W.C. retired teachers hold meeting
Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:02 am
Twenty members and two guests met for the Weakley County Retired Teacher’s Association’s (WCRTA) quarterly meeting at the Dresden Senior Citizen Center.
President Myrick welcomed everyone to the event. Paula Morris introduced Bro. Randy Cooper of the First United Methodist Church who spoke on the part in God’s plan for protecting, helping and comforting children as teachers.
He suggested that over the years people may forget their faces, but they would not forget their actions. He encouraged the group to continue to pray for children and teachers.
Secretary Katana Hawks read the minutes while treasurer Betty Nan Carroll reported the balance.
Motions were made and passed to contribute to Santa’s Helpers and We Care.
After the meal by Beverly Forrester, Ron Pendergrass from the TEA Retirement Department, expressed his concern of how society regards each other, how the legislature has treated teachers, how teachers’ retirement could be effected by future decisions, how retirees can’t get a discount for their children’s education, how people need to stay current on Social Security and Medicare issues and how retired teachers’ fate is in their hands.
Teachers decided they need to collectively speak using facts.
The next meeting will be Dec. 14 at the center with the Memory Makers entertaining. Donna Hunt will plan the devotional. Sara Simmons will be responsible for the March 28 devotional while Michael Parham speaks.
The meeting was adjourned after door prizes of potted mums were dispersed.