Membership Renewal


NJEA will be sending renewal statements to all annual members in May. The renewal amount for 2017-2018 will increase by $5.00 so your payment would be $94 (professional) or $59 (ESP).

Dues for some of you do not include BCREA dues. You won’t be billed for BCREA dues for one of two reasons:

• You have maintained membership in NJREA and you were born in 1936 or before. The
unification rules don’t require you to join a county association. If, however, you want
to remain a county member,  you can contact Sally Marley about your BCREA dues.
• You’re a lifetime member of BCREA so your BCREA dues are paid for life.

Some of you won’t get a renewal statement in May. This is because:
• You’re a life member of NJREA so your NJREA dues are paid for life. The unification rules
don’t require you to join a county association. If, however, you want to remain a
county member, we’ll be sending you a letter explaining how you can pay your
BCREA dues.
• You’re not a member of NJREA. NJREA will send you membership information, hopefully
very soon.

All 2013 retirees, all past retirees who are joining NJREA/BCREA for the first time and anyone who has let their past NJREA membership lapse must pay unified dues which include membership in both NJREA and BCREA.

Questions? Contact Sally Marley:

Information about what NJREA offers its members, read the deails HERE.

The BCREA Spring Meeting & Luncheon was held on at Marco’s in the Indian Spring Country Club.  There were 147 attendees.  Speakers were Mary Beth Beichert, NJEA Associate Director of Government Relations; Mary Steinhauer, BCEA President; Anthony Rizzo, BCEA 1st Vice President; Lisa Thren, discussed the Affinity Program at TD Bank which benefits our scholarship program and Judi Ruff NJREA's Health Benefits Contact Person for Burlington County.

At the Spring Meeting and Luncheon attendees are requested to donate one of the following three items which will be given to the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey in Camden. 
Items are:
Can of coffee
Roll of paper towels
Granola bars (any type)

The Spring Meeting/Luncheon will be on May 10,2018 at Marco's at the Indian Springs Country Club in Marlton.
Once again the price of the luncheon is $10.  Registration deadline is Aril 20.  No Late registrations accepted. Reservation forms will be available in the Spring Beacon and HERE.
NJREA and BCREA Membership InformationNJEA Home Page

Requests or information concerning BCREA Constitution and Bylaws,  Maxine Carter

Please include email and mailing address with your request.

Read the revised BCREA Constitution and Bylaws.


April 26 ~ NJREA Annual Spring Meeting/Luncheon at Nottingham Ballroom, 200 Mercer Street,
Hamilton, NJ. Reservation deadline April 16. Reservation form available HERE.

April 30, ~ BCREA Scholarship Fundraiser:  Bus trip to Atlantic City and a show is SOLD OUT. 
Thank you very much for your support of our scholarship program and we look forward
to seeing you onApril 30th. 
May 10 ~ BCREA Spring General Membership Meeting / Luncheon at Marco's,
                           Indian Springs Country Club, 115 Elmwood Rd., Marlton, NJ
    Deadline for reservations is April 20,2018 and no late registrations will be
     accepted. Reservation form is available HERE.

June 2 ~ Autism Speaks Walk

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for retired teachers, at least 55 years of age, who want to tutor periodically in  Burlington County.

Tutoring Opportunities for all ages : 
       High School
        Adult literacy
RSVP is seeking retired teachers to help tutor students from the developmental classes at BCC.  The need is particularly critical in Math, but English and Reading tutors are equally needed.  Volunteers have flexibility regarding their schedule and choice of campus (Mt. Laurel or Pemberton). If you are interested in volunteering, or learning how you can positively impact the professional future of Burlington County students, please contact:

Karen Bennett at   609 894-9311 x 1498   or at   kbennett@bcc.edu                 
Karen Bennett
                                                   Director RSVP
                                                   Burlington County College
601 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd.
Pemberton, NJ  08068
To join RSVP (it is free!), you can apply on-line at:  http://staff.bcc.edu/rsvp/application.asp


BCREA Scholarships:
Robert M. Oberholser Scholarship is open to any Burlington County public high school senior who will be pursuing an education major and will be attending a New Jersey college. Value is $3000.00
Harriet DeLeonardo Scholarship is available to a high school senior attending two year institutions of higher learning or careers. Value $2000.00 Applications for this scholarship are available at the guidance office of your high school and at this website on the scholarship and forms pages.  

NJREA Scholarships
2-Year Community College Scholarship is offered to a graduate of a New Jersey public high school                  and has been accepted by a community college.  $1000.00 value awarded for one year (renewable)

Isabella M. Hickman 4-year College Scholarship Award is offered to a graduate of a New Jersey public high school, is in the top 10 % of the graduating class, and has been accepted by a four-year college. $1500.00 value awarded for one year (renewable).

Scholarship forms are available on the Scholarship and Forms pages on this
web site.

For more information concerning these scholarships please contact. 

Brenda Collier        bren7753@yahoo.com

Roseanne Dent      birodent@comcast.net


  Looking for the name of your local legislative representatives?   Read here.

Don't know  your NJ legislative district ? Find them here.
.NJREA websiteVolunteers Needed
BCREA Fall 2017 Luncheon and Meeting Report
Members please review the proposed changes to the BCREA Bylaws, and Constitution  which will be voted upon at the Spring Meeting and Luncheon on May 10, 2018.  Changes appear in BOLD print.
  Did you know that  NJEA is on Facebook and Twitter and even You Tube?


If you are a Facebook member, you can now get NJEA notifications.  Go to the NJEA Facebook page and hover your cursor over "LIKED".  A drop down menu with "Get Notifications" and "Add to Interest List" will appear.  Check  "Get Notification" and from now on you will receive NJEA posts.

Follow @njea on Twitter. 

NJEA also had postings on You Tube.

View the animated video about our pensions made by NJEA on You Tube.

If you have not received your membership card
Contact Sally Marley at


Volunteers needed for CASA in both Mercer and Burlington Counties.  CASA is Court Appointed Special Adovates for children who are involved with courts.  Need more inforamtion check out the following links.
Fact Sheets about CASA,     FAQ about CASA,      Job Description,          Directions
New Prescription Plan Goes into Effect January 2018

The change of the prescription drug provider for the School Employees Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) and the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP).  Optum Rx, Inc. won the bid for a three year period beginning January 1, 2018.

According to Health Benefits Chair Kitty Sausa, starting January 1, 2018, the NJREA will have a new prescription plan, Optum Rx.  Informatio to understand OptumRX is available HERE.

Have health benefits questons?  Reach out to the NJREA Health Benefits Committee members.   Get county contact information HERE.