Thursday, March 5, 2009

Communicating with Legislators for Educators

Carl Dameron, center, has forged relationships with his local Assembly Member Wilmer Amina Carter, with Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and with many other elected officials. He will tell educators why these relationships are important and how to develop them when he speaks to members of the Home Economics Teachers Association of California, Region 10 on Saturday, March 7 in Temecula.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif) – Public relations professional Carl Dameron, founder and creative director of Dameron Communications, will discuss “The Importance of Communication With Legislators” at a meeting of Home Economics Teachers Association of California, Region 10 on Saturday, March 7.

This presentation and lunch meeting takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Carol’s Restaurant at the Bailey Vineyard & Winery in Temecula. It is open to members of Home Economics Teachers Association of California and their guests.

Dameron Communications is the public relations agency for the California Home Economics Education Foundation, which supports Home Economics Careers and Technology, a statewide educational elective program focusing on preparing students for home economics and technology related careers. The Association members participating in this Region 10 meeting teach this program in middle and high schools in Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial counties.

“I want to help these educators communicate to their elected officials how important Home Economics Careers and Technology training programs are to California high school students,” Dameron said. “These programs build teens’ skills so effectively they could begin working in a good paying field immediately after graduation, or they could be admitted to a college or university that will further prepare them for some of the most lucrative, interesting and high-demand careers anyone could have.”

After it began working with California Home Economics Education Foundation in 2008, one of Dameron Communication’s first projects was to build state legislative support for filling an already funded advisor position, allowing the program to hire an adviser to work from Los Angeles, primarily with schools in southern California. This effort also increased state and local legislators’ awareness of the program.

California Home Economics Education Foundation is a privately funded organization, which supports Home Economics Careers and Technology. This program offers training in Food Service & Hospitality; Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation; Food Science, Dietetics & Nutrition; Fashion Design, Manufacture & Merchandising; Interior Design, Furnishings & Maintenance; Child Development & Education; Consumer Services and Consumer & Family Education.

For more information about the California Home Economics Educational Foundation, call Carl Morrison at (760) 724-9580.

For more information about Home Economics Teachers Association of California, Region 10, call Louise Zaki at (951) 845-4575.