Somerset County Retired Educators Association
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From the President’s Quill
Dear SCREA Members,
As I write this column, it has been one year since the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdown. It has been a harrowing time on several fronts with many of us experiencing unprecedented levels of stress. That being said, it appears that we are on the road to recovery with many of our members reporting that they have received their vaccinations and that they are looking forward to the lifting of restrictions, particularly those related to visiting loved ones in long term care facilities. The NJREA continues to recommend that we hold our meetings virtually, but I hope that we will be socializing again by Fall.
Our Spring meeting will be held on May 5 at 10:00 A.M. via Zoom. See sign-up information elsewhere in this issue of the SCREAch. Norma Alfaro, California Casualty representative, will present Home Maintenance & Inventory Tips. This workshop will review how to regularly identify and mitigate potential home hazards to avoid future problems. Norma will provide an easy to use template for a personal property inventory list. Also joining us that day will be our newly elected NJREA President, Joan Wright and Mike Salerno, NJEA Research Division.
In case you missed it, the March NJREA Newsletter included a registration card for the April 22 Delegate Council Virtual Meeting to which all members are invited. Online registration opens on April 7. Meet your new NJREA officers and get the latest news on issues affecting retirees.
Carol Shields, SCREA President