SEA News – Dec. 4, 2019


Presidential town hall with Tulsi Gabbard

Members and family are invited to take part in a town hall with Tulsi Gabbard at the SEA office, 207 N. Main St., Concord, on Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. RSVP is required – reserve your seat today by clicking here.

If you missed out on one of our previous five members-only presidential town halls, you can find recaps and more on the candidates on our website at The town hall with Gabbard will be the final one we’ll hold this year.


Month-long OSC raffle is now under way

This fall, our Operation Santa Claus program sold raffle calendars as its major fundraiser. Every day during the month of December, new winners will be drawn and posted as soon as possible. You can find the winners on the Operation Santa Claus Facebook page (be sure to like the page!) as well as on the OSC page on our website. Congrats to the winners, so far, and thanks to all who have participated or donated prizes.


Friendly Kitchen collection continues

The Campaign for Public Good is once again holding a collection of food and dry goods for The Friendly Kitchen. There is a collection box set up in the lobby of the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 office, and the food pantry is seeking the following items:

– hot chocolate
– powdered beverage drinks
– powdered fruit punch
– crystal light lemonade
– gravy or gravy mix
– large cans of tomatoes
– large cans of vegetables
– sugar
– oatmeal (not instant)
– cereal
– salad dressings
– hot sauce
– broth (chicken, beef, turkey, vegetable)
– napkins
– paper towels
– toilet paper
– deodorant
– toiletries


Quarterly Council meeting set for Dec. 12

Our fourth quarter December Council meeting is set for Thursday, Dec. 12 at the SEA office. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. To view the agenda that was sent out to all councilors, click here. As a reminder, chapter-elected Councilors are constitutionally responsible to attend Council meetings.


Use your HAT money before the year ends

Just a reminder to state employees: With the end of the year coming, you’ll need to use money earned by taking the HAT or risk losing it. The balance of the $200 earned will remain on your HRA debit card through year end – meaning you can use the card until Dec. 31. However, you have until March 31 to seek reimbursement for any expense incurred before the end of this year.

The HAT program will start over on Jan. 1, so you’ll be able to log in to your Anthem account and start the process over. Just remember that while the HAT continues, Healthy Rewards does not. Make sure that you make use of your 2019 HAT funds and take the HAT first thing next year.


Upcoming SEA/SEIU Local 1984 events

Fish and Game Shop Wild Saturday: New Hampshire Fish and Game has an array of outdoors gifts for everyone on your Christmas list, and you can check them all out at Show Wild Saturday, coming up on Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord. Offerings include gift certificates for hunting and fishing licenses, Hike Safe cards, and the full line up of official Fish and Game logo merchandise including an all-new vintage-inspired Fish and Game tee. You can read more on the Fish and Game website.

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