Is there life after ""retiring"" from Disney? Yes! The Golden Ears Retirement Club stays connected to the Disneyland Resort long after their cast members days are over.Whether through lunchons,group outings or specical times together, this group is true to their Disneyland roots.
What does it take to earn your ""golden ears""? According to Benefits Representative Mary Alonzo,"After 10 years of regular service,retired cast member 55 years of age or more,are eligible to join.The $10 yearly membership dues cover club benefits and expenses".
Members gather monthly for meetings at The Golden Horseshoe stage. The club also takes group day trips and occasional overnight excursions. "The big part of what makes the Golden Ears specical is their connection to our Disneyland history,"Mary says."they talk about maintaining friendships that developed while they worked here over the years.A lot of them knew Walt Disney and talk about walking down Main Street,U.S.A.with him."
Golden Ears continue to share Disney magic by assisting with the shipping of the Disneyland Resort Line.Each month,a team of about 15 volunteers prepare more than 2,000 newsletters to be mailed to retirees and special mailings to Cast Members across the globe.Additionally,the club partners with many local nonprofits to donate time and money,including a toy drive during the holiday season.
P.S.DR LEE has his ""Golden Ears"" as of June 20,2007,,,,,,,,,his birthday retired at 55 yrs young,,,,,,,,sweet