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VEA-Retired Connections Newsletter


The VEA-R Connections newsletter is mailed to members several times per year. You can always find an Adobe pdf version of the newsletter here.

  • December 2017. This issue includes information on our upcoming elections, Lobby Day, and more. Click here to read more.
  • September 2017. This issue highlights the 2017-18 Council members, upcoming elections information, NEA-Retired annual meeting, and Chapter News. Click here to read more.
  • December 2016. Highlights from the Hampton Roads and VEA Board of Directors meetings. Save the date for VEA-R elections, Lobby Day, and the 2017 NEA-Retired Organizing Conference. Click here to read more.  
  • September 2016. Highlights from NEA-R annual meeting in DC; reports from Executive Director Philip Forgit and President Meg Gruber; report of elections; and more. Click here for more.
  • May 2016. The May 2016 issue of the VEA-R Connections gives highlights of the April VEA Board meeting, info on SSA, mention of two members receiving VEA awards, and more.
  • November 2015. The November 2015 issue of the VEA-R Connections includes highlights from October VEA Board meeting and election information for officers, and more.
  • August 2015. The August 2015 issue lists highlights from the NEA RA in Florida and info on the candidates running for VEA offices and more.
  • May 2015. The May 2015 issue recaps VEA Board of Directors action and the VEA Delegate Assembly in Hampton. Also included is a column from VEA-R President Eddie Fifer, VEA-R election results, and more.
  • December 2014. The December 2014 issue includes list of VEA-R officers, and a message from VEA Executive Director Philip Forgit.
  • April 2014. The April 2014 issue of VEA-R Connections includes remarks from outgoing president during the VEA DA and information on the NEA Retired Organizing Conference.
  • December 2013. The December 2013 issue of VEA-R Connections includes resources from NEA Member Benefits, 20th anniversary celebratory details, the upcoming election, and more.
  • September 2013. The September 2013 issue of the VEA-R Connections includes information on state elections, the NEA and the Atlanta experience, details on the 20th anniversary, and much more.
  • May 2013. The May 2013 issue of the VEA-R Connections includes information about elections, our 20th anniversary plans to be held at the Homestead Resort, and more. Read the election guidelines here.
  • December 2012. The December 2012 issue of the VEA-R Connections includes information about next year's VEA-Retired Annual Meeting at the Homestead, an update on VEA-R elections, a profile of Deborah Jessee, and more. Read VEA-R Election Guidelines here.
  • August 2012. The August 2012 issue of the VEA-R Connections information about a visit with VP Joe Biden on behalf of Educators for Obama, the COLA miscalculation, impressions from a first time delegate to the NEA RA, and much more.
  • May 2012. The May 2012 issue of the VEA-R Connections includes information on our Facebook page, NEA-R conference, VRS changes during the General Assembly, and more.
  • January 2012. The January 2012 issue of the VEA-R Connections includes information about election results, VRS legislation update, regional meetings, Lobby Day, volunteering at the NEA RA, and more.

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