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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop November 5, 2010

SEANC in the News Executive Director Dana Cope responded to WRAL about the GOP’s budget plans for next year. “The folks who have been out of power, who’ve now assumed power, are going to have a good education in what it takes to run government,” Cope said. For more, read SEANC in the News.

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SEANC Wins Accountability Campaign Against Holliman In SEANC’s last TV commercial, voters in Davidson County were asked if “Ten years was long enough” for Majority Leader Hugh Holliman (DDavidson). On election night, voters answered “yes” by knocking Holliman out of office and electing Republican Rayne Brown by a wide margin – 57 percent-42 percent. Read more on SEANC’s Latest News.

General Assembly Goes GOP For the first time in 112 years, Republicans will control both chambers of the General Assembly when the legislature convenes on Jan. 26. SEANC Executive Director Dana Cope wrote to SEANC members, “SEANC is looking forward to working with the new leadership to open up the no-bid sweetheart deal with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina who administers the State Health Plan.” For more, read SEANC’s Latest News.

Member Discount The holiday season is right around the corner – do you have your shopping done? Use Purchasing Power to buy computers and other electronics and pay with ease through pension or payroll deduction. Visit the Purchasing Power website for more details!

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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop November 12, 2010

BOG Discusses Biennial Convention During the November BOG meeting, President Charles Johnson requested discussion on the concept of converting SEANC’s convention to occur every two years instead of annually as a cost-savings measure and to more closely align SEANC with the General Assembly’s two-year cycle. In the end, the BOG voted to authorize Bylaws Committee Chairman Cliff Brown to look into the bylaws changes needed to make this conversion. Contact Brown at seanc2@nc.rr.com if you have any suggestions or questions!

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SEANC in the News SEANC has been in the news this week discussing the new state leadership and the retirement system. “We need to see a lot better return of investment than we’re getting,” SEANC Legislative Affairs Director Ardis Watkins told WRAL. "(Higher-risk investments) maybe one of the best avenues…but it’s unsafe unless you have a governance change." For more, read SEANC in the News.

Stuff Your Stocking! The Membership Committee is hosting a recruitment drive during December! Sign up five new members and complete this New Member Verification form and you will receive $10! For more information, contact Lynn Cote at lcote@seanc.org or 800-222-2758.

Liberty Mutual - Quote for Hope! Save money with SEANC’s insurance products and help raise money to fight cancer! Get an auto insurance quote from Liberty Mutual by Nov. 30, and they’ll donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Member Discount Does your favorite ACC football team have what it takes to be a champion? If so, make sure you buy tickets to the championship game on Dec. 4! SEANC members can buy group ticket packages for as low as $25 each through SEANC’s Member Discount program! Call today to reserve your spot!

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Scoop November 2010