The Voice of Public Education in Western Ohio


Contact Sandy Dobberstein for ALL Programs
Phone: 937-554-6338 or

September 18 Program: TENTATIVE Meadowbrook Country Club, 6001 Salem Ave., Clayton. Join Charlotte Golden from Kleptz YMCA as she tells us about the opportunities, programs and classes, membership and the Silver Sneakers programs available to retired persons. She will speak on behalf of all branches of the Y in the Miami Valley. RSVP: 937-554-6338

October 16 Program:Program, lunch and business meeting 11:00AM at MCL Cafeteria, 4485 Far Hills Ave., Kettering. Road Scholar (Was previously called Elderhostel) is an American not-for-profit organization that provides educational travel tours primarily geared to older adults. Meet Nancy Tanner, an ambassador for Road Scholar who will share about this amazing organization.

November 20 (Rescheduled from April 2019) Program, lunch and business meeting 11:00AM at Ray’s Wine Bar, 8268 N Main St., Dayton. Friendship Force is a non-profit cultural organization focused on promoting understanding, cultural education and citizen diplomacy through homestay Journeys and personal friendships. Through these exciting personal encounters, strangers become friends. Their programs bring diverse people together into each other’s cultures and homes to share experiences. Julie Vann, President of the Dayton Chapter, will share about Friendship Force. (WOEA-R member Jane Rahn is a FF member and has traveled with FF)

December 18 Program, lunch and business meeting 11:00AM Old Scratch Pizza 812 S Patterson Blvd, Dayton, OH 45402. We will be meeting in their private room and will order individually. Program: Artemis House and Crazy Christmas Swap. Bring items or a gift card to share with Artemis House AND bring a wrapped gift (under $10 new or used) to exchange with our group. We can have some fun among ourselves and share the Christmas spirit with someone less fortunate than ourselves.

2019 is the 30th Anniversary of WOEA-R

                                              Members plan to focus on that using “30” when making donations to Artemis (30 pencils, 30                                                                notebooks, $30 gift cards etc), donating books for the Read Across America project, FCPE                                                                    contributions, members attending events and more.

WOEA-R is the only Retired organization affiliated with OEA and NEA.  WOEA-R plans monthly meetings with speakers and lunches. 
​They serve as active members on WOEA Committees and help wherever needed. 

Phil A. Long


Sandy Dobberstein



Lori Moodie

   Jane Rahn
Past Chair




​WOEA-R Committees

If you would like to serve on one of the following WOEA-R committees, please either email Phil A. Long @ or call @ 419-733-6947.
WOEA-R committees include:
​Communications, Sunshine, Legislative Mailing, Membership Artemis/Community Outreach, Nominations/Elections


​​​OEA-Retired Created Video

OEA-Retired Membership Committee created a DVD and brochure about the benefits of joining the Retired organization of OEA and NEA while still an active member. The title is Working for Your Future...Keep Growing with Us, and it can be view on YouTube. You can view it by going to: (Note: Click on Eastern OEA and will see link with two smiling faces). Help us share the message by sharing with your friends and colleagues. 

2019 WOEA-R Meetings