Welcome to Spokane Area Retired Educators 2016-2017. The mission of SAREA is to strengthen
bonds of friendship among retired educators, to encourage continued interest in education, to
promote the general welfare of retired educators, to work toward improved retirement legislation and
to take an active part in civic affairs.
This year we are focusing on increasing our membership. Our first general meeting in September
will have Katie Staib, the Museum Youth Programs Manager from the MAC. Invite your friends and
potential members to join us as we listen to this speaker. This is a great opportunity for our unit to
increase membership and enhance our treasury. I challenge each of us to invite one new member to
join SAREA this year. You will find brochures and membership enrollment forms at each meeting;
grab a few to have with you. When you see an active educator or a retiree, you can give him or her a
form to fill out. “You Support What You Create.”
The Board decided to ask each member bring a hat, mittens, scarves, etc. to the September-
December meetings. We would like to support foster children of all ages and sizes who have nothing
to keep them warm.
Our meetings throughout the year will be interesting, enlightening and entertaining. Please put the
dates on your calendar and plan to attend. Our meetings are held at the South Hill Library, Mukogawa
Center on the Fort Wright Campus, and the Manito Golf & Country Club. We look forward to seeing you.
Karen Mahan, President
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Strengthen bonds of
friendship among retired educators, encourage continued interest in
education, promote the general welfare of retired educators, work
toward improved retirement legislation , and take an active part in
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge