Clay County Retired Teachers Association
Clay County Retired Teachers Association will be having its October Social Activity Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m., at the Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Hall, 8990 N Kennedy's Crossing Rd., Brazil. Chili soup, vegetables, crackers and cheese, coffee, iced tea, bottled water and desserts are on the menu. Door prizes and a raffle will be available to some lucky winners. There is no charge and all retired teachers and guests as well as active teachers, associate members, and those who are interested in learning more about teacher retirement and how Indiana Retired Teachers Association relates to them and their benefits are welcome to attend.
Clay County Retired Teachers Association (CCRTA) is proud to have the three most prominent members of Indiana Retired Teachers as honored guests at this activity. Andy Thomas, Executive Director of Indiana Retired Teachers Association will be in attendance to introduce Bob Kraft, President of Indiana Retired Teachers Association. Bob Kraft is to be the scheduled speaker and will inform those attending of the benefits and legislation involving retirees. Also, Don Metzger, Area 4 Director, will be attending this special occasion. Clay County Retired Teachers Association is in Area 4 of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association. CCRTA is proud to have these three men attending this function.
Clay County Retired Teachers Association will be having a morning Coffee at Goodies Galore on Dec. 6, at 9:30 a.m., at 2109 West United States 40, Brazil.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide retirees with an opportunity to turn their volunteer hours in to Carolyn Tausig, Community Service Chairperson, for the calendar year of 2011. It is a good time to socialize with other retirees and have a morning treat.
The Modern Homemakers met Sept. 15, at the home of Wilma Modesitt for our annual picnic. We all enjoyed a good meal.
We repeated the Pledge of Allegiance. Devotions were read and roll call was answered with "What I can see out my kitchen window," with seven members.
Members present were Carolyn Tausig, Katherine Bouillez, Louise Fagg, Mary Lou Farris, Helen Megenhardt, Wilma Modesitt, Jeanne Nugent and council members Lauralee Hawkins, Lucy Strauch and Barbara Powell.
The next meeting will be Oct. 6, at 1 p.m.
Tri County Home Ec. Club
The Tri-County Home Ec.Club met Sept. 20, at the home of Jean Rowings, with co-hostess was Ruth Timm. Julie Pell blessed the food and a delicious meal was enjoyed by nine members and two guests.
The Pledge of Allegiance and club creed were led by president Jean Alsip. Devotions were gave by Jeanne Steuerwald, she read an article about criticizing from the book "God is in small stuff." Debbie Lawson took roll call by everyone with what they saw out their kitchen window. She also read the minutes from last meeting and gave the treasurer's report. Claralou Thompson gave the citizenship report on duty requirements for those running for office. Jeanne gave the health and safety report.
The business meeting included a motion made and seconded to sponsor the same 4-H Achievements awards as last year. Future lessons were discussed and the importance of attendance at those lessons was noted. Getting lessons online was also discussed. Jean went over some of the business at the recent council meeting. Many donations of canned goods and paper products for the Clay County Food Pantry were taken up.
Our guest Barbara Miller gave a very interesting and entertaining lesson on Recess Time. She pointed out the importance of exercise and various activities we can do to maintain good health.
Our treasury was added to and much fun was had with our annual purse auction. There were many types and sizes of purses filled with an assortment of various articles.
Door prizes were presented to our guests Kathy Cantonwine and Barbara Miller.