Somerset County Retired Educators AssociationSCREAch Newsletter NJREA
A Message From Your Leadership
Dear Members and New Retirees,
Join us at our December luncheon and tour the wonderful state of New Jersey from the comfort of your chair with SCREA member, Linda Barth, author of Hidden New Jersey.
Linda has been a fan of New Jersey for a long time. As a fourth-grade teacher, she tried to focus students’ attention on the positive aspects of our state: its diverse geography, agriculture, industry, and famous firsts and inventions. A lifelong resident of the Garden State, Linda has served on the board of Celebrate NJ!, a grassroots movement that builds pride in and fosters a brighter future for New Jersey through educational programs and promotional initiatives.
Linda will bring Hidden New Jersey, her latest publication A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone, and her books on the D&R Canal. All will be available for purchase, just in time for holiday gift giving.
Please remember that at the December meeting we bring unwrapped gifts for families who are served by the Homesharing Program of Somerset County Inc.. Toys, books, games and clothing are needed. Also, if you are interested in helping with the Holiday Program at HomeSharing, you may call them directly at 908-526-4463. Bob Courtney coordinated this program for many years and we have been honored twice for our volunteer service. Please help those in need as we continue the tradition this year.
In this issue you will find a list of candidates that NJEA has endorsed for the October 16 and November 5 elections. These elections will shape NJEA’s future and the future of public education in New Jersey. More than ever, we need to speak with a unified voice and take collective action to protect our members, our pensions and our profession. Please support our candidates.
We look forward to seeing you at the NJEA/NJREA Convention in Atlantic City in November and at Pheasants Landing on December 4.