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.

Luncheon December 11, 2018 11:45 a.m. - $15.00 Trinity Episcopal Church 3800 West 20 Street Greeley, Colorado Please use east entrance.

Menu: Smoked Beef Brisket Garlic Mashed Potatoes Seasoned Vegetables Hot Rolls, Salad, Pie

Vegetarian Option: Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Garlic Mashed Potatoes Sauteed Zucchini, Pie

****Please add our Next Luncheon, which will be Feb. 12, 2019, to your calendars.****


WCSPERA and NCREA co-host this pre-retirement planning seminar every January. This year it will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, from 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3800 West 20th Street, Greeley, CO. Refreshments, including breakfast burritos, will be available.

A non-refundable fee of $5 will be charged to defray the cost of refreshments and materials. Spouses are welcome at the same rate. For a registration form, contact Jeffrey Davis at 970-381-4689 or email davisjj50@comcast.net. Registration and fees must be postmarked by Friday, December 7, 2018.

November 2018

Greetings From Sandi Cummings Your WCSPERA President

My hope is that everyone is doing well! I am sure you are as happy as I am that the election is over! I do not miss the ad’s on the TV, at my door, or in the mail. It is disappointing that 73 did not pass giving additional funding to our teachers.

Is there anyone who would be willing to be a Vice President or Co-President? If so, please talk to one of the Board Members.

It is exciting to think we may be able to gain some members from the St. Vrain area. Please be thinking about whether we want to cancel our lunch meal in May and have a tea/coffee instead, where we can invite St. Vrain retirees to join us. We will ask you to vote on a ballot at our December meeting.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our December 11 meeting where we will be entertained by the Keenage Singers. I can’t wait!! If you want to attend the luncheon and were not contacted by your caller, please contact Nonna Dern, 970 356-4728, or email rtn137@yahoo.com by Tuesday, December 4. Our callers deserve a blue ribbon for all of their hard work. Please, if your phone number has changed or you know of someone whose number has changed, please let Nonna know. Also, if you want to go to the lunch, please call the callers back. If we do not hear from you, we will guess that you cannot make it to the luncheon.

Please pick up your name badge in December, and then plan on bringing it to future meetings. We will have Avery labels in case you forget your name badge.

NOCO Slammin’ Famine, is the Northern Colorado Mobile-Pack event that helps Feed My Starving Children, in accomplishing their mission. This annual event provides the opportunity for groups/individuals to pack thousands of nutritionally complete meals that save the lives of malnourished children around the world. All the food is purchased with donations made by generous volunteers/sponsors and is hand-packed and sealed at these Mobile-Pack volunteer events. Food is donated to a trusted network of missions for distribution to communities/families who face chronic hunger and poverty. This event is going to be February 15 – 17, at the Budweiser Center. Let me know if you are interested in volunteering. Fliers will be available for you to pick up at the meeting.

Volunteer Hours:

Our small organization once again has outdone itself helping individuals and organizations alike with their volunteer efforts. Forty-two members turned in a total of 5,381 hours. Of this number, 21 people have given more than 200 hours and will receive a little something extra at our December luncheon just in time to get a Christmas eggnog. Those members are: Pauline Artz, Bob Barzdukas, Tanis Bator, Denise Blevins, Corki Cummins-Dietz, Caroll Dierks, Bev Green, Mary Kiesling, Darlin Jean Krause, Claire Lane, Ila Leavy, Chita Lebsack, Joan Lind, Rosalie Martinez, Jean Meyer-Scott, Nancy Robinson, Vicki Sanderson, Mary Schafer, Marlys Stockwell, Eve Timm, Marcy Trahan

Our congratulations to these members, but also to those who turned in any number of hours. Some of our members also wish to remain anonymous, which we will always respect. Helping others is food for our souls. It brightens our days and gives us a sense of worth. This is what it does for us, but even more important is what it does for those we help. It doesn’t matter if it is an hour or much more, it is simply that we do it. So go ahead and let us celebrate you—the volunteer—and let us have the privilege of saying thanks for a job well done.

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.

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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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