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!
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.
District 9 Workshop was held in Okeechobee on October 24.
Reminder: the District 9 Fall Workshop is to be held this Thursday, October 24, 2019. The Okeechobee Unit will be hosting. The workshop will be from 8:00am to 1:30pm and will be held at the Indian River State College Dixie Hendry Campus. (2229 NW 9th Ave., Okeechobee, FL. A continental breakfast and catered luncheon will be served.
Information and questions: contact Joan McKinnon @ 772-971-1341
General meetings information for the 2019/2020 year. All meetings are scheduled to meet at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
September 26, 2019: covered dish at PSL 1st Baptist Church
October 24, 2019: district IX Fall Workshop-Okeechobee, FL. Cost $20.00
October 31, 2019: covered dish; location TBA
November 17, 2019: Sunday, Florida Retired Educators’ Day
November 21, 2019: Thanksgiving luncheon at CA Moore Elementary
December 6, 2019: Friday, Holiday luncheon at Gator Trace. Cost $20.00, to be paid in advance.
Please let Chris Rodic know if you know of members that are sick, bereaved, moved out of town, new grand/greatgrands, wedding, anniversary, celebrations, or just need cheering up.
Chris Rodic will send a card to let them know we are thinking of them. firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Member News:
Nancy Satchwill: has not been feeling her best, however she sounds great. We would like to wish her a very good day.
Arlen Benton Lee: Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with Arlena at the loss of her niece who resided in Atlanta, GA
Olivia Watkins: Please continue to keep Olivia in your prayers. I am waiting to hear from her. She was at home and in good spirits the last time we spoke.
Earl Little: Earl has officially moved out of state to live with his daughter. He will be missed from our SLCREA meetings and other community related activities.
October 24, 2019
IRSC Dixon-Hendry Campus
2229 NW 9th Ave
For more information contact Felica Bruce
Save the date
September 26, 2019
First Baptist Church
115 NE Solida Dr., PSL
More information to follow
The April SLCREA meeting will be on Thursday, April 25th
We will meet at Heathcote Botanical Garden at 11:00 a.m.
Don’t forget to bring a bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.
Our guest will be the 5th grade essay winner and scholarship recipient.
Also: If you are planning to go on the Daytona boat trip, deposit $30.00 now due. Contact Bonita Williams for information.
The SLCREA is planning a Trolley Tour or the city of Fort Pierce on the 18th of April. We need a total count of those who would like to participate. the total count is needed by April 11. The cost of this trolley tour will be $10. Please respond ASAP to Bonita M. Williams @ 772-370-9003.