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 Monmouth County REA New Member Event
(Left to right) Warren Gessman, incoming vice president, RuthAnn Eztkorn, new member, and Pattie Mattern, incoming recording secretary.

Come Grow With Us

Monmouth County REA New Member Event

Sun, good food and great company greeted new and current Monmouth County Retired Educators Association (MCREA) members on June 17 at McLoone's Pier House in Long Branch, NJ.

MCREA leaders spoke about the need for advocacy regarding the political happenings in Trenton and across the county relative to pensions and benefits. They shared and encouraged participation in events from the local, county, state and national levels, and shared information and ideas.

Guest speakers and attendees included Judy Perkins, NJREA first vice president, Fran Davis, NJREA Membership Chair; and Tom Predale, NJEA UniServ Field Rep.

Outgoing officers and chairpersons were thanked for their hard work, while incoming officers and chairpersons were introduced. Plans for the upcoming year were discussed and all were encouraged to participate.

As is customary at all MCREA meetings, attendees brought non-perishable food items to be donated to a local Monmouth County food bank. Attendees received gift bags, informational packs, and plants, and were given the homework assignment to recruit a retired educator who is not currently an active NJREA member.

MCREA Event Committee members include Kathy Hodecker, Kathy Logan, Sue Shrott, Rosie Unhoch and Warren Gessman.

MCREA hopes to repeat this welcome event for new retirees again in the future.