FC and Fulton represented at retired teachers convention
Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 11:28 am
The Messenger 05.11.11
Four hundred leaders of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association recently attended the organization’s 43rd annual state convention in Louisville, Ky.
This year’s theme was “Celebrate Retirement” and issues included related to health insurance, legislation and benefits.
Among those attending was Barbara Young, local president of the retired teachers group in Fulton and Fulton County, Ky.
As Kentucky Retired Teachers Association president Melanie Wood called the meeting to order, informative speakers waited in the wings of the ballroom of the Holiday Inn. Jim Miller, consultant to the Coalition to Preserve Retirement Security in Washington, D.C., brought his experience working with both federal and state public pension issues. He was followed by Rebecca Villarreal, the National Retired Teachers Association:AARP’s Educator Community, who works with a nationwide network of volunteers leaders and affiliates.
The keynote speaker at the luncheon was Dr. Stephen Boyd with “From Dull to Dynamic: Transforming Your Presentations” and “ATTENTION: The Art of Holding Your Audience in the Palm of Your Hand.”
During the afternoon, the delegate assembly was updated on membership, health and insurance and legislative issues.
The conference was all about one thing: giving the leaders of Kentucky’s Retired Teachers Associ-ation the chance to learn about issues affecting re-tired teachers so they may take this information back to the 118 local organizations throughout the commonwealth. Recognition was given to the district and local associations for their achievement in reaching membership goals and for excellence in community service and participation in KRTA.
The KRTA is the largest association — with 28,000 members — of retired educators in the state whose sole purpose is to look out for the welfare of retired educators.