UHPA Launches Endowment Honoring Botany Researcher

Dr. Ruth Lani Stemmermann was born in Hilo on September 7, 1952.  She spent her childhood years on the Big Island where she graduated from the Hawai‘i School of Girls in 1970. Her undergraduate studies took her to Pitzer College in Claremont, California where in 1974 she earned a B.A. degree in Botany. Upon her acceptance to the University of Hawai‘i for graduate studies in botany, she received a two-year research assistantship with Dr. C. H. Lamoureaux.  In 1976 she continued her graduate work as a teaching assistant in the UH Mānoa Botany Department.  Lani received her M.S. degree in Botanical Sciences for anatomical and taxonomic studies of Hawaiian sandalwood, and subsequently published two papers in Pacific Science as a result of her thesis work.

UH Professional Assembly Executive Director Dr. J. N. Musto said, “Over the years UHPA has made contributions to the UH Foundation in support of students and faculty, often in response to matching contributions made by faculty members to scholarships.” Musto continued, “This contribution reflects the wishes of David Duffy who has foregone a part-time paid leave of absence as UHPA President and requested that the funds be used to establish the Lani Stemmermann Endowment.  This truly represents an extraordinarily generous act by David, and an expression of collaboration between the Botany Department, the Dean, and the union.”

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Is Your New Year’s Resolution to get Fit and Healthy?

The Honolulu Club is currently offering UHPA members a special discounted rate of $144 per month.

•    Includes a complimentary personal training session and a Pilates session
•    NO ENROLLMENT FEE!
•    Add a family member or friend for just $80 extra a month!
Membership includes over 100 complimentary group exercise classes a week, 5 hour validated parking, towel and locker service, swimming pool, racquetball/squash, golf, basketball and much more!!!

**Limited availability offer: New 12-Month members will receive $200.00 in H-Club rewards. Refer a new 12-Month member and receive $100.00 in H-Club rewards.** (H-Club rewards can be used towards anything the Honolulu Club offers, including applying it to your membership dues.)

Any questions please contact Kaulana Chang, Membership Advisor, at kchang@honoluluclub.com or at 539-8100.

UHPA Member Richard Nettell Encouraging Faculty To Help Fundraise for Typhoon Haiyan at the Honolulu Club

Read the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Day poster for details of the class schedules set for the day.

Another “Open to the Public” Class

The Honolulu Club is also having a special Black Friday Class called BURN at 9:00 a.m. on November 29th to help burn off all those extra calories from Thanksgiving.

For more details, please contact the Honolulu Club at 539-8100.

Special UHPA Rate for Honolulu Club Members

The UHPA Member Benefits Committee is currently negotiating reduced rates for UHPA members at the Honolulu Club. The new monthly fees will be based on the number of overall participants and will probably be as low as $121.50 a month. This reduced rate may even be introduced as early as your November 5 statement if we can provide the Honolulu Club with the exact numbers (and, of course, names) as soon as possible.

Please contact Richard Nettell (nettell@hawaii.edu) directly if you are already a Honolulu Club member.

Confusion About Changes in the ERS

More information on this issue can be found on the ERS web site.

 

 

KapCC Faculty Member Selected for NEA Leadership Program

Jeff Zuckernick of the Kapiolani Community College Emergency Medical Services Department was selected as a member of the Class of 2009 Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA). ELA is sponsored by the National Education Association. As one of only 20 higher education faculty selected from across the nation, Jeff will participate in a year of professional development focusing on leadership development, organizing and strategic planning.

Upon completion of the program, Jeff will have the distinction of joining a select group of about a hundred higher education faculty from across the nation that are ELA graduates, including three UHPA members — Ruth Horie, Richard Nettell, and Karla Hayashi.

NEA MEMBER BENEFITS – News You Can Use

1. NEA Click & Save: Convenient Brand
Name Merchant Shopping

2. New Information Package Helps Families
Prepare Legal Documents

3. LeapFrog SchoolHouse: Learning Tools for Classroom and Home Use

4. Five-Minute Retirement Checkup Features
Interactive Calculator

5.
Credit Counseling Services Available in Person or by Telephone

 

1. NEA Click & Save: Convenient Brand
Name Merchant Shopping

NEA members and their families can shop for
an array of products from brand name merchants through NEA Click & Save.

Introduced to Association members in the fall
of 2007, NEA Click & Save provides a new level of convenience for family
shopping with a host of discount offers. The categorical shopping list
features:

·        
Jewelry

·        
Travel

·        
Computers

·        
Food

·        
Books
& Music

·        
Tickets

·        
Automotive

Among other services, members can elect to receive
personalized electronic reminders from their favorite merchants.

To register, members apply their 10-digit NEA
number (located on the mailing label on the NEA Today cover) at https://www.neamb.com/clickandsave/index.jsp.

 

2. New Information Package Helps Families
Prepare Legal Documents

A self-help package for preparation of legal
documents is now available to NEA members at a discount price.

Quicken Willmaker
Plus 2008
helps
individuals design an estate plan without the legal costs of hiring an
attorney.  The package was developed by the editors of Nolo,
America’s leading publisher of self-help and legal software.  It takes
users through a step-by-step interview process with information geared to the
specific laws of the state of residence.

The 2008 package provides assistance with
creating a will, promissory notes, child & eldercare documents, executor
checklists, funeral arrangements, and health care directives. For a limited time,
it is available for $27.90, including shipping (the Internet price is $49.99).
A downloadable version is available at $19.95.  To learn more, go to http://www.neamb.com/willmaker/.

 

3. LeapFrog SchoolHouse: Learning Tools for Classroom and Home Use

LeapFrog SchoolHouse has been added to
the list of consumer discount programs offered to NEA members.  This fall,
NEA Member Benefits announced the online educational service, which offers a
variety of interactive multi-sensory products designed specifically for
classroom and student take-home use. Items include handheld devices, pentop computers, and interactive libraries.

NEA members receive the highest discount
available from LeapFrog SchoolHouse,
plus $30 off and free shipping on the first purchase of $100 or more until
August 31, 2008.

To receive the special NEA introductory
discount, members can register on the LeapFrog
SchoolHouse
site and use the promotional code NEAMB7 upon
check out.

 

4. Five-Minute Retirement Checkup Features
Interactive Calculator

NEA Member Benefits in 2007 introduced an
easy to use web-based Five-Minute Retirement Checkup to help individuals
calculate their financial readiness to retire.

The Checkup at www.neamb.com/5toRetire projects the
person’s retirement saving gap based on:

·        
Age

·        
Annual
income

·        
Current
savings

·        
Current
monthly retirement savings contributions

An interactive calculator lets the user know
how much to save each month to meet the retirement goal.

 

5. Credit Counseling Services Available in
Person or by Telephone

NEA Member Benefits and the National
Foundation of Credit Counseling (NFCC) teamed up in 2007 to provide financial
literacy and debt management education to members and their families.  A
special Web page at www.debtadvice.org.nea
provides information about financial counseling and education services offered
through NFCC-member agencies located nationwide.

Credit counselors are available to help
develop customized solutions to financial problems, either in person or by
telephone.  Services are free or at very affordable rates.

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Note: News You Can Use is distributed
to state affiliate presidents, executive directors, business managers, UniServ managers, and NEA Member Benefits state contacts.