A.R.E.A announces July Meeting
Aroostook Retired Educators Association (A.R.E.A.) will meet Tuesday, July 222014 at Nadeau Hall on the Univeristy of Maine at Fort Kent campus. Registration will be at 11:00 am; a buffet luncheon will be served at noon . The cost of the meal is $13. Lunch will be followed by the business meeting and program. The guest speaker will be Robert Souther discussing hospice. The remembrance program conducted by Richard Rand will follow.
At the MEA-R State Convention held at the Augusta Civic Center in May, Faye O’Leary Hafford was presented with the A.R.E.A. Leadership award. Ann Madore earned the A.R.E.A. Community participation award, and A.R.E.A was once again recognized for meeting the annual membership goal.
Once again A.R.E.A. will continue to collect canned goods and nonperishable items to be distributed to local food pantries. Donations may be brought to the summer meetings. Also A.R.E.A .will be participating in this year’s annual “Day of Caring” to be held in September. Each county affiliate plans a special project to benefit the students in that county. This year A.R.E.A. has chosen to participate in the “Bulging Backpack” project. The project involves filling a backpack with school supplies and donating it to an area school. Donations for this project may also be brought to the summer meetings.