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.

District 9 Fall Workshop

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

Meeting Schedule for 2019-2020

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.

Member news

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. rodicc@aol.com

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.

April SLCREA Meeting

Reminder:
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.

Admission $6.00
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.

Trolley Tour of Ft. Pierce

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.