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MAY!

 IMPORTANT MCREA NEWS on the "Happening Now" tab!👑⚡️🌟🎂🥮🍸🍹🎼🎼🎻🎸🎷

Support our youth, social justice, & peace in our country!

(Remember Social Distancing this month)

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NEW JERSEY IN THE HOUSE FOR EDUCATORS (MCREA Executive Board morriscountyrea.org )! We are home, we are retired, but we are working hard to support and keep NJ Schools #1!
We congratulate all our active teachers and educators for the phenomenal job they are doing with online teaching and giving our children the academic and emotional support that they need during this time of crisis. We also thank all of our health professionals for all they are doing to keep us safe! 
Have a good month and get outdoors during these summer months!
LUNCHEON DATES FOR 2021 - 2022 UNDER "MEMBERS ONLY" REGISTRATIONS..." TAB
Thank you, ALEX webmaster@morriscountyrea.org
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MCREA MEMBERS:

CONTACT SUSAN BEEKMAN NOW FOR OUR

GENERAL MEETING ON MAY 12TH.  GO TO "Members Only - MEETINGS, REGISTRATION..." tab for more info! You can also check our MAY NEWSLETTER!  IT'S HERE!

 Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here

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5/1/21 - LUNCH BUNCH IS BACK JUNE 10TH!

I made our first lunch bunch reservation
Thursday, June 10th  Outside. CAFE NAVONA Route 46 West Rockaway
For Reservations and Information
Please contact Elaine Goldfisher at 973-625-2453 or efgoldie@optonline.net
Thank you - Elaine

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 5/1/21 - 2019 Reimbursement for Medicare part B and D extra income premium Go to Members Only:  Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here

MCREA ELECTION NEWS

At the December meeting of the Executive Board, MCREA elected the current slate of officers to remain in place until the elections of 2022. Continuity during the pandemic is so important, and it was decided that holding elections in a virtual manner and having potential new officers begin would not be wise at this time. This practice has been done in other counties, and the MCREA Executive Board voted unanimously to keep the current officers for another year. At the December 7th General Membership meeting, those present also voted to keep the executive board as is and postpone the election to the spring of 2022.

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 Contacts-click here
Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here
MAY 2021 MCREA & NJREA NEWSLETTERS ARE HERE!

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GO TO HAPPENING NOW TAB FOR ALL LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION

APRIL 26TH LEGISLATIVE UPDATE IS HERE AS IS NEA'S APRIL

Happening Now-click here

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The Tricky Tray Luncheon will be rescheduled for

October 29, 2021!

2021 W Reservation Form-TRICKY TRAY-click here

Look for more fundraising for scholarships! 

Join the group...Morris County Retirees Education Association Philanthropic Fund on Facebook!

The February Silent Auction is over! Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who participated!
MORE SILENT AUCTIONS COMING & THEY LAST FOR 1 WEEK EACH MONTH!!!

MCREAPF W SILENT AUCTION-click here

Baskets available for bidding on Morris County Retirees Education Association Philanthropic Fund Facebook page. MORE SILENT AUCTIONS HERE!
Congratulations to the winners of the MCREAPF previous Silent Auctions! Good luck this May!
ALSO...
5/1/21 - WIN-WIN FUNDRAISING!  This link will take you directly to smile.amazon in support of your organization...
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PAMPERED CHEF PARTY on June 26th, 2021

to benefit MCREA Philanthropic Fund

Pampered Chef 6_21 W-click here

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Amazon Smile W 4_6_21

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5527526-click here

5/1/21 - WIN-WIN FUNDRAISING!
Morris County Retirees Education Association Philanthropic Fund
Please help fund scholarships for future teachers by shopping at Smile.Amazon.com. Once you are on the page you can choose the organization that you want to support. Click on the Morris County Retirees Education Association Philanthropic Fund. Then any eligible purchase qualifies for a donation directly to MCREAPF. You may also use the link below. This also works with all of your Amazon Prime benefits.
Tell your friends and family about AmazonSmile. We appreciate your support.
(For questions and instructions, you may call CHERY DOLTZ at 973-818-13530)

Join the group...Morris County Retirees Education Association Philanthropic Fund on Facebook!

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TRIPS WITH  KAY - SEE THE LINKS BELOW
MCREA River Belle August 5
MCREA NY Botanical Gardens August 25
MCREA St Patrick’s Day Show Sept 15

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LEGISLATIVE, NJEA, NJREA NEWS & UPDATES

Happening Now-click here

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5/1/21 - MAY 2021 AND ALL ALL NEWSLETTERS ARE HERE! Go to the tab under "MEMBERS ONLY-Meetings, Registrations & NEWSLETTERS".(
ID & Password needed to log in)

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NEXT MCREA GENERAL VIRTUAL MEETINGS - MAY 12TH, 2021 - WEAR RED! Go to our photo gallery for  Meeting photos.

Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here

YOU MUST REGISTER THROUGH SUSAN BEEKMAN -  go to:

Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here
2020-2021 Luncheon Meetings - go to our photo gallery for virtual photos!

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 A Message from our President Susan Beekman is always in our Newsletters!  Go to Members Only - Newsletters, etc.

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HEALTH INSURANCE UPDATES FOR OUR RETIREES  -GO TO "HEALTH BENEFITS" TAB
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Pillows for Patriots

Pillows for Patriots W May-click here

Sewing is back - ALMOST. I’ve had several calls from individuals
wanting to know when we will start sewing (stuffing) again. Now
that the weather is improving and more of us have received our
COVID vaccinations, I think we should give it a try starting in May.
We will meet on my deck with masks and appropriate distancing I
would like to try for Friday, May 21st. Monday, May 24th is our
“bad weather” date.
Everyone is welcome. We will stuff, sew, and chat as we complete
“Comfort Pillows” for our wounded veterans. If you need
additional information, please call me at 973-818-1353. My
address is 23 William St., Mine Hill, NJ. Thanks, Cheryl
Knitters Needed!
Knitters are needed to make “Ear Savers” for our frontline workers
who must wear masks for long periods of time. We need
rectangles in three sizes. They are 1”x 3”, 1”x 4” and
1”x 5”. They can be any color. I have a friend who adds buttons
to each narrow end of the rectangle. (The buttons hold the
earpieces and keep the elastic from rubbing on your ears.) She
then distributes them to various hospitals and doctor’s offices.
For more info, please call me at 973-818-1353. Thanks, Cheryl

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MCREA is collecting donations towards a scholarship in memory of  Rosemary McHugh.
Rosemary McHugh was our MCREA Secretary who recently passed away. All donations can be sent to Virginia Osborne, 76 Circle Drive, Oak Ridge,  NJ 07438. Checks should be made out to MCREAPF with her name in the memo. Thank you for your support towards our scholarship fund MCREAPF!
Morris County Retirees Education Association - "Members Only" links are on this page, or go to the tabs UNDER Members only >

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(More from your MCREA President & Legislative info from Tim - keep scrolling down and across for new updates)
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Dear In Crowd Member,
GO TO "HAPPENING NOW" tab for details 

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Under the "Officers & Committees" tab see updated info from MCREA President, Susan Beekman

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HEALTH INSURANCE UPDATES FOR OUR RETIREES 
GO TO "HEALTH BENEFITS" TAB
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Hi, Just a quick update on our Scholarship Luncheon and Tricky Tray.
The Tricky Tray will be rescheduled on October 29, 2021!
But you can still get in on the fun!!
Our Silent Auction active on our Facebook group page, "Morris County Retirees Education Association Philanthropic Fund." Anyone can join even if you are not a teacher nor retired. Just LIKE the page and place a bid. Items will be hand-delivered in NJ - shipped to other states.
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 Contacts-click here
Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here
Happening Now-click here

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  KATHY WOOD, MEMBERSHIP CHAIR!

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR CHALLENGING & HARD WORK, MARCIA HEIDEN.  YOU WORKED VERY HARD AND MCREA APPRECIATES YOUR SERVICE AND WE KNOW YOU ARE STILL WORKING FOR ALL OF OUR MEMBERS!
MEMBERS, PLEASE CONTACT KATHY WOOD WITH ANY ADDRESS CHANGES AT woodkathy63@gmail.com
All 175 newly retired eligible MCCEA members have been mailed applications to join MCREA, NJREA, and NEA. We will be reaching out to additional retirees as names come in. Retirees will also be contacted by NJREA in August. If you know of any recent retirees, please remind them of the importance of continuing to support educators, protect our pensions and benefits. Please reply to the email received to contact Susan Beekman, Joanne Belmonte, or Kathy Wood (Membership Chair) for additional applications and information. woodkathy63@gmail.com

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The Tricky Tray Luncheon will be rescheduled for

October 29, 2021!

2021 W Reservation Form-TRICKY TRAY-click here

Look for more scholarship fundraising opportunities!

Join the group...Morris County Retirees Education Association Philanthropic Fund on Facebook!

SILENT AUCTIONS last 1 week and they are here!
Baskets available for bidding on Morris County Retirees Education Association Philanthropic Fund Facebook page. Congratulations to the winners of the MCREAPF previous Silent Auctions! Good luck!
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TRIPS WITH KAY LASKOSKI

MCREA River Belle August 5

MCREA NY Botanical Gardens August 25

MCREA St Patrick’s Day Show Sept 15

Click "read more" below for specific details & information including virtual MCREA General Meetings! (Hover over the photo to stop the movement.  Click the arrows or dots below the post or slide to move forward.) Be a part of it! We need to spread the word to our members! Let's go MCREA! 🌺🌼🌸💐🌷💚😀🌈⛱⛵️🏖👒👩🏻‍🔧🧿

***CHECK WITH KAY FOR SOLD OUT TRIPS, CANCELLATIONS, OR POSTPONEMENTS.  SEE KAY'S TRIPS BELOW. KEEP CHECKING HOME PAGE FOR CHANGES IN MCREA EVENTS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.***
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SO MANY EVENTS, TRIPS, SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISERS & SO MUCH MORE TO COME!!     WE ARE RETIRED, BUT STILL ACTIVE IN MCREA!

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Go to PHOTO GALLERY TO SEE WHAT WE WERE UP TO! CAREFUL, OUR VOLUNTEER WORK HAS LOT'S OF FUN & LAUGHTER IN ALL EVENTS!

PAMPERED CHEF!

11/9/19-Pampered Chef
Members attended one of MCREAP's Scholarship Fundraisers called "PAMPERED CHEF" on 11/9/19.  What a great way to support Morris County students and have fun as well!

NJEA/NJREA 2019 CONVENTION-go to njea.org fot updates on 2020

NJEA/NJREA CONVENTION 2019
Many MCREA members attended the NJEA/NJREA Convention in Atlantic City from 11/6 - 11/8 2019. So many of our members attended both NJREA & NJEA and not only did they attend meetings, workshops, and visit vendors, many were on committees. All were able to meet old friends and make new friends!

WOLF PRESERVE IN COLUMBIA, NJ

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MCREA Members attended a trip to a wolf preserve
Our retirees do not fear big, bad wolves!

KENTUCKY TRIP

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KENTUCKY TRIP
MCREA MEMBERS AT CHURCHILL DOWNS IN KENTUCKY SPORTING THEIR DERBY HATS!
They also did a lot of running around touring, and so much more!

LET'S FOLLOW UP ON OUR E-MAILS & WEBSITE FOR NEWSLETTERS

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NJREA DELEGATES to vote remotely. Delegates, look for NJEA notices on njea.org

NEA/RA 2019

We support our NJEA local active members, we are delegates to NEA/RA, and as retirees, we attend work hard to disseminate relevant information to all members!

LUNCH BUNCH-CANCELED-Follow our website, e-mails, newsletter to see when we will resume LUNCH BUNCH

SOCIAL DISTANCING - STAY SAFE!

ATTENTION MCREA LUNCH BUNCH!
Our events for our lunch bunch, for now, are canceled.
We will re-schedule for another time. On behalf of Elaine Frank Goldfisher, thank you for understanding! (Alex)

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CANCELED - Follow our website, e-mails, newsletter to see when we will resume LUNCH BUNCH

Patience, good health, social distancing.

***See the photo album in our photo gallery!

Contact Elaine at least 4-5 days before

CHRISTMAS IN THE BERKSHIRES December 7th – 8th, 2019

Kay's trip to the Berkshires where they saw the wonderful holiday displays, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge / Red Lion Inn and so much more.  Go to our "Photo Gallery" tab for photos!

Thank you to 130+ MCREA MEMBERS at our MCREA Luncheon at Hanover Manor, 12/11/19!

Thank you to all of our MCREA Members who attended our successful Meeting / Luncheon!  How great was the Madison HS Jazz Chorus? Listen to them sing in PHOTO GALLERY.

We hope to see you again at Zeris Inn on March 11th.  Reservation forms will be posted by February!  What to do until then?  Log into the tab HAPPENING NOW under MEMBERS ONLY!

GO TO THE TAB "HAPPENING NOW" UNDER "MEMBERS ONLY"  AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.

You will need to log in with your pin number and password that is on your membership card

MARCH LUNCHEON WAS MARCH 10, 2020

Another extraordinary Morris County Retirees Education Association, (MCREA) meeting followed by one of our last MCREA events at Zeris Inn, and then finally our program Laughter Yoga! 😂 🧘‍♀️
At our business meeting, we honored Andy Zeris and thanked him for hosting our retiree luncheons & events and congratulate his lucky family who will enjoy him during his free time!⛵️ ✈️
After a delicious lunch, we had a wonderful program that combined breathing yoga with laughter! When childre👶🏻 laugh, they are playing! Today adults enjoyed deliberate laughter which put us in a child-life state! LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE! With all going on with the COVID-19 virus, we need some laughter in our world at least to relieve our stress.
For our retired Educators, go to morriscountyrea.org for details and our full photo galleries.
Have a good day! 🌺🌼🌸💐🌷💚😀🌈⛵️🏖👒👩🏻‍🔧🧿

***100th NJREA ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY***

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 THE 100th NJREA ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.