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.
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.
Jayden Diago, a 5th grade student at Northport K-8, won the District 9 Essay Contest. Jayden and her family will be invited to our May Luncheon.
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 200Len@comcast.net
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 772-418-9242
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
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”)
SLCREA members have collected bottle caps for the “Caps of Love ” project. Money raised from caps purchase wheel chairs and walkers for handicapped children .
A reminder is given for all members of the SLCREA that dues for the 2016-2017 year are now being collected.
$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:
5571 NW Scepter Drive
Port St Lucie, Fl 34982
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.