Retired teachers celebrate 30th anniversary


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:

  • To act as a liaison between Bellmore-Merrick retired teachers and the Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary Teachers.
  • To maintain and improve service available through local, state and national affiliates.
  • To maintain and improve legislation on the local, state and national levels.
  • To keep association members informed professionally, politically and socially.
  • To stay professionally and socially involved with active teachers and retirees.

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.