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: famuaka13@aol.com. 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.

FLARA

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.

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!

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.