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At our Memorial Meeting on Thursday, March 16th we were blessed to have the family of our dearly departed member, Vikki Garmon. Pictured are Don Brown, Lisa Brown, Nicole King, Brigette Eskew, Josh Cardell, Zack Garmon, Dani Garmon and Kiliegh Eskew.
The highlight of our January meeting. Performances by members of the Hiram High School Chorus with Music Director and former scholarship recipient, Ashley Peeler.
Mehari Benson, Bryan Opie, Angelique Pierre, and Zoe Mason
More photos from our January meeting.
Top photos: Dinah Hardeman helps with the Check-in Table along with Leah Smith and Gloria King. Not pictured is Sandy Parson. Bottom photos: Laura Weiss with Area 15 Director, Liz Bouis. Betty Vollenweider, Sandy Parson, Christy Loftin, and Beth Black add some final touches to our snack table. Laura pictured with the bounty of personal hygiene items donated by our members for needy students at Allgood Elementary School.
2022-23 GREA's President's Special Project: March of Dimes ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Remember our outreach goals: Paulding Helping Hands. Needs Volunteers...accepting applications NOW. Need volunteers in the food pantry everyday. We need case managers. Four hours one day a week – we will train and support – Bring items or $ donations at each meeting.
Paulding Helping Hands needs volunteers. If you can give just an hour or two, there are many different duties where you can help. Helping hands has a new clothing center accepting donations and a book donation area for raising funds
Illness? Death in family? PREA wants members to know that we care and are there for you. Let Jeaneen Camp know. ______________________________________________________________________
Reminder: 2022-23 PREA Membership Fees are now due. Click here for more information. We reached our GREA membership goal! Please encourage friends/new retirees to join GREA. They get 1st year PREA membership FREE. ______________________________________________________________ Upcoming Events: April 6th: Cluster meeting at Cherokee Golf and Country Club. Time 11-2, cost $20 April 22nd: TRS Seminar at the Chattahoochee Technical College. Time: 9-1. FREE May 2nd: Paulding County Schools Retirement Luncheon.10:30-1:00. Cost $15 if you would like to dine. Please write to Beth Black if you can provide deserts and/or help with set-up and serving. 770-656-6119 or email@example.com May 2nd-May 4th: GREA Convention in Augusta. Cost (not including hotel room) $195. Early Bird Registration (saves $10) before April 1st. If you are interested in any of these events you can email Laura Weiss for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org ________________________________________________________________ Updates: Helping Hands needs your donations now. Please consider giving goods and/or $$. Volunteer hours: You no longer need to log your volunteer hours. Just contribute to one of our three Humanitarian Projects: March of Dimes, Paulding Helping Hands, or our support school of the year, Allgood Elementary School.
Georgia Legislative session began January 11. It is more important than ever to monitor and respond if GREA asks support for or against new legislation.
_____________________________________________________________ Our elected officers for 2022-2023 are: President: Laura Weiss President-elect: Susan Lester Secretary: Leah Smith Treasurer: Sandy Parson _______________________________________________________________