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, December 16, 2020

Some hopeful words from Margaret Atwood

 She's quoted in an article written by Hugh Delehany in AARP Bulletin:

What gives you hope now?

"I'm hopeful about young people because they're taking an interest in the future of the planet.  And I'm also hopeful about America, at a time when some Americans are not, because I don't think it's over for America yet.  I think America is an ornery and diverse enough place that it would be very hard to get everybody to line up and do some kind or weird salute, even though the country has had a fascist undercurrent since the 1930s or so.  I'm counting on Americans' crankiness and orneriness to keep things from going too far in either extreme."


I like that; crankiness and orneriness.  We certainly are that. 

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