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  • 279- Retirees

    CTU-R members do not need a log in. Registration is for current CTU members only so that CTU members can see sensitive information relevant to current members only.

    Below is the latest CTU-R updates/information:

    279-R Retiree News from Hazel Hicks, President

    November 13, 2020

    Community Engagement

                In the era of COVID-19, 279-R will be holding its annual Community Engagement activities virtually. THANK YOU for your generous support of our campaign for Socks for the Homeless---to date, we have received about $700 for this effort!  A final tally will be available in the next newsletter.

                In November and December, 279-R will continue to support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. However, since we are not able to meet yet, and to keep everyone safe, we will be collecting donations by mail only. To support the Food Bank, mail a check made out to Greater Cleveland Food Bank to the union office at: 279-R, Cleveland Teachers Union, 1228 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300, Cleveland, OH 44115 for the Sock Drive. Write 279-R in the notation section of your check. We will make sure your donation gets to the Food Bank before the holidays.

                279-R members continue to be very generous in supporting the less fortunate in our community. Until we can safely meet again, we hope you will continue to support this deserving cause through U.S. mail. We have limited access to the union office, but 279-R officers pick up the mail regularly.

    Scholarship Fund

                There are no monthly scholarship raffles right now, but generous 279-R members continue to support our scholarship program at Cleveland State University. Thank you to these members who recently made donations to the scholarship fund: Nicola Ammons; Anonymous; Artis Arnold; Martha Chrosniak; Betty Cleveland; Betty Crouther; Z. Harold Davis, Jr.; Katherine Durkin; Douglas Elersich; Addiebelle Frazier; Katherine Geralds; Jane Huml; Denise Irby; Thomas Luvison; Daniel MacDonald; Rosalyn Miller; Teresa Scott; Constance F. Speed; Bea Weiss; and Marva Williams in honor of Dr. Willie S. Williams and Annie Taylor..

                If you usually purchased raffle tickets at the monthly meetings, please consider sending a check to 279-R with the notation “Scholarship Fund” to the union office. Your support is greatly appreciated by CSU scholarship recipients.

    Newsletter and Website

                If you paid your dues and have not received a November newsletter, please call the retiree line at the CTU office: 216-482-2281. Remember, we are not in the office every day, but will check messages when we are there. We will also continue to post information on the CTU website, www.ctu279.org.

    STRS Board Meetings Online

                STRS Ohio monthly board meetings are being held online now, due to COVID-19 restrictions. ALL STRS retirees are encouraged to log on to these monthly meetings! Let the STRS Ohio Board members know we are paying attention to their decisions.

    Here is the schedule:

    November 18, 19 & 20, 2020 (Board Education & Planning)

    December 16, 17 & 18, 2020

    February 17, 18 & 19, 2021

    March 17, 18 & 19, 2021

    April 14, 15 & 16, 2021

    May 19, 20 & 21, 2021

    June 16, 17 & 18, 2021

    August 18, 19 & 20, 2021

                The State Teachers Retirement Board meets monthly, with the exception of January and July. Meetings are being held online until further notice. Please note that while the Retirement Board generally meets on the third Thursday and Friday of the month, the meeting dates are subject to change. Additional meetings may also be added to the calendar. For the official board meeting dates for each month, watch the STRS Ohio News section on the home page for public meeting notices at www.strsoh.org.

                The next meetings will be November 18 &19. To “attend” the meetings online, go to the STRS Ohio website. On the homepage, under “News,” click on Public Meeting Notice Nov. 18-19.  There will be links to register for both days. To register, you must provide your email address. An email with a link will be sent to you before the meeting. On the day of the meeting, use the email link to join the Board meeting.

                Each month, a new link will be available on the website to register for that month’s meeting.

    From the Member ship Chair, Peggy Snyder:

                Although we are living in uncertain times, you can be sure 279-R, your AFT Affiliate, has your best interests at heart. During this challenging year, there are many changes we will all have to make to ensure we can safely continue the social, political, and philanthropic work for which we have become known. Here is a brief list of what you may expect when you renew your membership:

                Our monthly in-person meetings are suspended until we can meet together safely. We will inform you of the dates and locations when we are able.

                A copy of our monthly Newsletter containing information important to retired Ohio educators will continue to be mailed to you after we receive your dues.

                We will continue to accept donations for our CSU scholarship fund. Checks or money orders can be made out to 279-R and mailed to the CTU office. We sincerely hope that you will rejoin our organization this year. Although things may change, our mission remains the same: to keep you informed and to work on your behalf locally and nationally on issues that affect all of us.

                Please print and complete the 2020-2021 membership form (below) to renew your 279-R membership for 2020-2021. Thank you.

    September 2020 Newsletter

    279-R Retiree News from Hazel Hicks, President September 18, 2020 Community Engagement             In the era of COVID-19, 279-R will be holding its annual Community Engagement activities virtually. In September and October, we will collect donations for Socks for the Homeless.
    Download: 
     neoaft20__Sept20 newsletter.pdf

    2020-21 Membership Form

    Please download, fill out, and send back (with membership payment) the form below.
    Download: 
     2020-21 downloadable CTU-R membership form.pdf


    Jan 14, 2021
    STRS NOMINATION PETITIONS FOR RETIREE SEATS January 14, 2021 Dear STRS Retiree, I am writing to you to ask for your support of Elizabeth Jones and Rudy Fichtenbaum for the upcoming STRS election for the two retiree seats.  During this time of COVID, we need to keep each of us as safe as possible.
    Sep 18, 2020
    279-R Retiree News from Hazel Hicks, President September 18, 2020 Community Engagement             In the era of COVID-19, 279-R will be holding its annual Community Engagement activities virtually. In September and October, we will collect donations for Socks for the Homeless.
    Download: neoaft20__Sept20 newsletter.pdf

    Jul 31, 2020
    Please download, fill out, and send back (with membership payment) the form below.
    Download: 2020-21 downloadable CTU-R membership form.pdf

    Jul 31, 2020
    Local 279-R AFT/OFT Serving all American Federation of Teachers in Northeastern Ohio 279-R     The Halle Building     1228 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300 Cleveland, OH 44115 August 2020 Dear Retiree: Although we are living in uncertain times, you can be sure your AFT Affiliate has your best interests at heart.
    Download: 2020-21 downloadable CTU-R membership form.pdf



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