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MCREA Activists: As requested, I am sharing this NJEA Government Relations update with you. (Go to "Happening Now" tab) Please take some time to read it carefully. Take note the Chapter 78 Relief bill and the ESP Job Justice bills have new numbers in this new legislative session. You will also find some links to take action.
Once again, thank you for all you do.
Tim McGrail - MCREA GR Co-Chair
ATT: NEW LEGISLATIVE INFO 2/26/20 ON "HAPPENING NOW" - also INFO FOR MARCH!
OUR MARCH NEWSLETTER IS HERE! GO TO MEMBERS' LINKS...
***Important Information on "HAPPENING NOW" tab - lot's to do in FEBRUARY!"***
1/13/2020 - MCREA members in Trenton - go to HAPPENING NOW!
*****Register now for the MCREA Luncheon before March 2nd *****
MCREAP Luncheon & Tricky Tray on Apr 24th, register by April 15th. (This luncheon is open to the PUBLIC.
Go to Meeting Registration & Newsletters tab for registration form >>>>>
***** Subject: NJ Division of Pensions withholding error*****
You may receive phone calls from retirees regarding the February 1st pension checks from the NJ Division of Pensions. There were mistakes in the withholdings for Federal taxes that resulted in an increase in the check amount due to under-withholding.
This is what is posted on the NJ Division of Pensions website:
1.28.20 Changes to the federal tax withholding tables for 2020 resulted in incorrect tax rates being applied to pension checks dated February 1, 2020, and reduced federal tax withholding from the February pension payment. Withholding rates will be corrected, and increased federal tax withholding will be seen beginning with the pension check dated March 1, 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact the NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits at 609-292-7524.
Thank you. Judy Perkins
OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MARCH IS HERE! Go to Members Link Newsletters...
TRICKY TRAY DONATIONS NEEDED
Perhaps you received a gift for the holidays or your birthday that you really cannot use. Perhaps you were cleaning out a closet and found an item that you purchased, never used, and now cannot remember why you bought it in the first place. Perhaps someone gave you a gift card to a restaurant that you know you will never visit. Maybe you have a basket or two that you no longer need.
Not to worry. The MCREAP Tricky Tray Committee would be happy to take these items off your hands. You can bring the item(s) to the March luncheon or, if you prefer, we can arrange to come to your home to pick up the item(s). As I am sure you know all the profits from the MCREAP Tricky Tray on April 24th at Zeris Inn will go towards the scholarships that will be presented at the June luncheon.
Just give me a call or text me (973-818-1353). If I do not answer, please leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please consider joining us on April 24th. Reservation forms are in the newsletter and on our website. We have some new and exciting things planned for you. See photos of our preparations in "Photo Gallery".
Thank you, in advance, for your help. - Cheryl Doltz
*PS - Check post below for dates for PILLOWS FOR PATRIOTS PLUS
REGISTRATION FOR TRICKY TRAY EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! SEE REGISTRATION LINK ON THIS PAGE ABOVE.
Click "read more" below for specific details & information! (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! 🌲🌿🌹🌺☃️❤️🍷🏂⛸🎼🎁💌🧿
See post for details...BAR HARBOR TRIP to MAINE departs Sept 21 & returns Sept 25. The cost is $1499 for a double. If interested, call Michael NOW at 973-538-1700 to reserve a spot, there are deadlines etc. Also ask Michael about the production of MRS. DOUBTFIRE on Broadway-new post. Check all trips on posts below for deadlines & details. Thank you!
(Comments can go on the last page-"Contact") /SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS MARCH 31. 2020
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!
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
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
MCREA Members attended a trip to a wolf preserve
Our retirees do not fear big, bad wolves!
MCREA MEMBERS AT CHURCHILL DOWNS IN KENTUCKY SPORTING THEIR DERBY HATS!
They also did a lot of running around touring, and so much more!
CHECK EVENTS FOR MAILING DATES AND JOIN US!
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 ON JANUARY 15TH below- next, February 19th at Redwood Bar & Grill in Chester
We began the 2020 New Year with another delicious meal with "LUNCH BUNCH" on January 15 at Charlotte's Web in Dover!
Networking, friendship, laughter, and of course eating. Join us again on February 19th at Redwood Grill & Bar in Chester - (Main Street)
Cafe Navona on March 20th (147 Rt 46 - Rockaway)
Verde Ristorante on April 17th (1012 Tabor Rd - Morris Plains)
***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
DECEMBER LUNCHEON WAS DEC 11th
Another successful meeting with our Executive Board and members at Hanover Manor discussing relevant issues followed by entertainment after our meeting and lunch. Go to our photo gallery which shows our hard-working committee chairpersons and officers who every day, enjoy their retirement & have fun, but work diligently for our members in MCREA!
Our entertainment was with the Madison High School Jazz Chorus who practice after school once a week for 1 1/2 hours. They are great!