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Huron County retired teachers set for October meeting

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 1, 2019 at 8:30 PM

The Huron County Retired Teachers Association (HCRTA) is set to begin its 2019-2020 season.

The initial meeting of the business year will be held Oct. 10 at the Collins United Methodist Church, 4290 Hartland Center Road in Collins. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. with a social time and registration, followed by a business meeting.

The luncheon will be provided by the ladies of the church and includes ham, cheesy potatoes, green beans, jello, and dessert.

The program will feature Jody Chaffee from the Firelands Symphony Orchestra as she presents “Exploration in Music.”

Subsequent meetings for the group will be Dec. 12, March 12 and May 14, along with a June excursion to be announced.

Annual dues for members will again be $10 and are payable at either the October or December meeting.

HCRTA is the county chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association. ORTA is the voice of Ohio’s retired educators, advocating for and promoting the improvement of pensions, benefits and services available to Ohio’s retired teachers.

HCRTA officers for 2019-20 include: President Jim Van Sickle; vice-president Harriet Parcher; secretary Susan Loper; and treasurer Nancy Terpening.

Committee chairs for this upcoming year include: Joyce Gase, community participation; Diane Leonard, legislative; Ruth Brown, information and protective services; Sheri Williams, memorials; Johanna Beebe, membership; Linda Shibley, publicity; Peggy Case, scholarship; and Kathie Shepherd, reservations.

Current members are reminded that if they don’t receive a call for reservations they should call Kathie Shepherd by Thursday at 419-929-8804.

The Huron County chapter is open to and welcomes those who formerly taught in county schools or those teachers who have retired from the teaching profession and are living in or near Huron County.

Questions may be directed to Harriet Parcher at 419-706-8621 or Jim Van Sickle at 419-929-8936.

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