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: November 6, 2017
Upcoming Dates 

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

Nov. 19 ~ Celebrating Pat Provnick, Past President NJREA.  Reservation deadline 
Nov. 10, cost $40.00 Reservation form available HERE

April 30, 2018 ~ BCREA Scholarship Fundraiser:  Bus trip to Atlantic City and a show.
Cost $52.00 pp, full payment due March 1, 2018.  Information is 
available HERE 
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 Fall Meeting & Luncheon was held on October 19 at Marco’s in the Indian Spring Country Club.

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


NJEACritical Illness Insurance Plan for Retireees who are under the age of 65.  Coverage p to $5000.00.  Open enrollment until Dec. 31, 2017.  For information and quotes call 1-800-727-3414 or email them at

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 Fall 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 at any Branch of TD Bank. 

 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
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