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WELCOME FEBRUARY, 2023! 

 Ongoing MCREA NEWS bulletins through your e-mails. If you are not on our list, contact membership!👑⚡️🌟🎂🥮🍸🍹🎼🎼🎻🎸🎷

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

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(Keep checking your e-mail in "constant contact" with your president. Thank you, Alexandra (Alex Protopapas Webmaster)
Check out "EVENTS" & our "Photo Gallery" too!

 Phyllis, Ron, Susan B., Susan V., Cheryl
MCREA Officers for 2022-2024 - hope to see you soon!
NEW JERSEY IN THE HOUSE FOR EDUCATORS (MCREA Executive Board morriscountyrea.org )! We are active, we are retired, and 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.   Members, more info on the NJREA Members Facebook Group page and on the Morris County Retirees Education Philanthropic Fund Facebook Group page!  Please read your Constant Contact e-mails with the ongoing MCREA NEWS bulletins.
Have a good month!
Thank you, ALEX, webmaster@morriscountyrea.org
Have a Great Day! 🌺🌼🌸💐🌷💚😀🌈⛱⛵️🏖👒
Morris County Retirees Education Association - "Members Only" links are on this page, or go to the tabs UNDER Members ONLY >
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MCREA GENERAL LUNCHEONS POSTED

Ask Susan Beekman or anyone who attended the Spain-Portugal trip, about the
"BIRD WHISTLE" !!!

Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here

MCREA MARCH 8th, 2023 LUNCHEON REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW.

Go to our photo gallery for photos of our December 7th Meeting Photos.

SUSAN BEEKMAN - MCREA President
Check updated and ongoing news on our "MCREA NEWS" bulletins soon click:
(MEMBERS ONLY-MEETINGS, REGISTRATIONS, & NEWSLETTERS)

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2023 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE "SCHOLARSHIP" TAB for students entering a college which offers a Bachelor's Degree with a major in THE FIELD OF EDUCATION  https://www.morriscountyrea.org/mcrea-scholarships/

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New Legislative Updates on the "Happening Now" tab
Happening Now-click here

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Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here
The MCREA AND NJREA DECEMBER Newsletters are here!
2020-2022 Luncheon Meetings & Events - go to our photo gallery for photos of our Luncheon Meetings and more!

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LUNCH BUNCH 2023!

January 20th, 2023 at CINDERS in Mine Hill was so much fun!
Just a group of 20 retired educators with a lot to say, lots of laughter, socializing, networking, great food, and fun!  We can't wait to see you next time!  Contact Elaine Goldfisher to sign up.
It was so nice getting together again! See more photos on the "PHOTOS GALLERY" tab.
UPCOMING FUN SOCIAL LUNCH BUNCH EVENTS:
February 21st - Redwoods, Chester, 12:30
March 22nd CAFE NAVONA 147 Rt 46, Rockaway, 12:30
April 19th CASA BELLA 300 Rt 46, Denville, 12:30
If you are interested in joining this wonderful informal group, please contact me at efgoldie@ optonline.net or 973-625-2453! "Photo Gallery" for more photos.
Contact Elaine Goldfisher for Reservations and Information.  Elaine Goldfisher at 973-625-2453 or efgoldie@optonline.net
Thank you,  Elaine

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So proud to be part of THE MORRIS COUNTY RETIREES EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATION, INC.

MCREA Philanthropic Fund Pound Auction

OPEN TO ALL - BUT LIMITED SPACE - REGISTER SOON!
On Saturday, March 18, 2023, the MCREA Philanthropic Fund will hold a Pound Auction. The event will take place at 7 P.M. at the Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave., Madison, NJ 07940.
Anyone attending the Pound Auction should bring a new, wrapped item that weighs approximately one pound. (The item will not be weighed.) The item will be auctioned off during the event with all proceeds going to the Philanthropic Fund to be used for scholarships for future teachers. If you prefer not to bring an item for the auction, you pay $10 at the door.
Winning bids may be paid by cash or Venmo.
Coffee and tea will be served free of charge. Water and soda will be for sale. Attendees may bring their own food and wine.
The Madison Community House has a capacity of 100. We ask that anyone planning on attending please fill out the coupon below and mail to: Cheryl Doltz, 23 William St., Mine Hill, NJ 07803. This will allow us to plan for refreshments. We do hope that you will join us for an evening of fun!
Please call Cheryl Doltz at 973-818-1353 for information.
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MCREAPF Pound Auction
Name_______________________________________
E-mail Address_______________________________________
Phone Number________________________________________
Number In Your Party________________________________________

A VERY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER - 2022 TRICKY TRAY! SEE THE "PHOTO GALLERY" TAB FOR PHOTOS AND INFORMATION.

Cheryl Doltz

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PILLOWS FOR PATRIOTS - follow your MCREA NEWS on constant contact e-mails for dates!
MCREAP FUNDRAISING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Keep visiting... www.morriscountyrea.org for more fundraising events to benefit scholarships for future student Morris County educators. 🧑🏻‍🏫 👨🏽‍🏫 👩🏻‍🏫

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GO TO the "Members Only - MEETINGS, REGISTRATION..." tab for more info! You can also check our NEWSLETTERS!  THEY ARE HERE!

 Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here

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Keep looking for Kay's new trips!

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 Contacts-click here
Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here
MCREA & NJREA NEWSLETTERS ARE HERE!
(You can also see Newsletters that are archived)

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GO TO THE "Members Only HAPPENING NOW" TAB FOR ALL MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE UPDATES  
SEE OUR MEMBERS IN ACTION ON "Happening Now" tab

Happening Now-click here

New Post from NEA

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Look for more fundraising for scholarships! 

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

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TRIPS WITH  KAY
Follow our "MCREA NEWS" in your constant contact e-mails

Please contact Kay directly as some trips may have been filled...

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ALL NEWSLETTERS ARE HERE! Go to the tab under "MEMBERS ONLY-Meetings, Registrations & NEWSLETTERS".(
ID & Password needed to log in)

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HEALTH INSURANCE UPDATES FOR OUR RETIREES  -GO TO THE "HEALTH BENEFITS" TAB
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MCREA TRIP TO PORTUGAL & SPAIN-a great experience!

Go to our "Photo Gallery tab"

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Recently our MCREA Membership Team above attended the MCCEA Retirement Dinner of our educators in Morris County. We wish our new retirees "Happy Retirement" and looking forward to having them in MCREA!
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2020-2022 Luncheon Meetings & Events - go to our photo gallery for in-person & virtual photos

NJREA 100TH ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY, MAY 1ST! Our Arlene Pepe and Betty Levine, our chair ladies, worked very hard for this event after it was canceled twice due to the pandemic. Thank you, Arlene & Betty! Look for photos of the event on our photo gallery tab!

NJREA President Joan Wright & Chairlady Arlene Pepe
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 A Message from our President Susan Beekman is always in our Newsletters!  Go to Members Only - Newsletters, etc.

 Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here

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Morris County Retirees Education Association - "Members Only" links are on this page, or go to the tabs UNDER Members only >

***IF USING A TABLET OR CELL PHONE, TO VIEW, KEEP SCROLLING DOWN FOR UPDATES WITH INFO WHICH INCLUDES LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION 

(More from your MCREA President & Legislative info from Tim - keep scrolling down and across for new updates)
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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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 Contacts-click here
Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here
Happening Now-click here

MCREA Luncheon Meetings - Members Only

March 8, 2023
May 10, 2023
June 7, 2023

Exec. Bd. Meetings

March 2, 2023
April 13, 2023
May 4, 2023
June 1, 2023

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  KATHY WOOD, MEMBERSHIP CHAIR!

MEMBERS, PLEASE CONTACT KATHY WOOD WITH ANY ADDRESS CHANGES AT woodkathy63@gmail.com
All 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, and 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.co
***Annual billing statements will be going out in MAY, so be on the lookout for them, and please pay as soon as it arrives so as to not jeopardize your membership status. And remember you can always sign up for a LIFETIME membership and pay in 5 easy installments! There is so much going on with our pension, health benefits, and fun travel 0pportunities. You do not want to miss out!

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Look for more scholarship fundraising opportunities!

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

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TRIPS WITH KAY LASKOSKI

Please contact Kay as some trips may have filled

Contact KAY LASKOSKI for details such as price, venue, and forms - klaskoski37@gmail.com

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Questions???

Call 609 310 4546
This is the NEW NJREA phone number to call when you have a question about almost anything. We will still take your questions and get you the answers, but this is another alternative dedicated to NJREA members in need of assistance. 
Extension 1. Officers
                  2. Pensions
                  3. Medical Benefits
                  4. Life Insurance/Survivor Benefits
                  5. NEA/NJEA Member Benefits
                  6. Website
                  7. Mailings
                  8. PAC Donations
                  9. Renew or begin a Membership
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MCREA (Morris) Representing at the
FALL NJREA LUNCHEON MEETING

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New November Legislative Updates on the "Happening Now" tab
Happening Now-click here

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FREE HOME COVID TESTS - CLICK LINK

1/3/22 At Home Covid-19 Test Distribution | Easton CT

Here is the link to the 4 free COVID test kits authorized by President Biden this week. It is very easy to simply fill in your name, address, etc, and each household will get 4 free test kits.

https://special.usps.com/testkits?s=09

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Working After Retirement changes - Teachers and other Professionals

Advice and Inspiration from a Retiring Teacher – Robert Ward's "Rewarding Education" Blog for Teachers and Parents

Hello everyone:    Governor Murphy has signed legislation that allows certain retirees to return to full-time employment for a limited period while continuing to collect their pension.  Please see the attached Research Advisory for more information. 
If you have any questions, please reach out to the P&B staff member assigned to your zone.

Advisory_Return to Employment of Teachers and other Professionals Final

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If you get and e-mail from the person below to update your info for the MCREA 2022 NEW DIRECTORY DO NOT OPEN ANY LINKS-IT IS A SCAM!

If you have any questions, please contact your MCREA President, SUSAN BEEKMAN.

HERE IS HIS INFO - DELETE AND DO NOT OPEN.

From: Jared C Thiel <jarredcthiel@gmail.com>
To:
Sent: Mon, Apr 11, 2022 7:39 pm
Subject: MCREA 2022 NEW DIRECTORY
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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.***
(Comments can go on the last page-"Contact")

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!