Welcome to Spokane Area Retired Educators 2019 – 2020.
The mission of SAREA is to strengthen bonds of friendship among retired educators, to encourage continued interest in education, to promote the general welfare of retired educators, to work toward improved retirement legislation, and to take an active part in civic affairs.
SAREA supports non-profit organizations within our community, as well as providing scholarships to students in need. Grants are available to support educators within our area to better meet the needs of their students. Scholarships for future educators are granted yearly. The PAWS Scholarships are specifically for good students in need.
We are entering the fourth year of providing a comprehensive Retirement Conference each spring. The program allows future retirees to plan or implement their transition into retirement. Retired educators can learn about updating their retirement plans and to become more aware of programs that help with aging.
To encourage strengthening bonds of friendship, the board will continue to help defray the cost of our luncheons allowing us to charge a more reasonable amount. I challenge you to invite new prospective members to the luncheon. You will be entered into a drawing for each guest. The fall luncheon at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute Banquet Facility (Commons) featured the Senior Serenaders, which is a part of Project Joy entertainment organization. The group is a mixed chorus of approximately 50 singers, singing favorite songs.
I hope you will save the dates for our luncheons and general meetings.
"You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’" -- George Bernard Shaw
Brad Beal, President
Strengthen bonds of friendship among retired educators, encourage continued interest in education, promote the general welfare of retired educators, work toward improved retirement legislation, and take an active part in civic affairs.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge