April 2018 Newsletter: Word Document or PDF
President’s Message: April-May
Greeting from the winter that doesn’t seem to want to end!
I am anticipating the Spring Meeting of NJREA on April 26th. It is a good experience to meet other retirees and speak of issues we all have in common.
Our Spring Luncheon is the 9th of May at the Avalon Links Restaurant in Swainton beginning at 11:00 am. Look for the registration form in the Spring newsletter coming soon to your email box or mailbox. This year will be the election of the President, Treasurer, and Communications Secretary for two year terms. If you are interested in serving in any of those positions, please contact Anne Doyle by email and let her know.
Politically, the spring is shaping up to be an interesting one. The are contested primaries at the federal level with numerous candidates of both major parties campaigning for the honor of replacing retiring Representative Frank LoBiondo.
On the state level, the State Senate President is holding up the agenda of the newly elected governor. I’m not sure if it’s sour grapes or he is just mad he is not the governor.
Governor Murphy has proposed a budget that is very friendly to education and the budget process has commenced with hearings and methods of finding funding sources for his proposals. See above.
And finally, I am letting you all know that I will be retiring from office when my term expires. With nearly two years of retirement under my belt and day after day of doing what I want, we will be relocating to Charleston, West Virginia to help out with our new grandchild.
Growing up in Cape May County has taught me a great deal. This is an incredibly beautiful spot surrounded by nature and the least predictable weather on the eastern seaboard. What is has not taught me is that maps frequently have a third dimension; up! The funniest part of looking for a house to relocate in is to find the driveway that isn’t either a ski slope into the garage or a launching track for ski jumpers.
It has been a pleasure to serve.
Thank you for allowing me to serve,