Retired Educational Managers charters (REM) of Regions 12 & XIX Hold Annual Summer President’s Luncheon in Palm Springs

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Each year, the Retired charters (combined) of Regions 12 & XIX hold their end of school year President’s Luncheon in Palm Springs immediately preceeding the annual Regions 12 & XIX Leadership Conference. Our luncheon this year was on Friday May 31 at the Palm Springs Hilton Hotel. Our event featured pre-luncheon entertainment by the Palm Springs String Band, Dr. Jason Powell Director. Dr. Sandra Lyon, Superintendent of Palm Springs USD, installed incoming officers. In addition to routine business, we heard¬†“A Scholarship Story” from Region XIX outgoing president and current superintendent of Perris UHSD Grant Bennett, who shared a success story about a student who received a REM scholarship. Our guest speaker was Alice Petrossian, longtime (now retired) educator and past president of State ACSA. Ms. Petrossian is still very active as an Emeritus member and recently was part of a contingent from ACSA that traveled to Washington, D.C. to implore our legislators there to reconsider issues of social security and other retirement issues.


See the agenda here: luncheon 5 31 19 agenda_v3

At the conclusion of our luncheon, the REM Board of Directors recognized attendee Jan White with a “lifetime” Emeritus membership in REM for her very substantial contribution to this year’s scholarships fund at the Winter President’s Luncheon.

If you are are an administrator who has recently retired, or when you do so in the future, consider being a part of our fun group by contacting our VP of Membership, Barbara Kimball, at





The Palm Springs String Band
Outgoing REM active president Pat Lasarte introduces guests and begins the program



Band Director Dr. Jason Powell gives background on some of the musical selections being performed.
The incoming REM Board of Directors is installed by Dr. Sandra Lyon, Palm Springs superintendent.
Grant Bennett, outgoing R-XIX president and current superintendent of Perris UHSD, tells his tale of a happy scholarship recipient.
Alice Petrossian tells tales of her meetings with officials in the nation’s capital regarding retirement benefits for educators.