The SEA/SEIU Local 1984 has worked hard for NH families for over 70 years and our public service doesn’t stop at work.  We’ve led the way in the fights for equal rights, affordable health care, workers’ rights and to raise the minimum wage to a living wage. Our committees help us with these initiatives.

The following lists the standing and ad hoc committees as adopted by the Board in November 2022.

To learn more about joining any of these committees, please contact the chair or call the union office at 603-271-3411. You may also download the form below and send it to the SEA offices. Meeting dates and times listed are subject to change.

Campaign for Public Good

The Campaign for Public Good uses the strength of the SEA/SEIU1984 union to provide opportunities for members, families and friends to create positive change in NH communities.
Meets once per quarter at 5 pm.
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Chair: Tam Feener

Charge and Trial Board

Whenever charges are pressed against any member of the SEA, the charges are processed by the members of the Charge and Trial Board.

Chair: Kerry Barnsley

Collective Bargaining Advisory Committee

Studies, prepares, and initiates all union policies and programs relative to collective bargaining.

Chair: Leah McKenna

Meets the first Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Conservative Member Committee

Conservative Member Committee brings together conservative minded members of our union to ensure all of our members’ voices are heard.

Chair: Karen Irwin

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. To learn more, click here.

Constitution and By-Laws Committee

Studies and makes recommendations in regard to the union Constitution and all chapter by-laws.

Chair: Eric Ferren

Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:15 p.m.

Convention Arrangements Committee

Makes arrangements for accommodations and program planning for the annual Convention.

Chair: Mary Fields

Dues Assistance Committee

Accepts applications and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on requests for dues assistance.

Chair: Cheryl Towne

Ethics Committee

Reviews and oversees the union’s Code of Ethics.

Chair: Peter Brunette

Meets the second Thursday of the month at 5 p.m.

Finance Committee

Considers all requests for expenditures not included in the budget that are referred to it by the Board of Directors, and submits its recommendations to the Board of Directors. Reviews the fiscal practices of the Association and makes recommendations regarding investments, disbursements, and other management issues as to the finances of SEA. Prepares the annual budget for the Association and submits it to the Board of Directors for approval.

SEA Treasurer: Brenda Thomas

Meets second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.

Grievance Committee

Chair: Mary Fields

Honorary Membership Committee

Reviews all persons recommended for honorary membership in the union.

Chair: Deb Wheeler

IT Committee

Chair: Avis Crane

Meets fourth Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m.

Member Benefits Committee

Maintains all member-benefit programs.

Chair: Kristy Blanchette

Operation Santa Claus Committee

Coordinates the union’s fundraising efforts at Christmas time for needy children throughout the state. Click here to learn more.

Chair: Rebecca Baker

Meets third Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Organization Committee

Studies, prepares, and carries out such activities as will build up the membership of the union. Responsible for all aspects of chapter formation, dissolution, and constitutional chapter meeting requirements.

Chair: John Hattan

Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m.

Political Education Committee

Studies, prepares, and initiates the political education and political action programs of the union.

Chair: Ralph Mecheau

Meets the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m.

Resolutions Committee

Studies all resolutions presented to the convention.

Chair: Stan Freeda

Retirement Committee

Studies retirement laws of this state and other matters affecting these laws.

Chair: Richard Gulla

Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.

Road Race Committee

This committee organizes and runs to raise funds for Operation Santa Claus, the State Employees’ Association’s holiday giving program that provides NH families in need with holiday gifts for their children. 

2023 Concord Community Events

Chair: Jennifer Day

Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m.

Social Activities Committee

Develops and organizes the social activities of the union.

Chair: Rebecca Ladd

Steward Committee

Coordinates and plans steward training.

Chair: Kenneth Muske

Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

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