PREA hears from Dis­trict XV di­rec­tor Joe Boland

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The first meet­ing of the Polk Re­tired Ed­u­ca­tors As­so­ci­a­tion was kicked off by the new Pres­i­dent, An­drea Sor­rells, who dis­cussed the plans for the new sea­son.

She ac­knowl­edged the beau­ti­ful ta­ble dec­o­ra­tions that por­trayed the theme: “run­ning with cham­pi­ons.”

Em­pha­sis was also placed on the im­por­tance of mem­bers be­com­ing more ac­tive in com­mu­nity af­fairs, wherein sup­port­ers Mar­ian Wil­liams, Jaye Sawyer and Frances Gres­ley were men­tioned as sup­port­ers of the Sum­mer Pro­gram at Turner School in Cedar­town.

The As­so­ci­a­tion also wel­comed newly re­tired teach­ers: Don­dra Robin­son, San­dra Floyd- McNally and Jean Evans.

The main speaker was Joe Boland, Area XV Di­rec­tor in the GREA.

He was ex­cited about the ef­forts that the PREA had ex­hib­ited through­out the years, even show­ing the high­est en­rolle­ment of new mem­bers.

Boland noted the plans for the Rockmart River­walk fundraiser planned for Oct. 21, to ben­e­fit the Shriners, as just one ex­am­ple of out­stand­ing in- volve­ment by the group.

He was con­cerned about the amount of money needed to pay new teacher ben­e­fits, which will be at risk in the fu­ture, es­pe­cially those mov­ing into new ar­eas.

The next PREA meet­ing will be held on Oct. 5, 2017, at the Chero­kee Coun­try Club in Cedar­town, with lunch at 11:30 a. m. and guest speaker Coach Joe Kines.

PREA wel­comes new re­tirees Don­dra Robin­son, San­dra Floyd-McNally and Jean Evans. Con­tributed photo

Con­tributed photo

Joe Roland, the Area XV di­rec­tor for the Geor­gia Re­tired Ed­u­ca­tors As­so­ci­a­tion, speaks about new mem­ber en­roll­ment and en­sur­ing teach­ers have re­tire­ment in the fu­ture.

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