The Chatham Retied Educators Association (CREA) held their regular monthly meetings for the months of November and December at Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant on Abercorn Street. The speaker for the November 10th meeting was Dr. William Sloan, Executive Director of Georgia Retired Educators. Dr. Sloan congratulated Dr. Henrietta Gray and the membership for reaching their recruitment goal for the year. He also gave a brief overview of legislative issues relevant to education and retired educators. Dr. Henrietta Gray thanked the Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church for their hospitality as we celebrated CREA Day on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The December monthly meeting was held on Monday, December 8, 2014. Mrs. Audrey Singleton and President Henrietta Gray presented the CREA Dewey Lee Scholarships to Ms. Christian Upkins, a senior at Armstrong State University and Mr. Issac Wright, a junior at Savannah State University.
Members donated monetary and Christmas gifts to the residents of the Austin House during the months of November and December. The next meeting will be held in February. The 2015 GREA State Conference will be held April 28th-30th at Lake Lanier. All retired Georgia educators are encouraged to join CREA.