~Promoting the economic, professional and social welfare of retired educators.
Maine Education Association Retired
Becoming a Member
Membership in MEA-R is open to any educator or educational support person who has retired from any public or private school in Maine or from the University system upon payment of unified dues to MEA-R, the Maine Education Association and the National Education Association - Retired.
Membership is also open to any educator who retired from another state or from a private school or college which had no employee relationship with the MEA by payment of dues to MEA-R only. Spouses of a member who would not be eligible for active membership may join as Associate Members.
If you are a Maine educator nearing retirement, you can find a MEA-R form for membership here.*
Closely affiliated with MEA-R are the 16 County Associations and HEAR (Higher Ed) whose retired educators are encouraged to join.
*This form was updated on this site on 5/14/19. Please be aware that the cost of a NEA Lifetime membership will increase by $50 on September 1, 2019. A new MEA-Retired application will be uploaded after July 1, 2019.