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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.


Election Results Announced

Congratulations to the 2018-19 MAEOP election winners.

Lila Rehnelt from Hayfield will be sworn in at the annual conference as the 2018-19 President-Elect. She will be working with Lori Schumann and other Past Presidents to learn the position, with one year to observe, learn, and engage.

Congratulations also go out to Carol Schmitz from Anoka, who will complete her year as President and will be moving into the position of Recording Secretary.


MAEOP Election Opens

Voting has opened for vacancies on the 2018-19 MAEOP Board. Votes must be cast by 5:00 pm Friday, June 29. The election information flyer has the voting link and candidate information. View election information.

Candidates are:


Lila Rehnelt, Hayfield Schools

Secretary  (2-year position)

Angela Oswald, Becker Schools

Carol Schmitz, Anoka-Hennepin Schools


Contact Deb Brown, MAEOP Election Official, with questions at (507) 775.2383.



MAEOP Summer Newsletter Available

The Summer issue of MAEOP’s newsletter is now available.

Get information on the NAEOP conference coming to Bloomington in June, and find nomination information for the Administrator and Professional of the Year awards.

Members can check out the Members-Only section to read it.

Not a member yet? Join now.


Recording Secretary

DUTIES: The recording secretary shall:

  • keep an accurate record of the proceedings of the business meetings of the association and shall send to the president and each executive board member a copy of the minutes;
  • become familiar with the Bylaws of the Minnesota Association of Educational Office Professionals and with the procedures of the particular office of assignment;
  • bring to all meetings the current official minutes book, membership roll, and a list of all Committees which may be needed for reference;
  • submit minutes of the annual business meeting to the editor of the official publication of the association;
  • file in the official minute book a copy of the bylaws, all amendments to the bylaws, all resolutions adopted by MAEOP, and such other materials as the executive board may direct;
  • be responsible for submitting agenda items and reports to the president a timely manner.

TERM OF OFFICE: The recording secretary shall be elected for a term of two years and shall be eligible for              re-election for one succeeding term.


Immediate Past President

DUTIES: The immediate past president shall be an advisor to the executive board. S/he shall

  1. have the responsibility of conducting the installation ceremony with the assistance of the chairperson of the elections committee or as requested by the president-elect;
  2. act as ex-official member on any committee as directed by the president or the executive board;
  3. arrange for the purchase of items needed for the installation ceremony;
  4. purchase the past president’s gift for presentation to the outgoing president at the annual meeting;
  5. serve as President of Minnesota Association of Educational Office Professionals Past Presidents’ Association;
  6. act on behalf of the president in any matter which relates personally to the president; such as payment of the president’s expenses or some personal recognition of her/his services, and thereby putting the necessary motions to vote: (This is a courtesy to the president to spare him/her embarrassment in some action for her/his own benefit); and
  7. be responsible for submitting agenda items and reports to the president in a timely manner.

MAEOP Seeks President-Elect, Offers Free Membership

The MAEOP Board of Directors needs more members to step up and volunteer for the organization. In particular, MAEOP needs a President-Elect for 2019.

“I believe in this association so much, and want to see it thrive for years to come, that for every MAEOP member who throws their hat into the ring to be included on the ballot, I will personally put their name in a hat and draw one for a free year membership to the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP).,” said Lori Schumann, CEOE, MAEOP 2018 President-Elect. View President-Elect Job Description.

Networking Galore

MAEOP offers a wide variety of ways to be recognized for accomplishments and to contribute talents to the association. Members who volunteer on a committee and/or for a board position network with other members from across the state and can gain so much value from MAEOP.

Keep MAEOP Growing

Unfortunately MAEOP Board has had a difficult time filling the seats for its elected positions the past few years. To keep MAEOP viable and growing, members need to take on these positions. New board members offer fresh and new ideas,
develop leadership skills, and grow in confidence, while gaining a whole new network of friends.

Show Off Leadership Skills

As educational office professionals, members show leadership skills daily. Serving on the MAEOP Board is a great opportunity to enhance these skills and show co-workers and administrators that one can handle more responsibility, if wanting to advance with a current employer.

Step Up

If you are ready for this next step, or can help serve in any capacity, please send your name and bio to Lori. Contact her at (763) 506.5960 or [email protected]


MAEOP Board Meets This Week

The MAEOP Board of Directors meets this week in Duluth. Agenda items include reviewing director job descriptions. The conference committee will also do more planning for the 2018 annual conference to be hosted at Pier B Resort.. All members are invited to attend and/or volunteer to help with the conference or the board.

View meeting agenda.