Dear MCRTA Members:
I hope that
everyone had an enjoyable Holiday season.
We had one of the mildest late December seasons in many years; however,
the weather changed quickly.
A number of our
members will be attending the Indiana Legislative luncheon hosted by the
Indiana Retired Teachers Association on February 23 at the Indiana State House
in order to meet legislators to keep them aware of our many concerns. Linda Woods, our legislature chairperson, has
sent out requests to you to contact our legislators concerning the 13th check
Dianna Johnson is
still accepting information on your volunteer hours which always show what an
awesome group we have who give much back to the community. Please contact her ASAP at 812 876 9273 to
register your hours for the year if you have not already done so. E-Mail email@example.com Volunteers from our group collected $102.87
for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Drive held in the College Mall during the
We have finally
been able to put finishing touches on the rest of the programs for the year.
MARCH 8. Harp Program 2 p.m. in Garton Hall at St.
Mark's Methodist Church, 100 North State Road 46.
APRIL 12. Bus trip to Kokomo to
visit Opalescent Glass Factory, Kokomo Automotive Museum, and lunch at Cook
McDoogal's Irish Pub, leaving KMart WEST
at 7:30 a.m. SHARP.
JUNE 9. MCRTA annual picnic at 5
p.m., Karst Park Farm, Shelter House #1
AUGUST 13. MCRTA will host a Lion's Club pancake breakfast for scholarships from 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 1800 West Third Street.
PROGRAM DETAILS FOLLOW: On March 8 at 2 p.m at St. Mark's Methodist Church in Garton Hall we will be entertained by an outstanding musical program. Erin Brook-Miller, program coordinator, USA International Harp Competition has confirmed that Melanie Mashner will present a harp program for us to enjoy. We will have a short meeting to discuss our trip to Kokomo, seeking candidates for officer positions for the coming year, and our responsibilities for the pancake breakfast.
April12. We will be taking a bus trip (Go Express Travel) to the Opalescent Glass Factory. The bus will be stationed at KMART WEST at 7:15 a.m. and will leave at 7:30 a.m. SHARP!
Our tour of the glass factory should begin
about 9:45 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Next,
we will be in the show room approximately 30 minutes.
The Opalescent Glass Factory is
America's oldest glass factory in the United States as it still manufactures
art glass the same way that it was made more than a century ago. We will view glass blowers at work creating
many fascinating works of art. After the
factory tour we will view the glass creations for sale in the glass shop.
NO open toe or open heel shoes
are allowed. Wheelchairs are available
upon request and anyone who is on a walker will be required to use a wheelchair. Let me know if a wheelchair will be needed so
that I can make a request.
Approximately 11:45 a.m. we will head to Cook
McDoogal's Irish Pub and be there by 12 noon. To expedite our orders they are
requesting that we make a selection from the following entrees. After your
selection mark whether you want a side of chips or French fries. Water and/or soft drinks are included.
After lunch we will have a tour of the Kokomo
Automotive Museum where 100 antique cars are housed. Much of the area you may wish to view
yourself; however, if you like, someone will be available to help you with
answers to your questions. We plan to
spend an hour in the museum, and hopefully arriving back at KMART West before 5
Please fill out you name, main
entree and whether you wish to have chips or French fries.
Choose ONE entree per person
from the following:
Corned Beef on Rye
Half Fish and
April 12, 2016 TRIP
French fries or chips. (circle
The cost is $38.00 for EACH
person. The cost includes
transportation, lunch, and entrance to both facilities. Please mail this form with your check made
payable to MCRTA to Shirley Pugh, 3707 Chaudion Ct., Bloomington, IN 47401.
Reservations will be on a first
paid basis so you should mail your reservations today.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by MARCH 1, 2016
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June 9. MCRTA will have our annual picnic at Karst Park Farm, Shelter #1 on Thursday, June 9 at 5 p.m. Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and your table service; however, paper products will be available. Our business meeting will consist of electing officers and discussing our responsibilities with the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast that we are hosting on Saturday, August 13. The Lions Club will prepare the food, and we will serve it and help clean up. Everyone needs to help, as they hope that we can sell 200 tickets to earn money for (4) $500 scholarships for selected graduating students who have overcome adverse circumstances. This function is a cooperative fund raising effort among the Bloomington Lions Club, the Monroe County Schools Foundation, and our group.
August 13. MCRTA Pancake Breakfast held from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the American Legion, 1800 West Third Street. Tickets cost $8 for a delicious breakfast.
I hope to see you at the harp program on March 8 at 2 p.m. REFRESHMENTS will be served after the program.