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11/10/21 MCREA LUNCH BUNCH at VERDE RISTORANTE

It was so much fun getting together again for lunch!  Join us for our LUNCH BUNCH dates!  Sign up with Elaine Goldfisher.  Info is on our HOME tab and Events tab.  See you soon!

10/29/21 - MCREA ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON AND TRICKY TRAY

So proud to have been part of THE MORRIS COUNTY RETIREES EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATION, INC. which sponsored the MCREAPF ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON and TRICKY TRAY at the fabulous Birchwood Manor. Congratulations!  

An exceptional job and hard work to the outstanding committee who have made this much-delayed undertaking so very easy.  Cheryl Doltz, Chairlady, would like to thank all who helped make the 2021 Scholarship Luncheon and Tricky Tray a success. Thank you also to Petal Robertson, NJEA Secretary-Treasurer, for volunteering her time as one of our runners with the gifts. Thank you to all businesses who donated items and gift cards for the Tricky Tray. We could not survive without the help of our members and friends who contributed towards scholarships for our future educators! Of course, congratulations to all of our winners!

Keep visiting www.morriscountyrea.org for more fundraising events to benefit scholarships for future student Morris County educators. 🧑🏻‍🏫 👨🏽‍🏫 👩🏻‍🏫

10/29/21 - MCREA ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON AND TRICKY TRAY

So proud to have been part of THE MORRIS COUNTY RETIREES EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATION, INC. which sponsored the MCREAPF ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON and TRICKY TRAY at the fabulous Birchwood Manor. Congratulations!  

An exceptional job and hard work to the outstanding committee who have made this much-delayed undertaking so very easy.  Cheryl Doltz, Chairlady, would like to thank all who helped make the 2021 Scholarship Luncheon and Tricky Tray a success. Thank you also to Petal Robertson, NJEA Secretary-Treasurer, for volunteering her time as one of our runners with the gifts. Thank you to all businesses who donated items and gift cards for the Tricky Tray. We could not survive without the help of our members and friends who contributed towards scholarships for our future educators! Of course, congratulations to all of our winners!

Keep visiting www.morriscountyrea.org for more fundraising events to benefit scholarships for future student Morris County educators. 🧑🏻‍🏫 👨🏽‍🏫 👩🏻‍🏫

MCREA OCTOBER MEETING / LUNCHEON

10/13/21 - Another successful in-person business meeting at The Birchwood Manor! Lot's of information was shared and visits from some of our legislators who support public education. NJEA Michael Salerno gave us relevant updates about our Health Benefits.  Great networking and excellent food!  Hope to see you at our next in-person meeting!

Who was at the NEA/RA this year?  We had our MCREA Delegates!
NJREA Delegates 2021
Pictured L-R are Arlene Pepe, Robert Carr, and Joan Jensen, the three MCREA members who were elected as NJREA Delegates, and attended the 2021 NEA Representative Assembly virtually as part of the NJEA Delegation.

LUNCH BUNCH 
9/21/21 - Last one was on September 21st,   at ROCKAWAY RIVER BARN on 11 Green Pond Rd in Rockaway, NJ. More coming soon!

6/10/21 - LUNCH BUNCH WAS BACK!

What a fun day with my MCREA Lunch Bunch! Just great getting out, laughter, sharing stories, delicious meals and so much more at CAFFE NAVONA!

*Thank you Elaine Frank Goldfisher for arranging this. Everyone has plans in July & August so our next “Lunch Bunch” will be after our MCREA Luncheon on September 9th at the BIRCHWOOD MANOR and on September 21st we will be "Lunch Bunching" at the ROCKAWAY RIVER BARN on Green Pond Road in Rockaway. Plenty of time to let Elaine know if you can make it! Have a good day! 🌺🌼🌸💐🌷💚😀🌈⛱⛵️🏖👒

6/9/2021 MCREA MEETING AND SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON

What an inspiring meeting.  Once our business meeting ended, the highlight of our luncheon was scholarship awards to Morris County high school students who have chosen education as a career. (Ps we have 144 newly retired educator members! woo hoo!)

*We honored 2021 recipients as well as the students who were recipients in 2020.  They are "the best of the best", well rounded academically in their schools, and active in their communities! New Jersey is lucky to have these young scholars as teachers in their state! Congratulations to them.  Photos below begin with our 10:30 am business meeting and reports, then our scholarship recipients at noon.

Have a good summer! 🌺🌼🌸💐🌷💚😀🌈⛱⛵️🏖👒

5/12/21 - MCREA GENERAL MEETING

How wonderful to connect with our members, although virtually!  The business was discussed, future plans discussed, and this will be our last full virtual meeting!  On June 9th our MCREA GENERAL MEETING / LUNCHEON will be both virtual if we can, "hybrid",  and in-person.  Be sure to send in your luncheon form by June 1st which will be in the June MCREA Newsletter and on our website!  We hope to see you all then!

5/1/21 - NJEA / NJREA COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS WORKSHOP

What a fun workshop for anyone who wants to use tools for their association Newsletter, Website, Social Media, or any communication creative way to connect with members!

3/10/21 - OUR VIRTUAL MCREA GENERAL MEETING!

A wonderful and informative MCREA March Meeting with over 65 participants.  We opened the meeting and heard first from some of our visitors. *Joan Wright will be our new NJREA President after Judy Perkins term expires.  She shared a lot of relevant information for us as retirees and asked us to read details in the NJREA Newsletter that was recently mailed. (DA=NJEA Delegate Assembly) *Jacqui Greadington is running for 2nd VP for NJREA as well as DA and Delegate council.  *John Zurka is running for DA. *Mary Clements is running for NJREA Sec/Treas. Our members *Joan Jensen is running for DA Alternate and NEA/R & NEA/RA Delegate, and *Bob Carr, Betty Levine, and Arlene Pepe are running for NEA/R & NEA/RA Delegate.  Please read their biographies that will be posted in the NJREA Newsletter and remember to vote ASAP  for your choices when you receive ballots.  We proceeded with officer reports and reports from our Executive Board Members. After the close of our business meeting, *Sgt. Scott McGowan, of the Montville Police Department, gave us detailed information about common scams on senior citizens and ways to prevent becoming a part of them.  See you on May 12th at our next virtual MCREA General Meeting!

 SILENT AUCTIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS ON FACEBOOK - "Morris County Retirees Education Association Philanthropic Fund" Join the group for all information and other events!

Please check out this space on Facebook to see what baskets Cheryl is auctioning off for our Morris County Retiree Ed Assoc. Philanthropic Fund Scholarships. We can't keep these baskets under wraps forever. I believe there will be 6 baskets. Keep checking back to see if your bid is still the highest. Cheryl said she would deliver baskets to Morris County Residents. I will help deliver to some further afield. You win and we will be sure you get what you won! (Susan Beekman - MCREA President)

Look for more fundraising opportunities!

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

Congratulations to the winners of the MCREAPF Monthly Silent Auctions!
Come back monthly for our next Silent Auctions. See some previous prizes below!

12/9/20 - OUR VIRTUAL MCREA HOLIDAY GENERAL MEETING!

Another festive general meeting, although virtual! We discussed many business issues first, then when we closed the meeting. We had our special guest from California Casualty with information. Holiday entertainment was with Madison High School Choral Group.

Enjoy the holidays! 🌲🌹🌺🕎☃️❤️🍷🏂⛸🎼🎁💌🎅

OCTOBER 7, 2020 - OUR VIRTUAL MCREA GENERAL MEETING!

We would like to thank our special guests, Aura Dunn, Anthony Bucco, Francine Pfeffer, and Steve Beatty! Another successful meeting discussing relevant educational issues! Thank you to all of our members who attended.  Our next virtual MCREA General Meeting will be on December 9th!

10/5/20 - whether you vote in-person or through mail-in voting, make your voice heard and VOTE! 

9/9/20 Our First Virtual Luncheon Meeting was SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 

Thank you to NJEA Mike Salerno for information about retiree medical benefits!

MCREA GENERAL MEETING October 7, 2020 - Members Only - send your e-mail to Linda Marton if you want to participate - lindamarton@yahoo.com

MCREA MEMBERS - LET'S ALL PARTICIPATE!

2020-2021 Membership Meetings / Our first two meetings will be held via zoom - check your MCREA Emails & "Members Only" tabs for information on how to connect! October 7th, December 9, March 10th, April 23, May 12th, and June 9th.

MCREA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS - most recent  OCTOBER 1, 2020 and we continue to meet! Our luncheon meetings will be virtual for September & October.  Hope to see all of our members at that time!

During this time of the COVID-19 Crisis, we continue to meet during our regular scheduled time virtually!  Please keep referring to our website for updates and keep reading your e-mails, and newsletters.

Thank you for your patience!

National Education Association's NEA Secretary-Treasurer, PRINCESS MOSS,

Celebrated Her Birthday with Members - April 26, 2020

We had so much fun today at Princess Moss‘s virtual birthday party when educators, 📚 active & retired, from all over the United States, got together from the National Education Association to wish Princess a Happy Birthday, 🎂 listen to some music, enjoy virtual cake 🍰 & drinks 🍹 , and enjoy a new way to network & celebrate! Thank you for the invitation!
We will all keep in touch! 😂 📱 💻 🎤🎼🎷
We loved seeing Lily Eskelsen Garcia, Becky Pringle, and Senator Tim Kaine and our hard-working educators during this time of the COVID-19 crisis! 💕🥰👩🏻‍🏫

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Princess R. Moss and many more! Have a great birthday! 🌺🌼🌸💐🌷💚😀🌈⛵️🏖👒 

MCREA VIRTUAL EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING - APRIL 15, 2020

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 day! 🌺🌼🌸💐🌷💚😀🌈⛵️🏖👒

MCREA LUNCHEON/MEETING MARCH 20TH, 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.
Have a good day! 🌺🌼🌸💐🌷💚😀🌈⛵️🏖👒👩🏻‍🔧

BUSY BEES PREPARING GIFT BASKETS FOR OUR TRICK TRAY APRIL 24TH!

These busy bees worked very hard to prepare gift baskets and store them in preparation for our Tricky Tray on April 24thto raise scholarship money for our Morris County students who plan to make teacher education aa career.  There is still a lot to do so join us and bring guests!

WE SUPPORT NJEA ESP CONFERENCE - Hilton in E. Brunswick - 1/31-2/2/2020

As part of the PAUL DIMITRIADIS SQUAD, we supported NJEA & NJREA Educators at the best conference in the state of NJ, The NJEA ESP CONFERENCE, January 31-February 2nd! Welcome, February!
NEW JERSEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STILL #1 IN THE UNITED STATES! ESP's of the Year were honored by their counties. The ESP of NJ and will be attending the ESP Conference in New Orleans competing against other states. All Wood, currently an MCREA retiree, chairperson of the Paul Dimitriadis Rights Fund, was ESP of the Year in 2015. (ESP=Educational Support Professionals - secretaries, paras, bus drivers, custodians, food service, security guards, etc)
(Essex & Morris County Active Members & Retirees & others- are in the gallery below. Thank you for your support educators!)

LUNCH BUNCH AT CHARLOTTE'S WEB IN DOVER 1/15/2020

We opened the 2020 New Year with excellent food, networking, sharing stories, and of course, lot's of laughter! Join us next time!

MCREA MEETING / LUNCHEON - 12-11-19

Another successful meeting with our Executive Board and members at Hanover Manor discussing relevant issues followed by entertainment after our meeting and lunch. This photo gallery 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!  

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!  There was also a Parade Day! It was 1* when they woke up in the morning!  It was brrrrr cold!  And of course they did not miss the winter lights in the Berkshires only the winter cold, but all the fun it was!!!

Sign up for one of Chairperson Kay Laskowski's trips!

MCREA SUPPORTS MCCEA - 12/7/19!

MCCEA had a wonderful turnout for Morris County community members and their children and grandchildren at their FUNFEST! Thank you Ginny Osborne, “hostess with the mostess”, Pres. Laurie McIntyre Schorno & Ann Marie Finnen & members of Morris County Council of Education Associations for a wonderful event! Joanne Treusch Belmonte allowed us to take photos with her daughter & grandchildren too! I was happy that some of our MCREA retirees were able to assist as Santa (Al Wood) Kathy Wood Mrs. Claus, & Susan Lowe Beekman who played the Dreidel Game with the children! I was able to take photos to share with our retiree members, so thank you MCCEA!
Enjoy! 🌲🌿🌹🌺☃️❤️🍷🏂⛸🎼🎁💌🎅🧿

OUR LUNCH BUNCH on DECEMBER 4th at HUNAN TASTE IN DENVILLE

Such a wonderful day at lunch with networking, friendships, laughter, and always the best food with venues chosen by you! We would love to have our members join us for lunch once a month! Tell Chairperson Elaine Goldfisher to put you on the list!

Although retired,

WE SUPPORT ALL RED FOR ED ACTIVITIES, LOBBY DAYS, NJREA, NJEA, NEA!

MCREA welcomes any members to join us on Lobby Days!  You can call Legislative Please read your e-mails from the chairs and try to attend Lobby Days. Contact Chairs Ginny Osborne & Tim McGrail to see if a carpool would work out for you!

Ongoing September 2019  - June 2020

MCREAP SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER, 11/20/19

David Meenan selling "Pampered Chef" products!  We are so lucky to have members join fundraisers as all profits go towards scholarships for our Morris County students who wish to pursue education as a career!

NJEA/NJREA CONVENTION (11/2019)

TRICK OR SUITE 10/2017-2019

These were days that were a labor of love for disabled students who could not go out to trick or treat! The events took place at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Parsippany.

MCREA MYSTERY TRIP to Wolf Preserve in Columbia, NJ

 Our retirees do not fear big, bad wolves! (10/2019)

LABOR OF LOVE FROM OUR FRIENDSHIP COMMITTEE

for our 90+ MCREA Members. We will notify members when they meet again to get assistance!  Thank you Friendship Com. Chairperson Betty Mconnell!

Kay's Trip to Kentucky! (9/2019)

MCREA MEMBERS TOURED KENTUCKY AND WORE THEIR DERBY HATS AT CHURCHILL DOWNS!