Florida Retired Educators Association ~ 8950 9th St. North ~ Suite 105
St. Petersburg, FL  33702-3047 ~ info@frea.org  ~ 727-577-6400
Legislative News
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and that you vote! 
January  25-27 FREA Board Officers, Legislative Committee members, and interested FREA members will convene in Tallahassee for Legislative meetings and to visit their state lawmakers.  The fight to keep the Florida Retirement System Pension unchanged is an ongoing issue.  So far wiser heads have prevailed as state after state and commission after commission come to realize that, if run correctly, a pension fund is the most beneficial and cost effective way to ensure the futures of retireesPlease call the FREA Office for details if you are interested.
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     Above is a custom poster created for Broward County.  Units may request a customized poster with details particular to their dates, prizes, contact info, etc.  Click on the Poster above tosee a full size picture.  To request posters contact the FREA office info@frea.org
2016 FREA Governor's Proclamation Now Available
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Florida Retired
Educators Day 2015


Why Should You Join FREA?

You gain 3 Important Benefits, that's why:

1. Help strengthen our voice in our fight to preserve the Florida Retirement System for the present & future health of Florida’s economy.

2. Save money by using our Member Benefits and Discounts

3. Join a community of retired educators and school personnel who continue to make a positive difference in the world around them.
The Sandwich GenerationAre you one of them?  These are people who have children and parents who need care.  Retirees stretched to the limit not only financially, but in free time and energy.  FREA recognizes that.  The financial support we ask of you is important and minimal: $35 a year-easily recouped by using our benefits. You also become part of an active and engaged community of retirees who have “been there”. And you remain up to date on the continuing fight to protect the FRS.  Your support comes from the strength we gain by growing our numbers.  Each member grows our strength and helps ensure the survival of FRS as benefit to the State of Florida  and her retirees.  The future of the FRS depends upon you, your family, and friends.  Please join us! 

     Members-at-Large: Units are important to FREA and a strong and healthy unit is an amazing source of support, camaraderie and fun—and if you can join one, you would be welcome. But what if you live in an area with no unit, or the unit has an inconvenient meeting time or location? Or you just do not have the energy? We understand. The generation of educators and school personnel retiring these days are doing so into a very different world than existed even 20 years ago. Becoming an FREA Member-at-Large is a great way to support FREA without taxing your already overburdened schedule and all benefits still apply!