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Welcome to the Educators Retired Club of The Villages website!  

We meet the second Tuesday of every month,  except June, July, & August, 1:30 PM, at the Canal Street Recreation Center.  Our club is social in nature and supportive of local school children.  It is open to anyone living in The Villages who has had a career in education or an education related field.  Meetings are informative and fun including annual "field trips."  Annual dues are $10.00. 

Once you become a member we hope that you will create a Member Profile which other club members can read and enjoy. We encourage you to get involved with the club by volunteering to assist with our programs and activities, which will make your membership and personal connections with other members all the more meaningful. For more information, please contact Toba Knobel or Eileen Connolly, Co-Presidents. You can find our contact information on the OFFICERS page.



Please plan to join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Wishing all of our members a very Happy Holiday season!

Toba and Eileen




Congratulations to our ER Club member Jack Ciotti!

The John Bartram Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has awarded the DAR America 250! Commendation medal and certificate to Jack Ciotti of The Villages.  

This commendation recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts to honor the men and women who achieved American independence and also educate others about their service and sacrifice. 

Jack has presented historical programs for our club and many other clubs in our community and participates in historical events throughout Central Florida.  He helped form the Early American History Club seven years ago and continues to serve on its steering committee.

Jack  taught history at the middle school level in his professional career and continues to teach about America’s founding as a substitute teacher at The Villages Elementary Charter School and at The Enrichment Academy in The Villages.


We have received the following communication from Randy McDaniel of the Villages Charter School. If you are interested in participating in this online after school reading initiative, please check out the website and contact his office for additional information:

"VCS is preparing to launch a new after school reading initiative with a national program called H.U.G. -- here's their website. The program will begin on Tuesday, January 9th at our elementary school as part of our Buffalo Adventures activities. 

The H.U.G. program is built around research-based reading curriculum and a one-on-one approach using a trained tutor for each student in a web-based interface.And that's why you are receiving this email-- we need some volunteers that can work with the students 1 hour a week (probably on Tuesday or Thursday from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm). 

An informational online meeting is planned for Tuesday, December 5, 2023 @ 3:00 pm. Please let me know if you would like to attend and I will send you a meeting invitation. Send any questions you have and I'll do my best to provide immediate feedback. I do hope you will consider volunteering (or connecting us with others that might want to volunteer) in this important initiative.".



Patricia Burckhalter  12/14
Mike Doyle  12/15
David Harshfield  12/29
Laura Fraser  1/1
Daryl Stender  1/5
Jan Madaus  1/7