Empowered to Serve Fellowship, Service, and Support
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.
So much to be Thankful for...our November 10th Meeting
Top Left: our Hosts Leah Smith, Patsy Dorrough, and Jeaneen Camp-Wigley. Top Right: Members enjoy a bountiful feast. Middle Left: Gail Lawrence, Guest Speaker Sergeant Ashley Henson, Joan Champion, Sharon Britt, and Laura Weiss. Interesting note: with the exception of Laura Weiss, all taught officer Henson at Abney Elementary School. Middle Right: Susan Lester with Scholarship recipient Jennifer Lenman, and new member Kristi Bodnar. Bottom Left: Jeaneen Camp, Leah Smith, Rodney Tumlin, Frankie Shaw, and Susan Lester. Bottom Right: food as varied as our members
Barbara Cohran, Sandy Parson, Laura Weiss and Gloria King proudly receive the Retired Educators Day Proclamation from the Paulding County Board of Education Officers.
The signing of the Proclamation for Georgia Retired Educators Day (Sunday, November 6, 2022) was presented to Laura Weiss (2nd from left) by Paulding County Schools Superintendent Steve Barnette, Commissioner Post II Sandy Kaecher, Commissioner Post IV Brian Stover, and County Manager Frank Baker.
Our members received a copy of the Proclamation signed by Governor Kemp at out meeting on Tuesday, September 12th. Paulding County Commission Chairman David Carmichael signed the Proclamation for Paulding County.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.
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 need 1 more GREA members to reach our goal. Please encourage friends/new retirees to join GREA. They get 1st year PREA membership FREE. ______________________________________________________________ Upcoming Events: Our March 16th meeting honors our dearly departed members. We will also have a visit by our AMBA representative. ________________________________________________________________ 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. ______________________________________________________________ PREA sends its deepest sympathy to the family of Lymus Holman on January 5, 2021. PREA remembers dedicated member Connie Tibbits, who passed on January 13, 2021. _____________________________________________________________ Our elected officers for 2022-2023 are: President: Laura Weiss President-elect: Susan Lester Secretary: Leah Smith Treasurer: Sandy Parson _______________________________________________________________ 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 fund
2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients
The left photo shows certificates presented to two of the three recipients of PREA's annual scholarship awards at the July 12th Board meeting. From left to right: Adam Clayton, Jeff Fuller, Nicholas Chester, Deborah Collett, Philip Delgado, Jennifer Lenman, Theresa Lyons, Susan Lester, Laura Weiss, Dan Nolan, and Steve Barnette. Not pictured is recipient Chynna Stevens. The right photo is presentation of the certificates at our September meeting. Left to right: Philip Delgado, Susan Lester, and Chynna Stevens. Not pictured is Jennifer Lenman.