As I reflect over the year 2018, I want to express my gratitude to the members of the Alabama Education Retirees Association! I’ve traveled to many meetings across the state throughout the year and have had the pleasure to meet countless dedicated members; it is a joy to serve you as your Executive Director. AERA members are unparalleled in their continued devotion to the public education community and to their fellow education retirees. Your genuine desire to seek the common good for ALL is inspiring and contagious.
United with the support from the AERA Board of Directors, the AERA staff will continue to serve our members with excellence. Each member matters and deserves nothing less. As we seek to keep AERA’s mission statement in the forefront of our efforts: “Alabama Education Retirees Association, Inc. is dedicated to protecting the benefits and interests for all Alabama public education retirees,” we will march onward as a unified association in doing so.
I look ahead with great expectations and will continue to be “Focusing Forward” in all my endeavors and efforts on your behalf. As quoted by Norman Vincent Peale, “We tend to get what we expect.”
It is my wish that we all share a wonderful, healthy, and prosperous future.