Somerset County Retired Educators Association


From the President’s Quill

October 2017

Dear SCREA Members,

In this issue of SCREAch you will find a list of candidates that NJEA has endorsed for the upcoming state legislative and gubernatorial election on November 7.  If you are an out-of-state member please talk to your New Jersey friends, family and former colleagues about the importance of this election and urge them to vote for our endorsed candidates.

Please join us at the SCREA December luncheon when our guest speaker will be Carol Simon Levin.  Carol, a Youth Services Librarian at Somerset County Library, is a member of the New Jersey Storytelling Guild, the New Jersey Library Association, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  Her presentation is entitled “Trailblazer: Bridge Builder Emily Warren Roebling.” The Brooklyn Bridge, built between 1869 and 1883, without modern machines or even electric light, was one of the most amazing technological achievements of its time.  Yet few people know that a woman helped supervise much of its construction. Learn about Emily Roebling who, at the time of her death, was called “one of the most distinguished women in the country” and “the most famous woman in New Jersey.”

Please remember to bring unwrapped gifts for families who are served by the Homesharing Program of Somerset County.  New toys, books, games and clothing are needed.  If you are interested in helping with the Holiday program at Homesharing, you may call them directly at 908-526-4463.

Carol Shields, SCREA President