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Retired teachers celebrate 30th anniversary

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Members of the Bellmore-Merrick Retired Teachers Association recently celebrated the organization’s 30th anniversary.

Former educators in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District gathered at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho on May 21 to commemorate the birth of the retired teachers association, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization.

The mission of the Bellmore-Merrick Retired Teachers Association is to provide opportunities for its members to stay connected to the educational community on a local, state and national level, according to its website. Board members said the group’s objectives are:

Along with the retired teachers, past and present officials of the Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary Teachers attended the 30th anniversary party. Sheila Goldberg, a retired teacher from the Plainedge School District who serves as president of New York State United Teachers Retired Council 17, also spoke at the ceremony.