As this page suggests we are, retired, dedicated volunteers serving the Virginia Beach Retired Employees Association. Strong work ethics saw us through our careers with the city and we continue our dedication as a member of the VBREA.
VBREA Beginnings Our association was started in 2006 at the request of then City Manager, Mr. James K. Spore, as a city partnership under the guidance of the city's Administrative Leadership Team.
A mailbox located within the city has been dedicated exclusively for VBREA usage, a savings/banking account was established, monthly meetings were established and a unique contribution number was assigned to the VBREA for the United Way annual contributions.
The existence of this association is intended to keep retired members informed of current city business and to help retirees be better aware of current volunteer opportunities within the city.
Mission Statement The mission of the association is to enhance the quality of life for its members. The association organizes activities of special interest to retirees, establishes and maintains a liaison with appropriate city staff to assure retiree interests are being recognized, and provides a channel of communication through which interest and concerns can be represented to the city administration.
VBREA Structural Diagram Below is the VBREA Structural Diagram. As indicated, the President/Executive Director oversees the Webmaster and three (3) additional Executive Directors as well as five (5) At-large Directors.
Each of the five (5) At-large Board Members acts as liaison between the board body and the respective committees identified below. The At-large Director may, or may not, additionally serve as the Lead for a committee.
General membership are encouraged to serve on their desired committee. The member need only step-forward by contacting any board member to volunteer.Serving is highly recommended and appreciated.
Guidelines and Bylaws The VBREA Duties and Responsibilities - Guidelines for Directors, Committees, and the Webmaster identifies each position, duties, tasks, and points of contact related to those actions.
Click the image to the right to download the VBREA Duties and Responsibilities - Guidelines.
The bylaws have been revised and approved effective, December 16, 2020. The original, fully executed, hard-copy document is filed with the board's formal papers. Download a copy by clicking on the file to the right.
Click the image to the right to download the VBREA Bylaws.
VBREA Directors Board Meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday, or as needed, at the City of Virginia Beach Municipal Center in the Agriculture Building, #14 beginning at 9:30 a.m.** JOIN US! **(Temporarily moved to Gus & George's Spaghetti and Steak House, 4312 Virginia Beach Boulevard, at 11:30 a.m. due to State restrictions and no General Membership Meetings. Stay tuned to this site and the CALENDAR page on this site for when General Membership meetings will resume and the Board Meetings will return to 9:30 a.m.)
The VBREA directorship positions exist to monitor and guide membership while serving under the association Bylaws.
President/ Executive Director: Pete Leavitt
Vice-President/ Executive Director: Phillip J. White
Secretary/ Executive Director: Kathy Smith
Treasurer/ Executive Director: Donna Brehm
Directors At-Large 2021-2022 Twila Leavitt Nancy Moore Cathy Morse Rose Reason 1 Vacancy - we are looking for volunteers!!!
Involvement Committee The Involvement Committee meets to coordinate VBREA activities on the first Tuesday of each month at the Municipal Center in the Agriculture Building, #14 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
LEAD: Nancy Moore, Director At-large
Communications Committee The Communications Committee publishes a quarterly newsletter and communicates applicable retiree news to our membership along with an array of additional responsibilities promoting communications. The committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month beginning at 9:30 a.m.
LEAD: Twila Leavitt, Director At-large
The Communications Committee is specifically looking for 2 volunteers - one to manage the VBREA Facebook account and one to do a newsletter for the organization. If you are interested, please email Twila at the website email address below.
YOUR Retiree Association NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!! Want to serve as a Board Member or participate on one of our committees? We look forward to hearing from you!!