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Spring Greetings for You

The Spring issue of MAEOP Messenger, MAEOP’s members-only newsletter, is now available. Read it here.

Hotel Reservations Now Available for Fall Conference

Hotel reservations are now available for the 2019 fall conference held at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria. Learn more.

January Board Minutes Available

Approved minutes of the January 16, 2019 Board Meeting are now available. Read more.

Darla Scales Application Available

MAEOP announces that applications for the Darla Scales Memorial Scholarship are now available. Learn more.

All Minnesota resident business education students who wish to continue their education and pursue an office related career, preferably in the education field are eligible to apply for the $500 scholarship. The scholarship award criteria are based on academic standing, financial need, and initiative. Applications are due March 31, 2019.


Direct applications, contributions, questions, and requests for information to: MAEOP Scholarship Chair Carol Skyhawk, Stewartville Public Schools, District Office, 301 2nd Street SW, Stewartville, MN 55976

Phone: 507-533-1440

E-mail:[email protected]

2019 Fall Conference Announced

MAEOP’s 2019 Annual Conference has been announced. Save the dates on your calendar now:

Save the Date

October 9-11, 2019

Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria MN

2100 Arrowwood Lane

Alexandria, MN

866.386.5263 OR 320.762.1124

New President Issues Bee Challenge

Newly installed MAEOP Board President Lori Schumann shares this message with all members as she “bee-gins” her 1-year term:

As I start my year as your new President I would like to challenge all of you to, ‘Bee all that you can bee with MAEOP.’

I encourage each and everyone of you to “beecome” involved as a member:

  • Invite coworkers to join MAEOP. There is so much that MAEOP has to offer each of you!
  • Beecome involved with a board position.
  • Get involved with the national association, NAEOP. Each of these programs haa provide professional growth through Leadership, Education, Achievement, Recognition, and Networking.

An organization is dependent on its members to make it work. If you have any questions regarding your membership please feel free to contact me. I hope we can continue to grow and keep our association viable.

Registrations Due for State Conference

Registrations are due soon for the 2018 MAEOP State Conference Oct 3-5 in Duluth. Make plans to be inspired by Jerrid Sebesta and learn from other educational professionals around the state. Learn more about Jerrid.

Register online here. Payment may be made via check or credit card.

View the brochure and get more information here.

PierB lodging reservations are due September 15 to receive the group discount. Call PierB at (218) 481.8888 and ask for group code #29696.

Members Benefit from Life Insurance

One of the benefits of membership in MAEOP is group life insurance through Horace Mann.

Each MAEOP member is entitled to a $1,000 Life Insurance Policy until age 70. When joining or renewing MAEOP membership,  be sure to complete the beneficiary information on your registration form and include your date of birth.

More information can be found on the MAEOP website under the “Members Only” tab.

MAEOP Members Attend NAEOP National Conference

Ten members of MAEOP attended the NAEOP national conference in Bloomington, Minn., July 17-20. MAEOP staffed the registration desk during the conference. Pictured in the photo at right are: Row 1: Lori Schumann, Carol Schmitz, Carol Skyhawk. Row 2: Maribeth Cooper, Deb Brown. Row 3: Sheila Gossman, Marcia Schultz,Darlene Hovorka.

Educator and writer Paul Wesselman, founder of Unleash Ripples, shared strategies to help professionals extend their capacity for excellence without burning out.

With degrees in psychology and higher education, Wesselmann provides a weekly “Ripples” email, now read by more than 30,000 subscribers each Monday morning, and thousands more enjoy his daily posts on Facebook and Twitter. Check out The Ripples Gallery.