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2017 Carbon Chapter PASR Update of Events

March 8,Thurs, 9:00 - Exe Meeting at Dinkey

March 13, Tues - ll:30 PASR Lunch - 2 Kings, Lehighton

March 19, Mon – LiGreci’s Staaten in Staten Island

April 4 - Wed - 1:00 at Connie's - May Bags and cards

April 7 - Sat - 5:30 to 7 - American Cancer Society Telethon - Penn's Peak

April 10, Tues - 11:30 - PASR Luncheon - Batter's Box, Summit Hill

April 18, Wed - 9:30 - Keystone Military Families - Carpooling from Lowes

April 19, Thurs - Carbon Country PASR 50th Anniversary at Mahoning Valley Country Club

September 6, Senior Expo - 9:00 - New Location - Franklin Twp Fire Co.

March 2018
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Welcome to the Carbon Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees which is
comprised of 278 retired members who were employed at one of five following school districts:
Jim Thorpe Area, Lehighton Area, Palmerton Area, Panther Valley Area, Weatherly Area,
plus the Carbon County Career and Technical Institute and the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate
Unit #21; or the retirees who are Carbon County residents who were employed by
public school districts outside of the Carbon County area.

Carbon Chapter joins with Berks, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill Chapters to make up
Region 2 of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. Our members are former school teachers, administrators, counselors, nurses, secretaries, aides, cafeteria workers, bookkeepers, business managers, bus drivers and maintenance staff.

Carbon Chapter of PASR is meeting the needs of former co-workers and friends, raising money for scholarships, visiting members
in nursing homes, doing volunteer work in the community, and lobbying state legislators on issues of importance to school retirees.

If you are not a member of Carbon chapter or of our state association won't you please join us?

PASR Mission: To serve others in need and help one another enjoy retirement.

We are waiting for you!

To view the State PASR Economic Endorsed Benefit brochure click the on link below you will have the opportunity

to familiarize yourself about what benefits PASR offers. There is also an online link as well as a printable membership form .

PASR State Membership Brochure

Online State Membership Application

LOCAL/STATE Membership Application


Message from Your President

Molly Phillips
“ Education is a way of life, no, education is life” A quote I read during a PBS TV program. Sorry, I don’t know the author,
but I do know the truth of it. As President of Carbon County’s Chapter of PASR, I have seen school personnel spent their
retirement time still living the education through libraries,charities, military families, the sick, the elderly, the jobless,
government, travel and even sharing lunches and adventures with each other, too. Since 2012, when Marjorie Balliet
invited me to join PASR with a penmanship perfect letter-I have been a part of an organization that astounds me with
the vitality and energy put forth to make life better for everyone. Please join our group, “your group” for a Tuesday lunch.
No requirements, just re-newing that “Teachers’ Lounge kind of lunch together atmosphere.

Guaranteed: No end of lunch bell will ring.

Molly Phillips, Carbon County PASR President


Read the Carbon Chapter PASR Spring and Fall Newsletters by clicking on the links below.

Check out the photos of the luncheon on the last pages!

2016 Fall Newsletter

2017 Spring Newsletter

2017 Fall Newsletter ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________


*March 8, Thurs - 9:00 - Exe Meeting at Dinkey

*March 13, Tues - ll:30 PASR Lunch -2 Kings, Lehighton

*March 19, Mon – LiGreci’s Staaten in Staten Island

*April 4, Wed - 1:00 - May Bags and Cards at Connie's

*April 7, Sat - 5:30 to 7 - American Cancer Society Telethon - Penn's Peak

*April 10, Tues - 11:30 - PASR Luncheon - Batter's Box, Summit Hill

*April 18, Wed - Keystone Military Families - Leaving from Lowes at 9:30

*April 19, Thurs - Carbon Country PASR 50th Anniversary at Mahoning Valley Country Club

* Sept 6, Thurs - 9:00 - Senior Expo - New Location - Franklin Township Fire Co.

Pinochle – 4th Tuesday of every month, Contact Marjorie at 610-377-4740 for location.

2017 PASR Trips

Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, Members, Family & Friends Welcomed

A new twist to Carbon Recreo. Check out the following entertainment possibilities and gather a few chapter members and friends to join in. Easy! Call or order online to make your own reservations. Enjoy. Keep checking the Carbon website to gather more suggestions and opportunities.

Upcoming trips for Carbon PASR with Northampton PASR

Monday, March 19, 2018 – LiGreci’s Staaten in Staten Island for the Italian Feast of St. Joseph starring
the Number one Sinatra Stylist Steve Maglio & famous Italian-American comedian
Chris Monty. Trip includes bus, show and a great luncheon, one-hour open bar, dessert, and coffee.
Pickup – 8:30 A.M. Depart for home - 4 p.m. Cost - $98.00 per person -- The Staaten

June 28, Thursday - National Canal Museum, Hosted by the Northampton County Chapter. Click on link. National Canal Museum

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 – Nittany Wine Trail – Touring & tasting at Mt. Nittany Winery, eating a buffet lunch at the Penn Stater Hotel,
visiting the Creamery, stopping at the Tait Farm Foods, and then departing for home. Cost - $100 per person.

Both trips will be through TransBridge and will be from Route 33 Park & Ride. Will carpool from Lehighton. Would like to know number for LiGreci’s by Jan. 15th. Money can be forwarded to me @225 Gilberts Hill Road, Lehighton, PA 18235 ---- check payable to CCPASR

2018 PASR STATE Trips:

1) Maine bus trip - May 20-24, double occupancy -- $898/person

2) Canada & New England cruise --Sept. 20-29, 2018- out of Bayonne, NJ.

-- double occupancy from $1332/person on the Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas

Check for details. If interested in the Maine trip, I would suggest calling Boscov’s soon to assure a seat from
Palmer Park departure. Call Palmer Boscov’s reservations directly @ 610-250-2772, ext. 1286 and speak with Tammy Yura.

Check this website or the state website for on-going additions or call Sandra Kokinda @ 570-386-5970 -

Remember our travels are open to PASR members, family & friends.

NYC Sept 11 Memorial Museum

Above is a link on the Perkiomen Bus tour to NYC & Sept. 11 Memorial and museum. Some members have asked about a trip and Perkiomen runs a nice trip.

The date is Friday, Sept. 22. The good thing about taking an escorted bus is that they have the tickets organized and you will disembark close to the site. If anyone is interested please call Perkiomen Tours @ 1-800-222-4434

Visit Perkiomen Tours

Cost for seniors -- $86.00 and leaves Bethlehem at 8:15am.


Penns Peak Concerts 2017 - Jim Thorpe Concert Tickets

View Penn's Peak PA Concert Tickets.

Visit Penn's Peak

Secure Jim Thorpe Resale Tickets Online. Many events listed.

Pines Dinner Theatre – Visit The Pines

448 N 17th St, Allentown, PA 18104 • ~19.5 mi (610) 433-2333 – call for tickets Open until 5 PM


Social Service Projects

Throughout the year, members are remembered with birthday cards, holiday cards, and cards for special circumstances. Birthday flowers are, delivered to members 90 and above. Visits, phone calls, a helping hand, and donations of money and meals are some of the acts of kindness that benefit chapter members with special needs, those who are confined, or may have had surgery.

Spreading holiday cheer is always the goal of our members through social services, as they visit, deliver poinsettias, and sing Christmas carols with our special needs and 90 and above members.

Won't you please help spread joy to those who are celebrating 90 or above birthday with a card or phone call?


Community Service Projects & Events

Having been a member of PASR since 2012, I have learned that our members’ hearts are huge, their generosity knows no bounds. As volunteers, our members, continue to give of themselves, of their time, and of their talents. Unfortunately, even though we continue to give to our fellow residents of Carbon County, needs still exist, even grow.
In 2017, we will continue to volunteer our efforts to make Carbon County better. If you know of anyone who is in need whom we can help, please let us know. If there is a project or event that could use helping hands, inform us. We will get the word out to the membership. From individual efforts to chapter projects, we help, we support, and we make a difference.
There are three fun ways to serve Carbon County this fall.

1. First, on Thursday, September 7th, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., the annual Senior Expo is being held at the Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall. Help man the Carbon PASR table and enjoy meeting many of Carbon County’s seniors. Lunch is provided—free! You will find that the time just flies by, and you have the opportunity to learn about many benefits available to seniors in Carbon County. Volunteers from PASR need to report by 9:00 a.m.

2. Then, on Wednesday, October 18th, we will once again visit the Keystone Military Families in Shoemakersville. We will leave Lowe’s parking lot at 9:30 a.m., work until about 1:00 p.m., and then head home—stopping for lunch along the way. We always enjoy this trip!

3. Finally, to round out the fall volunteer projects, we will once again man the phones at the annual “Dream Come True Telethon,” at Penn’s Peak, on Sunday, November 19th. Our team is always warmly welcomed, and we have a wonderful time helping chronically and terminally-ill children have once-in-a-lifetime wishes granted. Our shift usually starts at 5:00 p.m. What a way to enter the holiday season!

Future project….”Toys for Tots” in December! Check back on this site for more information and updates.

If you and your friends would like to participate in one of these events, please contact Mary Ann Ashner , at 610-852-3502, or at; or contact Connie Kistler, at 610-377-3776 or at

Don’t forget to bring canned goods and other nonperishable food items to our fall meetings. Fighting hunger is one of PASR’s major goals. We also collect items for the Keystone Military Families and Peaceful Knights.

Mary Ann Ashner presenting a check to Rose Marie Armon, Summit Hill Pantry


Why Should YOU Join PASR


As a Member of PASR, You Will Gain So Much!

  • Information – We keep you aware of all the issues that may affect you in retirement.
  • Socializing – Maintain contact with the people with whom you worked, and meet new friends who share
    your dreams for a happy, healthy, secure, and productive retirement!
  • Comfort and Support – For you and your fellow retirees who might find themselves in need of emotional or financial assistance.
  • Discount Benefits and Services – Use any of the programs available and you will likely save more than you will ever pay in dues.
  • Legislative Advocacy – A single cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) granted by the General Assembly could
    return more than you would ever pay in dues to support PASR’s efforts.
  • Support for Public Education – Promote public education, as part of an association that is highly respected by the public.

Help us help you. Join PASR today!

PASR members are encouraged to register on the PASR website so that they may take full advantage of the additional information and services available to them online. The number of PASR state members who provided e-mail addresses to PASR HQ indicating that they have access to the internet is 12,876. The number of members who have registered on the PASR website is but 4,075. An activity for the 2015/2016 chapter Goals and Activities Program is to increase the number of members to register on the PASR website so that members may take full advantage of the additional information and services available to them online.


Click the link below:

Carbon Endorsed Benefits


To view the State PASR Economic Endorsed Benefit brochure

Please click on the link below:

PASR State Membership Brochure

MB&S Committee Chair- Claudia Feller


Using the strength of its large membership, PASR has negotiated attractive group rates on a number of products and services. PASR endorses services and products as a value added benefit to its members and does not receive financial compensation for endorsement of any product or service.


Offered since 1991, the United Concordia dental services plan, administered by PISI, is one of the most popular programs provided by PASR. The price of a single service without insurance makes this plan easily pay for itself. For complete details on this benefit, please download the benefit summary. Want to compare our dental plan with the competition? Click here. Under the members’ only section, state members can download a printable dental application, as well as an authorization for monthly withdrawal form to help facilitate payments. (After log-in, click on Member Home, scroll down to Members’ Only Discounts/Benefits, Davis Vision Insurance application, and follow the instructions.) For more information, please call PISI at 1-800-382-1352.


The Hear In America hearing plan provides PASR members and their spouses with a free hearing screening through a monitored provider network. For those members who wish to purchase hearing aids, substantial discounts off manufacturers’ list prices are offered, as well as lifetime cleanings and checkup services, discounts on batteries, and additional warranties. This plan is offered through PASR without any fees to participate. For more information, call Hear in America at 1-800-286-6149.


With the Davis Vision vision program, administered by PISI, you will quickly and clearly “see” the benefits to being a part of the group. By joining other PASR members, you have the availability of comprehensive vision benefits with competitive group rates. With the low cost to be a part of this program, participation easily pays for itself whether it be on the exam, glasses, contacts, the unconditional breakage warranty, or even the discounted laser vision correction. Coverage is available for you, your partner, and your dependents. For complete details on this benefit, please download the benefit summary. Under the members’ only section, state members can download a printable vision application. (After log-in, click on Member Home, scroll down to Members’ Only Discounts/Benefits, Davis Vision Insurance application, and follow the instructions.) For more information, call PISI at 1-800-382-1352.



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