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NEA-Retired Annual Meeting

Charting the course of NEA-Retired.
NEA-Retired members at the quilt booth Gerald Lillard

NEA Retired Conference - Registration is now Closed

Join us for the NEA-Retired Conference on March 3-5, 2024.

This year’s conference theme is “EDUCATION. DEMOCRACY. FREEDOM. OUR RIGHT! OUR RESPONSIBILITY Retired and Powerful. Promoting, Protecting and Strengthening Education.

We are excited to offer our members training, professional learning, and leadership opportunities. The conference is full of sessions and activities that allow members to learn, connect, and have fun while remaining safe.

The conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL. 151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601. To reserve your room, CLICK HERE by February 10th.

View the Conference Agenda

2024 NEA-Retired Annual Meeting

Meeting Dates: June 30 – July 1, with the meeting opening at 9:30 a.m. on June 30.

Hotel: Information about the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting (RAM) hotel will be shared here once the hotel contract is finalized.

Delegate Check-in/Non-Delegate Member and Guest Registration: All delegates will register online before they arrive in Philadelphia and will need to only check-in upon arrival at the hotel. Retired members who are not delegates, and all guests, must register onsite in the meeting hotel. 

Delegate check-in and member non-delegate and guest registration will be held on the following dates and times. The room in which check-in/registration will be held will be shared once the hotel is confirmed. Additional details about check-in for delegates with physical challenges is forthcoming.

  • June 29: 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • June 30: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • July 1: 7:15 a.m. – noon

Agenda: Tentative agenda coming soon.

SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR THE 2024 RETIRED ANNUAL MEETING: 

  • A 2023 Retired Annual Meeting NBI mandated that Retired state delegations be seated together on the meeting floor. The NEA-Retired Executive Council is working through the processes now of how the NBI will be addressed, and information will be shared on this webpage once plans are finalized. 
  • On June 30th, the doors to the General Session Ballroom will open at 9:00 a.m., 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting. Ballroom doors have traditionally opened at 7:30 a.m., when delegate check-in and member non-delegate and guest registration opens that day.  The reason behind this change is that the room is being used for sound checks by the hotel AV staff prior to 9 a.m.

Retired Governing Documents:  Please visit this webpage to view the current version of the governing documents and to view the accompanying documents providing instructions on how to amend the governing documents. 

New Business Items:  Delegates to the 2024 RAM will be able to submit New Business Items (NBIs) online this year prior to the meeting.

For details on the process and for the submission link, please go here.

Questions?
Please send an email to [email protected].

2024 Retired Annual Meeting Information & Governance Documents

Documents to be adopted:

Business Documents

Standing Documents

Catch up on the 2023 Representative Assembly

Each year, more than 300 delegates from NEA-Retired gather for a two-day meeting to connect with their colleagues and lead the way on key retirement issues.

Read about the 2023 NEA-Retired Annual Meeting here.

2023 Business Meeting Information & Governance Documents

Click on the name of the underlined document or form to view or download it. Documents without an underline are placeholders for documents that are to come.

Documents that were Adopted

Elections information

Links

Jack Kinnaman Donations

Retired Elections and Candidate Information

Grants Application

NEA Member Benefits

NEA-Retired Awards

NEA-Retired recognizes the hard work and contributions of NEA-Retired members through its Distinguished Service Award, Communications Awards for newsletters and websites, and Membership Awards.

NEA-Retired Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to Sarah Borgman, IN, for being honored as the NEA-Retired’s 2023 Distinguished Service Award recipient!

Communications Awards

State Retired e-Newsletters

Retired Print Newsletters

State Retired Website

Winners

Membership Awards

Membership Growth Award

Spirit of Membership Award

  • Award Overview
  • Award Application Form (This form is to be included in the online submission.)
  • Link to Online Submission (The award application deadline is April 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Rubric (This is added for informational purposes only, this is the scoring sheet that will be used by the committee to determine the award winners.)

Committee Reports

NEA-Retired member Marilyn Warner
Through my local, state, and national involvement on various committees, I get to see the enthusiasm of active educators and hear about the projects they’re working on. It’s important to stay involved and help keep public education alive. As a retiree, I have time to work during the day and help the association.
Quote by: Marilyn Warner, Retired Elementary School Teacher
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.