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. And you’ll still want to be an integral part of your professional community, the Virginia Education Association-Retired.
See below for information on who can join and for answers to frequently-asked questions about VEA-Retired.
The 2022 Fall meeting of the VEA-Retired Council.
The next VEA-Retired elections will be held in January 2024 and all Council positions and retired delegate seats (to both VEA and NEA conventions) will be up for grabs. Petitions and self-nomination forms will become available on September 1, 2023. Check back often as this election information will be posted here throughout the fall and into January.Click here to see the tentative timeline
VEA-Retired is part of the social media world. Have you checked out our page yet? Keep up with your colleagues, post comments about events in your area, and share ideas.
VEA-Retired publishes Connections, a regular newsletter to keep you informed on all the action, including elections, events, and activities. Check out the latest issue.
VEA has great local contacts for VEA-Retired around the state. Get in touch!
Current officers of VEA-Retired are:
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 serving as a delegate to the VEA Delegate Assembly and the NEA Representative Assembly.
These folks are local contacts for VEA-Retired chapters around the state.
The VEA-Retired Council consists of the president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, immediate past president, the VEA-Retired member(s) of the VEA Board of Directors, and an elected representative from each of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts. Those elected representatives on the 2022-23 VEA-Retired Council are:
Want more information?
Contact VEA-Retired President Lola McDowell, or VEA staff liaison Bea Snidow (804) 775-8328.
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