Sept. 12 – Hickman Co. RTA met at Homestead Restaurant for a regular membership meeting. The guest speaker was John Mullins, the new Hickman Co. Schools Director. --Shirley Coates reporting
Officers: Geneva Hoyle; Elane Holmes, presiding; Lorine Williams; and Margaret Kimmins
Dance Line: Mona Lisa Linear, instructor, Bertha Murphy, Randall Page, Elaine Holmes, Geneva Hoyle, Christine Hart, and Lorine Williams
Dance Winner: Elaine Holmes and Mona Lisa Linear
Halloween Food Winner: Barbara Forrest
Halloween Costume Winner: Jean Carnes
Food for fellowship: Reva Fisher
Randall Page discussing legislative issues affecting education and teachers and also TCR updates, Reva Fisher and Ruby Fuller.
Jackson-Madison County Retired Teachers held their October meeting at the North Side Lions Club with "Fall Fest with a Halloween Flair" being the theme. Elaine Holmes, 2nd Vice President presided.
Member Mona Lisa Lanier, also a dance instructor from Mona Lisa Lanier School of Dance held a Halloween dance contest featuring the "Hussle, Electric Slide, Cha Cha" and more. Elaine Holmes was the dance winner. Other winners were for best Halloween food, Barbara Forrest, and best Halloween Costume, Jean Carnes.
Members in attendance had an energizing time participating in the dance line, fellowshipping with food being served, and receiving retired association information and updates from TCR.
Our give back to the community is providing a donation to RIFA's School Backpack Program. The next JMCRTA meeting will be the third Thursday in February 2024 at 11:30 a.m. at the North Side Lions Club. --Gwendolyn Whitelaw, President.