Manhattan Area Retired Educators Association


Manhattan, Kansas


MAREA Activities



What Is MAREA? (Continued)

MAREA Meetings

      MAREA presents programs of interest to members on the first Wednesday of each month from September through May. Except for the Christmas luncheon in December, the meetings begin at 9:20 a.m. in the Riley County Senior Service Center located at 4th and Leavenworth in Manhattan, Kansas.  Prior to each regular meeting there is a visitation period beginning at 9:00 a.m. during which coffee and desserts are provided. This time also allows members to informally meet and to visit with the invited speaker.

Picture compliments of Tom Hawk Photography

      At the start of a program members are asked to join in singing of a song and the Pledge of Allegiance. The main program then begins. This normally involves a 20-30 minute presentation by the speaker followed by a question and answer period. After the main program there usually is a brief business segment during which committee reports and other items of interest are presented and discussed. Frequently, following the close of the meeting around 10:30 a.m. there is an offer for members to continue the fellowship over lunch a little later at an area restaurant.

      Visitors are welcome anytime!

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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.