Mary Jane Chiles, Rapid City, SD

As a member of NEA since my college days in the late 1960’s, I never even gave it a thought when asked to join SDEAR. Just because I had retired, didn’t mean that the issues that affect our students and staff had gone away or been solved. If we all pitch in doing even one minor activity such as attending a school board meeting or emailing a legislator, it would go a long way towards solving many of these issues. I will be attending the Pre-Retired Seminar in Rapid City on March 30th. Don’t wait until the year you plan to retire to attend the Pre-Retired Seminar as there are several good ideas you can implement to make your retirement happier.