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. 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 or emailing email@example.com 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.
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The bylaws have been revised and approved effective, May 19, 2021. 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.
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Directors At-Large 2023-2024 Twila Leavitt Nancy Moore Cathy Morse Kathy Smith Margaret Sullivan-Rucka
Involvement Committee The Involvement Committee meets to coordinate VBREA activities on the first Tuesday of each month at various locations beginning at 10:00 a.m. If you would like to attend, email Nancy Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org for the location.
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 Wednesday of the month beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Brick House Diner in Providence Square shopping center.
LEAD: Twila Leavitt, Director At-large
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!!