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.  

The BCREA Fall Meeting & Luncheon will be held on October 18 at Marco’s in the Indian Spring Country Club.

The BCREA Spring Meeting & Luncheon will be held in May, 2019 at Marco's Restaurant in Marlton.

Look for information about these events in the Beacon and on this site.

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.


May 29 ~ Deadline to apply for a Mail-In- Ballot by mail

June 2 ~ Autism Speaks Walk

June 5 ~ NJ Primary Election Day

June 21,25, 28 ~ Lobby Days

October 18 ~ BCREA Fall Luncheon/Meeting at Marco's at Indian Springs Country Club

November 6 ~ General and School Board Election Day


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 Spring 2018 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.  

The loss of a a spouse or loved one is a very traumatic event.  The attached information sheet provides general information and suggestions from the NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits Fact Sheet #10, which will guide you on what should be done.   This is an excerpt from the Fact sheet #10.  FACT SHEET HERE

    Officers of the NJREA, Past NJEA President, Wendell Steinhauer, Past BCEA President, Mary Steinhauer, Alnetta Price BCREA President, and Toni Guerra BCREA VicePresident were all in attendance at the Spring Meeting and Luncheon of the BCREA