The purposes of this Association are to:

  • The purposes of this Association are to:
  • A. Promote and protect the interests, rights, and welfare of the retired educators of the Stevens Point area in conjunction with the Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association (WREA).
  • B. Monitor and work to improve the benefits for retired educators and other members of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS).
  • C. Encourage Association members to maintain membership in the Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association (WREA).
  • D. Develop working relationships with local service organizations whose main emphasis is on aging groups and with organizations sharing goals similar to those of the Association.
  • E. Inform Association members about and advocate for educational and other relevant societal issues.
  • F. Inform members of activities in the area provided for senior citizens.
  • G. Encourage Association members to be active participants in community affairs on an individual basis.

Friday, April 26, 2024

May 2024 Newsletter

Saturday, April 13, 2024




Thursday, March 14, 2024

Yard Signs Available

 From Eileen:

Dennis Raabe stopped by and asked if there was a SPARTA meeting soon. I mentioned he just missed it Monday. He put a sign in my front yard and asked if any retirees would like one. 
If you would like a sign for your front yard......... 
                 Vote YES
Stevens Point Area Public Schools
                     April 2
Dennis Raabe, 715-341-6407, will bring one to you.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Feeling Crafty?

 From Lynn Koresh:

With Spring coming on, you might be interested in a workshop to make a "Welcome Spring" hanging.  For $45, you can get laser-cut wooden pieces to put together your own version of the hangings shown here.

If you are interested, contact Lynn Koresh for details

Monday, March 11, 2024

Grant Applications Open






Dear Community Member,

The Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers’ Association (SPARTA) is proud to announce that applications are now being accepted for our community grant program.

Our goal is to continue to support non-profit groups and organizations that directly benefit area children, seniors and families. Programs with limited resources supporting educational activities or cultural and enrichment events are invited to apply.

Because of tremendous community support for our used book sales, we are able to support your philanthropic work. While we wish our funds were endless, they are not so we respectfully ask that you consciously consider the size of your request knowing that we have a limited amount money to distribute.

Please use the attached application form or access it on our website,

Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2024 and be accurately completed to be considered. Our grant committee will review all eligible requests and make their decision by the end of May. Recipients will then be notified.

We thank you for all you do for our community. As educators we know and truly appreciate the work of all who collectively make our society, our towns, and our homes   richer and better places to live.



Jan Langton

SPARTA Treasurer

2010 Aspen Ln.

Plover, WI 54467



SPARTA is a proud member of the Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association









The Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers’ Association (SPARTA) will accept grant applications April 1 - May 1, 2024. Awards will be announced at the end of May.


Each organization will be considered for one grant. The application must be accurately completed to be considered (including “Amount Requested”). Only applications postmarked May 1 or earlier are eligible.

Name of nonprofit group or organization______________________________________


Purpose of group or organization ___________________________________________


Amount Requested $____________       Date submitted to SPARTA _______________

Specify how and when the grant money will be used ____________________________





Contact person name/title _________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________

Phone _________________ Email Address  __________________________________


Please forward completed application to:

Jan Langton

SPARTA Treasurer

2010 Aspen Ln

Plover, WI 54467


Additional info may be obtained by calling Langton at 715.340.2145 or emailing

You may download this form from the SPARTA website: