In the photo the names from left to right, are: Deborah Collette-School Board Representative (district 4) Angelia M.Farries-Sr. Administrative Assistant to Dave Carmichael, Chairman Sandy Parson-PREA Treasurer Margaret Arnold-PREA former president Laura Weiss-PREA current president David Carmichael-Paulding County Board of Commissioners Chairman Steve Barnette-Paulding County Schools Superintendent
It was an honor to accept the signed Proclamation on behalf of the Paulding Retired Educators Association.
We Got on the Bus!!!
Jim Henson and Burton Turner are Getting on the Bus! Unit 15 Meeting, Thursday, September 14th, 2023
Jeaneen and Frankie Burton and Laura are Getting on the Bus!!!
Beth, Ann, and Teresa
Christy leads us with words of Inspiration
Steven, Sharon, Christy and Carol
Margaret B, Patsy, Pauline, Jeaneen, Margaret A, and Frankie
A New Year: Welcome 2023-2024!
Above: Planning members with supplies for South Paulding Middle School Right: President elect Patti Swift, former President Barbara Cohran, and President elect Beth Black Below: Getting on the Bus at the Area 15/16 Meeting in Rock Spring
2023-24 GREA President's Special Project: Toys to Tots ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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: 2023-24 PREA Membership Fees are now due. Click here for more information. We reached our GREA membership goal for 2022-2023! Please encourage friends/new retirees to join GREA. They get 1st year PREA membership FREE. ______________________________________________________________ Upcoming Events: October 24th: Field Trip to Flowery Branch to visit the GREA Museum. Cost $25 not including food or gratuities. Check your email or contact Laura Weiss for more info. November 9th: New Officers will take their oaths at our meeting
________________________________________________________________ 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 2023-2024 are: President: Laura Weiss President-elect: Patti Swift and Christy Loftin Secretary: Leah Smith Treasurer: Sandy Parson _______________________________________________________________