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.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Family Crisis Center Needs

Subject: FCC Wish List - January 2019
Greetings from the Family Crisis Center,

Our warmest thanks for your generous donations and continued support. Attached is our January 2019 Wish List.  Items that are immediate needs are listed in bold.  There is currently a high need for disinfecting wipes, spray, latex free gloves, and bleach.  We would also appreciate if when possible you could provide to us receipts, or copies of receipts, for items that were recently purchased to be donated.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


Antonya Hogan
Office Manager
Family Crisis Center
CAP Services, Inc.

CAP Services Family Crisis Center
January 2019 Wish List
Our warmest thanks for the many items we have recently received through your generous donations. 
Items that are immediate needs for our programs are listed in bold and highest in red.
Thank you for your continuing support!

·       Gas Cards – Local (Kwik Trip, BP, Schierl)
·       Gift Cards for Grocery Stores (Copps, Walmart, Aldi, Trigs, Piggly Wiggly, Pick ‘n’ Save)
·       Gift Cards for Local Pharmacies (Copps, Walmart, Walgreens, Shopko)
·       Children and Infant OTC Medications (Tylenol, Advil, cold medication, etc.)
·       Basic OTC Medications (cold medications, Imodium, tums)
·       Kleenex
·       Hand Sanitizer
·       60 Watt Light Bulbs
·       Black Permanent Markers
·       Batteries (AA, C, D, & 9volt)
·       Markers/Crayons/Colored Pencils
·       Craft Supplies (yarn, paint, glue, glitter, beads, etc.)
·       Paper Plates & Bowls
·       Hot Hands  - Hands and Feet Warmers
·       Socks (wool, boot, slipper…)

·       Mop
·       Boys underwear size 4T

·       Comforters (twin & full size)
·       Sheet Sets (twin & full size)
·       Alarm Clocks

·       Disinfecting Wipes
·       Lysol (disinfecting) Spray
·       Latex Free Disposable Gloves
·       Bleach
·       Dishwasher/Dish Soap
·       Laundry Detergent (regular and high efficiency)
·       Dryer Sheets
·       Paper Towel
·       Basic Cleaning Supplies such as window, toilet, & multipurpose cleaners (including child safe and natural cleaning products)

·       Plush Bath Towels
·       Toilet Paper
·       Liquid Hand Soap
·       Styling Products (hair spray, mousse, ponytail holders)
·       Hair Brushes
·       Spa Products (face masks, body wash, lotion, body spray)
·       Hand Towels, Wash Cloths
·       Full-sized Shampoo and Conditioner (for women, men, & children/ethnic specific)
·       Nail Polish Remover & Cotton Rounds

·       Large Plastic Food Storage Containers with Lids (all sizes)
·       Ziploc Style/Freezer Bags (all sizes)
·       Tall Kitchen Bags (13 gallon)
·       Plastic Wrap
·       Aluminum Foil
·       Cooking Utensils (sharp knives, wooden spoons, etc.)
·       Microwave
·       Small Appliances (electric skillet, blender, etc.)
·       Pots and Pans
·       Bakeware (Pyrex, cookie sheets, muffin pans, cake pan)
·       Drinking Glasses
·       Dish Towels/ Wash Rags
·       Boxes of Cold Cereal
·       Jugs of 100% Juice/Juice Boxes
·       Coffee
·       Granola Bars
·       Crackers
·       Pasta
·       Spaghetti-o’s & Ravioli
·       Ramon Noodles
·       Fruit Snacks
·       Jello/Pudding Cups
·       Kool-aid
·       Microwave Popcorn

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Book Collection Times

Book donations may be dropped off across from the Children's Museum in downtown Stevens Point on the 4th Monday of every month from 10am to 3pm.

Please Note: Tax Deductions 
  • The SPARTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions can be used as deductions for federal income tax purposes.
  • SPARTA itself is a 501(c)(4) organization and contributions are NOT tax deductable for federal income tax purposes. This includes book donations for the book sale.

Your Final Gift

I was forty when I sat down and compiled my "death book."  As you could predict from a person with a touch of OCD, it's a three ringed notebook with color-coded dividers and titles printed from an Avery template.  It contains all the information, phone numbers, and contacts my niece will need as the executor of my will, holder of POA, and holder of Health Care POA when the time comes.

I did this for two reasons. The first is selfish: I want things carried out the way I want things carried out.  The second is that it's a gift for my niece to make this task as possible to carry out.

There was a side benefit from doing this 25 years ago. When I became more and more responsible for my mother's affairs, I used my book as an example of how she should get her affairs in order as well.  Just months after we finished her book, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Most of you have done the work on this already.  If you haven't, the following guide is a good starting place:


See You on that Fourteenth!

January 14, 2019 
Park Ridge Restaurant 
3425 Church 
Stevens Point, WI 54481 

11:00 am. Socializing 
11:15 am. Order Lunch EntrĂ©e 
11:30 am. Business Meeting 

12:30 pm. Program Speaker 

Program Speaker for January is Donn Behnke. The title of his presentation is: Animal Keepers: The Story of a Great Team and an Unforgettable Year 

Action Items: 
1. Automatic Door Openers – Children’s Museum 
2. Scholarship Committee 

For the complete agenda, November minutes, and newsletter, click on the "News and Notes" section in the right hand column.