Organization of Retired Educators


Chair: Joseph Norton

Vice-Chair: Rita Banner

Corresponding Secretary: Inge Grutzner

Recording Secretary: Sally Weglinski

Treasurer: Kathleen O'Connell

MISSION The mission of the Organization of Retired Educators (ORE), an Affiliate of Dutchess United Educators, is to defend and promote the economic and other interests of retired educators, and to offer opportunities for the maintenance of a community of retirees, while continuing to support the mission of Dutchess Community College, as appropriate.

ORE Bylaws, updated 02-06-2022


The college provides important information about notice, eligibility and health insurance benefits to those educators who retire. This information may be found in the Agreement Between the Board of Trustees of Dutchess Community College and the County of Dutchess and the Dutchess United Educators. This agreement is hereinafter referred to as the DUE Contract (see Online Resources, below).


Educators who are awarded Emeriti status upon retirement have additional privileges described in the Professional Staff Handbook, Section 10.4.2 E. These privileges currently include those in the following list, as approved by the DCC Board of Trustees in Resolutions No. 157, 1975; No. 73, 1975; and No. 1996-10):

The publications and communications cited above will be sent to an individual with emeritus status for a period of 3 years after retirement. After 3 years, emeriti must inform the college if they wish to continue to receive these documents, invitations to events, and the telephone directory.