Cumberland Count Retired Educators Association presents

Painted Canyons of the West
October 1 -9, 2023


Our Mission

About our Organization


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A Message from our President


Irene Savicky

Hope your holiday season was a happy one that was shared with family and friends! Wishing all of you a Healthy and Happy 2023!

Our December 7, 2022  Luncheon was a great success! Not only did we get good information from Pat Provnick and the CCREA Executive Team, but we were able to enjoy each other's company and have some good food.

I would like to thank Leslie Trucano for setting up the Holiday Entertainment. The Millville Women's Club Choir, under the direction of Debora Permito, was fabulous. Their jovial singing of the Christmas/ Holiday songs definitely put us in the Christmas spirit. They also surprised Bebe DeLussa with a song to celebrate her 101st Birthday which is on January 14, 2023. Happy 101st Birthday Bebe, from all who Love You!

As mentioned at our Holiday Luncheon, I will not be seeking another term as president due to some health issues. The following CCREA Executive Members have expressed interest in running for the following positions:

President: Pamela Garwood
1st Vice-President: Kristina Hulitt
2nd Vice-President: Vacant
Treasurer: Marlene Walker
Recording Secretary: Leslie Trucano
Corresponding Secretary: Vacant

All interested in running for a position may contact Anita Schwartz at (856) 842-7049 or

Nominations will also be taken from the floor at our March 1, 2023 meeting.

With best wishes for a wonderful 2023,

Thank you!
Irene Savicky
CCREA President


Great News…. NJREA members have a direct line to NJREA to have their questions answered: 609-310-4546.

Once you are connected here are the prompt choices to make your life easier:

Option 1: NJREA Officers
Option 2: Pension
Option 3: Medicare/Health Benefits
Option 4: Prudential Life Insurance and Survivor Benefits
Option 5: Member Benefits Program
Option 6: NJREA Website
Option 7: NJREA Newsletter and NJEA Review
Option 8: NJEA PAC
Option 9: NJREA Membership (address changes, membership cards, membership status, etc.)

Option 0: Any Other Questions

Additional Important Phone Numbers you should have on hand

NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits:
(609) 292-7524

Aetna SEHBP Educators Medicare Plan:(866) 816-3662

Optum RX: (844) 368-8765

NJEA Confidential Helpline: (866) 243-6532

Medicare: (800) 633-4227

Social Security Administration: (800) 772-1213


CCREA Scholarships

Through the generosity of the CCREA, NJREA, and other county retired association members, scholarships are provided to students throughout New Jersey and in various counties.

Do you know any Cumberland County High School Seniors interested in a career in Education? If so, encourage them to visit their Guidance Office to complete an application for our

CCREA Scholarship. The deadline for submission is April 5, 2023. Applications are also available on the CCREA website and from the Scholarship Chair at

NJREA Scholarships

NJREA offers different scholarships to students planning on attending four year, two year, and technical education programs.

The deadline for these scholarships is February 1, 2023. Applications can be found on the NJREA website and were also sent to each of the Cumberland County Public High Schools. Cape May, Salem, and Camden County Retired Education Associations also provide scholarships for students in their counties.

If you have family or friends with a graduating senior in these counties, please encourage the students to apply. For scholarship applications in these counties, you can contact Anita Schwartz at for more information.

Print Your NJEA Membership Card

  1. Type in the URL Bar after you see: click on it and it will take you to the NJEA home page.
  2. Log into using your pin and password. Your pin is 2 letters, 2 numbers, 2 letters. Your password is the last 4 digits of your social security number.
  3. Hover the cursor over your name, then right click on your membership card. Then hit print.
  4. When the print preview comes up … print page 1 only.

We are collecting coffee cans until May 2023.

A huge THANKS to those who donated to the Vineland Veterans Home during the holidays. All our donations were very much appreciated! CCREA raised $560.00 for the “Wish List”.

The Vineland Women’s Club and CCREA donated a total of 317 Calendars.

We are collecting coffee cans until May 2023. Please bring to our next meeting. I hope 2023 brings you good health and happiness.

If you have things before then or have any questions, please contact Connie Cossaboom at 856-455-8340.

Important Social Security Information

Medicare Part A, B, D
Members who have 25 years of service and retire from a benefits-eligible position will qualify for state-sponsored health insurance in retirement. Eligible retirees over 65 also receive reimbursement from the state for the Medicare Part B premium for themselves and their spouse or partner on their medical benefits. The standard Medicare Part B premium was $170.10 in 2022.

In 2023, the Medicare Part B premium is decreasing to $164.90. This means that Medicare eligible members will pay $5.20 less per person.




Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The meeting will begin at 11:00 AM. Lunch will be served following the meeting. Our meeting and luncheon will be at New Jersey Motorsports Park, OFFICER'S CLUB, 8000 Dividing Creek Rd., Millville, NJ 08332.

Directions to Motorsports Park Events Building: GPS 8000 Dividing Creek Road

  • Take Buckshutem Road or 555 to Dividing Creek Road
  • Turn onto Motorsports Blvd.
  • Go through the security booth, make left
  • Go over bridge
  • You will see event building in front of you
  • Do not go to Finish Line Restaurant
This is the official newsletter of the Cumberland County Retirees' Education Association.


Nancy Wagner-Jenkins - Maximizing Your Membership Webinar Series

NJEA/NEA Member Benefits

NJEA/NEA Member Benefits and partners will be presenting a series of webinars in 2023. These webinars are designed to help members maximize the benefits of membership.

To register for any of the upcoming webinars log on to

Below are the following available webinars:

  • NJEA Homebuying Helpers is presented online March 1, 2023 @ 4:30 PM.
  •  Springtime Planning Using Your Member Benefits is presented online April 5, 2023 @ 4:30 PM.
  • Summer $avings is presented online May 10, 2023 @ 4:30 PM.

Buyer's Edge Inc. - Orbit Energy & Power, LLC ( Home Solar)

Residential Solar Electricity-Orbit Energy and Power is the Exclusive Solar Provider for Buyer's Edge Inc., an NJEA-sponsored vendor. Members receive $0 Out-of-Pocket for Solar installation plus 1st three months of free Solar up to $500.

Benefits include:

  • No out-of-pocket expense,
  • Increase the value of your home with guaranteed significant savings on your monthly utility bill.

Call for a free consultation with code: Buyer's Edge or login with
Username: 3386 and Password: NJEA.


Helyn Ostroff Golden Apple Award

Awarded by the Cumberland County Retired Educators' Association

Do you know of an individual or organization who:

  • Has served as an example of dedication and service to the schools in Cumberland County?
  • Has made an outstanding contribution to any of our schools in Cumberland County? Please assist the CCREA by making a nomination. The deadline is March 1, 2023.

New Trip Information COMING SOON!

Bonnie Myers

The cruise to the Panama Canal was quite an adventure that included stops in Jamaica, Columbia, Costa Rica, and the Cayman Islands. We enjoyed plenty of daytime and evening entertainment and lots of good food.
I am working with a new Collette representative and information and fliers for future trips will be coming soon. Our trips support the CCREA Scholarship fund. In 2022 our trips raised
$1,300.00 for our scholarships.
Wheaton Arts, Cumberland County, is an arts and cultural center offering educators, students and the public unique opportunities to engage in the creative process.
Visitors can tour the Museum of American Glass, watch artists create works in glass and day in the artist studios, and shop the museum stores. Wheaton is located on an idyllic. 45 acre campus with a newly opened natural trail. NJREA members can receive $2.00 off one general admission when they show their NJREA membership card at the gate.
For more information about Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center check


NJEA Member Benefits Program The best way to access your NJEA Member Benefits is to visit the expanded information in the Member Benefits pages of NJEA Member Discounts Program is provided as a service to NJEA members on products and services.
Dates for CCREA Luncheon
Meetings 2023

New Jersey Motorsports Park
March 1, 2023
May 3, 2023

The Cumberland County Family Shelter sends their appreciation for the kindness of our members. The sweatshirts and winter wear were perfect! A special "THANKS" to CCREA member Vicki Yeager for the dozens of hats and scarves she knitted.

Mandatory implementation of Multi-Factor Authentification (MFA) is now required for access to Member Benefits Online System (MBOS) via the myNewJersey portal.

Changing Address Permanently or Leaving for a Winter Home

Membership Chair Irene Savicky wants you to notify her if you are moving anywhere in the country or returning from a winter home. She can make sure you continue to get our newsletters and mailings when you move or return to your New Jersey home.

Contact Irene Savicky-

About Us

The purpose of the CCREA is to keep members informed about benefits available to them and how they may attain those benefits; and advocate, promote, and urge the passage of local, state, and national legislation, and/or programs benefitting retired members.



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