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Membership Information

School Employee

If you are still employed, your school district will facilitate your membership by providing you with automatic payroll deduction of $7 per month.
Please print the form below and complete. Mail form to:

Cookie Billups, Membership Chair
SAREA, Unit #25, P.O. Box 440
Deer Park, WA 99006

School Employee Form

Retired School Employee

If you are a Retired school employee, please see the Retirees Membership Form below. (Automatic Dues Deduction) is the simplest, most convenient way of maintaining your membership. Indicate your Unit choice and circle your retirement plan. The Washington State Department of Retirement Systems will deduct $7 a month from your pension ($5 for the state dues plus $2 for your local Unit).

Retirees Membership Form

If you would prefer to pay your dues in cash, please enclose a check made out to WSSRA in the amount of $84 (for State and Local Unit membership) or $60 (for State only membership). Send payment and form to:

Cookie Billups, Membership Chair
SAREA, Unit #25, P.O. Box 440
Deer Park, WA 99006

Benefits of Membership

Membership in WSSRA is a good decision for both active school employees who have not yet retired and those who have already entered into retirement.

The Association provides vigorous legislative advocacy at both the state and national level. There is a large, statewide Legislative Committee which works to maintain contact with the legislative process. We have a full time Legislative Coordinator and two professional lobbyists who work year around to support this work. They work hard to improve benefits and pensions and to protect them as well.

Members of WSSRA are part of a local and regional structure which offers interesting and enjoyable contact with other educational colleagues.

The Association provides 25 scholarships annually to high school seniors who are interested in the field of education. Our members are involved in the awarding of these scholarships each year.

The official WSSRA publication, The Journal, comes to members in five editions each year and provides news about member activities, articles on legislative work, features on health, economic information to aid in planning, travel articles, reports of unit activities across the state and much more (it is mailed and also available on line.)

Local units offer mini-grants to educators in their local schools which gives opportunity for our retired members to visit schools and make a tangible contribution to people still actively employed.

There are local and regional meetings as well as an annual state convention.

Retirement counseling is offered for both active employees and for those already retired who have questions.

And there are valuable, member only benefits through Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA)—these include…

Benefits of Membership from AMBA

  • Long Term Care/Home Care
  • Medical Supplement
  • Final Expense Whole Life Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Plan
  • Tax Deferred Annuity
  • Hearing Benefits

Services provided by AMBA

  • Dell Computer Discount Program
  • Medical Air Transportation Services
  • Group Travel
  • Travel & Resort Program
  • Hotel Discount Program
  • Rental Car Discount
  • Identity Theft Solutions
  • Apple Computer Discount Program

For more information, visit the WSSRA-AMBA Benefits Page