The Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association and the Palm Beach CTA-Retired combined resources with Pelican Financial Group and Rita Raynor of Met Life to sponsor a Pre-Retirement Roundtable recently at the CTA Complex.
The event was organized by CTA Labor Relations Consultant Minnie Williams and Retirement Committee Chair Brenda Bluntson. CTA retirees Imani Betts, Kay W. Brown, Kenneth Long, Yvonne Odom, Janet Portnow and Sharon Purce addressed matters of concern from the group of aspiring retirees.
Items covered during the roundtable were the pros and cons of early retirement, protecting Social Security, pros and cons of DROP, making insurance choices, reentering the school system after retirement and adjusting to retirement.
Also, the Palm Beach County CTA-Retired met recently for its monthly meeting and to celebrate Black History Month.
The members enjoyed an ethnic pot luck luncheon. Entertainment was presented by writer, poet and CTA-Retiree Sharon E. Puree and FREA retiree and Ebony chorale member Flora H. Jackson.
The Palm Beach County CTA-Retired meets every second Tuesday at the CTA Complex on Spencer Drive in West Palm Beach.