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Oswego Education Association to Host Trivia Night

First-ever event will benefit scholarships given to Oswego students.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
The Oswego Education Association will host its first-ever trivia night on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Knights of Columbus, 197 E. Washington St.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia begins at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $120 for a table (maximum of eight people per table). There will also be a cash bar, and participants are invited to bring snacks.

The event will benefit scholarships for Oswego students. Each year, OEA offers two scholarships in the spring to graduating seniors. The OEA hopes to increase the amount of the scholarships with proceeds from the fundraiser.

To make table reservations, contact Faith Scobbie at 630-636-3437 or fscobbie0831@oswego308.org.
Mike Francis February 16, 2014 at 01:47 PM
Since when does a union organization get to use the official email servers of the district to promote their agenda? Can anti-union groups also get free email addresses from the district?
Jane Enviere February 16, 2014 at 10:57 PM
This isn't all that different than giving free advertising to local businesses via their fliers for fundraising nights, etc. that seem to litter my children's backpacks every other day. What "anti-union" group is interested in raising funds to award 308 students scholarships? I'm sure their is a way for them to communicate that information to 308 citizens.
Jane Enviere February 16, 2014 at 10:59 PM
there not their...darn auto-correct! ;)
Mike Francis February 17, 2014 at 02:06 PM
It is different because the goals of the union are usually not the same as those of the taxpayers. So the taxpayers end up funding part of their activities. I'm not that familiar with the free advertising that is given out and would agree with you that there needs to be some sort of standards with that too. I can understand providing free advertising on behalf of businesses who might be donating services to the district however.
ayar February 17, 2014 at 07:50 PM
I'm non-union, I'm a taxpayer, and I have no problem with this. I just asked a half dozen other non-union taxpayers the same thing. Not an issue for us. I guess I'm having trouble seeing the issue, aside from the tickets being a bit steep. Sorry.
Mike Francis February 17, 2014 at 08:53 PM
This is just part of the problem. When the various groups who support tax increases get free use of the school (as well as the union) then my tax money is being used against me. The school has a rental schedule for outside groups and you can be assured that any group that goes 'against' the school will not be provided with the same support. There's been no time in the past in which the 'opposition' has been provided with the same resources. In effect, tax money gets used to advocate for future tax increases, and that's illegal.

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