Sunday, March 25, 2018

The sun is shining and the birds are singing 
so it must be getting close to our April unit meeting.

Our brunch meeting will not be on the first Monday in April because that is the day after Easter. 

The meeting will be on the second Monday, April 9, at 10AM 
at Lake Street Methodist Church, 337 Lake Street.

Jim Backus will present a program on wildlife photography.  You may have seen one of his beautiful books and wondered how someone could take such fantastic pictures. Maybe we will learn some tips that could help all of our photographs.

The cost of the brunch is $10.  RSVP no later than Thursday, April 5, to Loreen at 715-836-7801 or at

I hope that many of our members will be able to attend. It will be nice to see some of the snowbirds return!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

ECAREA Unit Meeting
Monday, March 5, 2018
1:30PM Boys and Girls Club
1005 Oxford Avenue

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

A.  President Chris Kondrasuk opened the meeting, welcomed all attendees and      accepted the February minutes.

B.  Treasurer: Judy Fadness reported that we have $4316.40 in checking and $5 in savings.

C.  Committee Reports:

     Social – Loreen Yager thanked Kathy Berkey and Barb Huggins for providing treats for the meeting. She reminded us that the April meeting will be a brunch on April 9, the second Monday of the month. Our May 7 meeting will be a noon luncheon at the Eau Claire Country Club.

   Membership – in Ruth Hofland’s absence Judy reported that we now have 85 members including 2 free memberships.

   Legislative/Education – Owen Moyer absent.

   Program – Maureen Opper reported that we will have a program on butterflies at our May meeting.  This program will take the place of the previously planned program.

   Health – Chris introduced our new Health chair Barb Field.  Barb reported on a Telegram article entitled “Alcohol Key to Living Beyond 90.”

   Website – Cheryl Poss reported the website is still in effect.  The minutes will be posted.

 Boxtops – Carol Friday was absent but we are still collecting these for the schools.

D.  Old Business – Let Chris know if you would like to work at the District III meeting on May 2.

E.  New Business:
    The Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented at the April meeting.

 Please let a Board member know of any suggested program ideas for next year’s unit meeting.

The meeting was adjourned.  Kathy Berkey announced the raffle winner.

Maureen Opper introduced the program presenters from the Boys and Girls Club of Eau Claire, Travis Ida and Roxie Schmidt Flanders.  They explained the program, answered questions and led a tour of the club.

Respectfully submitted,
Cathy Hoffman in the absence of Secretary Sally Gordon

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


It's time to announce our March unit meeting.  I hope you will be able to join us for a visit to the Boys and Girls Club of Eau Claire.

DATE and TIME: Monday, March 5, 1:30PM

PLACE:  The Boys and Girls Club 
located in the former First Lutheran Church  

Use the parking lot at the corner of Central and Oxford Avenue.
Enter through Education Building door on Oxford Avenue.
(not church doors)           
We will meet in the Board Room.  

PROGRAM:  Tour of the Club and description of their program

No RSVP or charge

This will be a good opportunity to learn about a program that many Eau Claire students are involved in.
Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Eau Claire Area Retired Educators Unit Meeting

   Monday, February 5, 2018
       1:30 PM at

          Chapel Heights Methodist Church in Eau Claire

Program: Member Pam Lee speak about Hospice