No-Host Activity 

Words that Burn

Milagro Theater
Sept 28, 2014

The play is written from the perspective of three characters: William Stafford, Lawson Inada (former Poet Laureate of Oregon) and Guy Galbaldon (a Latino who had been a foster child of a Japanese American family and became famous as the Pied Piper of Saipan). This play is written by local writer Cindy Williams Gutierrez. RSVP:

 General Meeting 
Oct 9, 2014 10am-noon
PAT Office
(9:30am gathering coffee/tea;
12 noon optional $5 lunch/social time)

Meeting program:
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center speaker
George Nakata will speak about his WWII incarceration experience.
Special Alert: 
 Week of Action 
October 12-18, 2014

Mark your calendar for this Portland Metro event:

Oct. 19 Pioneer Courthouse Square

  • We have a great opportunity to assist our working colleagues in October. 
  • The Week of Action will engage members in numerous activities around the state to tell educators’ stories to the public—to increase the public’s awareness of Oregon’s classrooms and to continue the fight for the Schools Oregon Students Deserve. 
  • The Week will reinforce the work that was done by the Class Size Campaign last year, the Medford strike and the Portland strike buildup. 
  • Planning committees of teachers, and retired teachers, in every part of Oregon are planning a myriad of activities, some regional and some very local.

PAT-R members...
  • have semi-monthly meetings, usually based on a theme, with guest speakers, a book exchange, and socializing time;
  • take part in organized social outings and activities;
  • volunteer singly or in a group to support school gardens, tutor students, mentor teachers, etc.;
  • attend organization meetings at the state level;
  • support work of the OEA Foundation and NEA's Read Across America;
  • support local association programs and activities;
  • lobby for retiree issues at the local, state, and national level;
  • and much more.

Enjoying Dale Chihuly's Bridge of Glass
at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA.

Aboard the train to Tacoma

Train traveler sculpture at Tacoma's historic train station

Dale Chihuly glass installment at train station

OEA-Retired Activities

OEA-Retired Fall Conference

Oct 6-7, 2014
Salem Convention Center

Region 1 Lunches
Oct 20, 2014
Max’s Fanno Creek Brew Pub
12562 SE Main, Tigard

Nov 25, 2014
Kern’s Kitchen
2935 NE Glisan, Portland

Dec 17, 2014
Chart House
5700 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland

Annual Assembly

March 2, 2015

OEA Representative Assembly

April 17-18, 2015 Portland