Top left: Past PREA President Barbara Cohran gets everyone all fired up about the importance of joining GREA. Top right: Margaret Barton gets her just deserts after serving Special Ed for 35 years. Bottom: Great greetings from PREA members Dinah Hardeman, Leah Smith, and Jeaneen Camp-Wigley as they help new retirees get their questions answered
Area 15 Cluster Meeting at Cherokee Golf Club on April 6th, 2023
Top left: Area 15 Director Liz Bouis, Laura Weiss, Frankie Shaw, Sandy Parson, Barbara Cohran, and Gloria King. Right: 50% Replica of the Tomb of the Unknown viewed by Sandy, Gloria and two other Area 15 members. Bottom left: Memorial Wreath
2023-24 GREA's 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: 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 _______________________________________________________________