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The MCRTA: an affiliate of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association,
 representing retired administrators and teachers in
Monroe and Owen counties, 
 
  Indiana Retired Teachers Association:  http://www.retiredteachers.org      


THE SCHOOL BELL

MONROE-OWEN COUNTY

RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

Dear MCRTA Members,

     Greetings from your officers and committee chairs for 2016-2017.  We have held two meetings this summer to get acquainted, look at our position responsibilities, and begin to set plans for the upcoming year. It is our hope that this will be a productive and active year as we work together through involvement both locally and with the Indiana State Retired Teachers Association. 

      As your new president, I have been reminded of the purposes of our organization. We are all retired from the daily work of our profession.  And, though “retired”, most of us have added various activities that often keep us even busier than when we were working with full-time schedules. However, our hearts and interests are still with education. It is important, then, that we continue supporting those teachers who are still in the classroom as well as those who are retired. To do this, we have to be actively involved with what is happening locally and at the state level.

      As we move forward with programs and activities this upcoming year, we hope you will choose to be involved in our local group in various ways while also keeping updated and supportive of legislative action that will be coming up especially in this election year.

       I feel privileged to be able to serve as president of MCRT and am look forward to meeting and working with all of you.

                                                   Joanne Weddle


 

HOW CAN YOU BE AN INVOLVED MEMBER OF MCRTA?

ü  Read reports in our newsletters, emails and on our website. (https://sites.google.com/site/monroecountyretiredteachers)

ü  Participate in MCRTA activities – attend meetings and upcoming special events.

ü  Keep track of your volunteer hours in all organizations throughout the year.  A total for 2016 needs to be turned in to Dianna Johnson at the end of December. This includes traveling to and from any events - time spent preparing work for groups and attending meetings. Volunteer forms will be available at all meetings. We receive credit for all of the volunteer hours our members report. 

ü  Pay your $5 dues for 2016-2017. Remind new retirees that their first year of membership is a “gift”. Invite your retired friends to join you at meetings.

ü  Let us know when cards of congratulations, concerns, or wishes need to be sent. Email Evelyn Crowe at: gs04crowe@aol.com. 

ü  Become a member of Indiana Retired Teachers Association. Your state support is needed. It costs only $35 per year.  (www.retiredteachers.org)

 

THIS IS INDIANA’S BICENTENNIAL.  LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT WHEN WE CELEBRATE OUR 200TH YEAR AS HOOSIERS. THE TORCH THAT IS TRAVELING TO ALL 92 COUNTIES WILL BE IN BLOOMINGTON ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. A CELEBRATION WILL BE HELD ON THE COURTHOUSE SQUARE FROM 4:00 – 7:00. COME AND JOIN THE FUN!


MCRTA Upcoming Activities 2016 - 2017


SEPTEMBER 21, WEDNESDAY  - "The Strange Election of 2016: What Will Happen?"

·         Buffet Lunch at Village Inn Restaurant – Century Suites, 4506 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington.  Lunch begins at 11:15. Cost is $10.00 per person (does not include drinks and gratuity - each person will pay their own bill individually).

·         Program by Marjorie Hershey.  45-minute presentation at 12:15.  Professor Marjorie Hershey's (IU Department of Political Science) research and teaching interests focus on political parties, campaigns, and elections. With regard to research, she continues to examine the process by which political activists and journalists construct explanations for election results - what they think the results mean, out of the welter of possible explanations that could account for why one candidate won and another candidate lost, or why a party's fortunes changed in a particular election year. Question and answer time will follow.

·         It would be helpful though not required to RSVP to Bob or Penny Austin at: penbob@comcast.net.

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NOVEMBER 2, Wednesday, 10 AM
• Tour of IU Assembly Hall and Cook Hall.

    Meet at the south side entrance to Assembly Hall.  Visitor parking spaces (with signs) on the south side of Cook Hall between Cook Hall and Assembly Hall.  There are also many places to park within Gate 4 on the south side where you can park without receiving a ticket.


FEBRUARY 21, TUESDAY

Indiana history program by James Madison, IU professor and Indiana history
authority.


TUESDAY, APRIL 11- Clabber Girl Museum and Candles Holocaust Museum, Terra Haute, IN

Possible Schedule
• 8:00 – Board bus for trip to Terre Haute
• 9:30 – 11:15 - Tour of Clabber Girl Museum and culinary cooking
demonstration
• 11:15 – 12:45 – Lunch on your own at Clabber Girl Museum
• 1:30 - Tour of the Candles Holocaust Museum. Information session
with Eva Cor, museum founder and holocaust survivor.
• 2:30 - Informal museum discovery on your own.
• 3:30 – Board bus to return to Bloomington.
• Trip cost - $34 per person includes bus fare and museum admissions


TUESDAY, MAY 22

• Annual end-of-year pitch-in picnic at Karst Farm Park Shelter 1.
• Welcome new retired teachers.



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FORMS FOR PAYING INDIANA RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION DUES WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE SEPTEMBER MEETING.  Yearly dues to IRTA are $35.00.