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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop October 1, 2010

New Officer Terms Begin Today! President Charles Johnson, First Vice President Sidney Sandy, Second Vice President Cheryl Moon, Treasurer Marilyn Jean Martin, as well as new district chairpersons, take office today. We wish them the best and thank the outgoing officers for their service!

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New N.C. Revenue Secretary Department of Revenue Secretary Ken Lay is out, and Sen. David Hoyle from Gaston County is the new secretary. Hoyle, co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has written many of the tax laws his new position administers.

SEANC Hot Spots: State Employees Combined Campaign For charity donations, contribute through the State Employees Combined Campaign. You can designate your gift to the SEANC Scholarship Foundation (#1563) or select from more than 1,000 nonprofits listed. See your SECC representative for more information!

Member Discount Looking for a weekend getaway? Take a trip through our beautiful state and visit historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville! Purchase vouchers through SEANC’s Member Discount program for just $44 Sunday – Friday and $49 on Saturdays.

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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop October 8, 2010

Governor's Shakeup Gov. Bev Perdue announced a shakeup in government is coming due to the upcoming $3 billion to $4 billion budget shortfall. SEANC responded by saying “We do feel like we've been cut to the bone and asked to do more with less." For more, read the whole story on Raleigh's ABC 11.

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Holliman Target of Accountability Campaign This week SEANC unveiled a new series of television and radio commercials targeting Majority Leader Rep. Hugh Holliman (D-Davidson) and his bad leadership on the state budget. The ads are running on stations in Holliman’s district. A website, www.truthabouthugh.com, has also been started. For more read SEANC’s Latest News.

October-Statewide Recruitment Month What are you doing to recruit new SEANC members during October's Statewide Recruitment month? Use this member verification form and receive $10 for every five members you recruit! Remember, the district that holds the most recruitment events wins $250 and the member who recruits the most new members wins $500!

Member Discount Does your favorite ACC team have what it takes to be a champion? If so, make sure you buy tickets to the ACC football championship 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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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop October 15, 2010

SEANC in the News Sunday’s News & Observer quoted SEANC's Kevin LeCount. "State employees felt like the legislature walked from their responsibilities on the state health plan and valuing quality public services. Therefore at election time, when a lot of lawmakers would be asking for donations, we would be walking away." For more, read SEANC in the News.

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Last Day to Verify SHP Dependents! Want to keep your dependents eligible for the State Health Plan (SHP)? Complete the Dependent Eligibility Verification process. Twenty percent of state employees have not, and their dependents may be dropped from the SHP unless they submit verification by today (Friday)! Call Secova at 1-888-541-8123 or visit their website.

SEANC Hot Spots: SEANC Insurance Customer Survey Have you purchased an insurance product through SEANC? If so, please take a few moments to fill out this 10-question survey, and let us know how we can improve to meet all your insurance needs! The survey is anonymous; however, each person who completes the survey and provides us with their name and telephone number will be entered for a chance to win an iPod Shuffle!

North Carolina State Fair The North Carolina State Fair is finally here! The fair opened its gates on Thursday and is ready to welcome you and your family! Come to Raleigh and enjoy delicious fair foods, rides, entertainment and exhibits! The fair runs through Oct. 24, so don’t miss your chance to celebrate North Carolina! Visit the NC State Fair website for more information!

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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop October 22, 2010

Dishing with Dana SEANC Executive Director Dana Cope is on a statewide tour. If you’re interested in “Dishing with Dana” at your agency or district, contact SEANC Director of Communications Toni Davis at 800-222-2758 or tdavis@seanc.org.

Governor's Executive Order

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Gov. Bev Perdue issued an executive order Thursday to improve efficiency and reduce bureaucracy in state government. The executive order directs cabinet secretaries to not create any new rules unless absolutely necessary.

SEANC Veteran's Council Calling all SEANC member veterans! SEANC President Charles Johnson is forming a new SEANC committee, chaired by Dan Efird of District 17, dedicated to furthering and protecting the rights and benefits of SEANC members who have served in the armed forces. We are looking for interested veterans to serve on the committee. If you are interested, please contact Carri Derrick at the SEANC office at 800-222-2758 or via e-mail at cderrick@seanc.org.

Member Discount Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy time at a waterpark! Great Wolf Lodge in Concord is offering SEANC members 20 percent off their best available room rates, and parents can enjoy 15 percent off of spa services! Visit the SEANC website for more details.

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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop October 29, 2010

Holliman Accountability Campaign This week SEANC continued its accountability campaign against Majority Leader Hugh Holliman (D-Davidson) and his poor leadership as a state representative. The TV commercial is airing on stations in Holliman’s district, but you can also watch it on YouTube or read about it in SEANC in the News.

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SEANC Advance Conference Do you want to be a more active and involved SEANC member? If so, come to the SEANC Advance Conference Dec. 3-4 in Winston-Salem! There are two conference tracks – one for those who have attended MAT and/or NOC and one for those who haven’t. Register today!

Great American Smokeout Mark your calendar for the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 18! DHHS is hosting two free Quit Tips webinars for North Carolina state employees. Take 30 minutes to learn what free and low-cost resources are available to help you quit tobacco for good!

Member Discount Do your children or grandchildren love Toy Story 3? Take them to Disney on Ice’s Toy Story 3 coming to the RBC Center Dec. 8-12. Order tickets through SEANC’s Member Discount program, and save up to 50 percent!

SEANC Hot Spots: Legislative Update Member Discounts SEANC in the News SEANC Insurance Update Your Contact Info Calendar of Events www.seanc.org 800-222-2758


Scoop October 2010