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Meet Up with MAEOP

Check here for a new feature to meet your MAEOP colleagues. Who works next door to you? Who graduated from your hometown high school? Who can you turn to for a tech tip when you are stuck?

MEET BROOKE BELKA

MEET TERESA ZYCH, AESP

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And the Winner Is …

Check out our prize drawing winners here!

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Protected: Meet Brooke

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How “Calling the Question” Is Misused in Meetings

Today’s tip is from Robert’s Rules of Order regarding a frequently misused motion that may be used to infringe on someone’s right to speak. Check out this 2-minute video from Mary Guest, NAEOP President-Elect 2019-2020, to be sure all voices are heard.

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Members Can Be Winners

Hey, MAEOP members, if physical distancing has got you feeling like you’re missing a little bit of your summer sunshine, MAEOP is here to help.

Starting today, MAEOP members in good standing are eligible to win prizes through monthly drawings. These are prizes purchased for the now-cancelled 2020 state conference, and, well — can you say “COVID?”

Board Secretary Carol Schmitz dreamed up the idea, since she needs the space in her closets. You might win, and she definitely will win (closet space, that is).

Claim Your Prize

One name will be drawn monthly and posted to the MAEOP website. Members will be notified by email telling them to check the MAEOP website. If your name is listed, you have 1 week to email Carol Schmitz to claim your prize and give her your home mailing address.

Tell Us About Yourself

Any other catches? Oh, yes! For a new feature on getting to know our members, email Diane Vosen the information requested below. It is not required to be entered in the drawing; we hope it will be a fun way to get to know your MAEOP colleagues:

  • Your name, nickname
  • Employer/city
  • Position and time in position or with employer
  • Favorite tech tip or tool
  • Hobbies
  • Hometown and high school graduated from
  • Education certificates and degrees, including CEOP or other designations
  • Favorite vacation memory or destination
  • Family, pets
  • One other tidbit few people will know about you
  • A picture! A really good picture of you, or that favorite vacation memory, with your pet or family, or doing that favorite hobby. Or of your desk, school, and so on. (Really, we all need to see some new faces right now.)
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MAEOP Cancels 2020 Conference

The MAEOP Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s MAEOP State Conference & Business Meeting October 7-9, 2020 in Crosslake as a result of the current regulations and restrictions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. The health, safety, financial stability, and possible changes to the 2020-2021 school year were the main reasons for this decision. 

The MAEOP Board’s goal is to rise above this pandemic and put together an energetic, educational and motivating conference in October 2021 and we look forward to seeing you all there! As soon as we know more details regarding the 2021 fall conference, we will keep you updated. 

Please stay safe, healthy and enjoy your summer!

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Give Input on MAEOP Fall Conference

The MAEOP Board of Directors has been reviewing options for the 2020 state conference scheduled October 9-11 at Whitefish Lodge near Crosslake, given the current state of COVID. Members are asked to share in this brief survey their thoughts and plans for attending.

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Get More Out of Outlook

If you’re a Microsoft Outlook user, it’s easy to rely on what you know rather than make time to refresh your learning for new functionalities. You’re out of excuses. Here’s a 30-minute training on optimizing Outlook from NAEOP member Jennifer Lewis in Mississippi.

MAEOP members who have produced their own brief video tips and trainings are encouraged to share them! Consider presenting at MAEOP’s annual conference, or send your video link with a brief description to MAEOP webmaster Diane Vosen at [email protected].

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Perform Pesky Mail Merges

Been stuck on how to perform a mail merge in Microsoft Word because you haven’t done one in a while? Check out this 6-minute tutorial from Jessica Mlady, NAEOP member from Lincoln, NE.