The Chelan/Douglas School Retirees' Association is one of the State Units of The Washington State School Retirees' Association (formerly the Washington State Retired Teachers' Association). It is referred to as WSSRA with more than 18,000 members.


WSSRA aims to enhance the security and vitality of your retirement years. We welcome all present and future TRS, PERS and SERS retirees. We provide pro-retiree and pro-education advocacy and leadership to the Washington State Legislature. We have representatives on governmental bodies that impact retirement and pension issues, and we collaborate and advocate with other groups that share our vision, values, and aims.

We also sponsor pre-retirement seminars throughout the state, award (in cooperation with the PEMCO Insurance Company) substantial scholarships to future teachers, provide classroom grants to active teachers in local schools, and foster volunteer activities with Washington's school children. WSSRA provides access to many members-only benefits through the Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA). Special insurance rates, travel discounts and product savings are available to our members.


We consider ourselves educators for life. If you are or have been a certificated or classified school district employee in the state of Washington-from superintendent to school nurse or behavioral psychologist to bus driver-you are welcome at the Washington State School Retirees' Association.


Kriss Crilly Co-President

Denise Perkins Co-President

Christi DeKraai Co-Secretary

Jan Ottosen

Sue Kane Treasurer


JoAnn Lewis Membership Co-Chair
Sharon Salley Membership Co-Chair
Mary Perkins & Denise Perkins State Legislative Committee
Nancy Valeson Health
Denise Perkins & Sue Kane Communications
Christie DeKraai & Jan Ottosen 
Community Service
Mary King Retirement
Marie Buckner & Deb Lacy Special Projects
Billie Kraft Mini Grants
Regular monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of the each month.
Due to COVID-19, we are uncertain when we will begin meeting in person again.
Typically, meetings begin September and go until May/June with no meeting in January.
Red Lion Inn
1225 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 663-0711