The VBREA Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at Haygood United Methodist Church, 4713 Haygood Road, Virginia Beach. Annual elections were conducted at this meeting. The following were elected as At-Large Directors for the 2023-2024 two-year term: Twila Leavitt, Nancy Moore, and Cathy Morse. Please join me in congratulating and thanking them for continuing to serve! There are two At-Large Director positions that remain vacant and have been vacant for several years now. Please consider volunteering for these positions and help us to keep VBREA active!! The VBREA Annual State of the Organization presentation was also made during this meeting. To view the power point of the presentation, please go to the VBREA EVENTS page to download the file.
There will not be a General Membership Meeting in December. Instead, we will be hosting the 2022 VBREA Annual Holiday Luncheon. It will be held a week earlier than our regular membership meeting on December 14, 2022, at Virginia Beach National Golf Club, 2500 Tournament Drive, Virginia Beach, at 12:00 noon. There will be a $20 charge for members and $25 for guests -- VBREA will be picking up the excess costs. Please join us for fellowship and celebrating the holiday season!
The next General Membership Meeting will be January 18, 2022. Stay tuned to the website and your email for the location. For those of you who cannot make it to the meetings, Board meeting minutes are posted on the "Stay Connected" page of the website.
The Involvement Committee is continuing to work out details for alternate sites for our 2023 meetings. We would like to begin having speakers at our meetings again. 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 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.
Get involved in VBREA!! We are in desperate need of more volunteers to serve on our Board and committees. As stated earlier, there are two At-Large Director positions vacant and we 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.