As retired educators and advocates for children of New Jersey, we all value the friendships that we’ve made during our working years and thereafter. We have united for many causes and fought many battles to protect our cherished pensions and health benefits. With each President’s Message, I encourage you to become aware of the current issues that can potentially threaten our financial and healthcare security. Together, with the power in our numbers, we have managed to safeguard our benefits for a long time; however, we have to face the reality that politics and legislation always threaten the stability we have. Membership in REACMC, NJEA, and NEA keeps you informed, gives you confidence in member benefits, and guides you when you need direction. Unfortunately, some of our colleagues have never seen the value of membership, despite our efforts to enlighten them. We can only continue to encourage our teacher and ESP friends, whenever they’re ready, to join us in our camaraderie. In this past year, thanks to you, many have joined us, taking our County membership to new levels!
We have arranged to hold a Holiday Social and Membership Promotion Event, which replaces the December Business Meeting this year. We will spend time in a relaxed setting, enjoying lunch, winning door prizes, and listening to Holiday singing guests, The Seven Mile Island Singers. You are encouraged to bring a guest(s), spouse, significant other, or friend who is not an REACMC member or someone eligible for membership. This social event will take place at Alfe’s Restaurant in Wildwood on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Refer to our newsletter for details with regard to time and meal details. We will accept donations of canned goods, paper products, and toiletries for a local Food Pantry. Anticipating a larger than usual attendance, we urge you to sign up by the deadline posted. Please address all questions about this event to our Program Planning chair Sharon Popper by phone at (609) 602-0046.
Our next REACMC Business Meeting and Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City. We look forward to see you at both events in December and March. As always, the REACMC Executive Committee and myself continue to advocate for you. Stay well! See you soon!
Carol Ann McDonald
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