Retired educators need our attentionPublished 12:05am Tuesday, April 29, 2014
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela.
Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi (REPM) was founded in 1967.
We promote economic, social and the professional welfare of retirees.
Our mission is to serve the interests of retired educators in the state of Mississippi.
We support legislation to protect and improve benefits for retirees throughout Mississippi, including the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).
We work with other groups to safeguard the interest of our members.
REPM is proud of its association with Public Employees Retirement (PERS) System of Mississippi.
PERS serves those who served others by providing guaranteed lifetime retirement benefits, disability and survivor protection.
The association holds workshops every October in each district to keep retirees informed and to hear the needs and ideas of the members.
REPM awards six scholarships annually.
The applicant must have made a decision to become a teacher in Mississippi; classified as at least a second semester freshman in a state supported college or university with an above average GPA.
The scholarship is awarded for one year and may be renewed for one additional year; each semester’s award will be $500 paid directly to the scholarship recipient.
REPM also sponsors teacher grants. Two teachers in each district will be awarded a $500 grant for student enrichment.
Teachers receiving the grants will be notified in November.
All funds are to be spent in the spring semester of the year it was granted.
As director of District 6, I proudly serve units in the following counties: Adams, Amite, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marion, Pike, Simpson, Walthall and Wilkinson.
Please consider joining an association that serves at the advocate and the voice for school retirees and gives retiree needs undivided attention.
For more information, send inquiries to 30 Lincoln Heights Road, Natchez, MS 39120.
Barbara Winston is director of District 6 for the Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi.