Approximately 70 retired educators from 16 counties will gather at White Columns Inn on Monday, Oct. 10, for the fall meeting of the Georgia Retired Educators Association.
This is the first time that Tri-County (Glascock, McDuffie, Warren) retired educators has been invited to host the workshop. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting to begin at 9 a.m. James Isom will be the guest musician to "break the ice" before the business meeting begins.
Included in the business will be the introduction of the new Executive Director of GREA, William G Sloan, Jr., of Gainesville, Georgia. Dr. Sloan is a native of Gainesville, earning degrees at Young Harris, Georgia Southern, University of Georgia, and Nova Southeastern University.
He began his career in education in 1967 as a teacher and coach, then as an assistant principal. From 1971 to 2005, he served as principal. He has been active in many professional organizations. In 2004, Dr. Sloan was named State High School Principal of the Year.
Others on the program will be State GREA President Lester Dean, President-Elect Harry Werner, Area XII Director Beverly Roberts, and representatives from Valic (insurance), Teacher Retirement System, and the State Health Benefit Plan. Members are invited to bring their questions, as there will be time to discuss concerns with these representatives. Retirees who have not yet joined the state association are also welcome.
A number of businesses have contributed prizes and refreshments. Their contributions will be recognized during the meeting. When the meeting adjourns at noon, the members will enjoy a Dutch treat lunch at White Columns.