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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Clay County Retired Teachers

Executive Committee Preparations for the Fall Social:

The Clay County Retired Teachers Executive Committee met Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Harmony United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

The group did not finish all the preparation and held another meeting on Sept. 25, at Odena Harper home in Carbon. Plans were made for the Fall Social to be held on Oct. 25, at the church.

Supper will start at 6 p.m. President Gail Roach presided over each meeting.

The Executive Committee consists of the CCRTA officers and committee members that spend many hours conducting business and making plans for events.

Once the events are planned, it is always difficult to contact all the members and possible members about what is happening.

Donna Kaufman had put in many hours preparing call lists for everyone in the group. She downloaded information from the Indiana Retired Teachers Association on current teachers and retired teachers that were both members and non-members.

Each executive member of the group received a list of about 20 people to contact about the upcoming Fall Social.

Current phone numbers and e-mails are always a concern.

Kaufman will continue to update this information as it is received.

There was a discussion of raising the amount of money sent to the Indiana State Retired Teachers' fund, in memory of Clay County deceased teachers, from $10-$15.

It was decided to increase the amount to a $15 memorial contribution. The group also discussed sending a card to the family to let them know when the donation was made.

Martha Knox accepted the position of Public Relations Chairperson.

The position had been held by Pat Wilkinson but she currently has several schedule conflicts.

Denzil Adams is to send letters, pamphlets and free membership cards to the newly retired teachers encouraging them to attend the CCRTA functions. All new retirees receive a one-year membership to CCRTA. Carolyn Ledgerwood will assist as needed.

Local dues are $5 for retired teachers and $3 for associates (spouses or other interested individuals). State dues are $35 for regular members and $10 for associates (usually teachers 50 years or older who have not yet retired). State membership come with several benefits: discounts on cell phones, flowers, car rental, some insurance, etc. Individuals can join state or local or both.

Jerry Morgan and the Melody Makers will perform after dinner on Oct. 25. This will be followed by a short business meeting.

Karen Boyce, Odena Harper, and Donna Kaufman will be in charge of the raffle and door prizes. Some prizes include $25 gift certificate to Red Lobster or Olive Garden, candles, donated items from Riddell Bank, plants and many other treats.

Each member of the Executive Committee will donate food and/or supplies for the Fall Social, including:

* Chili -- Members of the Executive Committee will each donate a crockpot of chili,

Desserts -- Cheryl Boyce, Odena Harper, Roberta Weliever and other attendees,

Shredded cheese and chopped onions -- Denzil Adams,

Decaf coffee, Bottled Water -- Jesse Pitts,

Pickles, Crackers, Creamer, sweetener and/or sugar, stir sticks and coffee filters -- Roberta,

Iced tea -- Rachael Fagg,

Lemonade -- Pat Wilkinson,

Ice and coolers -- Tom Jackson and Denzil Adams,

Fall Table decorations -- Pat Wilkinson, Carolyn Ledgerwood, Gail Roach and anyone who has extras to share, and

Dinner service: Plates, dessert plates, plastic ware, table cloths, napkins, cups for hot & cold, aluminum foil, paper towels -- Gail

Gail will also call three members to bring relish trays and dip.

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