• Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~John Dewey

Welcome

Welcome to Spokane Area Retired Educators 2020 – 2021

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 hard-working students in need.

We are modifying our annual spring Retirement Conference due to the pandemic. This will allow future retirees to plan or implement their transition into retirement. Retired educators can update their retirement plans and become more aware of programs that help with aging. Our midwinter Highlites Newsletter will provide details for the event.

At the present time we have canceled all in person SAREA General meetings as well as luncheons, due to the pandemic. Hopefully we can resume our normal events later in the spring. We will continue to update you with newsletters, postcards and the website.

"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







Mission Statement

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
                                                                                                Albert Einstein