On behalf of the VBREA Board, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Sullivan-Rucka to the Board as an At-Large Director. Margaret volunteered and was voted in unanimously at the Board Meeting on June 21, 2023, to fill a vacant At-Large Director position for the remaining term of 2023-2024. Thank you, Margaret, and WELCOME!!!
The 2023 VBREA Annual Picnic was held on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market. It was great to see and catch up with friends and former co-workers. Check out the pictures on the VBREA EVENTS page. The next General Membership Meeting will be Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 12:00 noon, at Golden Corral at 400 S. Independence Boulevard in Virginia Beach. Our guest speaker will be Kaitlyn Hodges from Virginia Beach Libraries Special Services. Hope to see you there!!
For those of you who cannot make it to the meetings, Board meeting minutes are posted on the "Stay Connected" page of the website. Information from our speakers is posted on the "Services and Opportunities" page. Check out the valuable information and brochures our speakers have provided.
The Involvement Committee is continuing to work out details for alternate sites for our meetings. If you have any suggestions for meeting sites and/or speakers, please email their information to the attention of our Involvement Committee at email@example.com. The Communications Committee is also seeking volunteers to assist with keeping our members informed. They are specifically looking for someone who can administer and maintain official social media sites for VBREA. Please email the webmaster to volunteer!
Get involved in VBREA!! We are in desperate need of more volunteers to serve on our Board and committees. The Secretary position is vacant and there are one At-Large Director position vacant. We also need a volunteer to chair and organize our Benefits Committee. You, the members, make VBREA what it is by participating. Thank you to those that have volunteered to help on the committees. Contact our Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in any positions on the Board or committees. Please help to continue making VBREA a wonderful organization for City of Virginia Beach retirees.
The VBREA website is updated often so check it out often to stay informed about events and other messages posted which relate to retirement issues: www.vbrea.org. Add VBREA.org to your favorites. Also, check your email often for important information from VBREA as blasts are sent by the Communications Committee. Check your Spam folder just in case the VBREA emails end up there. Also check the calendar for upcoming VBREA and City events. So much is going on and I want each retiree to be informed and enjoy. Be sure to inform us with address changes if you move or if you change your email address so you don't miss any communication from us.
Remember, this is your organization and the members make it what it is.