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HIGHLIGHTS


  • Elections. Get the results of VEA-Retired elections held in January 2014. Details here.

  • December 2013 Connections. Read information on the elections, our 20th anniversary celebratory details, resources from NEA Member Benefits, and information on identity theft. Click here to read more.

  • VEA-R Lobby Day. Plan ahead and read more here.

  • 2014 Regional Pre-retirement meetings. Click here for the locations of these meetings to learn more about your retirement planning.

  • 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.

  • COLA Approved. At their February Board meeting, the VRS Board approved a 2.07% cost of living adjustment (COLA) for retirees. This COLA will take effect on July 1, 2013.  Click here for more information.  

  • A reminder about the way your Social Security benefits will be handled soon. Click here for information about signing up for electronic payments. 
  • Join other VEA-Retired members on our new Facebook page!
  • Elections. Get the results of VEA-Retired elections held in January 2014. Details here.

  • December 2013 Connections. Read information on the elections, our 20th anniversary celebratory details, resources from NEA Member Benefits, and information on identity theft. Click here to read more.

  • VEA-R Lobby Day. Plan ahead and read more here.

  • 2014 Regional Pre-retirement meetings. Click here for the locations of these meetings to learn more about your retirement planning.

  • 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.

  • COLA Approved. At their February Board meeting, the VRS Board approved a 2.07% cost of living adjustment (COLA) for retirees. This COLA will take effect on July 1, 2013.  Click here for more information.  

  • A reminder about the way your Social Security benefits will be handled soon. Click here for information about signing up for electronic payments. 
  • 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 VEA News, 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.

2013-2014 VEA-Retired Leadership

Current officers of VEA-Retired are:

Patricia Kennedy, president and VEA board member-at-large
Debbie Jessee, vice president
Barbara Wilson, secretary-treasurer
Eddie Fifer, 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 2013-2014 Congressional Council representatives are:

  • Maureen Abrahamson, Congressional District 1
  • Rita B. Cooper, Congressional District 2
  • Shelia W. Rogers, Congressional District 3
  • Maudie B. Scott, Congressional District 4
  • Ms. Tommie McCune, Congressional District 5
  • Jim Hines, Congressional District 6
  • Linda Marks, Congressional District 7
  • Louise Fishbein, Congressional District 8
  • Ralph Booher, Congressional District 9
  • James R. Amaral, Congressional District 10
  • Marlene Parker, Congressional District 11

Want more info? Contact VEA-Retired President Pat Kennedy (804) 861-6122; patkennedy@mindspring.com or VEA staff liaison Carol Donohue (804) 775-8325; cdonohue@veanea.org.

 

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