WOW---80% statewide school budget passage rate yesterday! We could not be prouder of the hard work and grassroots community organizing each of you did to produce this result.

  We said that getting a high percentage of school budgets passed was our # 1 priority. You proved that when we set a goal, focus our organizational energies on it and work together in a unified and cohesive manner---REALLY GOOD STUFF HAPPENS!!!

Thanks and congratulations to all!

Vince Giordano


This page was last updated: October 1, 2017
Upcoming Dates

Oct. 3 ~ Meet Burlington County Freeholder Candidates Details HERE

Oct. 17~  Voter registration deadline for Nov. 7 General Election
  BCEA Meet and Greet Burlington County PAC endorsed candidates at
Carlucci's Waterfront.  Register by Oct. 10, 2017.  DETAILS HERE.

Oct. 19 ~ BCREA Fall Meeting and Luncheon at Marco's
at Indian Springs Country Club, 115 S. Elmwood Road, Marlton. 
Reservation deadline Sept. 29 Late reservations are
not accepted.
New Price Just $10.00 p/p.Get reservation form HERE

Oct. 24 & 25 ~ Addressing Post Cards 9:30 a.m.-12p.m. BCREA Office **

Oct. 26 & 30 ~ Phone Bank calling NJREA members 9:30 a.m. -12 p.m. BCREA Office**

Oct. 28 & Nov. 4 ~ Canvassing **

Nov. 5 ~ Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey Race for the Cure at Six Flags
Great Adventure. Registration deadline Oct. 18, 2017.
Registration form and DETAILS HERE.

Nov. 7 ~ Election Day

Nov. 8 & 9 ~  NJREA Convention Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City

Have some time on your hands and thinking about volunteering?  Check this out.
Welcome to the BCREA web site.  We are hopeful that our retired educators will find this site useful and informative.  We would like to extend an invitation to you to help make this site your site by contributing suggestions, asking questions and offering your opinions on both site content and issues you feel should be addressed.  Contact us.
We encourage you to stay informed and connected through unified membership in NJREA / BCREA. 


The BCREA Spring Meeting & Luncheon was held on May 11th at Marco’s in the Indian Spring Country Club.

Speakers were Mary Steinhauer, BCEA President, Marybeth Beichert, NJEA Government Relations and
Chris Hellwig from the Burlington County Health Dept.  He spoke to the membership about heat related health issues, tick and mosquito control and diseases in New Jersey.
Elections were held for the positions of BCREA President,  Vice-President, and Recording Secretary.  The newly elected officers are Alnetta Price, President; Toni Guerra, Vice-President; and Vicki Shoemaker was re-elected asRecording Secretary.  They will assume their duties in September 2017.

BCREA Scholarship winners were honored at the luncheon. The Robert Oberholser Scholarship is presented to a student who will be attending a four year college.  The winner of this scholarship is Mariah Laster from Pemberton Township High School.

The first recipient of the The Harriet DiLeonardo Scholarship is presented to a student who will attend a two year program or college.  The winner is Lexie Conard from Riverside High School.

Raffle winners were Elizabeth Melvin, Pat Gordon, Gloria Flood, Jacquelin Long, Virginia Hobbs, Elaine Pley and Carleen Artusa.

The BCREA Fall Meeting & Luncheon will be held in October 19, 2017 at Marco's Restaurant in Marlton.
Look for the reservation form in the fall issue of the Beacon and  HERE on this site.


According to Health Benefits Chair Kitty Sausa, starting January 1, 2018, the NJREA will have a new prescription plan, Optum Rx.  Details will be coming soon.

NJEA condemns teacher evaluation change.  Calls for move away from test-and-punish policies.  READ MORE

Successful Political Action requires your help.  Read how and why your help is needed HERE.

Keep informed on the issues concerning your pension by checking out the web site

NJEA's new web site allows members to take action on any issue all from one convenient location.  FIND OUT MORE.

Visiting, calling or writing a legislator?  Need help with a phone call?  READ THIS.    Need an ideas on how to get started? READ THIS. 

Confused about  current  issues?  Not sure what is going on and how things impact you?  Check out the Government Relations page for insight.
BCREA Spring 2017  Luncheon and Meeting Report
In order to support this scholarship BCREA has become a member of the Affinity Program at TD Bank. This program will enable TD Bank to make annual contributions to the BCREA Affinity account based on the average balance of our members' accounts.  Accounts eligible for the Affinity Program are checking, savings, money markets, certificates of deposit and IRA's.  This is an easy way for you to contribute to the scholarship fund without doing anything except enrolling in the program. You may contribute to only one Affinity account and you can become a contributor by stopping at any branch of TD Bank and talk to a Customer Service Representative or calling Meg at the Rancocas Branch of TD Bank at 609-518-0126.  Be sure to use the following account code to get faster service. 
The BCREA Affinity account code is A3159.

Thank you in advance for your help to this worthwhile cause.

You can make personal donations to the BCREA Scholarship Fund.  Make your payable to BCREA-PF and send your donation to BCREA treasurer:
Judith Gaber
20 Lavender Court
Marlton, NJ 08053
A Beacon for Education

  NJREA / BCREA yearly membership expires August 31 and membership dues 2017-2018are due now.  If you have not received your renewal notice or there is any change to contact information please notify

Sally Marley at :

New Retirees who wish to join NJREA/BCREA can call NJEA Membership Processing and use a credit card to pay their dues.  Call NJEA Membership 609-599-4561 ext. 4123 to establish membership.

NJEA will be sending out reminder notices to those people who have not renewed.

Membership cards will be arriving the first part of October.
** To volunteer for addressing post cards, phone bank, or canvassing contact
Toni Guerra at
Cheryl Friedman at