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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Classroom Supply Closet

We've learned of a new organization in town that collects supplies for teachers.  Located at 3100 Minnesota Ave. in Stevens Point, they are just getting up and running.  We will be collecting donations at our September meeting.  For more information about them, go to www.classroomsupply or

We know you've been dying to start saving washed out peanut butter jars, shoe boxes, and 2 liter pop bottles again.  Here's your chance!

The list of items wanted and unwanted can be located in the sidebar below. You may want to print it out for future reference.

Time to Apply for Grants

September 5 is the deadline for applying for the fall grants.  If you know of an organization that would qualify, pass the application found in the sidebar along.

Report from Parliamentarians: "Approving" Treasurer's Reports Not Advised

At the May meeting, President Bickford announced that a member had challenged our custom of not approving the treasurer's report.  Subsequently, that month's report was voted on and approved.

In researching this issue, there is found to be strong consensus among parliamentarians and parliamentarian groups that the treasurer's report should NOT be approved by the organization.

For an organization our size, it is appropriate that an informational report be given at each meeting,  It can be questioned, but not voted on for adoption or approval.  At the end of our fiscal year (on or about September 1), a committee examines the books and determines if they are correct.  At the September meeting, their findings are presented to the membership who may then vote to "accept the report."

The following three articles elaborate on this topic:

Grant Recipients Express Gratitude

In Memorium

We said good-bye to these colleagues this summer:  They will be missed.
  • Thomas Gloudemans, May 24
  • Ana Marie Burch, June 13
  • Ed Poock, June 16
  • Andrea Drifka, June 19

Back to the Fifties a Hit

Once again,  Eileen Payne as proven herself the Field Trip Queen!  The trip to the Fireside Theater was wonderful.

The whole group at the Fireside.

Lunch was superb, as always.

with Joyce and Fran Polsen.

Three hip chicks.

We're Back!

So sorry for that.  After the May meeting, a vacation seemed in order.  So now, there's all these things to catch up on.

First of all, the May meeting: We met at the Golden Corral.  Evaluations showed that while the majority of the members were positive about most aspects, there was just not enough room.

Our guest speaker was Dr. Ray Reser from the UWSP faculty.  His presentation of the History and Future of Native Americans was quite interesting and included the latest theories of the timeline of aboriginal settlement in Wisconsin.

See the minutes from the meeting located in the sidebar for details.