Sorting and Packing School Supplies

Sorting and packing book bags with school supplies will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 22, 26, and 29 at West Gate K-8. (1050 NW Cashmere Blvd, PSL) We have set up two hour shifts. To sign up to volunteer or to find more information on this project please visit:

Jessica Parrish, Director of Collaborative Impact, United Way of St. Lucie County

Bonita Williams is District 9 Volunteer of the Year

SLCREA member, Bonita Williams, was honored as Florida Retired Educators Association Volunteer of the year and District 9 Volunteer of the year at the FREA award ceremony on May 26.

Congratulations Bonita Williams

Bonita devoted 1930 volunteer hours. She serves in three school, mentors a group of girls, tutors students in math, and assists with coaching a girls’ track team. She is also dedicated to her church, clubs and civic duties. Bonita sponsors and chaperones various youth groups, devotes hours to Florida A&M University Alumni Organization. the Quettes, and AKA Sorority where she is the Baselius.

In addition, Bonita has recruited the most members for SLCREA for 2016 and continues working on 2017.

Bonita is an inspiration or all of us.  Thanks, Bonita, for all that you do for our community and SLCREA.

SLCREA May Meeting



The May meeting of the Saint Lucie County Retired Educators Association will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017. This is a General Membership Meeting and all SLCREA members are invited and encouraged to attend.

The meeting will be a covered dish luncheon at The Crossing Church at 11:30 a.m.

There will be several guests: Representative Larry Lee, our two Scholarship recipients and their families, and our 5th Grade Essay Contest winner and her family.

We will also have door prizes. (if you have small items you would like to have re-gifted, bring it in a small bag to be used as door prizes)

Remember your dues for next year. $55 includes state and local dues as well as local scholarship.

Please attend and support out local students.


October SLCREA Meeting

SLC Retired Educators Association
October General Meeting
October 27, 2016
11:30 a.m.
The Crossing Church
5200 Oleander Ave.
Ft. Pierce

The Church is located across from the tennis courts at White City Elementary. Follow the driveway to the far back. We meet in the “Pavilion Building”

BRING A SALAD TO SHARE; vegetable, fruit, meat, pasta, etc

GUEST SPEAKER; Mr. Marcus Dixon from the Multicultural Resource Center

REMINDER: Dues $ 55.00 for the 2016-2017 year
Books for Parkway- new or gently used
Caps for Love — plastic without paper inside


Hope to see you there
Joan McClenny, President
772-529-1748 or

FREA Fall Leadership Forum – Reminder

This will be the last reminder about the fall workshop.

Where: North Stuart Baptist Church
When: Thursday September 22…8:00 AM to 1:00PM
Cost: $16.00

Included in the cost of the workshop: continental breakfast, lunch, and leadership  training and sharing

We must have commitment by September 7 so that the Stuart unit can plan.

If you are planning to go the the workshop, RSVP to Nancy Hosie by September 7th at or 772-418-9242


Three Scholarships Given


This year the SLCREA awarded three scholarships to high school students interested in entering the field of education. The three students were in attendance at the May 26th SLCREA meeting. Our scholarship recipients for 2016 are:

Rebecka Brown.       LPA.    $1000.00

Mattes Thomas.       LPA.         500.00

Jose Martinez.          FPC.         500.00

Florida Retired Educators Day

Governor Rick Scott has declared November 15, 2015 to be Retired Educator Day. This day is to “celebrate and recognize Florida’s retired educators for their dedication to empowering students and strengthen our local statewide communities.”

To see complete certificate of recognition click on the link, slcrea

In addition to the State’s recognition, our local governments and community are also celebrating Saint Lucie County’s retired teachers with special recognition.

Following is a list of events that will show appreciation for the retired teachers of Saint Lucie County. Please plan on attending to show your support.

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