The MCRTA: an affiliate of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association,
 representing retired administrators and teachers in Monroe and Owen counties, including the
Monroe County Community School Corporation,
Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation,
and Spencer-Owen Community Schools.

2015-16 Meeting Date

September 10, 2015  Monroe County Music Makers will entertain us with a program at Bell Trace at 12 noon.  Lunch wll be provided--Reservations are required.  Please let Jan Brand know if you are coming.  You may call or email her.

October 6  St Marks Methodist Church, Garton Hall at 2 pm

March Meeting date to be announced

April 12, 2016  Bus trip to visit Opalescent Glass Factory, Kokomo Automotive Museum and lunch at Cook McDoogal's Irish Pub

June 9  Annual Picnic at Karst Park Farms, Shelter #1


March 17, 2015

MCRTA Meeting from 1 to 3 pm.  We will meet in the downstairs area of Bell Trace Senior Living Center to hear Kerry Conway of Area 10 Agency on Aging discuss the wide variety of  high quality affordable services available to older adults and people with disabilities in Monroe and Owen Counties. Refreshments will be served.  Please plan to attend

If you have joined the Get Smart Program at Bell Trace (or would like to join), their next meeting will be  August 27

at 11:30 am for conversation and a free buffet luncheon.  The program is entitled "A Perfect Time for Spring Cleaning thru Positive Purging" by Min Gates.  Just call Bell Trace to make a reservation if you would like to attend the free luncheon.


February 19, 2015   11:30 am to 2 pm  LUNCHEON

COLORADO STEAK HOUSE, 1635 N. College Avenue

    Dale Glenn, retired MCCSC Principal, has written a book.  He will be our speaker and tell us about writing a recent book, PURCELL STATION.  Dale wants to share his writing experience and encourage other retired teachers and administrators to become authors. 

    The Colorado Steak House offers a soup and salad bar for $6.95 + drinks, tax and tip.  You can also order sandwiches from the menu for an additional cost.  Everyone will be responsible for his or her own bill. 


This  meeting will focus on public education and be held at Meadowood Retirement Center's Terrace Room, adjacent to the  living room.  Information concerning public education is in the news today and we will view a very recent DVD, RISE ABOVE THE MARK, a documentary narrated by Peter Coyote that brings to light the heartbreaking realities of public education.

 Future Meetings:

Area 10 speaker,  March  17, 2015  1-3 pm Bell Trace

June 11, 2015,  Karst Park Farms Picnic, Shelter House #1, 5 pm, bring a dish to share.  Meat, bread and drinks will be provided.

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Legislative Advocacy

IRTA Sponsored Indiana Legislative Brunch will be Wednesday, April 8, 2015, from 9 am to 11 am in the State House North Atrium.  We need to RSVP the names of those who will attend by March 15 so they can be sure to have plenty food and name tags. We will leave Marsh North at 7:30 am on March 15 and car pool to the State House.

We need your suppost.  Please let Linda Woods know immediately if you can attend.

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October 17, 2013
"A hands on experience with an I-Pad"  
Time: 10:00 am -- Thursday
Location: Abel Building, S. Henderson, just north of the corner of E Miller and S Henderson.
Jason Taylor, MCCSC Technology Coordinator

February 5, 2014
"Don't be a Victim: Protect Yourself from Scams and Identity Theft"
Time: 2:00 pm -- Wednesday
Facilitator: Amy Wardlow, community outreach specialist from the Office of the Indiana Attorney General
Location:  Bell Trace, 800 Bell Trace Circle, Bloomington, IN 47408
Light refreshments will be served. Cancelled due to weather.  Presented in June.
April 2014 --  Tour of the Toyota Plant, Princeton, IN

June 12, 2014 5 p.m.
Picnic at Karst Park Farms, Shelter House #1

June 26, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bell Trace
Come hear AMY WARDLOW, "Protect yourself:
Stop Scams and Identity Theft" Make a reservation by calling
332-2355 by Friday, June 20.

August 29, 2013
Dr. Gary Ingersoll, Education in Middle East
St. Marks UMC, 
100 North St. Road 46
Speaker:  Dr. Gary Ingersoll, 
Professor Emeritus in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology and also Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics in the IU School of Medicine. 
He most recently served as Dean of Education at the United Arab Emeritus University and he focused his presentation on the educational system in the area of the Middle East. 
Along with his presentation, the United Methodist Women of St. Mark's Methodist Church prepared an excellent Chicken-rice casserole and Vegetarian substitute, Chopped vegetable salad with vinaigrette dressing, Sliced bread with butter, Eclair dessert, and Water, iced tea or coffee.