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BEREA Meeting News

  • The Bryan -Evans Retired Educators Association had the first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in the social hall of Pembroke United Methodist Church at 10:30 AM in Pembroke. 

  • Paul Brooksher, Ph.D.,  Superintendent of the Bryan County School System spoke to the group.  He was very informative about the new schools at both ends of the county, our currant status concerning test scores, and the currant problems with growth BCSS is facing in the upcoming years.

  • Jeff Barnes presented a  program about  The Red Cross. He told us about how he became involved as a volunteer and some of the things he has encountered.  Mr. Barnes also said that Bryan County has a very limited number of members. There is only one volunteer from the North end and they need help.  They not only go to major disasters but also help people in our own community. For example,  house fires, homes destroyed by nature such as a tree falling on a house or damaged by wind or tornadoes. He handed out information on how people can help the red cross, not only by donations but service. Please contact Jeff or Alice Barnes or go on line if you would like to help. 

  • Lunch was  provided by the United Methodist Women. There was  homemade soups, salads, cornbreads and crackers, homemade pound cake and chocolate Layer cake, coffee and tea! 

  • Things To Remember: 

    •  We need a new president and secretary next year.

    • You need to start collecting your volunteer hours

    • The GREA is collecting can tabs for the Shriners Hospital in Greenville. 

    • Our next meeting: Feb. 10th at 10:30 AM in Richmond Hill at the Southern Image. Program: Benefits of AMBA

    •  The 2015 State GREA convention will be held this year at Lake Lanier, in Buford, Ga.

    Registration Form

    GREA 57th Annual Convention

    Lake Lanier Islands, Buford, Ga.

    April 28, 29, and 30, 2015


In  Attendance to the January  Meeting 2015
Alice Barnes

Barbara Estes

Dorothy Geter

Olivia Harvey

Patsy Haire

Beth Odom

Becky Sharpe

Nancy Page

Janet Strickland

Jerry Swain

Wynelle Purcell

Jean Owens

Anne Sanders

Anne Miller



Paul Brooksher, Ph.D.,  Superintendent of the Bryan County School System

 Jeff Barnes:  The Red Cross Working  for You



Paul Brooksher, Ph.D.


Jeff Barnes


Jean Owens


Barbara Estes