MEA-Retired

MPSERS FALL SEMINARS

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Catamaranrx will be changing their health programs for 2014-2016. Please consider attending one of the seminars below when it is near you to learn about the changes. You need to be in the know and learn how the changes will impact you.

MPSERS Fall Benefit Seminars in Michigan

9:00a.m – 12:00p.m.

Date

Location

9/30/13

 

Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor

939 Third St.

Muskegon 49440

10/1/13

 

Sunshine Community Church

3300 E. Beltline Ave NE

Grand Rapids 49525

10/2/13

 

Dow Event Center

303 Johnson

Saginaw 48607

10/3/13

 

Best Western Sterling Inn

34911 Van Dyke Ave.

Sterling Hts., 48312

10/7/13

 

Park Place Hotel

300 East State St.

Traverse City 49684

10/8/13

 

Treetops Resort

3962 Wilkinson Rd.

Gaylord, 49735

10/9/13

 

Firekeepers Casino Hotel

11177 East Michigan Ave.

Battle Creek

10/10/13

 

Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center –

Regency Ballroom

7501 W. Saginaw Highway

Lansing 48917

10/11/13

 

Laurel Manor

39000 Schoolcraft

Livonia 48150

 

 


Retired MEA members urge continued commitment

While the job might be over, the work goes on. 
 
MEA-Retired's new officers. From left to right: Secretary-Treasurer Dan Rudd, Vice President Dave Schoop and President Judy Foster
MEA-Retired's new officers. From left to right: Secretary-Treasurer Dan Rudd, Vice President Dave Schoop and President Judy Foster
 
That's the takeaway from the hundreds of retired teachers and education support professionals who gathered in Lansing on Monday for MEA-Retired's annual meeting. 
 
"The retirees in this state are connected with one another -- we've worked together for many, many years," explained Larry Smartt, a retired teacher from the Troy School District who attended the meeting. "Our motto for MEA-Retired is ‘The Commitment Continues,' so we still want to support the active teachers and support staff, and support educational issues and legislation that are positive for children."
 
Smartt and the 32,683 other MEA-Retired members can be the most resonant voices for public education, said NEA-Retired Vice President John Jensen, who served as guest speaker for the meeting.
 
Jensen said retired teachers and education support staff can be particularly effective when it comes to communicating with lawmakers, as retirees generally have more time during weekdays to attend political and lobbying events, compared with MEA members who are still working full time. In addition, retirees can command a certain level of respect and carry with them a form of gravitas that comes naturally with age and experience 
 
 
 
Retired members Dan Rudd, Jack Schneider. Roger Foster, and Judy Foster attended the NEA-Retired Organizing Conference in Orlando March 22-24. They represented Michigan which has 32,684 members. NEA President Dennis VanRoekle addressed the group with a strong message of what lies ahead. Michigan attendees had the opportunity to meet with retirees from other right to work states and learn how their organizations function. All states are concerned about membership. Privatization, charter schools, and reduction of staff has caused a loss in membership as well as a financial concern for all state and retired organizations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 MEA-Retired Election Results

 


MPSERS Benefit Seminar Presentation 

MPSERS - Catamaran Member Education Presentation


What is MEA-Retired?

MEA-Retired stands for Michigan Education Association-Retired. It is an MEA affiliate made up of current and retired public school employees. Although MEA-Retired is a part of MEA, it is not necessary to be an MEA member in order to join after retirement. Any person who receives a pension check from the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS), was on MEA staff, or has worked for a public school system in another state, is eligible for MEA-Retired membership. Currently working MEA members (including ESP and higher education) and MEA staff are eligible to join MEA-Retired and become active MEA-Retired members upon retirement.

MEA-Retired is also an affiliate of the National Education Association-Retired (NEA-Retired). Lifetime membership in MEA-Retired is also lifetime membership in NEA-Retired. Lifetime membership in MEA-Retired/NEA-Retired is a one-time charge of $450.

MEA-Retired has local chapters throughout the state and a chapter in Florida. Local dues vary from $5 to $10 per year. Our goal is to have a chapter connected to each coordinating council in Michigan.

MEA-Retired elects its own officers and board of directors and manages its own budget. It has liaisons to the MEA Board of Directors, MEA Commissions and Committees, the MPSERS Board, the Michigan Senior Coalition, and the Senior Advocates Consumer Coalition.

What MEA-Retired does for you

MEA-Retired, of course!

Frequently asked questions about MEA-Retired/NEA-Retired

What MEA-Retired is doing


 

All Inclusive Member (AIM)

 


 

Leadership:

MEA-Retired Board Members

MEA-Retired Chapters (PDF)

MEA-Retired Local Presidents (PDF)

 


MEA-Retired Membership Form 

MEA-Retired/MEA-Financial Services Partnership Brochure

Web Resources