NJREA Convention: a must-do

Mark your calendar for NJREA’s 2018 Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 7 and 8 at the Resorts Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City. The theme of this year’s event is “In Unity: Then, Now and Always.”

The room rate for NJREA members is just $65 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. To make a reservation, call 888-797-7700, identify yourself as an NJREA member, and mention this code: VNJR18. Reservations will be accepted until Oct. 24. 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. 7. 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 his or her county must indicate that preference 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 focus on identity theft and cybersecurity awareness, as well as ways to prevent and treat heart disease. A Vendors’ Fair will again be available; attendees can browse the great deals and discounts NJREA/NJEA membership has to offer.

A candidates’ forum will be held in order for NJREA members to meet those running for NJEA officer positions. 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. 8, 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.

Later that day, NJREA will host an afternoon session for active NJEA members in Convention Hall, where a panel of retirees again will present “Getting Ready for Retirement… What You Need to Know.” If you know members who are planning to retire soon, encourage them 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 Convention Hall. It’s worth the trip!

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