Message from the Leadership
Welcome to the Sussex County Retired Educators Association website. I hope you will use this site to get information about meetings and events, to stay current on the status of our pension and benefits and to learn more about our unified organization.
Please contact me or the other officers with any suggestions for the website.
To visit the NJREA website go to www.njea.org/njrea
YOU ARE INVITED…
If you want to learn more about what NJEA does for retirees, keep reading. If you want to get more for your dues dollar, read on. Then join me and fellow educators at one or both of the following:
First, you are invited to the final LAT (Legislative Action Team) meeting of the year at Sheridan’s on Limecrest Road in Andover on Tuesday, May 29th from 4:30-6:30. The LAT members represent every local association plus the SCREA and now is open to all members. Anna Hanzes, our NJEA Government Relations representative, presents
updates on legislation and critical issues. Everyone receives a folder with information that is timely and accurate.
If you want to attend, please contact me at 973.945.8344. There is no cost and a free meal is provided.
Visions Contributes to Fred E. Aug Scholarship
Visions Federal Credit Union formerly known as Tri-Co Federal Credit Union, made a contribution to the Fred E. Aug Scholarship in the amount of $1500.00. Vision is a loyal supporter of public education and public educators. They not only provide excellent service and products for their clients, but monetary support to some county events.
Vice President’s Message
By Pam Raynor I am grateful to all our members who donated food, and cleaning supplies to the Food Bank of Sussex County at our April 9th meeting. The total weight of donations was over 20 pounds. We were able to make cash donations as well this year. Thank you for being so generous and caring to others in need. After lunch, we were able to hear from 2 speakers, who told us about their organizations. Kurt Walton of Pass It Along, shared how his group provides opportunities for high school students to participate in various causes that will develop their leadership skills and allow them to grow and become role models for their peers. Pass It Along provides scholar-ships to graduating seniors in Sussex County. Our second speaker was Haley Ward, from Project Self Sufficiency. Haley shared, why this organization was started back in 1986, and how it has grown into a three- building campus on Mill Street, across from the SCCC. Haley provided pamphlets that included information about their programs and opportunities for volunteering. I recently, worked at the Prom Shop and was delighted to see so many dresses for gals to select from, for that special occasion, at no cost to the family.
At our June meeting we will announce our scholar-ship winners. I look forward to seeing you.
Haley Ward from Project Self Sufficiency and SCREA First Vice President Pam Raynor
I would ask when you are out and about with your teacher friends, you encourage them to join us in September and become a member of Sussex County Retired Educators. There are over 500 retirees in Sussex County that have not joined SCREA. Remember, more members mean a stronger VOICE in Trenton, watching over our PENSION, and HEALTH care. As you know, dues are $92.00 a year, which goes to-wards providing us a link to communications to what are current issues for retirees. There are quarterly meetings held where issues are dis-cussed, and members concerns are addressed, in addition to opportunities to socialize. Please share with non- members that it is only $1.76 a week to join SCREA.
SCREA Luncheon Policy Revised – Please go to Members Only page and policies.