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



  1. Drama, “Rex’s Ex’s,” a comedy at the Pineapple Playhouse. The date is November 13th at 2:00 pm. It is a Sunday. Sunday is the only day they do matinees. The tickets are for specific seats. If we buy as many as ten tickets, the price is reduced from $20 to $18. The address of the theater is:

700 W Weatherbee Road

Fort Pierce, FL 34082

If you want to go, I need to know right away. I must have your money no later than our next meeting and sooner would be better. I will buy tickets in a block so we can be seated together. And matinee tickets go fast. Call me if you want to go. It is possible that I will need to buy them before out next meeting. You must call. 772 380 0116


  1. An afternoon at Vine and Barley. This is so much fun. If you haven’t come to one of these gatherings before, please try it this time. We will go to dinner at the West End Grill afterward, which is a few steps away. The date is December 6 (a Tuesday) from 3:00 to 5:00.

The address is:

1660 SW Saint Lucie West and the zip is 34086.


  1. I just got a call from Mr. Madden at PSLHS. He runs the drama department. They will present “Guys and Dolls” early next year. I have picked Saturday, February 4 as our day. It is a matinee starting at 2:00, and it might suit some members better who have a hard time getting to a Sunday matinee. Tickets cost $15—a real bargain. I also want to know asap if you want to go. And I need your money at the next meeting. Matinee tickets go fast. And all of his productions sell out.

I hope at least of these events interest you. I have several more events to discuss at our next meeting. But theater tickets need to be purchased very soon. I need to hear from you. 772 380 0116, Marguerite Saady

SLCREA Wins Awards

SLCREA is a Unit of Merit winner. FREA unit of Excellence program is a voluntary program that is designed to help guide and direct local unit leaders, as well as, recognizing FREA units that are the best in the state. To receive this award, a local unit must answer, “yes” to 27 of 28 questions. SLCREA answered “yes” to all 28 questions.


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