48th Annual NWSEO National Convention November 6 - 7, 2023 at the Colorado Springs Marriott in Colorado Springs, CO!


Convention Stories to Share

Steward Training

"The first convention I was able to attend, we had the training lead by Richard Hirn about the USC 5 and other rules and regulations. It was very informative. Meeting the other stewards is always a pleasure."

Todd Richards, Aircraft Operations Center (AOC), Electronics Technician · at The NOAA Hurricane Hunters

"It was at the convention where I learned the important role that NWSEO plays in legislative activities."

"The first convention I attended was in 2005, in Scottsdale, AZ.  Attending the convention really opened my eyes to what the NWSEO does both at the field-office level as well as nationally, and how much it can do to help shape the NWS.  It was at this convention where I learned the important role that NWSEO plays in legislative activities. Being a member of NWSEO and being able to contribute to the NWSEO-PAC fund, I can rest assured that the interests of our agency are being represented to the appropriate members of Congress and the Senate, in an effort to ensure that we get adequate funding to run the NWS.  I view my membership in NWSEO as an important insurance policy for my career!"

Suzanne Sims, NWSEO Lifetime Member

"The convention includes networking, new & reconnected friendships, and a re-energized experience overall."

"My favorite convention was St Petersburg. I just LOVE Florida, and the setting and weather were perfect accents to the convention. Vegas was a very close second though. I do love the energy of Las Vegas. The location is a part of the enjoyment of the convention, for sure. There is a special vibe with each location.  The content was definitely helpful, especially Richard Hirn's summaries of what is going on behind the scenes with litigation and congressional support. My experiences at the conventions have always been positive. Not just getting the overview of the state of the NWSEO union, but the personal interactions and networking that goes on at the convention. I have made many new friendships and re-energized established ones. Those interactions set the tone for wanting to support NWSEO, even more, each year, and recruit new members."

Ed Shimon, NWSEO Steward NWS WFO ILX

"...learn about the various ways the NWSEO works for the bargaining unit employees nationwide."

"Although I did not make it to many conventions, I did attend the 1996 convention in Seattle, 2011 in Minneapolis, and 2012 in Las Vegas.  It was great to see old friends and meet new ones, as well as learn about the various ways the NWSEO was working for the bargaining unit employees nationwide.  I am hoping to attend the 2021 convention in Las Vegas as a retiree."

Carolyn Willis, NWSEO Lifetime Member

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