• Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~John Dewey

Membership

Spokane Area Retired Educators Association.
 

           

Membership Information

School Employee:
If you are still employed, your school district will facilitate your membership by providing you with automatic payroll deduction of $7 per month.
Please print the form below and complete:
Mail form to:
Cookie Billups, Membership Chair

SAREA, Unit #25, 6925 N Hamilton St.
Spokane, WA 99208

School Employee  School Employee Form

Retired School Employee:
If you are a Retired school employee, please see the Retirees Membership Form below. (Automatic Dues Deduction) is the simplest, most convenient way of maintaining your membership. Indicate your Unit choice and circle your retirement plan. The Washington State Department of Retirement Systems will deduct $7 a month from your pension ($5 for the state dues plus $2 for your local Unit).
Retirees Membership Form  

If you would prefer to pay your dues in cash, please enclose a check made out to WSSRA in the amount of $84 (for State and Local Unit membership) or $60 (for State only membership). 
Send payment and form to:
Cookie Billups, Membership Chair

SAREA, Unit #25,
6925 N Hamilton St.
Spokane, WA 99208

Benefits of Membership
Membership in WSSRA is a good decision for both active school employees who have not yet retired and those who have already entered into retirement.

  • The Association provides vigorous legislative advocacy at both the state and national level. There is a large, statewide Legislative Committee which works to maintain contact with the legislative process. We have a full time Legislative Coordinator and two professional lobbyists who work year around to support this work. They work hard to improve benefits and pensions and to protect them as well.

  • Members of WSSRA are part of a local and regional structure which offers interesting and enjoyable contact with other educational colleagues.

  • The Association provides 25 scholarships annually to high school seniors who are interested in the field of education. Our members are involved in the awarding of these scholarships each year.

  • The official WSSRA publication, The Journal, comes to members in five editions each year and provides news about member activities, articles on legislative work, features on health, economic information to aid in planning, travel articles, reports of unit activities across the state and much more (it is mailed and also available on line.)

  • Local units offer mini-grants to educators in their local schools which gives opportunity for our retired members to visit schools and make a tangible contribution to people still actively employed.

  • There are local and regional meetings as well as an annual state convention.

  • Retirement counseling is offered for both active employees and for those already retired who have questions.

  • And there are valuable, member only benefits through Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA)—these include…

    Benefits of Membership from AMBA

    Long Term Care/Home Care
    Medical Supplement
    Final Expense Whole Life Insurance
    Dental Insurance
    Vision Plan
    Tax Deferred Annuity
    Hearing Benefits

    Services provided by AMBA
    Dell Computer Discount Program
    Medical Air Transportation Services
    Group Travel
    Travel & Resort Program
    Hotel Discount Program
    Rental Car Discount
    Identity Theft Solutions
    Apple Computer Discount Program
    For further information click here:
    WSSRA-AMBA BENEFITS PAGE