FIRST SOCIAL BREAKFAST IN A LONG TIME
The Broken Yolk Café is Mission Valley was the gathering-place for our first breakfast social since the pandemic. Outside on the patio, the weather was great and the camaraderie even better. Twenty-three retirees enjoyed good food, good service by the restaurant staff and a few updates from Debbie Redenabaugh, SDEA/CTA/NEA-R President.
Attendees were treated to prize drawings consisting of a variety of gift cards, like Target, Starbucks and Home Depot, along with a few items like calendars, bags, etc.
Information will be forthcoming about the TGIRT happy hour to be held on the patio at BJ’s in Mission Valley on October 21st. In addition, there will be a Holiday Kickoff Luncheon on November 15 tentatively set for Old Town outdoors. Information will be forthcoming on that event, also. Due to ongoing issues with COVID 19 and the variants, the November Holiday Kickoff will be in lieu of the annual December Holiday luncheon.
Greetings from the Executive Committee!
Twenty-five members gathered at the Broken Yolk Restaurant on March 21 in Mission Valley for Breakfast Social. The weather cooperated and breakfast on the patio was very pleasant. Five door prizes of gift cards for Starbucks, Home Depot and Target were given as door prizes. Good food, good service and great camaraderie prevailed.
Our TGIRT (Thank Goodness I’m Retired) Happy Hour will be held at BJs in Mission Valley on May 26, from 3:30-6:00 p.m. Please plan to join us on the patio and if you know of any new retiring teachers, please invite them. With the pandemic, we have no way of contacting the new retirees at this point.
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SDEA-R EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETS TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
Members of the SDEA-Retired Executive Committee met after the September 20th breakfast social to make plans for the rest of 2021. Members met at the home of VP Gail Boyle.
The Committee ironed out a budget for the rest of the 21-22 membership year.
Details were confirmed on the upcoming TGIRT (Thank Goodness I’m Retired) happy hour to be held on October 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Mission Valley BJ’s on the patio. There will be door prizes.
In addition, plans were made for the Holiday Kickoff Luncheon to be held tentatively on November 15 in Old Town. This is in lieu of the annual December Holiday luncheon. There will be a short business meeting , door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.
President Deb Redenbaugh will be emailing the details of both events in the near future.
The Executive Committee voted to give six $25.00 Target gift cards for the holidays to our charity, Mary’s Guest House for trafficked young women. EC will be suggesting to our members to donate additional Target cards, either at the November 15 luncheon or sent by mail.
Val Davidson will be sending out an email to Book Club members about an outdoors organizing meeting to be held at Tecolote Shores at 11:00 a.m.
Movie Club is on hold.
APRIL SDEA-R GENERAL MEMBESHIP MEETING AND ELECTIONS
It was a lovely day in Old Town at Casa Guadalajara for our almost back to normal SDEA-R meeting/activity schedule. About 30 folks gathered for the election meeting and luncheon. The food was delicious and the service by our server, Benjamin, was outstanding.
Detailed minutes will be sent to the membership, but for now the SDEAR Executive Committee results are as follows. Since no additional nominations were made from the floor, the slate of candidates was elected by acclamation. The EC members elected are:
President: Debbie Redenbaugh; Vice-President: Gail Boyle Secretary: Norma Heeter
Treasurer: Joyce Heyn
SDEA-R Rep Council Liaisons : Ann Norman, Valarie Davidson, Elizabeth Ahlgren (alternate)
Congratulations and gratitude to these members elected for keeping our organization going strong. The newly elected EC members start their term on July 1, 2022.
Welcome to our new members, Emma Smith, Phyllis Collins and Cynthia Henry. Due to limited accessibility to the names of those educators retiring this year, if you know of anyone retiring, please encourage them to join SDEA/CTA/NEA-Retired. They can contact President Deb Redenbaugh at email@example.com or by phone 619-846-4804. On this website there is also a membership form that can be filled out and mailed.
Following the business meeting, 14 door prizes were won by various members. The prizes were: a $50 gift card donated by Hamid Yazarlou from Horace Mann; Target, Starbucks and Home Depot gift cards from SDEA-R treasury; and an Essential Oil Cleaning Kit donated by Elizabeth Ahlgren as well as tote bags. Alone Twomey won $83 in the 50/50 fundraising raffle. Thank you to all who supported the 50/50 drawing.
Our next event and the last for the 2021-22 membership year is our May 26th TGIRT (Thank Goodness I’m Retired Thursday) Happy Hour on the patio at BJ’s in Hazard Center, Mission Valley form 3:30-6:00 p.m. Newly retiring educators will be treated to a beverage of choice. Please plan to attend.
In 2007, I lost my home in the San Diego fires. United Policy Holders is a non-profit organization that goes in to disaster areas to assist the survivors. I have personally worked with this organization as they helped in the 2007 SD fires, the Lilac Fire and the other Alpine fire. I am sharing the email below that has suggestions for fire preparedness. Please read it as I would not want anyone else to go through such a disaster.
Norma Heeter, SDEA-R Secretary, President Emeritus, Past President.
Special Notice for Recently Retired Members
Just a quick reminder that our next gathering will be at the Broken Yolk in Mission Valley. We will meet on March 21st at 9:30. If you plan on attending please contact Joyce Heyn to make a reservation. Please call or email her by next Thursday, March 17th. We need to call in our reservation on Friday, March 18th.
Joyce Heyn: phone: 858-748-2612, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL SDEA MEMBERS RETIRING THIS YEAR and CURRENT RETIREES:
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE SDEA-R WELCOME NEW RETIREES TGIRT (THANK GOODNESS I’M RETIRED THURSDAY) ON MAY 26th from 3:30-6:00 P.M. on the patio at BJ’S Hazard Center, 1370 Frazee Rd., S.D., CA
COME ENJOY HAPPY HOUR AND CAMARADERIE WITH CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE RETIREES. SDEA-R WILL TREAT NEW RETIREES TO A BEVERAGE OF CHOICE IN CELEBRATION OF YOUR RETIREMENT. FIND OUT ABOUT MEMBERSHIP IN SDEA/CTA/NEA-RETIRED. OUR SDEA-R MOTTO IS “LIFELONG PROFESSIONALS…LIFELONG LEARNERS.” WE HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE MEMBERSHIP IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION. AN RSVP IS REQUESTED FOR PLANNING PURPOSES. YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SDEA-R ON OUR WEBSITE, sdea-r.org.
T0 CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE please email SDEA-R at email@example.com or if you have questions. Please RSVP by May 23rd.
Please email your name, site, or last site, retired or pre-retired, year retired or retirement date.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Sandra Ambrosi. Sandra was a long time treasurer of SDEA-R.
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WHAT DOES THE SDEA/CTA/NEA-R Membership DO FOR US?
The union is the only group that can negotiate with a district for benefits that may be received after an employee retires. In our case, it is the supplement from the Joint Health Trust that can help pay for our health insurance premiums until the age of 67. Other locals have negotiated for different benefits. As SDEA-R, we lobby with the district, state legislature, and Congress about issues that affect us, like the premium processing fee that SDUSD was imposing on us for handling payment for our health insurance. We, SDEA-Retired, got that removed by lobbying SDEA and SDUSD! At the state level, working with CTA-R, we focus on pension and other issues with which retirees deal. At the national level we work with NEA-R on Social Security Offset, educational issues and health care issues, among others. Our dues support those activities, along with many others.
Our membership in SDEA/CTA/NEA-Retired, makes us eligible to continue to participate in many economic benefits available to active members. Here is a partial list:
*CTA Group Legal Services (One half hour of advice & consultation relating to retirement benefits, health & welfare benefit issues and substitute employment.)
*Vision Service Plan
*Long Term Care Plans
*Entertainment, travel, and purchasing discounts
*1 million dollars liability
*No-fee, low-rate VISA/Master Card
At the local level, our dues are used for paper, printing, envelopes and postage for our yearly, hard copy, informational mail outs to 450 of our 800 plus members, for whom we do not have email addresses. Other printing costs include flyers and agendas for our meetings, luncheons and seminars. In addition, we have luncheon costs for guests and speakers and sometimes luncheon room charges. We also have a website that costs us yearly for the domain and the carrier. Each year we have expenses for a new retiree welcome event, whether it be a party or happy hour. Also, each year, we try to send the president and the treasurer to the CTA-R Annual Leadership Conference.
The SDEA-Retired Executive Committee is made up of all volunteers, who spend their own time, travel expenses and efforts on behalf of our retirees.
We hope this clarify just what membership in SDEA/CTA/NEA-R does for us.
Norma J. Heeter, Proud Past President of SDEA-Retired
Movie Club Dates
Canceled Until Further Notice
Book Club Dates
Canceled Until Further
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