Mark your calendar for NJREA’s 2019 Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 6-7 at the Resorts Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City. The theme of this year’s event remains a timely “Standing Together: Student Justice = Social Justice = Education Justice.”

The room rate for NJREA members is just $65 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: VNJR19.

Reservations accepted until Oct. 23. Rooms sell out quickly, be sure to reserve your room as soon as possible.

Wednesday’s highlights

NJREA’s popular “Member information Session” will kick off this year’s convention on Nov. 6. This segment focuses on public education, legislative 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 their county must indicate that interest on the coupon form insert found in the September NJREA Newsletter or on the NJREA webpage at njea.org/njrea.

This year’s breakout sessions will include guest speakers who will focus on ways to maximize your Social Security benefits and how to age with knowledge and grace. At the Member Benefits Fair attendees can browse the great deals and discounts NJREA/NJEA membership has to offer. The day will conclude with a dessert reception.

Thursday’s activities

On Nov. 7, NJREA will host its annual breakfast buffet. Reservations are required. After breakfast, NJEA Research will present a session on health benefits. Hear the latest on retirees’ health benefits and what you can do to protect them.

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

The annual two-day conference will be held on Floor D of the Resorts Hotel, and badges are required for admittance to all NJREA events.

Before you leave, plan to visit NJEA’s annual convention to see the exciting exhibits and visit NJREA’s booth in Convention Hall.

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