Retired Teachers attend workshop

Retired Teachers attend workshop

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 4:30 pm
By: By Bettie Higgs

wcp 7/22 President Jerry Simmons, Marjorie Simmons and Betty Higgs attended the Tennessee Retired Teachers Association workshop on April 28 in Jackson. The TRTA conducted its annual representative assembly on June 17 at the Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville. Bettie Higgs represented the Weakley County Retired Teachers Association. At the June meeting, she gave a report to the group of retired teachers. The local chapter received the award of Highest Distinction based on the reports sent to TEA by President Simmons. The WCTRA met June 25 at the Catfish Restaurant in Martin. President Jerry Simmons called the meeting to order at 11 a.m. Betty Nan Carroll gave thoughts on the way things were 100 years ago. The minutes were read by Sarah Willingham and approved. Betty Cannon gave the treasurer’s report and gave the necrology report for Mary Ellen Simpson. The Memory Makers, playing oldies, were the entertainment. Twenty-seven members were present. Three newly retired teachers were added to the membership of the WCRT organization. They were Betty Reynolds, Donna Hunt and Katanna Hawks. The organization also voted to sponsor a child in the Reading Railroad again next year. The Gleason Modern Woodmen of the World are inviting all retired teachers to share an appreciation meal with them at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 25, at the lodge building, formerly the El Bethel Methodist Church, located on Bell Store Road. At the four-way stop on Highway 22 in Gleason, turn to the left and continue on to Bell Store Road, approximately two miles. The next WCRTA meeting will be Sept. 24 at Brandy’s in Martin. The speaker will be Mike Barker.

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