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.

2016 November Minutes

REGULAR MEETING: On Monday, November 14, SPARTA met at the Sky Club with 28 present. AOending was guest speaker Jim Harris. The door prize was won by Elbert Rackow. CongratulaTons!
Our veterans were recognized for their service to our country. Thank you! An anonymous donor gave our vets a copy of the book "America's White Table".
OFFICER'S REPORTS: The secretarie's minutes were accepted as printed. As of November 14th, the Treasurer reported a balance of $xxxx in the checkbook.
Book: We have had another successful book sale due to the hard work of the commiOee and Tme dedicated by SPARTA volunteers. Approximate sales: $xxxx.00. The next book sale will be Wednesday, May 3 through May 6th, 2017.
Historical: We conTnue to receive items of interest for our collecTon. Thank you for contribuTng.
LegislaTve: Joyce Chekouras reminded members to be aware and vigilant with the upcoming changes in government.
Program: Santha Bickford wants members to know speakers have been booked for the first half of 2017. If you have ideas for other presentaTons please let the program commiOee know.
Social: Eileen Payne reminded members trips to the Fireside Theater will be every other year. Feel free to offer other suggesTons for acTviTes.
Volunteer Hours Recorder: A simple reminder to conTnue to keep track of your volunteer hours. The recording sheet is available on the front table.
An ad hoc commiOee was formed to review grant requests and update applicaTon forms. A recipient for this year's grant has been selected. If you have other grant requests see Janet Swiston for the new forms. A moTon by Elbert Rackow with a second by Joyce Chekouras was made to approve grant selecTons. MoTon approved.
Thank you to all members for recognizing our schools during this "American EducaTon Week".
NEW BUSINESS: An ad hoc commiOee will be formed to further invesTgate details of
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having shirts made for members. If interested please contact Judy Zimmerman.
Please contact SPARTA officers with names you feel would be deserving of the AARP community service award.
Joyce Chekouras and Santha Bickford visited with the new superintendent, Craig Gerlach. He will be our guest speaker at our next meeTng.
Barb Towey reminded us the River City Jazz band is performing at the Sky Club, Friday, December 9th, 8-10pm. The event is free! She also asked us to check local calendars for the Master Chorale public concerts.
Laurel Hoeth reminded members the Academic Decathalon will be held January 6th. Try to keep your calendars open.
Jan Langton could use a volunteer to read for her as she inputs informaTon to the computer program.
Volunteers are needed to help take reservaTons for our next meeTng as Mary Ann Krems will be unable.
FORMAL PROGRAM: Jim Harris, former teacher and principal, presented viewers with brochures, photos and slides of his work in Laos, helping to clear unexploded land mines lei from the Vietnam War.
NEXT MEETING: The next meeTng will be Monday, January 9th, 2017, at the Sky Club. The speaker will be Craig Gerlach, superintendent of the Stevens Point Public Schools.
A moTon to adjourn was made by Judy Zimmerman and seconded by Laurel Hoeth. MoTon passed.
Respeclully SubmiOed by Lauren Isberner. 

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