MAINE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION RETIRED
~Promoting the economic, professional and social welfare of retired educators.
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Due to the impact of the coronavirus on our calendar and state-wide member activities, there are additional MEA-Retired communications and messages from Kay posted below. Each post is dated and will remain on this page for your information. To see all of the communications since April 1, please scroll down the page.
The May Convention was rescheduled for October 15, 2020, at the Best Western Hotel in Waterville, Maine. Details will be found in the September issue of The Clarion and there is a printable registration form above. The Clarion on the Media/Publications page.
It is with the deepest, sincere sympathy that we send the following message from NEA-Retired president, Sarah Borgman:
I am saddened to inform you of the death of past NEA-Retired President, Tom Curran. He passed away at his home in Florida after only a few days in hospice. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family.
Tom was from Raymond, Maine, and a long-time educator in Westbrook and very active in the local teachers association as well as Cumberland County Retired Educators Association. He also served as vice president of MEA, president of MEA-Retired, president of NEA-Retired for six years, and a number of years in other positions of leadership within NEA-Retired. He leaves behind two brothers.
5/8/20 STATE-WIDE FOOD PANTRIES
The Good Shepard Food Cupboard has a list and link to a map of state-wide food pantries here. You can also find the location of nearby food pantries in your community by calling your town office.
4/6/20 To Affiliate Presidents from Kay Grindall:
Good morning, Friends,
We trust this note finds you and your families doing well and staying healthy. These are unbelievably unprecedented times--the likes of which we hope to never see or experience again.
On Monday, March 30, we held an online meeting of the MEA-Retired officers and our Convention Committee chairperson to discuss pending issues--the big topic of discussion was our May 7 convention and annual meeting. In compliance with state and federal mandates, the following motion was adopted and emailed to our Board of Directors for a vote: (Deadline for voting is today, April 3.)
It was moved by Corley Anne Byras and seconded by Larry Given that the MEA-Retired Officers recommend to the MEA-Retired Board of Directors that we cancel our May 7, 2020, convention and hold an annual meeting in the fall of 2020. This motion was approved unanimously.
Members of our Board of Directors voted to approve this motion. Another online meeting of the officers is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8. More information will be forthcoming.
Please stay safe and healthy.
Kay Grindall, President
4/1/2020 to All Members MEA-Retired
Considering the recommended widespread quarantine protocol, we believe it is in our best interest to suspend the following events until May 1:
- April 6 MEA-Retired Board of Directors meeting
- Affiliate meetings and corresponding affiliate executive committee meetings
- Pre-retirement meetings
A decision regarding the postponement and plans for our May 7 Convention and Annual Meeting will be forthcoming by Friday, April 3.
Thank you so much. Stay safe and healthy.
Kay Grindall, President
(This website is under (re)construction. We're updating and adding new information daily, so please be patient.)
Our website is here for active and retired public education professionals who are members of the Maine Education Association, and for non-member retirees who want information about MEA-Retired and membership.
For active members, our site provides links to retirement preparation information. Preparation for retirement takes thoughtful planning many months ahead to avoid an interruption in financial security. If you are considering retirement, open links under the "Pre-Retired" drop down menu for information that will assist you in your transition from active employment to retirement.
For current MEA-Retired members, our website provides links under the "Member" drop down menu to information that will help make the retirement years more fulfilling and enjoyable.
Whether you are an active educational professional planning for retirement, or a retiree who is not yet a member of MEA-Retired, we want you to know the benefits of membership. Membership in MEA-Retired pays! Check out the benefits of membership in our membership brochure. This state-wide retired educator organization has 15 county affiliates and 1 higher education affiliate.
AARP Maine: All public community events have been cancelled through January 1, 2021. There's a link to the AARP Health page HERE, to the CDC...
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