ABOUT MREA

What is the Montana Retired Educators Association?
The Montana Retired Educators Association is an association of retired  educators whose purpose is to promote the professional,
social and economic welfare of all retired school employees.

MREA members connect to fellow educators at the national, state and local levels.  Once you are an MREA member at the state level, you are encouraged to join your
local MREA unit as well as NRTA: AARP's Educator Community.

Many local units have adopted the motto of Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, founder of NRTA and AARP, "To serve, not to be served."

MREA state and local units work to promote and honor continued involvement of school retirees in community service and leadership roles in their local communities.

Currently, there are about 800 retirees in 11 units across Montana with an expansion program in place

MREA offering $1,000 Scholarship 

MREA is again offering two $1,000 scholarships to active teachers in Montana. The applicants need to be currently in or have been accepted in a university graduate program. They should be working towards a higher degree in the field of education.

Last year we received over 40 applicants from 20 plus schools in Montana. It was a very difficult job to choose the winners of the scholarships. The judges were very impressed with the applications that were received. An application for the scholarship can be downloaded below or obtained from the executive director at tbark@bresnan.net. You may share this information with any active educator that you think might be able to take advantage of this opportunity. 

Who is eligible? An active Montana teacher who is currently in, or has been accepted in a university graduate program working towards a higher degree in the field of education.



MREA EXECUTIVE BOARD 2017-2019

Frances Schisler

President

PO Box 83
Dillon, MT 59725
406.683.4329
franschisler1@hotmail.com

Doris Balko

Past President

4845 Lower Miller Creek
Missoula, MT 59803
406.251.2135
dbalko@montana.com

Patsy Olmstead

Vice President

409 Pearl Dr.
Belgrade, MT 59714
406.388.6427
polmstead@bresnan.net

Marilyn Hamer

Executive Director

1722 Montana Avenue
Black Eagle, MT 59414
406.452.2396 406.870.1483
hamermrea@gmail.com

Karen Richardson

Secretary

PO Box 53
Somers, MT 59432
406.253.7581
tbark@bresnan.net

Charlene Suckow

Legislative

2700 Stagecoach Ave.
Great Falls, MT 59404
406.452.0536
cagasuckow@gmail.com

Cheryl Kingery

Treasurer

3201 Wild Rose Lane
Great Falls, MT 59401
406.788.0684
kcherylrk@aol.com

Jean Muir

Treasurer

1720 Central Ave.
Great Falls, MT 59401
406.452.2012
jemuir@bresnan.net

Delores Cameron

With our Youth

612 S Strevell
Miles City, MT 59301
406.234.4830
camerond@midrivers.com 

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES

Tricia Waylett

(District 1)

615 Parkview Way
Missoula, MT 59803
406.549.3538 

Charlene Suckow 

(District 2)

2700 Stagecoach Ave.
Great Falls, MT 59404
406.452.0536
cagasuckow@gmail.com

Kathy Milodragovich

(District 3)

2601 S. Dakota
Butte, MT 59701
406.491.0196
skmilodragovich@gmail.com

Sue Stanton

(District 4)

317 Arrowhead Dr.
Miles City, MT 59301
406.234.5883 406.951.0967
sue.stanton317@gmail.com

MREA UNIT PRESIDENTS

Claudia Johnson

ANACONDA

3810 Lost Creek Rd.
Anaconda, MT 59711
406.563.5009
claudia.j@wildblue.net  

Lorraine Verplougen

BEAR PAW (Havre)

8006 Road 475 N
Havre, MT 59501
406.398.5593
lorraine.verp@mtintouch.net

Rita Fish

BIG SKY (Gallatin & Park Co.)

7380 S 19th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
406.587.3058
Difish7380@gmail.com

Linda Douglas

BUTTE/SILVER BOW

3422 Quincy St.
Butte, MT 59701 
406.494.2100
jdouglas@bresnan.net

Marjorie Reilly

Lewis & Clark (Helena)

PO Box 156
Jefferson City, MT 59638
406.933.5548 

Marilyn Hamer 

NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA (Great Falls)

1722 Montana Avenue

Black Eagle, MT 59414
406.452.2396

marilynhamer@gmail.com

 VACANT

NORTHEAST MONTANA (Glasgow)

 Karen Richardson

NORTH WESTERN MONTANA (Flathead)

PO Box 53
Somers, MT 59932
406.253.7581
tbark@bresnan.net

Delores Cameron

SOUTH EASTERN MONTANA (Miles City)

612 S Strevell
Miles City, MT 59301
406.234.4830
camerond@midrivers.com 

Jim Keef

SOUTH WESTERN MONTANA (Dillon)

226 Eliason Lane
Dillon, MT 59725
406.683.0062
jandlkeef@gmail.com

Jan VanFossen

WESTERN MONTANA (Missoula)

4343 Nicole CT
Missoula, MT 59803
406.853.1230
sjvanfossen@msn.com  

Mike Paterson 

YELLOWSTONE VALLEY (Billings)

3906 Heritage Dr.
Billings, MT 59102
406.656.7561
montana1man2003@yahoo.com 

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