Announcements 2008

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PCRTA Members At Falling Water

PCRTA Members At Falling Water

Oct 14, 2008     Fundraiser Bus Trip to Fallingwater This trip, planned by Paskey Tours, is open to members and guests.The trip leaves Kent Plaza. Lunch is at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.  An on-site video tour is possible for those who find the walking tour too strenuous.

The cost of the bus trip is $64, which includes Paskey Tour’s Premium Coach Bus with Professional Driver, Lunch at Seven springs Mountain Resort, and Admission to Falling Water.  Send your check to Darlene Fetterhoff, 2417 Duck Pond Drive, Ravenna, OH 44266.

 

Oct 16               11:00 a.m.      Talk with Kathleen Chandler PCRTA is sponsoring a lunch and talk with Representative Kathleen Chandler on Thursday, October 16, at Luna’s Restaurant, 1225 West Main Street, Kent at 11:00 a.m.  You may order from the menu at your own expense. Let’s learn what Rep. Chandler has planned for the next legislative session and offer our suggestions.  There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.  Reservations are not required.  The talk is open to the public.

State Representative Kathleen Chandler (D-68th District) is currently serving her third term in the Ohio House.  She believes in the value of a quality education.  She earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan State University and returned to Ohio to earn a Masters of Public Administration (with a focus on finance and personnel management) from Kent State University.

While in Columbus, Rep. Chandler has sponsored several bills to protect our citizens and to preserve our past.  She has crafted legislation to make human trafficking a crime, to require seat belts on school buses, and to provide for DNA testing on inmates who plead “quilty” or “no contest.”  She also sponsored legislation to give Ohioians the choice to donate part of their income tax refund to the Ohio Historical Society.

 

 

October 19          Wizard of Oz at Carousel 

Carousel

Carousel

Carousel takes you “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” in one of the most beloved musicals of all time. The 2008 production will whisk you directly into the action and transport you to the Land of Oz. “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” with Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion to Emerald City. Join them on their many adventures as they embark into a fantasy world of excitement! A treat for any age, there is no place like Carousel.

Tickets are $48.50 and include a delicious meal (including gratuity) and fantastic show.  Send your check (payable to PCRTA) to Mary Jane Brannon, 5291 Deer Trace Drive, Kent, OH 44240.  Deadline:  September 24

 

Oct 23    5:50 p.m. A Retirement Planning Workshop will be held at Channels 45/49.  It is open to educators planning to retire in the next five years.  There is no cost. Oct 25, 2008

 

Make a Difference Day Nov 06, 2008        9:30 a.m. Executive Committee Meeting at Williamson Alumni Center

 

Luncheon Meeting   Program:  Willie Wilcox, Election of Officers, and Flu Shots

Willie Wilcox

Willie Wilcox

Nov 20, 2008      12:00 p.m.  Our November luncheon meeting on Thursday, November 20, will feature Willie Wilcox as the speaker. She will talk about growing up in the 1940’s, the war effort, the kinds of toys she had or made, and products from that era. Using her experience gained from years of working with an auctioneer, helping plan house sales, and researching about antiques, Willie has a wealth of knowledge about what kind of things are collectible.

Bring an interesting antique that you’d like to tell us about.  Or bring an antique that you own and would like to learn more about.  See what Willie can tell you about it.  And…be careful what you throw out or send to Goodwill-you may have a hidden treasure on your hands.

We will vote next year’s officers-President, Corresponding Secretary, and Assistant Treasurer.  See page two for more information about the slate of officers. Our Community Service project for November is to collect some  nonperishable items for the Center of Hope in Ravenna.  You may also donate money to purchase turkeys.  Open your hearts and help another family have some food to be thankful for as they celebrate their Thanksgiving dinner together.

FREE FLU SHOTS for Medicare members at our November luncheon meeting, provided by the Portage County Health Department.  Please bring your Medicare identification with you.  Non-Medicare members may receive an injection for $20.

FREE PNEUMONIA SHOTS for Medicare members.  The cost for non-Medicare members is $45.  Remember you only need a pneumonia shot every five years.

 

Dec 18, 2008    12:00 p.m. Luncheon Meeting:     Program:  Ars Nova Singers from Kent State University, Michael Nehf from STRS, and Officer Installation

Ars Nova Singers

Ars Nova Singers

The Ars Nova Singers ensemble is a small, highly-select group that specializes in unaccompanied vocal chamber music and usually consists of six to seven singers under the  direction of Kerry Glann.

Members are selected by auditions each fall; all of the members are also members of the Kent State University Chorale.

 

Michael Neff

Michael Neff

Michael Nehf, the new director of STRS Ohio will speak to us about STRS and our pensions atthe December luncheon. He has been the director since July 1, succeeding Damon     Asbury.  Mr. Nehf said, “In the coming months, one of the things I look most forward to is meeting and talking with our members.  We are faced with many challenges.  But there will be no surprises; I believe in communication-early and often.”

If you are curious about the safety and security of your pension, come and hear what Mr. Nehf has to say.  Bring your questions and concerns to the December luncheon meeting. December 19

 

Rockettes

Rockettes

Radio City Rockettes in Cleveland Tickets are $88 and include luxury bus transportation, time for shopping at Tower City, and the Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes at the Palace Theater. Pick up times:  Ravenna, 10:00 am; Kent, 1:30 am; Streetsboro, 1:45 am.

Send check (payable to Paskey Tours) to 1428 River Trail Blvd, Kent, OH 44240