Manhattan Area Retired Educators Association


Manhattan, Kansas


MAREA Activities


What Is MAREA?

      The Manhattan Area Retired Educators Association (MAREA) is a social organization primarily helping retired educators keep in touch with each other and helping them to stay current with relevant community, national and legislative events.  Most of this is done through monthly meetings from September through May of each year.  (More on meetings.)

      Visitors are welcome anytime!

      Picture compliments of USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden

      The MAREA unit was established in 1962 under the name Manhattan Area Retired Teachers Association (MARTA).   From the beginning the organization has been affiliated with state and national retired school personnel organizations.  (More on the area represented by MAREA and its affiliations.)

What MAREA Does

  •   Provides a way to maintain contact with individuals having common interests and backgrounds.
  • Helps to inform members of available privileges, opportunities, and services for retirees.  It also warns members about scams and identity theft schemes.
  • Offers several scholarships each year to promising area high school seniors wanting to further their education.
  • Promotes legislation supporting education, educators, and a better quality of life for all individuals.
  •  Assists members wanting to participate in, or to initiate, community service programs.
  • Offers avenues to support advancement of education through affiliated state and national organizations.

MAREA site last revised September 2007

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   If you have changes to suggest or want to contribute to this site, please e-mail Del Mueller.  Note: If your e-mail program does not start after clicking on that name, address your e-mail to; [email protected]


Joining MAREA

Current Yearly Dues
MAREA  $10.00
KARSP    $15.00

What do the dues do?
State dues provide, among other things, a dedicated voice in the Kansas legislature speaking for retired school personnel.   MAREA unit dues support the monthly meetings, an annual yearbook, and a semiannual newsletter. They also contribute to our scholarship awards and to the costs of distributing information of interest to retired educators.

If you want to join, or if you just want more info, please e-mail us by clicking here.  If your e-mail program does not automatically open by "clicking here" then address your message to:
[email protected]


   To view the home page for the Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel (KARSP) click anywhere on that title.  From their home page you can navigate to "News", "Calendar", etc. to get more detailed information on current events and other items.

   To view the home page of the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA), AARP's Educator Community, click anywhere on that title.  From their home page you can navigate to "Educator News", "Retired Educator Associations", and much, much more.