excellent because we offer the topics, sessions, and presenters you most want. The sessions and speakers are superb, but seeing old friends and making connections with new ones are the frosting on the cake! Please help us to promote the conference by inviting and encouraging others to attend. You may register online after January 17, 2011, or mail in the registration form. If you need a hotel room for Friday and/or Saturday evening, please indicate that on the registration form. IEA-Retired will make the reservation for you. Be one of the first twenty-five members to register for a free sleeping room! Please join us – register for the Conference today. We look forward to seeing you there

Jack Tucker IEA-Retired Council Chairperson

Lana Haines IEA-Retired Conference Chairperson

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IEA-RETIRED COUNCIL
CHAIRPERSON
JACK TUCKER 7101 Wirth Drive Darien, IL 60561-3551 Cell Phone 630/661-7101 jack7220@aol.com

VICE-CHAIRPERSON
JOANN KENNER st 1066 East 101 St. Chicago, IL 60628 (H) 773/568-4925 FAX 773.568.4965 Cell Phone 773/818-1018 jnkee1@aol.com

SECRETARY
BARB GILHAUS #2 Oliver Court ; P. O. Box 169 Downs, IL 61736 (H) 309/378-2396 barbiear@frontier.com

COUNCIL MEMBER
JANET KILGUS 10 Timber Ridge Drive Fairbury, IL 61739 (H) 815/692-2172 djkilgus@frontier.com

COUNCIL MEMBER
ED ROSENTHAL 508 Clover Lane Bolingbrook, IL 60440 (H) 630/759-5547 edrosenthal@gmail.com

COUNCIL MEMBER
DAVE BISHOP 137 Pecan Canton, IL 61520 (H) 309/647-7563 dlbmlbbishop@sbcglobal.net

NORTHERN SECTION COUNCIL MEMBER
CHUCK STARKE 2013 Cobblestone Lane McHenry, IL 60051 (H) 815/578-8170 elenrstarke@aol.com

SUBURBAN SECTION COUNCIL MEMBER
DOTTIE BEELER 9057 South Colfax Avenue Chicago, IL 60617 (H) 773/731-9447 (C) 773/519-1018 Dottie123@ameritech.net

CENTRAL SECTION COUNCIL MEMBER
RAYMOND BILL 1124 Hawthorne Ave Pekin, IL 61554 (H) 309/347-4392 rbill9@aol.com

SOUTHERN SECTION COUNCIL MEMBER
LINDA WALCHER 629 Donna Drive O’Fallon , IL 62269 (C) 618/210-2669 lindyloo50@aol.com

NEA-R SECRETARY GENE CRAIG
306 W. Lincoln Avenue Libertyville, IL 60048 (H) 847/362-0305 (C) 847/975-1576 seagc@aol.com

NEA-R ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER
MAE SMITH 1147 W. Downer Place Aurora, Illinois 60506 (H) 630/897-7131 Msmith1921@aol.com

IEA-R CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Lana Haines – Chairperson Levita Anderson Martha Bowman Minnie Glover Lou Ann Jacobs Sara Kaufman Pat Luebbe Ed Rosenthal Chuck Starke Rita Stone Jack Tucker Linda Walcher

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IEA-RETIRED CHAPTERS
Deep South Chapter (87-02) Regions 1 & 2, A Martha Bowman, President Illinois Education Association 103 Air way Dr ive, Suite III Marion, Illinois 62959-2667 618-997-1363 or 800-431-3730 Northwest Suburban (87-07) Regions 34, 35, 42, 43 & 64 Linda Stolt, President Illinois Education Association 553 North Court, Suite 210 Palatine, Illinois 60067-8124 847-359-0300 Region 8 Chapter (87-04) Marge Houghland, President Illinois Education Association 2110 Clearlake Blvd., Suite 103 Champaign, Illinois 61802-2749 217-384-2906 or 800-638-5544

Lombard, Oakbrook Chapter (87-13) Regions 29, 30, 31, 33, 46, 57, 58 & 59 Dean Bladel, President Illinois Education Association 530 East 22nd. Street, Building D Lombard, Illinois 60148-6 103 630-495-3250

Southwestern Chapter (87-03) Regions 4, 5, 6 & 45 Chuck Weishaupt, President Illinois Education Association 1012 Plummer Drive Edwardsville, Illinois 62025-2823 618-656-0010 or 800-462-6213 Fox Valley Retired Educators (87-08) Regions 23, 24, 25, 53 & 63 Ron Koeppl, Co-President Donna Stockman, Co-President Illinois Education Association 2230 Point Boulevard, Suite 400 Elg in, I llinois 60123 -4405 847-428-7640 Abe Lincoln Chapter (87-14) Region 11 & 47 Nancy Darrough, President Illinois Education Association 3440 Liberty Drive Springfield, IL 62704-6550 217-787-7060

Region 9 Chapter (87-05) Barb Gilhaus, President Illinois Education Association 2110 Clearlake Blvd., Suite 103 Champaign, Illinois 61802-2749 217-384-2906 or 800-638-5544

So. Suburban IEA Retired Educators (87-01) Regions 26, 27, 28, 55 & 56 Dottie Beeler, President Illinois Education Association 4747 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 501 Matteson, Illinois 60443-3817 708-228-5556 Rockford Retired (87-12) Region 21 Cathy Adams, President Illinois Education Association 4949 Harrison Avenue, Suite 102 Rockford, Illinois 61108-7987 815-398-0995 or 800-447-0995

Illinois Education Association Retired Chapters

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IEA-RETIRED CHAPTERS CONTINUED
Heart Of Illinois Chapter (87-16) Regions 13 & 16 Ray Bill, President Illinois Education Association 7820 North University, Suite 201 Peoria, Illinois 61614-1220 309-691-2288 or 800-441-4323 Kankakee Valley IEA-Retired Chapter (87-21, 87-22, 87-23) Regions 15, 44, 51 & 61 Lawrence Helstern, President Illinois Education Association 116 E. Washington Street, Suite 2 Morris, Illinois 60450-2239 815-942-6220 or 800-919-7446 Mid-Suburban Chapter (87-24) Regions 36, 37 & 41 Illinois Education Association 8833 Gross Point Road, Suite 300 Skokie, Illinois 60077-1859 847-329-7756

West Suburban Retired (87-10) Regions 32, 39, 40, 50 & 52 Mae Smith, President Illinois Education Association 1555 Bond Street, Suite 121 Naperville, Illinois 60563-0112 630-369-1555 Region 14 & 62 Chapter (87-09) Janet Kilgus, President Illinois Education Association 304 S. Eldorado, Suite 2 Bloomington, Illinois 61704-6012 309-663-6400 or 800-755-0130

Rock River Valley Chapter (87-11) Regions 19 & 20 Rita Stone, President Illinois Education Association 3307 East Lincolnway, Suite 3 Sterling, Illinois 61081-9703 815-626-3884 or 800-763-9756 North Lake IEA-Retired (87-06) Regions 38, 49, 60, & 66 Gene Craig, President Illinois Education Association 1860 W. Winchester Road, Suite 202 Libertyville, Illinois 60048-5353 847-932-4140

Three Rivers Chapter (87-12) Regions 22 & 54 Lana Haines, President Illinois Education Association 4949 Harrison Avenue, Suite 102 Rockford, Illinois 61108-7987 815-398-0995 or 800-447-0995 Pride of the Prairie (87-15) Regions 10 & I Mary Ann Platt, President Illinois Education Association 2828 N. Main, Suite 200 Decatur, IL 62526-3277 217-875-9353 or 800-431-3692 Western Illinois Retired Educators (W.I.R.E) (87-20) Regions 17 & 18 Stewart Adams, President Illinois Education Association 1530 – 46th Ave., Suite 1 Moline, IL 61265-7019 309-797-4126

West Central Retired Chapter (87-19) Regions 12 & J Elaine Ferguson, President Illinois Education Association 116 West Lafayette Rushville, IL 62861-1415 217-322-2101 or 800-253-1257

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Saturday – April 16, 2011 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Registration & Breakfast

8:50 - 9:50 a.m. Interest Session I
1. Creating a Newsletter - Tom Kulmacz
In this 1-hour, hands-on session, participants will use the Microsoft Word program to create a newsletter including text and photos. (Class will be limited to 24 participants.) 1 CPDU

2. Art with Marilyn (Double Session)– Marilyn “Marse” Jamora
Join Marilyn Jamora (Marse), retired Fine Arts teacher, as she shares her secrets of simplifying the art of Japanese Sumi-e (black ink painting). In this two-hour session, Marilyn will teach the basics of the versatile bamboo brush. Come join the fun and capture the essence, the Chi – or spirit of life – in your painting with Marilyn’s Sumi-e teaching. (Class will be limited to 20 participants.) 2 CPDUs

3. Pension Systems/TRIP – Will Lovett
Will Lovett, IEA Lobbyist and resident pension expert, will update us on what's going on in the state legislature regarding our pensions and health insurance. If your pension and health insurance are important to you, sign up to hear Will's update and ask your questions.

4. Around the World in Sixty Minutes – Steve Johnson
What are the most fascinating places to put on your "Not to Miss" list? World traveler Steve Johnson has organized trips and visited more than 90 countries on six continents, highlighted by excursions to the Taj Mahal, Gardens of Babylon, and the Great Wall of China. He'll share his most fabulous experiences, and provide great ideas, tips, and advice for your future journeys.

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10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Interest Session II
5. Electronic Communications - Tom Kulmacz
This 1-hour session will discuss various electronic communication methods, including mass emailing, texting to cell phones and social media (youtube, facebook, myspace). (Class will be limited to 24 participants.)

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Art with Marilyn (Continued) – Marilyn “Marse” Jamora
Join Marilyn Jamora (Marse), retired Fine Arts teacher, as she shares her secrets of simplifying the art of Japanese Sumi-e (black ink painting). In this two-hour session, Marilyn will teach the basics of the versatile bamboo brush. Come join the fun and capture the essence, the Chi – or spirit of life – in your painting with Marilyn’s Sumi-e teaching. (Class will be limited to 20 participants.)

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The 007 Movies: Licensed to Thrill – Dann Gire
No fictional character has dominated the movies more than Ian Fleming's British secret agent James Bond. We'll shoot through the 007 films from the very first, "Dr. No" in 1962, up through the last entry in the series, "Quantum of Solace." Included will be 15 selected film clips celebrating the seven actors who've handled the star-making role. We'll even toss in two renegade James Bond productions.

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How to Lobby Your Legislator – Sen. Kirk Dillard and Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
Ever wanted to go talk to your state senator or representative on important issues but wasn't comfortable in scheduling the meeting or how to present your point of view? Republican State Senator Kirk Dillard and Democratic State Representative Linda Chapa-LaVia will discuss how to set up an appointment to meet with your elected officials and the most effective way of making your presentation.

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11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Interest Session III
Made in Chicago: Movies Starring the Windy City – Dann Gire
A retrospective look at the great movies made in and around the Windy City, with clips from 15 of the best, including "The Blues Brothers," "My Bodyguard,' "The Untouchables" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

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10 Things To Check Off Before You Check Out – Jason Long
Join us for a discussion of the top ten actions to take to relieve our families of undue burdens. Be prepared to share your own life experiences as we tackle financial, legal, and logistical problems that through some actions now can make our departures less trying for our families. Come with a sense of humor and leave with good ideas that we can all use.

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Sweet Home Chicago: A History of the Candy Capital of the World – Leslie Goddard
For most of its history, Chicago produced about one-third of the nation's candy, with factories that included some of the biggest names in the business--Brach's, Mars, Wrigley's, Curtiss, and Tootsie Rolls--as well as smaller, family-run companies such as Ferrara Pan, Dove, and World's Finest Chocolates. Learn the history behind these tasty treats and what made Chicago such a magnet for candymakers. 1 CPDU

12:15 – 3:15 p.m. Lunch and General Session Welcome – Lana Haines, Retired Conference Chairperson Introductions – Jack Tucker, President – Retired Council Guest Speaker – Ralph Martire, Center for Tax & Budget Accountability Keynote Speaker – Ken Swanson, IEA President

Saturday Agenda

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SPECIAL NOTES
Please register as early as possible to help us in our planning to make this a successful conference. Registration is available on our website at www.ieanea.org after January 17, 2011. The registration fee for this conference is $25 if made on-line or $30 if the registration form is completed and mailed in. On-line registration is payable ($25) by credit card or check (follow directions given on-line). Mail in registration is payable ($30) by check only and needs to be submitted with the registration form. If you need a sleeping room for Friday evening, we have secured a special room rate of $116.63 including tax. If you wish to stay Saturday evening, we can also secure this same rate for both evenings. (Please call the IEA Retired office, 1-866-690-3876, Ext. 2316 to request Saturday night lodging.) The IEA-Retired Council will subsidize a free room to the first 25 people who request housing for Friday evening. Enter the code HOTELROOM when registering online to receive the discount. The IEA will take care of confirming your housing needs with The Doubletree. If you are a Hilton Honors member, the IEA making your reservation will not preclude you from receiving your points. You may want to drop off guests and luggage at the hotel entrance before parking your vehicle. Mary Lou and Keith Hauge Scholarship Silent Auction: You will have an opportunity to participate in the Mary Lou and Keith Hauge Scholarship Silent Auction by purchasing tickets for items donated by IEA-R members. You may bring an item valued at $10 or more to be auctioned or make a monetary donation. IEA-Retired Council presented two (2) $1,500 scholarships at the 2010 IEA Representative Assembly. We appreciate your support of this scholarship.

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Directions to the Doubletree Hotel Chicago-Oak Brook

FROM THE NORTH
I-294 South (Tri-State Tollway) to I-88 (West to Aurora). Exit I-88 at 83 North (Cermak Road) – 1st exit after toll booth. At stoplight (22nd Street/Cermak Road) continue straight onto Spring Road. At the 3 rd light the Doubletree will be on your right. Continue north on Spring Road past Harger. Turn right from Spring into the hotel and the garage entrance is just a slight left into hotel driveway.

FROM THE SOUTH
I-294 North (Tri-State Tollway) to I-88 (West to Aurora). (Continue directions as per From The North)

FROM THE EAST (DOWNTOWN CHICAGO)
I-290 West (Eisenhower Expressway) to I-88 (East-West Tollway to Aurora) Exit I-88 at 83 North (Cermak Road) – 1st exit after toll booth. At stoplight (22nd Street/Cermak Road) (Continue directions as per From The North)

I-355 FROM THE NORTH OR SOUTH OR I-88 FROM THE WEST
From either I-355 North or South, take I-88 exit (East to Chicago). Take I-88 East to Midwest Road Exit. (No Toll Attendant at Toll Booth). At stoplight immediately past toll booth turn right onto Midwest Road. Take Midwest Road to 22nd Street (next light). Turn right onto 22nd Street, continue East to Spring Road (McDonald’s will be on the Northeast corner). Turn left onto Spring Road. (Continue directions as per From The North)

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IEA-R Conference
Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:00-8:45 a.m. – Registration & Breakfast 8:50-9:50 a.m. – Interest Session I
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Creating a Newsletter – Tom Kulmacz Art with Marilyn (Double Session) – Marilyn “Marse” Jamora Pension Systems/TRIP – W ill Lovett Aournd the W orld in Sixty Minutes – Steve Johnson

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10:00 -11:00 a.m. – Interest Session II
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Electronic Communications – Tom Kulmacz Art with Marilyn (Continued) – Marilyn “Marse” Jamora The 007 Movies: Licensed to Thrill – Dann Gire How to Lobby Your Legislator – Sen. Kirk Dillard & Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia

IEA-Retired Conference 3440 Liberty Drive Springfield, IL 627056520

11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. – Interest Session III
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Made in Chicago: Movies Starring the Windy City – Dann Gire 10 Things to Check Off Before You Check Out – Jason Long Sweet Home Chicago: A History of the Candy Capital of the World – Leslie Goddard

12:15-3:15 p.m. – Lunch Guest Speaker— Ralph Martire, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability Keynote Speaker - Ken Swanson, IEA President

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($116.63 including tax per night, first 25 registrants will receive a free sleeping room.)

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