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.


SLCREA January 26th Meeting

The January meeting for the SLCREA will be held at the Cobra Cafe at Fort Pierce Central High School. Our lunch will be prepared by the Culinary Arts Students. Note that the time is different than usual; we will be meeting at 11:00am.

Fort Pierce Central High School: 4101 S 25th Street in Fort Pierce. Drive to the back of the school to park. There you will see an entrance marked “Cobra Cafe”. Walk through the hall and through the doors to the courtyard. The cafe will be on the left.

Lunch will be $10.00 + tip for the students.

To make or cancel a reservation please contact:

Joan McClenny – 772-529-1748, or email

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


FREA District 9 Leadership Forum

The 2016 FREA District 9 Leadership Forum is designed to inform and support both current and potential leaders who are involved with the Florida Retired Educators Association.

Date: September 22, 2016Time: 8:30 a. m. – 2:00 p. m.                                                     Place: North Stuart Baptist Church, 1950 N.W. Federal Hwy.                                                     Stuart, FL 34994

Cost: $16.00 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Make checks payable to SLCREA by September 7, 2016.      Send checks to: Nancy Hosie 542 NW La Brea Ave. Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34983

2016 -2017 Meeting Dates

September 15: Covered Dish Luncheon – The Crossings Church

September 22: Fall district IX Workshop in Stuart – 8:30 – 1:00

October 27:  Salad Luncheon – The Crossings Church

November 17: Thanksgiving Luncheon – Parkway Elementary

December 2: Holiday Luncheon – Gator Trace Country Club

January 26: Cobra Cafe at Fort Pierce Central High School

February 23: Granny’s Kitchen

March 20: Retirement Seminar

March 23: Centennial High School

April 27: Bring your lunch – Savanna Preserve State Park

May18: Covered Dish Luncheon – The Crossings Church

(The Crossings Church is located at 5200 Oleander Ave., Fort Pierce, FL.  From U.S. 1 turn west on Midway Road, at first traffic light turn south. The Crossings Church is located across from the tennis courts at White City Elementary School. Follow driveway to the far back to “The Pavillion Building”)

Reminder for SLCREA Membership

A reminder is given for all members of the SLCREA that dues for the 2016-2017 year are now being collected.

Dues include:

$35.00 – State

$10.00 – Local

$10.00 – Scholarship

$55.00 – Total

This year our organization grew to over 100 members. We are looking to increase that number this year. Please mention SLCREA to retired educators that you may know.

Make check payable to SLCREA and mail to:
Pat Davis
5571 NW Scepter Drive
Port St Lucie, Fl 34982

Installation of New Officers for 2016-2018



Representing Larry Lee joined the SLCREA for the luncheon meeting on May 26th. During this meeting he conducted the installation of the officers for  2016/2017:
President – Joan McClenny
President Elect – Joan McKinnon
Secretary – Fannie Henderson
Treasure – Pat Davis

As part of his official duties, Representative Larry Lee presenting Past President, Norma McGuire, with “the marbles” she lost during her presidency.