It’s That Time!

It is that time of the year – again. Time for membership dues to be paid for the 2020 – 2021 year.

Yearly dues are $55.00, with $35.00 going for state membership and $20.00 for local membership. Make checks payable to SLCREA. Mail your dues to: Pat Davis, 5571 NE Scepter Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983.

Do not mail checks to Texas.

We are looking forward to seeing you in September.

Joan McKinnon, President

February 27th Meeting

The February meeting of the SLCREA will be on Thursday the 27th. If you have not yet made reservations the last day to do so is Friday the 21st as the caterer needs a final count. Email “yes” and your name to Bonita Williams: You may invite family and friends to the luncheon; be sure to include them in you reservation.

For this special February Black History Program and Luncheon the meal will be catered by Diane’s Catering. The cost of the lunch will be $15.00 per person. The meeting will be at St. Paul AME Church at 11:00. The address for St. Paul AME Church is 1405 North 27th Street in Fort Pierce. We are asked to wear African attire or something red, green and/or black. An excellent program has been planned by the Entertainment Committee.


There will be a FLARA meeting on January 17th at 317 E Midway Road, Ft Pierce at 11:00 am. Free lunch will be provided. Call Ted at 561-324-6636 to reserve your place. Help protect Social Security and Medicare.

Also, the FLARA Legislative Trip to Tallahassee will be on February 10th through 14th. Walking distance to all meetings, Meet with lawmakers. Contact Felicia Bruce at 516-359-3721 for more information.

November Meeting

Our November meeting will be a Thanksgiving luncheon on November 21st. We will meet at 11:00 am at CA Moore Elementary. Please bring Children’s books, new or slightly used, to be donated to CA Moore Elementary. Also bring unwrapped Christmas gifts for Communities Connect to Kids. If you have collected bottle caps, they will be accepted by Felicia Bruce at the meeting.

Keep in mind the Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 6th at 11:00 am. We will be meeting at Gator Trace County Club.


Congratulation to Mr. Harry B. Williams, President Elect of the SLCREA, District 9. Mr. Williams has received “The Superior Services” Award. This award was presented by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. during their Achievement Week. Congratulations.

SLCREA October Meeting

A general meeting will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2019. It will be a “bring your own bag lunch — just like grammar school”. 11:00 a.m. Bring guests.

Mt. Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church, 2100 Avenue K. 772-461-7589.

Corner of 21st and Avenue K, behind Lincoln Park Academy.

Please bring books for C. A. Moore Elementary School.

Children’s Books

Children’s books are needed for C. A. Moore Elementary. Please bring them to our next meeting: Thursday, October 31st at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. They will be presented to C. A. Moore Elementary at out Thanksgiving Luncheon. The November meeting will be at C. A. Moore Elementary School, Thursday, November 21st. at 11:00 am.

Volunteer of the Year

This year’s Saint Lucie County Retired Educator Volunteer of the year is Cliff Burgner. He had over 900 volunteer hours. Cliff volunteers weekly in a kitchen that provides meals for those in need and he has been a part of the health system for over 12 years. Driven by his passion, caring and desire to serve others, Cliff volunteers at two very important places: the health field and feeding those in need. Of great significance is his dependability as he often fills in and substitutes at a minute’s notice. It was stated that he is fully committed to the job and will stay until it is finished. Cliff’s amiable personality and great smile are a perfect fit for his service areas. Congratulation!

Fifth Grade Essay Winner

The winner of the Fifth Grade Essay Contest is Margeaux McKinney. Margeaux is a student in Mrs. Tredor’s 5th grade class. She won first place for both District 9 and the State contest. As the winner of the state contest she will receive $150. Mr. Harry B. Williams, President Elect of the SLCREA presented Margeaux with a plaque from SLCREA. Also attending the presentation was Margeaux’s father; Debbie Mock, chairperson for the SLCREA 5th Grade Essay Contest and Nancy Spires, chairperson of Volunteer Services. Congratulations Margeaux.