The Maury County Retired Teachers Association’s service project for 2022-2023 was to assist the Mt. Pleasant Public Library with Story Time every Thursday. Members chose books and activities for two to five-year-olds. They made adjustments when older children attended during school breaks and throughout the summer. The retired teachers collectively volunteered more than 80 hours for this project. As a thank you, the library hosted a tea party with tea, finger sandwiches, desserts, and savories. Everyone received a certificate of appreciation.
Volunteers L-R (seated) Dona Rose, Carlene Jent, Beverly Edwards (standing) Marcia Armstrong, Zelia
Dinwiddie, Betty Jo Daniels, Elouise Jones, Scott Gaines
L-R—Elouise Jones, Betty Jo Daniels (Volunteer of the Year), Marcia Armstrong, Janice Buckner
Library Staff—(seated) Linda Clark, (standing) Barbara Whitt, April White (Librarian), Barbara Keller
Maury County RTA had their annual fall picnic on September 14th at Woodland Park Kiwanis Shelter in Columbia, TN. There were over 40 members and guests in attendance! A necrology report was given. The officers and committee chairs were introduced. Members signed cards for retired TRTA Director, Mrs. Donna Cotner. --Susie Boshears reporting.
The McMinn Co RTA met on October 11 at the Western Sizzlin Steakhouse for a lunch meeting. Member Jerry Howell read the devotional. Betty Green representing the Alpha Delta Kappa Educators’ Sorority was the guest speaker. Betty provided highlights of the purpose of the society and the scholarships for district students and collegiate grants. Several MCRTA members belong to the society. Meeting report submitted by Treasurer Brenda Mullins.
July 27, McNairy Co. RTA met at McConnoco Public Library in Selmer for its regular business meeting and installation of new officers. – Barbara Christopher reporting
June 22, McNairy Co. RTA met at McConnoco Public Library in Selmer for its regular business meeting and Scholarship presentation for $500. --Ron Christopher reporting.