Mark your calendar for NJREA’s 2017 Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 8 and 9 at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The theme of this year’s convention is “Bridging the Past to Build the Future.”

The room rate for NJREA members is just $75 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. To reserve your room, call 888-797-7700, identify yourself as an NJREA member, and mention this code: VNJR17. Reservations will be accepted until Oct. 27. Rooms sell out quickly, so be sure to reserve your room as soon as possible.

Wednesday’s highlights

NJREA’s popular “Member Information Session” will again officially kick off this year’s convention on Nov. 8. This segment focuses on both public education and retiree issues with time for questions and answers.

The annual Elizabeth Allen Luncheon will follow the session. Reservations are required. Any member wishing to sit with his/her county must indicate his/her interest on the coupon form insert found in the September NJREA Newsletter or on the NJREA webpage.

This year’s breakout sessions will focus on mental and physical wellness and tips on how to avoid online identity theft, as well as learning general cyber security awareness. At the Vendors’ Fair attendees can browse the great deals and discounts NJREA/NJEA membership has to offer. The day will conclude with the annual NJREA Cocktail Reception. Come enjoy good food, friendship, and music with your NJREA family at this fun event.

Thursday’s activities

On Nov. 9, NJREA will host its annual breakfast buffet. Reservations are also required for this meal. After breakfast, a Health Benefits Session will be conducted by members of the NJEA Research staff. This is your opportunity to hear the latest on retirees’ health benefits and what you can do to protect them. Please note: If you are coming to the informational meetings on either day, but are not staying for lunch or breakfast, please check the appropriate box on the coupons and return them before the deadline so that the NJREA Planning Committee will have materials and a badge for you at registration.

Later that day, NJREA will host an afternoon session for active NJEA members at the Atlantic City Convention Center, where a panel of retirees will discuss “Getting Ready for Retirement… What You Need to Know.” If you know someone who is planning to retire soon, encourage him or her to attend this worthwhile session.

Before you leave, plan to visit NJEA’s annual convention to see the exciting exhibits and visit NJREA’s booth in the convention center. It’s worth the trip!

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