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WELCOME DECEMBER!

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

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

(Remember Social Distancing this month)

***IF USING A TABLET OR CELL PHONE, TO VIEW, KEEP SCROLLING DOWN & ACROSS FOR UPDATES WITH INFO WHICH INCLUDES LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION 11/16/21 & before.
(Keep checking your e-mail in "constant contact" with your president. Thank you, Alexandra (Alex Protopapas Webmaster)
Check out "EVENTS" & our "Photo Gallery" too!

Joan, Susan V., Susan B., Phyllis, Cheryl, Ron
MCREA Officers - hope to see you soon!
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!
Thank you, ALEX, webmaster@morriscountyrea.org
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Morris County Retirees Education Association - "Members Only" links are on this page, or go to the tabs UNDER Members only >
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11/11/21 - ALL MEMBERS: SEND ALL GENERAL MEETING LUNCHEON REGISTRATION FORMS TO JOHN OR SUSAN BEEKMAN

DECEMBER 8,2021 THE NEXT GENERAL IN-PERSON LUNCHEON MEETING REGISTRATION FORM IS NOW AVAILABLE.  DECEMBER 1 DEADLINE

NEXT MCREA GENERAL MEETING - DECEMBER 8th, 2021. Go to our photo gallery for  Meeting photos.

Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here

Members Only - GOOD NEWS!
Our December 8th, Membership Meeting WILL BE on ZOOM!
Dave Falco, an NJEA vendor, will be coming to our meeting to put it on ZOOM. If you are interested in attending the meeting by Zoom only, please send an email to SusanB2@aol.com so we can send the link to you.
The meeting is from 10:30 until 12:00.
Looking forward to hearing from you by Tuesday morning, please.

YOU MUST HAVE REGISTERED THROUGH SUSAN BEEKMAN BY THE DEADLINES -  go to:

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

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

Cheryl Doltz

12/3/21 - PILLOWS FOR PATRIOTS MEETING DATES
We are working on our "comfort Pillows" for our wounded heroes at Walter Reed and other hospitals and retirement homes. We need sewers and stuffers and kids!! Teach your children or grandchildren - any ages welcome- the joy of service while honoring those who served us!
All meetings are held at 23 William Street, Mine Hill, NJ at 1 pm. Questions? call 973-818-1353. Upcoming meeting dates:
December 29
January 21
February 21
Thank you Tricky Tray-11-2021
 MCREAP FUNDRAISING EVENTS such as Silent Auctions, Amazon Smile & more.  Click below for more information...
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 "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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What a great LUNCH BUNCH! We had a wonderful time at Verde Ristorante on November 10th, and can't wait to see all of you at all of our fun lunch bunch dates.

Next LUNCH BUNCH...
12/14 - HUNAN TASTE
28 Bloomfield Ave. - Denville, NJ
(See "Events" tab for details)
1/19/22 - Benito's Trattoria - Chester, NJ
2/9/22 - Benito's Trattoria - Chester, NJ
Contact Elaine Goldfisher for Reservations and Information.  Elaine Goldfisher at 973-625-2453 or efgoldie@optonline.net
Thank you,  Elaine
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 Contacts-click here
Meeting, Registration & Newsletters-click here
MCREA & NJREA NEWSLETTERS ARE HERE!
DECEMBER NEWSLETTER IS HERE TOO!
(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  
11/16/21 - Final 2021 Election Bulletin on "Happening Now"
SEE OUR MEMBERS IN ACTION ON "Happening Now" tab
11/12/21 - NJEA Legislative update Nov. 11, 2021
11/11/21 - October 2021 Federal Legislative Update_NEA

Happening Now-click here

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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 - SEE THE LINKS BELOW

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 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 of our scholarship fund MCREAPF!
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

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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! New cards coming in the mail soon.
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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Officer Nominations | Grace Mills River

MCREA OFFICER NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN TO CURRENT MEMBERS
There will be an election of Officers for MCREA this spring. If you are interested in running for the position of one of the officers, the deadline for nominations is February 1st. Some officers are running for their re-election. Some positions are wide open (ex. Third Vice President) because the person in that office has fulfilled their two-term limit. The offices that we will be voting to fill this year are:
President
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
3rd Vice President
Secretary
The Elections Committee will send one slate to the Executive Board before the March meeting. For information purposes, the slate will be presented at the March General Membership Meeting. At the May meeting, nominations from the floor will be entertained (must be nominated and seconded) and then those present will vote by ballot. Please consider how you might want to serve this organization.
1st. VP is in charge of programming and is the liaison to MCCEA.
2nd VP runs the Tricky Tray
3rd VP runs meeting raffles and is in charge of the procurement of all gift cards for the Tricky Tray,
All VP's have responsibilities on other committees as well.
Secretary is in charge of taking and sending out minutes to all meetings.
If you are interested in a position, you must send your intentions to Marge McKibbin Favreau at mckfav@gmail.com ASAP, deadline February 1.
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

Keep looking for Kay's new trips!

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NJREA - IN CROWD-November-2021

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

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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.