Welcome to Orange County Retired Educators Association (OCREA)
We are a non-profit organization that is affiliated to the Florida Retired Educators Association (FREA) and the National Retired Teachers Association.
Orange County Retired Educators Association is a non-profit organization. We are an association of retired teachers and university professors affiliated to the Florida Retired Educators Association (FREA) and the National Retired Teachers Association. The Association was formed in 1958 and has grown from strength to strength in over 60 years.
OCREA is involved in three scholarship programs which assist students who aspire to become teachers and existing teachers to study at the universities or colleges of their choices. These are:
The Florida Retired Educators Foundation Scholarship
The Ernest And Ruth Hawk Scholarship
The Retired Educators Foundation of Orange County Florida
Interested students can download the forms, complete them, and submit them for consideration.
Join Us - Be A Member
OCREA offers two types of membership. One is Active Membership for retired teachers and professors. The other is associate membership for people who are not in the education field but are interested in the well being of retired and aspiring educators. Annual membership fee is $50.
Details of the membership types are discussed here.
Members of our local association, OCREA and our parent FREA, participate in many activities and projects to promote our mutual goals. The following are just a few of them.
We support the state legislative committee in various ways.
We donate regularly to several activities to support both state and local scholarships.
We volunteer our time to assist others and provide food and goodies to the needy.