Sept. 16th – Jefferson Co. RTA met at Shoney’s Restaurant in Dandridge for its regular quarterly meeting. The director of the Isaiah House for Jefferson County Foster Care System was the guest speaker. --Cindy Stelzman reporting
The Johnson County RTA met on August 16 at Jen’s Café on Main Street in Mountain City. Jenny Manuel, County Historian, served as the guest speaker. She provided a great overview of the history of Johnson County. Meeting report submitted by Secretary Elaine Moore.
November--The Knox County Retired Teachers' Association held their annual scholarship awards luncheon on Thursday, November 16, at the Foundry on the World's Fair site.
The meeting room was packed with KCRTA members and the scholarship recipients. The KCRTA Scholarship Foundation has awarded over $78,000 to area college recipients since 2019.
Past President Libby Burney welcomed the group before they enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Scholarship co-chairs David Huntsinger and Christine Oehler praised the committee members for their hard work and welcomed the scholarship recipients and their guests.
September--The Knox Co RTA held their September meeting at the Foundry in Knoxville. The devotional was read by President-Elect Mary Brockett. Members of the Tennessee General Assembly were invited and attended the meeting. David, Riggs, and Massey and other answered questions from the floor by members. Two primary questions were in relation to the Third Grade Retention Law and Federal Funding. The meeting report was submitted by Mary Brockett.
Karen Peterman (KCRTA President), Libby Burney (KCRTA Past President) and Mary Brockett (KCRTA President-Elect)
Libby Burney (KCRTA Past President) and Linda Cannon Tyler (KCRTA Board Member)
Mike Blankenship and Myra Sowder (KCRTA Board Members)