Vision e-Newsletter: August 2023

Annual Golf Outing Raises Funds for Foundation Scholarships

We’d like to thank all our participants and congratulate the winning team: John, Steve, Tim, and Mike!

Proceeds from the golf outing support the MARSP Foundation Scholarship Fund, which provides professional development scholarships to public school employees. In July, the MARSP Foundation awards scholarships to eight Michigan public school employees to put towards fall classes and certifications. We appreciate the hundreds of members and MARSP supporters who make these scholarships possible each year.

With Legislature in Recess, We Look Ahead to Fall

Governor Whitmer delivered a “What’s Next” address on August 30 that laid out her policy priorities for the fall. However, the outcomes of two November mayoral elections in Warren and Westland will have a direct impact on what gets done this year and what the early 2024 legislative agenda will look like. 

Royce & Steve

Steve Gordon's Dedication to Information

In 2002, Steven Gordon transitioned into a Human Resources and Finance position with Sault Area Public Schools. Early on in this role, he noticed a need for more information for school staff regarding retirement planning and benefits. He began searching for resources, and found MARSP’s Retirement Planning Services. 

“I didn’t know much about MARSP,” said Steve, “In the beginning, I was just the guy that coordinated the retirement seminars. But I found that my values matched up with MARSP – like making sure that people are informed.” 

Upcoming Webinars: 2024 Travel Program Destinations

We’re exploring the MARSP Travel Program destinations for 2024! hope you’ll join us for these upcoming webinars, co-hosted by our program partner, Collette Travel! If you can’t make it to a presentation, don’t worry. Those who register will automatically receive a replay link after the event

Canadian Rockies
Webinar date: September 13, 2023
Travel dates: July 28 – August 2024

Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights
Webinar date: October 30, 2023
Travel dates: November 1-7, 2024

Colorado Rockies
Webinar date: October 26, 2023
Travel Dates: September 13 – 21, 2024

Christmas on the Danube
Webinar date: November 2, 2023
Travel dates: December 7 – 15, 2024


Read on with a membership to MARSP…

MARSP is committed to being the premier advocate for all retired school personnel. We make certain that our members’ voices and views are heard in Lansing. MARSP is your lobbying partner on critical issues impacting retirees and an authority on the MPSERS pension and healthcare system.

Interested in learning more about MARSP?

We would be happy to discuss membership benefits with you.