DeKalb Education Retirees Association recognizes commissioners

The DeKalb Education Retirees Association presents the county commission with recognition from the state retirement association.

President Janice Luther and Vice President Anita Gibson attended the DeKalb County Commission Meeting on Nov. 12, 2019. They presented the commission with recognition from the state retirement association which acknowledged that DeKalb County Retired Teachers had given the state service in the amount of over 4150,000 over the past year. Pictured is the proclamation showing the dollar amount the DERA Education Retirees Association of DeKalb gave in-service hours the past year. 

The DeKalb Education Retirees Association met Dec. 6, 2019 at Kelly’s Kitchen in Rainsville. After the meeting, officer and committee reports were given and accepted. 

R.J. Simpson, pictured right, a DeKalb retired teacher and author, was introduced for the program. She told of her trip to be becoming an author and explained how to publish a book. She has 12 published books and many others waiting to be published. Her latest published book, Petrov Vostake, is Missing came from an idea given by her daughter and debuted on Dec. 6. Her books can be found at Barns & Noble, Amazon, and DeKalb Public Library. 

The DERA will present a pre-retired seminar on Jan. 13 at NACC for those planning retirement in the next couple of years. Anita Gibson is in a run-off on Feb. 7 for Retired Position #2. Ballots will be mailed to all members in January. The next meeting is Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. at Kelly’s Kitchen in Rainsville. 

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