Empowered to Serve Fellowship, Service, and Support
Paulding County Superintendent Steve Barnett
Mr. Steve Barnett visited Paulding REA at our meeting on February 10th, 2022. He brought Burton Turner and Dr. Susan Browning to discuss how PREA members can help in the classrooms of our county.
November 7, 2021
Board of Commissioners Chairman Dave Carmichael and PREA President Gloria King at the signing of the Proclamation of November 7th, 2021 as Paulding County Retired Educators Day.
PREA thanks everyone who walked and donated to the Alzheimer's walk Nov. 21, 2020 and made it another success! A Huge "Thank you" to Dinah Hardeman for leading this campaign!
Dinah and friend enjoy a walk.
Barbara walks and waves.
Alzheimer's Walk 2020
PREA gathered for Retired Educator's Day commemoration in 2020.
___________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SCRAPBOOK Committee: Betty Vollenweider has completed pages requested by GREA but rest of scrapbook is on hold for this year due to the virus. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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: 2021-22 PREA Membership Fees are now due. Click here for more information. We need 14 more GREA members to reach our goal. Please encourage friends/new retirees to join GREA. They get 1st year PREA membership FREE. ______________________________________________________________ Upcoming Events: The MEMORIAL SERVICE is postponed until next March 2022, when we can be together to offer our tribute. May TBD- Celebrating our 2021 retirees. October 19-21, 2021- GREA convention in Augusta. More information later. ________________________________________________________________ Updates: Helping Hands needs your donations now. Please consider giving goods and/or $$. Volunteer hours: Many of you are giving your time so please log the hours and send to VP Laura Weiss. 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 2021-2022 are: President: Gloria King President-elect: Laura Weiss Secretary: Dinah Hardeman 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
Congratulations to 2021 PREA Scholarship Winners!
Breanne E. Cox Linda Hill Elizabeth Sanders
Breanne E. Cox, Art teacher at East Paulding High School, seeking Masters Degree in Art and Design
Linda Hill, Paraprofessional at South Paulding Middle School, seeking a bachelors degree in Education.
Elizabeth Sanders, Clerk at Paulding College and Career Academy, seeking Bachelors degree in Education