Membership in MEA-Retired is open to any educator or educational support person who has retired from any public or private school in Maine or from the University system upon payment of unified dues to MEA-Retired, the Maine Education Association and the National Education Association - Retired.
Membership is also open to any educator who retired from another state or from a private school or college which had no employee relationship with the MEA by payment of dues to MEA-Retired only. Spouses of a member who would not be eligible for active membership may join as Associate Members.
To find information about joining a local affiliate group, scroll to the bottom of this page.
To use the writeable form, select "Download PDF" for the appropriate form, it should open in new window. Type in your information, then print, sign and date, and mail to the Caribou office.
The first form is for Pre-K through grade 12 retirees, the second is for Higher Ed retirees. If you have questions, please call Lisa at the Caribou office.
These forms were updated 1/7/2021.
(*If changes are voted to be made to the dues, they are implemented in the fall.)
Would like to know when and where an affiliate group meets to attend a meeting as a guest? (To see the names of the affiliates, go HERE.)
Are you interested in joining an affiliate?
If you would like more information about an affiliate, or want them to contact you, please use the contact form on the bottom of the HOME page. Include your contact information and the web administrator will forward your request to the affiliate president of your choice. You can join the affiliate in the county where you taught, or where you live. You can even join more than one. Affiliate membership fees are very reasonable!
Your affiliate officers are your connection to the state organization, and attend board meetings throughout the year, bringing back valuable information about your pension, insurance, events, and legislative activity.