Weakley County retired teachers meet

Weakley County retired teachers meet

Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:01 pm

The Weakley County Retired Teachers Association held its Christmas meeting of 2010 on Dec. 13 at the Ole West Steak House in Martin. 

President Larry Myrick called the meeting to order at 11 a.m. He gave warm greetings to the 25 members and several visitors in attendance. After the President blessed the food, everyone enjoyed a buffet lunch.

President Myrick introduced Scott Bond, the youth minister of the Martin Church of Christ; Scott gave a timely devotional for the Christian and the Christmas season.

The minutes were read by Secretary Sarah Willingham and the treasurer’s report was given by Betty Nan Carroll. Both reports were approved as presented. Three new members were welcomed from the September meeting. Legislative information concerning COLA steps for teachers who had retired before 1986 was given by the President. New business reported a donation to WE CARE and to Santa’s Helpers. A card of thanks was read from the Family of Virginia Parham. Mrs. Virginia was a long-time WCTRA member. 

Biggs Nursery in Greenfield provided beautiful red poinsettias, and the hostesses brought pretty Christmas packages; all were distributed as door prizes. We thank and appreciate the dedication of our hostesses, and WCRTA expresses appreciation to Mike and Nancy Biggs who frequently donate plants and flowers for our meetings.

President Myrick asked Bev Eaton to introduce the Memory Makers, a musical group composed of retired musicians and retired professionals from Martin and nearby communities. The Memory Makers made memories for us as they played and sang a dozen Christmas tunes, “When the Saints Go Marching In,” and ended with “Thanks for the Memories.” Missing was E. J. Eaton, Bev’s deceased husband, who organized the Memory Makers and who was with the group when they provided the Christmas program for WCRTA in 2009.  The Memory Makers are lots of fun and very entertaining. 

All retired teachers have a standing invitation to join WCRTA. They need all retired teachers to help us promote the purposes of our organization. Here is another important purpose: To act as a clearinghouse in circulation of information to retired teachers as to the latest educational and legislative developments that concern them.

Retired teachers, mark the calendar for the next meeting of WCRTA on March 23.

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