Somerset County Retired Educators Association

SCREAch Newsletter NJREA

A Message From Your Leadership

Dear SCREA Members and Recent Retirees,

It’s that time again.  To those of us who worked in schools, September was always the real start of the year.  Summer was passing, vacation was over and it was time to prepare for that big opening day.  To teachers and ESP staff who retired this past June, it might not be quite as exciting as the first day of school, but please join us at our Fall luncheon where you will meet many of your former colleagues, have the opportunity to make new friends and learn about the benefits of an SCREA/NJREA membership.  To those members who have attended our meetings in the past, welcome back.

Our October 1 luncheon speaker will be Laura Micek Gallinat M.D., Assistant Director of the Family Medicine Residence Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Somerset (formerly Somerset Medical Center) where she has been on staff since 2001.  Dr. Gallinat is currently completing a fellowship in integrative Medicine with Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.  Her presentation is entitled “laughter and Social Connections: Wellness Essentials for a Healthier Life.”

We look forward to seeing you on October 1.  As always, feel free to contact us with your questions and concerns.


Carol Shields, SCREA President

“My favorite poem is the one that starts ‘Thirty days hath September’ because it actually tells you something.”-Groucho Marx 1890-1977