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.

Monday, January 1, 2018

REALLY Late Note: November Meeting

The Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers' Association (SPARTA) met at the Moose Family Center in Stevens Point on Monday, Nov. 13th.

The program was "Never Forgotten Honor Flights from Central Wisconsin" by Mike Thompson and Lt. Col. Jim Campbell. The idea was conceived by Earl Morse, Physician Asst. who treated vets for 27 years. The first flight was May 2005 and the National Honor Flight was founded in Feb. 2006.

Thompson and Campbell are founders for Northern and Central WI which serves 12 counties. The first flight was April 27, 2010. (There are 6 honor flights areas in WI.) Our SPARTA meeting was their 223rd presentation. Check out their website at NEVERFORGOTTENHONORFLIGHT.

SPARTA veterans honored with Thompson and Campbell are---
(back) Jim Campbell, Mike Thompson, Jerry Kasdorf

(seated) David Crawford, Elbert Rackow, James Krems

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