Weld County School and Public Employees Retirement Association
Any person covered by P.E.R.A. is welcome to become an active member of the association
Any person formerly employed in the nation's schools is welcome to become an active member of the association.
The Scholarship Fund trip information can be found under the Events menu. Only a few spots left on the trip to Iceland October 27 - November 2, 2018
Total documented Volunteer hours given by WCSPERA members as of May 1, 2018: 4,982.75 hours. This is a value to our community worth $109,620.50. Remember to turn your hours report to Darlin Jean. The volunteer hours form can be found under the Resources menu.
April 2018 Newsletter is now posted. Please take a moment to read the updates.
April 2018 Legislative updates are posted on the Legislative page
The WCSPERA 2018 Survey is posted under Resources. Please take a moment to download it, complete it and return it at the May meeting or to Eve Timm. Thank you.
Greetings From Eve Timm April 2018
Your WCSPERA President
Happy Springtime! I certainly hope you all are enjoying this crazy Colorado weather -snow, wind and sunny days. This is my last newsletter as your president. It has been such an honor serving you and getting to know you all as vital, active members. Thank you for your continued words of support throughout my tenure. I will continue to serve as Past President and will take over the job as legislative chair from Bob. Bob has served us well and certainly knows his governmental policies. (If you remember, he has asked to have someone take over for him for the past several years.)
Our May Luncheon will be a bit different this time. We will be entertained by The Sweet Adelines, Greeley Harmonix Chorus before lunch. We have contacted several local authors who will give a brief book talk and have their books available for sale. We will also have a short business meeting.
We will have copies of our survey at the luncheon if you haven’t yet completed it. This is so important for us in planning for next year. We truly want to meet the needs of our members. Thank you for taking a minute to fill it out for us. You will find the survey on Page 3 of this newsletter.
Our local recently donated $1,000 to Meeker Elementary. Since the school was flooded back in November, the staff and students have had to make do with the unique and sometimes trying situation. This was our way of providing some extra support for the staff. We collected about $90.00 at our February luncheon. We will again have a donation container available if you want to help out. The faculty and staff of Meeker will determine how to use the donation.
This has certainly been a difficult year for PERA. Losing Greg Smith and the need to make adjustments to our retirement hasn’t been pleasant. It does seem that we will have to continue to fight to keep the great plan we have. It is so important that we speak up and contact our state legislators. We need to make it clear that in Weld County we are not getting rich in retirement but rather only make ends meet. Keeping a strong retirement program means that we won’t be a burden to anyone.
Don’t forget to turn in your volunteer hours to Darlin Jean. We will close out our year May 31 when all hours are turned into Bev Green, the state Community Service Chair. It is great having Bev in our local. Let’s see if we can turn in the most hours in the state!
Again, thank you so much for allowing me the pleasure of serving such an outstanding group of retirees.
Statement of Purpose
“The opportunity is ours, to share in generous endeavor, to make life meaningful, to live in dignity and independence, yet with one another: to kindle our enthusiasm to make someone happier…These are today’s heroics.”
Dr. Ethel Percy Andus, Founder, NRTA 1947
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