Congratulations on your retirement! With the annual PAT Retirement Reception canceled again due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will miss seeing you. Nonetheless, we hope you will join Portland Metro Area Educators-Retired to maintain your connection with your union and other colleagues for an Active Voice. Active Life.
PMAE-Retired maintains an active social presence with hoped-for, once-a-month activities to resume in the Portland metro area, such as visiting museums, manufacturing businesses, outdoor reserves, and other places of interest. We also hold a breakfast every other month—online this past year—at various restaurants around the metro area. We hold membership meetings (again online this past year) every two months with business items, with updates on legislative and political activities and speakers on various topics of interest to retirees. You will receive our electronic newsletter, OurTimes, five times a year. Furthermore, your unified membership will keep your OEA and NEA benefits coming.
To join us, please complete our Membership form and return. Please also visit OEA-Retired's website to join OEA-Retired and NEA-Retired. There are three membership options to consider, with dues of only $10 to PMAE-Retired for each category:
• Lifetime—if you have paid for Lifetime with both OEA-Retired and NEA-Retired.
• Annual—$25 for OEA-Retired and $35 for NEA-Retired, combined.
• Substitute—as you will continue as an OEA and NEA member.
As an added enticement, PAT has agreed again to pay the $10 fee for one year, if you join now.
By mailing in your completed Membership form by July 30, your name also will be entered into a drawing for a $40 gift card.
We hope to hear from you soon!
PMAE-Retired Vice President and Membership chair
Portland Association of Teachers