We are the local unit of the Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA). GREA is the instrumental force fighting to protect out pensions and insurance benefits. If you have not yet joined GREA, the form is on this web page. When you join, your PREA dues ($10) are waived for the first year. Our local unit meets bi-monthly at the First Baptist Church of Dallas. We are dedicated to giving back to our community while enjoying the fellowship of other members. Our members serve their community and schools in a number of ways, but PREA has three humanitarian service projects in which all members can contribute. They are:
Paulding Helping Hands (both the food pantry and clothing/household items)
March of Dimes
Allgood Elementary (our school of the year). September we will collect more school supplies, November will be gift cards, January is for hygiene items, and March has yet to be determined.
Other than continuing Community Service, our concentration this year (after two years of Covid) will be to safely enjoy each other's company and life.
Officers: President: Laura Weiss (center) President-elect: Susan Lester(far-right) Secretary: Leah Smith(second from right) Treasurer: Sandra Parson (far-left) Past-President: Gloria King (second from left) Area XV Director: Liz Bouis (not pictured)
2022-2023 Standing Committees:
Finance Committee: Chair: Susan Lester Sandra Parson
Handbook Committee: Chair: Gloria King Publicity Committee: Chair: Carol Griffith
Inspiration Committee:Program Committee: Chair: Christy Loftin Committee Chairs Jane Atcheson Ray Loftin Retirement Committee: Betty Vollenweider Chair: Beth Black Sandra McCollum, Susan Lester Legislative Committee: Chair: Laura Weiss Humanitarian Projects Committee: Dinah Hardeman Memorial Standing Committee: Chair: Margaret ArnoldScholarship Committee: Chair: Susan Lester Membership Committee: Velma Freeman, Barbara Cohran Chair: Gloria King Marsha Rauscher, Retha Tibbitts Beth Black, Gloria King, Laura Weiss Newsletter Committee: Jeaneen Camp Chair: Jeaneen Camp Website Committee: Nominations Committee: Chair: Laura Weiss Chair: Gloria King Jeaneen Camp