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  • News (All) | OCREA

    Latest News I'm a title. ​Click here to edit me. News Title 01 MAR. 23, 2023 I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. Click Preview to see my content. To update me, go to the Data Manager. Read More News Title 02 MAR. 23, 2023 I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. Click Preview to see my content. To update me, go to the Data Manager. Read More News Title 03 MAR. 23, 2023 I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. Click Preview to see my content. To update me, go to the Data Manager. Read More News Title 04 MAR. 23, 2023 I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. Click Preview to see my content. To update me, go to the Data Manager. Read More News Title 05 MAR. 23, 2023 I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. Click Preview to see my content. To update me, go to the Data Manager. Read More News Title 06 MAR. 23, 2023 I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. Click Preview to see my content. To update me, go to the Data Manager. Read More

  • Scholarship Programs | Academic | Teaching | Technical | OCREA

    Scholarship Programs Learn More About Our Higher Learning Education for High School students who wish to pursue a career in teaching, technical students, and teachers who wish to pursue a post-graduate degree in education can apply for the scholarships using the forms available on this website. Retired Educators Foundation of Orange County Florida The leadership of Orange County Retired Educators Association (OCREA) formed a nonprofit foundation to manage funds received from the sale of property that was purchased to house retired teachers. The interest, after expenses have been paid, is used for scholarships. The Foundation has identified three non-renewable types of scholarships: Academic Scholarships for Orange County Public School (OCPS) graduating seniors Technical Scholarships for students from Orange Technical College Educators Scholarship for an OCPS teacher working on a graduate degree. The number of scholarships given, and the dollar amount is dependent on the interest generated from the funds in the Foundation account. Florida Retired Educators Foundation The Foundation (FREF) is a not for profit autonomous are the FREA. It provides scholarships to high school seniors planning to become teachers, assistance for retired educators facing financial crisis, and publishes scientific works of significance that relate to education. FREF is made up of ten trustees, one from each district. They manage scholarship monies, screen applications from the local units, and grant one-year renewable scholarships as monies are available to graduating high school students who plan to become teachers. This scholarship program is managed by an OCREA Committee. It was named for Ernest and Ruth Hawk, long-time local promoters of teaching scholarships. The goal is to support young people who wish to become teachers. The recipient of the local FREF nomination will also receive this one-time-only scholarship of $2000. Monies to fund the scholarship are raised from the Little Red School House donations and the sale of used books. Ernest & Ruth Hawk Scholarship The FREF Foundation Board is made up of nine directors elected from OCREA membership and the current OCREA President (Ex Officio). In turn, they elect their own officers. REFOC Board of Directors: ​ David Magee, Chair Cathy Thompson, Vice Chair Janice Quint, Treasurer Brenda Alston, Secretary Christie Woods, Ex Officio Cynthia Hubbard Prince Kelley Gwen Mercer Gary Moser Nancy Pelser-Borowicz District VIII Trustee Debra Dykes Kornhaus unionlady4ever@gmail.com ​ FREF Local Committee Chair Kim Stutsman stutsmankim85@gmail.com

  • Educators Graduate Scholarship | Orange County Teacher | Florida | OCREA

    Educators Scholarship Application The Retired Educators Foundation of Orange County, Florida , will award a $2,000.00 scholarship to a teacher working with students in the Orange County (Florida) Public Schools system who is pursuing a Master’s Degree and will continue to work in the classroom for a period of two years. Eligibility ​ Limited to active OCPS teachers Currently enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college/university and has completed a minimum of one course Requires a letter of recommendation from an administrator, supervisor, or individual who knows about the quality of the applicant’s teaching Requires an essay of fewer than 300 words discussing the following: The attributes or circumstances that qualify you to be a recipient of this scholarship Your educational and career goals Any clubs, chairmanships, professional associations, community, and or religious organizations may be included Scholarship Award ​ The amount of this scholarship will be $2,000, one time only, and will be given to the recipient. Upon selection, the money will be awarded upon proof of enrollment in the program. Use the online Educators Scholarship Application form below to apply: Educators Apply

  • News Title 01

    News Title 01 Full Name MAR. 23, 2023 I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. Click Preview to see my content. To update me, go to the Data Manager. I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. To update me, go to the Data Manager. The Data Manager is where you store data to use in your site pages, or collect data from site visitors when they submit a form. This collection in the Data Manager is already set up with some fields and content. To customize it with your own content, you can import a CSV file or simply edit the placeholder text. You can also add more fields which you can connect to other page elements so the content displays on your published site. Remember to sync the collection so your content is live! You can add as many new collections as you need to store or collect data. With Presets, we’ve handled the page set up for you, but you can create the exact same functionality in your other site pages. To connect page elements to data, the first step is to add a dataset to the page and choose the collection you want to use. From the dataset Settings panel, you can filter or sort the available items, decide how your users can interact with the page (read/write), and more. Next, select the element you want to connect to the data, and choose the field you want to connect it to. So simple! If you want to add even more capabilities, enable Developer Tools to use JavaScript and APIs to add custom interactions and functionality to your site. To see what’s possible and get answers to your questions, check out the Wix Code Forum. < Previous News Next News >

  • News Title 03

    News Title 03 Full Name MAR. 23, 2023 I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. Click Preview to see my content. To update me, go to the Data Manager. I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. To update me, go to the Data Manager. The Data Manager is where you store data to use in your site pages, or collect data from site visitors when they submit a form. This collection in the Data Manager is already set up with some fields and content. To customize it with your own content, you can import a CSV file or simply edit the placeholder text. You can also add more fields which you can connect to other page elements so the content displays on your published site. Remember to sync the collection so your content is live! You can add as many new collections as you need to store or collect data. With Presets, we’ve handled the page set up for you, but you can create the exact same functionality in your other site pages. To connect page elements to data, the first step is to add a dataset to the page and choose the collection you want to use. From the dataset Settings panel, you can filter or sort the available items, decide how your users can interact with the page (read/write), and more. Next, select the element you want to connect to the data, and choose the field you want to connect it to. So simple! If you want to add even more capabilities, enable Developer Tools to use JavaScript and APIs to add custom interactions and functionality to your site. To see what’s possible and get answers to your questions, check out the Wix Code Forum. < Previous News Next News >

  • Academic Scholarship Application | Future Educators | OCREA

    Academic Scholarship Application The Retired Educators Foundation of Orange County, Florida (REFOC) will award $2,000.00 scholarships to qualifying students from the Orange County, Florida, public high schools. The scholarship check is paid to the recipient, not the institution, following proof of college enrollment — college ID and schedule. The following requirements must be met. Eligibility ​ Minimum requirements: Weighted GPA of 4.0 and SAT score of 1200 or ACT of 25. ​​ Comple ted application form. Minimum SAT score of 1200 (reading and math) or minimum ACT score of 25 (no Super scoring). Minimum WEIGHTED GPA of 4.0 — to be circled but NOT HIGHLIGHTED on transcript. Updated and stamp ed official high school transcript. One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher. A typed one page essay of no more than three hundred words. An acceptance letter from a college that is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges or similar regionally accredited association. Attach a typed sheet titled Extracurricular Activities listing your activities using four columns: Activity Position Held School Year Approximate Hours Attach a typed sheet titled Community Leadership listing your positions and participation in church, community activities, and volunteer services using four columns: Activity Position Held School Year Approximate Hours Attach a typed sheet titled Work Experience listing the following: Position Place of Employment Responsibilities School Year Approximate Hours Use the online Academic Scholarship Application form below to apply:

  • FREA Board Officers | Florida State Retired Educators Association | OCREA

    Florida State Retired Educators Association Board Officers info@frea.org www.frea.org Florida State Retired Educators Association (FREA) Purpose is to promote the economic, social, and professional status of retired teachers, exchange of information of value to them; safeguard and improve retirement benefits through legislation; and to promote the involvement of retired teachers in community service. Florida Retired Educators Foundation (FREF) The foundation was established to provide for future teachers; Grants to current teachers for special projects; Grants to Educators in Financial Crisis. 2022-2024 FREA State Board Officers Edwinna Williams President ​ ​ Harriet Jenkins Preside nt-Elect ​ ​ Melanie Waite Secr etary ​ ​ Dr. Gayle Hodges Trea surer ​ ​ Anita Schmitt State D irector ​ ​ Linda Stephens West District VIII Director ​ ​ Anne Fagan Executive Director 8950 9th St. N. Suite 105 St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3047 ​ ​ Division Of Retirement ​ 1-866-446-9377 (TRS 711) https://www.dms.myflorida.com/workforce_operations/retirement/contact_us FREA Annual Convention May 14-16, 2024 Saddlewood Resort 5700 Saddlebrook Way Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 FREA Meetings

  • About OCREA | Orange County Retired Educators Assocoiation | Florida

    About OCREA Orange County Retired Educators Association is a non-profit organization, an affiliate of the Florida Retired Educators Association (FREA) and the National Retired Teachers Association. The Association was formed in 1958 and has grown significantly in over 60 years. We are an association of retired teachers and university professors. Our aim is to help retired members who are in financial crisis, give scholarships to high school students in our county who want to study teaching at the university, influence legislation, and to volunteer our time in helping others while keeping ourselves meaningfully occupied. Please donate today to support OCREA activities. Our Objectives To operate for educational and charitable purposes. To promote the health and safety of retired educators in Florida, as well as their social, professional, educational, and economic well-being. To help retired educators to maintain their identity with the educational profession, retain their professional concern for the education of young people, and promote lifelong learning for mature adults. To encourage positive involvement in the community and respond to community needs through existing OCREA programs. By volunteering their time and energy, retired educators have something to look forward to. To provide social opportunities for fellowship among retirees. To assist in preparing active educators and prospective retirees for retirement by promoting and assisting in pre-retirement seminars and workshops. To provide leadership in promoting and monitoring legislation that will affect current and future members’ retirement and health benefits and educational issues. To provide scholarships to high school seniors planning to become teachers. To provide scholarships for educators who wish to continue their education in a master’s degree. To raise funds and donate them to several activities and scholarships. To promote the local programs of the Florida Retired Educators Association and the National Retired Teachers Association. To disburse OCREA funds in the furtherance of the objectives of the Association, as set forth above and in accordance with Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code of 1976. Our Activities 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. Some of our legislative activities include visiting, calling, writing, and emailing legislators concerning our positions on issues pertaining to retirement legislation and other educational issues that are important to us. We donate regularly to several activities to support both state and local scholarships. Monetary collections at all meetings, and fund-raising activities at district and state meetings are just a few of our activities. Volunteering our time to assist others such as working in schools, hospitals, or churches, tutoring non-English speaking individuals, and serving as docents at local museums and meals-on-wheels, keep our spare time occupied. Providing desserts, other goodies, and household and personal items to The Russell Home for atypical Children and The Ronald McDonald House for families of hospital patients is a popular project. We also collect pop-top tabs for their collection.

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    About Us Finding Inspiration in Every Turn This is your About Page. This space is a great opportunity to give a full background on who you are, what you do and what your website has to offer. Double click on the text box to start editing your content and make sure to add all the relevant details you want site visitors to know. Our Story Every website has a story, and your visitors want to hear yours. This space is a great opportunity to give a full background on who you are, what your team does, and what your site has to offer. Double click on the text box to start editing your content and make sure to add all the relevant details you want site visitors to know. If you’re a business, talk about how you started and share your professional journey. Explain your core values, your commitment to customers, and how you stand out from the crowd. Add a photo, gallery, or video for even more engagement. Meet The Team Don Francis Founder & CEO Ashley Jones Tech Lead Tess Brown Office Manager Lisa Rose Product Manager Kevin Nye HR Lead Alex Young Customer Support Lead Our Clients

  • Home | Orange County Retired Educators Association | Florida

    Who We Are We are a non-profit organization of retired teachers and university professors who are affiliated with the Florida Retired Educators Association (FREA) and the National Retired Teachers Association. Learn More What We Do Our objectives are to: Operate for educational and charitable purposes Promote the health and safety of retired educators Raise funds and v olunteer in our community Provide scholarships to high school seniors and practicing teachers Learn More

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    News Title 06 Full Name MAR. 23, 2023 I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. Click Preview to see my content. To update me, go to the Data Manager. I'm a paragraph. I'm connected to your collection through a dataset. To update me, go to the Data Manager. The Data Manager is where you store data to use in your site pages, or collect data from site visitors when they submit a form. This collection in the Data Manager is already set up with some fields and content. To customize it with your own content, you can import a CSV file or simply edit the placeholder text. You can also add more fields which you can connect to other page elements so the content displays on your published site. Remember to sync the collection so your content is live! You can add as many new collections as you need to store or collect data. With Presets, we’ve handled the page set up for you, but you can create the exact same functionality in your other site pages. To connect page elements to data, the first step is to add a dataset to the page and choose the collection you want to use. From the dataset Settings panel, you can filter or sort the available items, decide how your users can interact with the page (read/write), and more. Next, select the element you want to connect to the data, and choose the field you want to connect it to. So simple! If you want to add even more capabilities, enable Developer Tools to use JavaScript and APIs to add custom interactions and functionality to your site. To see what’s possible and get answers to your questions, check out the Wix Code Forum. < Previous News Next News >

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