East Central Ohio Education Association-Retired

ECOEA Rep to the OEA Retired Advisory Council is Anne Bowles, retired from Wooster EA. Anne was recently reelected to the Advisory Committee. Congratulations Anne!

You can reach Anne at



Read Anne’s latest report from the Advisory Council:

ECOEA-R Newsletter-April 2020

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OEA-Retired Fall Meeting-September 3, 2020

From the OEA-Retired Chairpersons Mary Binegar and Phil Long:

On behalf of the OEA-R Advisory Council, the Program and Services Committee is pleased to announce and invite you to attend the OEA-R 2020 Fall Conference at the OEA Building in Columbus on September 3, 2020. We have some very interesting sessions planned for you:
    Social Justice for Retirees
    Community Involvement
    Educational Issues affecting Retirees
    Technology for Retirees
    A special session for District Retired Chairs
    A double training session for the Action Response Team
The cost of $20 will include light breakfast, snacks, lunch, parking, and registration.
Registration information will be sent out hopefully in June when we have a better determination about the virus. We are in close communication with the OEA Leadership regarding this issue. OEA-R will not put our members in any harmful situation, but we want you to know that plans are being made and are hopeful that we will be able to meet.
All the best wishes to you and your loved ones during this very trying time. Be safe.

ECOEA Holiday Happenings Luncheon

ECOEA members and guests gathered for our annual Holiday Happenings retiree luncheon at the beautiful Pine Tree Barn in Shreve on December 3rd for good food, great conversation and an interesting STRS update from guest Rita Walters, STRS Board member. Did you know that there are 196 STRS recipients that are 100 years old or older? And, there are 125 members that are 99 years old? Our oldest STRS member is 107 years old! Wow! Holiday blessings to them all! Keep up to date with ECOEA with the monthly emailed newsletter. Not receiving the newsletter? Probably because we don’t have a good email address for you. Sign up to receive the newsletter by sending your email to the ECOEA office at ecoea@sbcglobal.net

  • NEA Today for NEA-Retired Members seeking member stories      After a lifetime of service to our nation’s public schools, members maintain a vivid interest in NEA and education policy and news and they want to keep public education strong.        We need your help telling our retired members’ stories–especially those members whose presence will help to showcase the diversity of NEA retirees.      If you know of someone who would make a great interview subject for NEA Today for NEA- Retired Members, please share their contact information with the magazine’s editor, Lisa Leigh.   She may be reached at lleigh@nea.org, or 202/822-7258.