The signing of the Proclamation for Georgia Retired Educators Day (Sunday, November 6, 2022) was presented to Laura Weiss (2nd from left) by Paulding County Schools Superintendent Steve Barnette, Commissioner Post II Sandy Kaecher, Commissioner Post IV Brian Stover, and County Manager Frank Baker.
Our members received a copy of the Proclamation signed by Governor Kemp at out meeting on Tuesday, September 12th. Paulding County Commission Chairman David Carmichael signed the Proclamation for Paulding County.
2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients
The left photo shows 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. The right photo is presentation of the certificates at our September meeting. Left to right: Philip Delgado, Susan Lester, and Chynna Stevens. Not pictured is Jennifer Lenman.
Barbara Cohran, Sandy Parson, Laura Weiss and Gloria King proudly receive the Retired Educators Day Proclamation from the Paulding County Board of Education Officers.
So much to be Thankful for...our November 10th Meeting
Top Left: our Hosts Leah Smith, Patsy Dorrough, and Jeaneen Camp-Wigley. Top Right: Members enjoy a bountiful feast. Middle Left: Gail Lawrence, Guest Speaker Sergeant Ashley Henson, Joan Champion, Sharon Britt, and Laura Weiss. Interesting note: with the exception of Laura Weiss, all taught officer Henson at Abney Elementary School. Middle Right: Susan Lester with Scholarship recipient Jennifer Lenman, and new member Kristi Bodnar. Bottom Left: Jeaneen Camp, Leah Smith, Rodney Tumlin, Frankie Shaw, and Susan Lester. Bottom Right: food as varied as our members
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 and treats for our new retirees. May 4, 2022
PREA Members in November, 2020
Area 15 Director Liz Bouis attended our meeting for the installation of officers for 2022-2024, which will take effect on July 1st, 2022.
From left to right: Liz Bouis, Susan Lester (President Elect), Laura Weiss (President), Sandy Parson (Treasurer), Gloria King (Past President). Not pictured is Leah Smith (Secretary).
PREA Events in November, 2021
Board of Commissioners Chairman Dave Carmichael and PREA President Gloria King
Proclamation of November 7th, 2021 as Paulding County Retired Educators Day
Paulding REA Meeting November 9, 2021 at Dallas First United Methodist Church
Guest Speakers: Cristen Cochran AMBA Insurance Representative and Vicky Hogue Chief Nurses Officer at Wellstar Paulding
At the check-in table: Sandy Parson, Frankie Shaw and Laura Weiss
Words of Inspiration from Susan Lester
Devoted members Cathy Amos and Carol Griffith
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 a friend walk to fight Alzheimer's.
Barbara walks to fight Alzheimer's.
Laura Weiss, VP and Tammy Walker,
McKenna Farms Therapy Services
Shiloh, Therapy associate
Billy Freeman's family attended his memorial during meeting
Paulding Senior Center Program Director, Nicole Forsyth
Barbara, our speaker Reva Burks from Helping Hands, Susan
Dr. Rebecca Vaughn speaks on her father's memoirs Holiday sing-a-long Cathy Amos shares her hand-crafted jewelry.
PREA members attending meeting and commemorating GA Retired Educators Day.
Family of Mary Nell Gann Burch attended her memorial today..
Our speaker, Dr. Bonnie Cochran, Associate Superintendent
President Mrs. Cohran, District Rep Joe Boland, and President-elect Mrs. KIng
Gloria King with Dr.Joe Tanner, Silver Sneakers instructor
Author Lee St. John read from her published stories of her past teaching experiences.
PREA Scholarship recipient, Alan Daws, spoke at our meeting
April 2018 District meeting
PREA members who hosted the District 15 meeting in Cedartown.
Mrs. Janell Flemister's family and Dr. Allene Magill's family attended the memorials for these beloved educators.
Ricky Clemmons introduced our speakers on Public Safety: Sherriff Gary Gullege &
Sgt. Ashley Henson
Inspiring speakers today: 2017 PREA Scholarship winners, Mary Ann Parker and Angie Maxwell Rogers. Center: Susan Lester, Scholarship Chair
Speakers for the meeting: Dr. Brian Otott; Associate Superintendent, Ricky Clemmons; Cliff Cole, Superintendent of Paulding School.
Jesse Hunter, GREA president, Debbie Ross & Betsy Wagenhauser, Ferst Foundation, Barbara Cohram
PREA Members with David Austin, Commission chair & Jesse Hunter, GREA president
Marsha, Mike Faulkner, Barbara Egner of Paulding Literacy Council
Lt. Billy Hurst and his partner, K-9 Major
Joe Boland, Area XV Director
Certificates of Service presented to John Schneider, Steve Lester, Randy Arnold, Lt. Col Bernie Booth, Sgt. Maj. Lymus Holman. Commisioner Mike Roby.
Not present: Tye Rakestraw, Clyde Childers
Dept. of Veterans Services presented PREA with copy of the act passed to commemorate 50th anniversary Viet Nam service.
Wagon donated by PREA for care of children. Designed by Chad Lindsey. Several hundred are now in area hospitals.
Marcia welcomed our speaker, Commissioner Mike Roby, who spoke on Veteran Services.
Thank you to our speaker, Beth Ochoa, Paulding's School Nurse Supervisor.
July 2015 PREA Planning Committee
PREA Officers attending the planning meeting for 2015-2016.
PREA Committee Chairs attending the Planning meeting for 2015-2016.
March 10, 2015 Meeting
Family and friends of Bob Watson.
Velma Freeman and Helen Fox presented memorial.
March speakers Jesse Hunter, District 15 Director; Lee Hooker, photographer.
Co-presidents: Marsha & Don Rauscher
January 13, 2015
Supt. Cliff Cole brought updates on Paulding Schools.
November 11, 2014 Luncheon Meeting
Thank you to our speakers Mike Mason [on estate planning] and Janis Kleinberger [on Hospice care].
September 9 , 2014 Legislative Meeting
Thank you to these legislators for bringing updates.
March 11, 2014 Memorial Breakfast
Mr. Sammy McClure spoke remembrance for Ms. Lena Moses
Susan Lester remembered Mrs. Louise
GREA president Bill Sloan and Area Representative Jesse Hunter brought greetings.
January 14, 2014
Superintendent of Paulding Schools Cliff Cole brought an update of Paulding School System.
November 12, 2013 Legistative Luncheon
Thank you to our speakers bringing legislative updates: Rep. Howard Maxwell; Sen. Mike Dugan; Mayor Doris Devey; Sen. Bill Heath; Jeff Ezell, TRS; Rep. Kimberly Alexander; Mayor Boyd Austin; Ricky Clemmons, Committee Chair.
September 10, 2013 Services to Members
PREA Volunteer 2012-2013 Award Winners: Cathy Amos and Carol Griffith
April 4, 2013 Area 15 Meeting at Cedartown
PREA members at meeting
Special thank you to Ricky Clemmons for giving keynote speech for luncheon.
March 12, 2013 Memorial Service for Mrs. Jimmie Gilbert and Mrs. Jane Scott
Special Guest Jesse Hunter, Area XV Director
Family of Mrs. Jimmie Gilbert with Janelle Flemister, who presented memorial
Mike Scott with Ricky Clemmons, who presented memorial for Jane.