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UNIT 21 SKAGIT, ISLAND AND SAN JUAN RETIREES' ASSOCIATION
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Skagit-Island-San Juan
School Retirees

P. O. Box 66
Burlington, WA 98233-9998

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WHO WE ARE
Leadership Teams - Please join us...

2017-2018 UNIT OFFICERS AND CHAIRS

Bruce Boyer, President
bnboyer@msn.com
Barbara Landrock,Treasurer
360-856-6498 / bland3@hotmail.com
   
Diane Visten, Secretary
360-387-1348 / dvisten@wavecable.com
 

Commitee Chairs

Bruce Boyer, Legislative
bnpboyer@msn.com
Mary Henderson-Jones, Health
360-588-1154 / darreljones@frontier.com
   
Reidar Ytgard, Outreach Chair
360-766-5063 / rmytgard@wavecable.com
Eloise Stendal, Correspondence
360-757-2785 / stendal@comcast.net
   
Barbara Robinson, Membership
360-424-8245 / babsann09@comcast.net
Joyce Moon, Newsletter
360-766-6869 / joycevmoon@gmail.com
   
Kathy Reim, Facebook
kriem@earthlink.net
 

 


WHO ARE WE?

We are teachers, bus drivers, administrators, cooks, secretaries, coaches, and everyone else who works in our schools. We represent all school employees in the state of Washington. And we are YOU in the future!

With over 600 members in the Skagit-Island-San Juan Retirees Association Unit 21, we work, locally to support the efforts of the state organization, Washington State School Retirees Association.


WHAT DO WE DO LOCALLY?

  • We provide mini grants to school employees for the benefit of students.
  • We fund a scholarship to Western Washington University for a student entering the student-teaching phase of training.
  • We support the Boys and Girls Clubs, local food banks and homeless shelters.
  • We work with the League of Women Voters to sponsor Meet and Greet opportunities for local politicians and for you to learn about legislative issues affecting your area.
  • We provide a newsletter throughout the year to keep you informed about legislative news and updates on your retirement and health plans.
  • We host social events that highlight our community offerings.
  • We offer a website with important information. SISRA21.org
  • We work to protect your retirement and your benefits by working with our state organization. We maintain legislative contacts who know your concerns and we keep you informed as issues arise. We are an effective advocate for your future.

WHY JOIN US?

Your dues allow us to continue to work on your behalf. It is a challenging task to keep the legislature from making cuts to pensions and/or health care benefits. Your membership can be an important part of that effort. Remember the more members we have, the more they will listen. Do not wait until you retire to become active. Make sure your concerns are heard now. Please consider joining our group.

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A Gift for a Purpose

A Gift for a Purpose

^ Above: Diane Visten and Bruce Boyer delivering a mini grant to teachers to a Camano Island School. Diane Visten delivering a mini grant to Linda Kilpatrick at a Concrete Elementary School.

This coming fall we plan to fund our mini grant program again. We plan to offer $150 mini grants this year, to augment projects that will enhance student learning across the Skagit, Island, San Juan schools. Remember that if you are a member you are given priority over nonmembers. This past year we funded 25 mini grants and hope to at least fund that many again or perhaps more.

This is Unit 21's second year of funding a scholarship for a student that is about to enter the student teaching phase of their training. Our scholarship program is in collaboration with Western Washington University. Our next newsletter will announce the winner of that scholarship.