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  • Hampton Roads VEA-R Meeting: "Our Season of Harvest". Register today for the Hampton Roads VEA-R meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 at the Chesapeake Central Library. Click here for more information and to register.
  • September 2016 Connections. Highlights from NEA-R annual meeting in DC; reports from Executive Director Philip Forgit and President Gruber; remarks from Carol Bauer; report on elections; Richmond members retirement reception; and much more. Click here to read more.
  • Discover the New myVRS! This new site will help you plan for tomorrow, today. Learn more.
  • CASA Volunteer Advocates Needed. Court Appointed Special Advocates are looking for volunteers to help abused and neglected children. Retired teachers make great volunteers. Read more to find out what areas in Virginia need volunteers. Click here.
  • Attn: Roanoke Retirees. Can you spend one morning a week in a classroom helping newly arrived adult refugees? Learn more.
  • Affordable Care Act. Use this handy calculator to illustrate health insurance premiums under the new marketplaces. Details here.
  • Working after retirement. Do you know the Virginia Retirement System rules on working after retirement? Read this review of key provisions put together by VEA researcher Carol Donohue.
  • Speak Out. Become a spokesperson for Retirees 4 Public Ed. Details here.

  • Sign up for NEA Member Benefits newsletter. NEA MB is launching a new monthly retirement e-newsletter filled with content you can use. To sign up, go to www.neamb.com and click on “My Account” and then “My Newsletters.” (You must first complete online registration if you have not yet done so.
  • Join other VEA-Retired members on our new Facebook page!

  • Hampton Roads VEA-R Meeting: "Our Season of Harvest". Register today for the Hampton Roads VEA-R meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 at the Chesapeake Central Library. Click here for more information and to register.
  • September 2016 Connections. Highlights from NEA-R annual meeting in DC; reports from Executive Director Philip Forgit and President Gruber; remarks from Carol Bauer; report on elections; Richmond members retirement reception; and much more. Click here to read more.
  • Discover the New myVRS! This new site will help you plan for tomorrow, today. Learn more.
  • CASA Volunteer Advocates Needed. Court Appointed Special Advocates are looking for volunteers to help abused and neglected children. Retired teachers make great volunteers. Read more to find out what areas in Virginia need volunteers. Click here.
  • Attn: Roanoke Retirees. Can you spend one morning a week in a classroom helping newly arrived adult refugees? Learn more.
  • Affordable Care Act. Use this handy calculator to illustrate health insurance premiums under the new marketplaces. Details here.
  • Working after retirement. Do you know the Virginia Retirement System rules on working after retirement? Read this review of key provisions put together by VEA researcher Carol Donohue.
  • Speak Out. Become a spokesperson for Retirees 4 Public Ed. Details here.

  • Sign up for NEA Member Benefits newsletter. NEA MB is launching a new monthly retirement e-newsletter filled with content you can use. To sign up, go to www.neamb.com and click on “My Account” and then “My Newsletters.” (You must first complete online registration if you have not yet done so.
  • Join other VEA-Retired members on our new Facebook page!

 We'll Always Be Your Professional Community

It doesn't all stop on the day you retire from teaching or other school employment. Your daily routine might change, but you are still the professional who invested years, as well as sweat and tears, into making our Virginia public schools the best they can be.

Benefits of VEA-Retired Membership

  • Staying connected with fellow NEA members and programs
  • Opportunities to share your expertise by volunteering and mentoring
  • NEA’s political and legislative efforts to protect your retirement resources
  • Continuing subscriptions to the Virginia Journal of Education, and VEA’s quarterly retiree newsletter, VEA-R Connections and NEA’s bimonthly retiree magazine, This Active Life
  • A variety of money-saving member benefits, such as: insurance programs, credit programs, loan and mortgage programs, deposit savings accounts, and investment programs

Click here for information on who can join and here for answers to frequently-asked questions about VEA-Retired.

VEA-Retired Facebook page

Have you checked out the new Facebook site yet? Click here to view, and sign up today. Keep up with your colleagues, post comments about events in your area, and share ideas.

2016-2017 VEA-Retired Leadership

Current officers of VEA-Retired are:

R. Edward Fifer, president and VEA board member-at-large
Patricia Kennedy, vice president
Barbara Wilson, secretary-treasurer
Dennis Pfenning, VEA board member-at-large

The president and other officers are elected by VEA-Retired members to a two-year term and may be elected to a second two-year term. The president’s term includes a two-year term as delegate to the VEA Delegate Assembly and the NEA Representative Assembly.

The VEA-Retired Council consists of the president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, retired board member, and an elected representative from each of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts. The 2016-2017 Congressional Council representatives are:

  • Maureen Abrahamson, Congressional District 1
  • Rita B. Cooper, Congressional District 2
  • Lola McDowell, Congressional District 3
  • LaNette Desler, Congressional District 4
  • Sylvia Hutto, Congressional District 5
  • Sharon Helbert, Congressional District 6
  • Barbara Mann, Congressional District 7
  • Louise Fishbein, Congressional District 8
  • Denise Davis, Congressional District 9
  • Vacant, Congressional District 10
  • Marlene Parker, Congressional District 11

Want more info? Contact VEA-Retired President Eddie Fifer (423) 646-6171; refifer@bvu.net or VEA staff liaison Carol Donohue (804) 775-8325; cdonohue@veanea.org.

 

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