Protecting Your Security

Protecting Your Security

 

Committed to serving the needs and interests of our members

 

About Us

 

The Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts is an organization committed to serving the needs and interests of its members based on democratic principles. We encourage the use of our members’ collective power to promote their economic and social well being while utilizing their professional background and collegiality to develop a sense of community. As an organization devoted specifically to retired educational personnel, the Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts stands as their advocate and is committed to taking any necessary action to promote and protect the interest of its members.

 
 

The Association was founded in 1951 and is the oldest organization in the state for retired educators. It was called the Massachusetts Retired Teachers’ Association at that time. In 1997 the name was changed to Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts (REAM) to keep from confusing it with other organizations which had established themselves within the Commonwealth. REAM is a statewide association with offices in Marlborough, MA. With seventeen local chapters, REAM is also local to its members.

REAM helps protect pensions, offers great benefits and is a way to stay connected to fellow educators. We are the leading voice of retired educators advocating on behalf of retirees of the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System (MTRS). REAM is a dynamic, fun organization with flexible volunteer opportunities and benefits for retired educators and school personnel.

Published quarterly, the Educators Voice keeps members informed of association activities and important legislation. REAM also has an extensive database of member emails for important alters and notifications.

Mission Statement

The Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts is an organization committed to serving the needs and interests of its members based on democratic principles. We encourage the use of our members’ collective power to promote their economic and social well being while utilizing their professional background and collegiality to develop a sense of community. As an organization devoted specifically to retired educational personnel, the Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts stands as their advocate and is committed to taking any necessary action to promote and protect the interest of its members.

 

State Association Officers

 

The State Association, in addition to the above elected positions, is governed by a Board of Directors. Directors are elected annually from the individual chapters. Chapters with a membership of over 600 members for the previous membership year will be entitled to an additional director position. The immediate past president of the Association will also serve as member of the Board of Directors.

 

President

 

Marilyn Frank
Middlesex North Chapter

 

First Vice President

 

Frances Sacco
Middlesex North Chapter

 

Second Vice President

 

Thomas Seawell
Middlesex West Chapter

 

Recording Secretary

 

Sandra Martinez,
Middlesex North Chapter

 

Treasurer

 

Jay Harmon
Middlesex West Chapter

 

State Association Staff

 

 

 

Executive Director – Membership & Communications

 

Karen DeDonato

 

Legislative Services

 

Charles Stefanini, Lobbyist