2017-09-28 / News

LWREA members attend Area 11, 12 meetings


LWREA members attending the Areas 11 and 12 meeting were (l-r) Charles Heath, president; Myra Heath, treasurer; Sadie Harris; Willie Harris; Ruby Avery, secretary; Evelyn Norman; and Welcome Mason. LWREA members attending the Areas 11 and 12 meeting were (l-r) Charles Heath, president; Myra Heath, treasurer; Sadie Harris; Willie Harris; Ruby Avery, secretary; Evelyn Norman; and Welcome Mason. Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) members attended the Areas 11 and 12 meeting of the Georgia Retired Educators (GREA) August 31, hosted by Johnson County REA in Wrightsville.

The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the newly installed GREA president, Myrtice Johnson, and have her elaborate on her theme, goals, and direction for GREA and local organizations in the coming year. As president, Johnson’s main project is to raise funds for the Shriners Hospital for Children.

The group was greeted by Dr. Janet S. Lee, Area 11 director. During the meeting, presentations were given by the following: Myrtice Johnson, GREA president; Mickey Wendell, GREA president-elect; Dr. Bill Sloan, GREA executive director; Louis F. Tompkins, GREA district membership director; Eddie Morris, Johnson County superintendent; and Matthew Waters, county administrator. Information concerning the GREA Museum and the Teacher Retirement System of Georgia (TRS) was presented to members. There are over 120,000 individuals who receive a check from TRS with 27,000 being members of GREA.

LWREA was presented an award for 10 percent growth in GREA membership. Locally, LWREA encourages and recognizes student achievement and contributes in the community. Membership in LWREA is open to all retired educators and friends of education.

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