PCRTA holds March meeting

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The Patrick County Retired Teachers Association met March 6 at The Landmark Center.  Linda Wilson and Carol Vernon welcomed members and gave the blessing.

Following a delicious lunch prepared by the Landmark staff, President Betty Perry presided over the business meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Phyllis Eastridge, and Fern Agee gave the treasurer’s report.

President Perry reported on several items of old business: the Christmas Social at Honduras Coffee Shop was a great success, she had received a thank-you letter from Blue Ridge Therapy Connection for PCRTA’s Birthday Bag participation, and PCRTA will not participate as a group in Relay for Life this year.

Under new business, President Perry announced that Karen Wood will be installed in June as PCRTA’s secretary. Volunteer hours are due in April.  The Scrapbook Committee members agreed to help Phyllis Eastridge compile this information.

PCRTA will fund one-half a 4-H scholarship this year and will again give a $500 scholarship to a Patrick County High School senior. Norma Bozenmayer and Ursula Allen will assume the Food Drive Project responsibilities for the association.

Upcoming events include the District E Board meeting in Danville March 22, the Virginia Retired Teachers Association meeting in Richmond April 24-25, and the PCRTA Christmas Social December 9.

Nancy Peters presented a delightful program “Unforgettable Humor in the Classroom.” She and several other retired teachers told humorous stories about their teaching experiences.

Linda Wilson presented the door prize to Claudine Harmon.

Ann Belcher
Reporter