Empowered to Serve Fellowship, Service, and Support
PREA was recognized at the Board of Education on July 12, 2022 as the July Partner in Education of the month. Pictured from left to right: Jeff fuller, Adam Clayton, Nicholas Chester, Deborah Collett, Theresa Lyons, Susan Lester, Jana Stegall, Laura Weiss, Dan Nolan and Steve Barnette
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.
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.
May 4, 2022
Retirement Celebration Participants (from left to right) Gloria King, Leah Smith, Beth Black, Sandy Parson, Barbara Cohran, and Susan Lester display the wonderful cupcakes an treats for our new retirees.
PREA gathered for Retired Educator's Day commemoration in 2020
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 15 more GREA members to reach our goal. Please encourage friends/new retirees to join GREA. They get 1st year PREA membership FREE. ______________________________________________________________ Upcoming Events: Planning Meeting of Executive Committee Members: Wednesday, August 3, 10:00 am at the Dianne Wright Innovation Center Wednesday, August 10th. Area meeting for areas 15 and 16 at the Cherokee Golf Club in Cedartown. Cost $20. Any members are welcome.
________________________________________________________________ Updates: Helping Hands needs your donations now. Please consider giving goods and/or $$. Volunteer hours: You no longer need to log your volunteer hours. More information at our first meeting on September 13, 2022. Time to be announced. 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
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