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John and Sandy Kerstetter, Social Chairmen

John and Sandy Kerstetter, Social Chairmen

Upcoming Social Events:

 

PCRTA SOCIAL/TRAVEL COMMITTEE PLANS

TIME TO PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR AND CONTACT US!!!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR PCRTA

 

Kent State University Orchestra Concert    

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at  3:00 PM in Cartwright Hall 

Cost $10       Coordinator: Terry Schoettler,

316 Woodard Avenue, Kent, OH 44240 , 330-673-3099)

Checks are to be made out to PCRTA and sent to Terry.

Dinner following at Bricco’s (Individual checks)

 

Tour of Harry London Candy      Wednesday, November 8, 2017

No cost.  Meet at University Plaza for carpools at 10:00 AM

Lunch following at Samatha’s(individual checks)

Coordinators: Chris DeMarco (330-730-7204)

and Phyllis Spangler (330-593-5253)

Reservations needed!

 

Western Reserve Christmas Band Concert    December 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM

1st Congregational Church in Hudson, 47 Aurora Road, Hudson 44236

No Cost or Reservations needed

Dinner following at Zeppe’s, 5843 Darrow Road, Hudson 44236

 

Activities for 2016

           
               
2/21/2016 2:00   The Hudson Players present 1776  
      Starring Tom Emerick  
        Call Sandy Kerstetter at 330-673-0129
               
4/14/2016 10:00 Bingo with Lunch on SR 43 in Brimfield  
             
5/26/2016 9:30   Kent Historical Society Museum Tour  
               
6/16/2016   Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Weathervane
               
8/3/2016     Footloose at Porthouse Theater  
               
October     Kent State University Orchestra  
       
December     Styn Hywet Tour      
         
12/18/2016     4:00   Western Reserve Band Concert Hudson  

 2015

               
10/04/15   3:00 p.m.   KSU Orchestra    
        Dinner at Pufferbelly  
               
10/05-15 10:00 a.m.   KSU Fashion Museum Tour  
        Meal following at Bricco  
               
10/13/15 4:00 p.m.   Western Reserve Band Concert
        Hudson Congregational Church
        Dinner following at Zeppe’s in Hudson
               
January       Kent Historical Society, Lunch following  

Call Jon or Sandy Kerstetter for details on the social events at 330-673-0129.

Oklahoma!

PCRTA Members at "Oklahoma"

 

PCRTA members are waiting for the show “Oklahoma” at the Weathervane Theatre in Akron. The Social/Travel Committee teamed up to arrange this outing for PCRTA June 7, 2015. Dinner followed at Papa Joe’s.

 

RUBBER DUCKS VS ALTOONA,  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015 (Note change from Thursday to Friday)

It’s Ohio State night at Rubber Ducks Stadium in Akron with fireworks

following the game.

Game Time: 7:05 PM at Canal Park, 300 S. Main Street, Akron 44308

Tickets:  Seniors:  $8.00     Adults: $9.00   Youth:  $8.00

Contact: John or Sandy Kerstetter 330-673-0129 to sign up

Send payment to Dave Gynn, 4210 Lancaster Lane, Kent, OH 44240

Note: Rubber Ducks and number of tickets on memo line of check.

 

HAIRSPRAY AT PORTHOUSE, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5TH (Note change from Sunday to Wednesday)

            Dinner at Sarah’s Vineyard  Beforehand;

Play starts at 8:00 PM

Theater Tickets: $35

            Contact : John or Sandy Kerstetter at 330-673-0129

Send payment to Dave Gynn, 4210 Lancaster Lane, Kent, OH 44240

Note: Hairspray and number of tickets on Memo line of check

 

 

BUS TRIP TO ASHTABULA COUNTY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 22.

            We will leave Kent at 8:00 AM and travel to Conneaut, stopping at a covered bridge             along the way.  The harbor at Conneaut resembles the beach at Normandy and                   serves   annually as the site for the D-Day Reenactment.  We will dine at one of the             country’s fine wineries on the way home.  The cost is $40.00 and includes lunch.                 The trip is open to PCRTA members and guests.  Reservations will close as soon as               the bus is filled.

Contact: Dave Gynn, 4210 Lancaster Lane, Kent, OH 44240

Make check payable to PCRTA and note number of persons.

            Note: Ashtabula and number of persons on Memo line of check.

 

Upcoming Social Events

Mark your calendars now for the upcoming social events that have been planned by the PCRTA Social Committee.  Guests are welcome at all of these events.

Our first event is Sunday, June 7th, at 2:30 when we will be going to The Weathervane Theater in Akron to see the musical Oklahoma and to dinner afterward at Papa Joe’s.  Tickets for the show are $19 and dinners will be paid for individually at Papa Joe’s.  Registration forms can be obtained at the meetings, at our website, http://pcrta.hostcentric.com/WordPress/?page_id=1572, or by calling Wendy Cooley at 330-325-1998.

2015 Service Projects

01/08/15 9:30 Organizational Workshop (Kent Library – 2nd floor )
02/01/15  Newsletter Deadline
03/12/15 9:30  Executive Board Meeting
03/19/15 12:00 Luncheon Meeting – Program –  Frank Barrett, Historian
The Underground Railroad, Quakers
Memorial Service
Service Project:  P. C. Animal Protective League
04/01/15 Newsletter Deadline
05/14/15 9:30 Executive Board Meeting
05/21/15 12:00 Luncheon Meeting – Program – Jim Cain/ABMA
 Fraud Watch
Service Project : Big Brothers and Sisters of P.C.  
      (Gift Cards or Donations)
06/01/15 Newsletter Deadline
06/11/15 GED Graduation- Maplewood Career Center    
      (refreshments, servers, cards)
07/09/15 9:30 Executive Board Meeting
07/16/15 12:00 Luncheon Meeting – Program –  Scholarship Winners
Service Project:  School Supplies for County Clothing Center
08/01/15 Newsletter Deadline
09/10/15 9:30 Executive Board Meeting
09/17/15 12:00 Luncheon Meeting
New Retirees – Program:  Brenda Nixon
 Inside the Amish Schoolroom
Service Project:  Be a Santa to a Senior    
      (Gift Cards or Donations)
10/01/15  Newsletter Deadline
11/12/15 9:30 Executive Board Meeting
11/19/15 12:00 Luncheon – Installation – Program:  Carolyn Mostyn
Humorist and Entertainer
Service Project: Center of Hope      
      (Non-Perishable Foods and Donations)
12/17/15 12:00 Luncheon – Christmas Party – Musical Program:
Len Suzelis accompanied by Marty Hatcher
Service Project:  County Clothing Center    
      (Children’s Hats, Gloves, and Other Winter Items)

Spring 2015 Social Committee for PCRTA 

The hard working Social Committee for PCRTA now includes Co-Chairs, John and Sandy Kerstetter, along with Wendy Cooley, Denise Craig, Darlene Fetterhoff, Anita Foote, Ken and Nancy Granville, Terry Schoetler, Dave Gynn, Phyllis Spangler, Saroj Suartia and Kay Wise.

Call  John & Sandy Kerstetter at 330-673-0129 with questions.

SANTAS FOR SENIORS – COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT 11-20-14

Items  to bring along to our luncheon for NOVEMBER are items for seniors, such as  grocery gift cards, bath and body products, personal paper goods, stamps, envelopes, socks, towels, washcloths, warm adult gloves, scarves, detergent, dish soap, cleaning products, playing cards or other  board games, puzzles  and other things that seniors might enjoy. There is no need to wrap your donations.

 

Giving Dolls 10-01-14

Georgia Darrah volunteers with the “Giving Dolls” program of Wadsworth, Ohio. She

Judy, Georgia, and Jan, with dolls

Judy, Georgia, and Jan, with dolls

works with a chapter in Hudson, Ohio.  They make cloth dolls with embroidered faces which they distribute to children who are in a stressful situation whether it be death, illness, separation of a family member or other tragedies.

A big thank you to our members who continue to donate items to the “Giving Dolls.”  Cotton fabric, lace and ribbons are always needed to make clothes for the dolls.  Crocheted or knitted blankets 24×24 inches are also appreciated.  Items can be brought to any of our luncheons and given to Georgia Darrah.  For more information call Georgia at 330-626-2135.

               PCRTA Members Served Refreshments at the GED

                 Graduation at Maplewood Program

PCRTA Members volunteers serving at GED Graduation

PCRTA Members volunteers serving at GED Graduation

Thanks to those who donated and served at this event.  This is an annual community service project of PCRTA.

PCRTA Members Volunteer as Judges for the

Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation

We are pleased that Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation asked members of PCRTA to judge their scholarships given to family members of employees. The judges were: left to right, Pat Gynn, Dave Gynn, Helena Parry, Judy Hendershot, and Jim Montaquila.

A letter of gratitude was written by Sandra Haskel, Acting Robinson Memorial Foundation Director, to the association with hopes that our help to select scholarship winners would be available in the future.

PCRTA Volunteers at Ohio Educator's Conference

PCRTA Volunteers at Ohio Educator’s Conference

PCRTA Members Volunteer as Judges at The Ohio Future Educators Conference 

The Future Educators Association held their state conference at KSU in April.  Judging the speeches and the projects were:  Front row: Sally Hershisher, Dottie Emerick, Ruth Wiegand  Back Row:  Judy Morgan, Dave Gynn, and JoAnn Stikes.  They said, “Sign us up again next year. This was fun!”

 

             COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO                  ASSIST IN RED CROSS DRIVES 

PCRTA Volunteers at GED Graduation

PCRTA Volunteers at GED Graduation

Members are needed to assist in the Red Cross blood drive at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in  Streetsboro. Volunteers help by serving snacks to blood donors, and keeping an eye on them while they recover from their donation, and making sure they are strong enough to leave the site.  Please contact Judith Morgan, Community Service Chair, at 330-653-8174 if you can help. Judy is a new member of PCRTA who has jumped right in and taken an active role in leadership.  Why not  ask her if you can help her?

 

RETIRED TEACHERS AT WORK VOLUNTEERING IN THE COUNTY

 

PCRTA Members donated cookies and helped serve cake, cookies, and punch at the Maplewood Career Center for the GED Graduation ceremony on June 11, 2009. Thanks to these ladies who made cookies and/or helped serve:  Connie Evans, Jan Fencl, Darlene Fetterhoff, Adele Fussner, Pat Gynn, Rosemary Hostler, Judy Morgan, Evelyn Park, Edith Scott, Ann Spence, Saroj Sutaria, and Ruth Wiegand.

As teachers, it is always wonderful to see students of all ages finally graduating and to share in their success and their happiness.

 

Help Wanted:  NEUCOM Proctors For Scholarship Fundraising

Director of Proctors at NEOMED

Director of Proctors at NEOMED

Yes, you too can be a proctor for testing at NEOUCOM!  A big thank you to those persons who are currently giving their time to this successful project to help fund the PCRTA Scholarship Fund. Both PCRTA and NEOUCOM have been pleased with the project.  With the expansion of the Pharmacy School to three years as well as the three-year Medical School, more tests will be given.  Thus, the need for even more proctors.

Won’t you volunteer?  You will need to attend an orientation session at NEOUCOM on Thursday, September 10. 2009 at 10:00 am.

Call Edith Scott (330-297-1812) to be put on the list to start.

New Proctor Training

On Tuesday, April 17, Josie Kreiger, Bob and Kathy Latimer, Sur Matuk and JoAnn Stikes completed the Orientation for Proctors for tests given at the NEOUCOM College of Medicine and Pharmacy.  This project helps to fund the scholarship grants which PCRTA awards to selected Portage County graduating seniors who plan to enter the field of education.

Junior Achievement

 

PCRTA Volunteers with Junior Achievement Students

PCRTA Volunteers with Junior Achievement Students

The lessons were taught by senior students in Mrs. Theresa Brugler’s Marketing Education program with assistance when needed by retired teachers.  The Field High School students used JA-prepared materials and lesson plans, added their unique personalities and  backgrounds, and created many exciting classroom  experiences.  One high school student, in response to a question, explained the Federal economic stimulus package in a clear and concise manner.  The elementary students discussed the bailout, our new President, and, of course, the First Family’s new dog. The JA lessons are correlated with the Ohio academic content standards.  Classroom teachers were pleased that the lessons enhanced their lesson plans at each grade level.  The all-day, in-school mastering money project left the students with much to share with their parents.  They may even have mentioned mobbing a very tall senior and bringing him to the ground during recess.  The high school seniors gained leadership experience and confidence.  And the retired teachers enjoyed a day back in the classroom.

May 8th was the National Day of Service. 

 

Many Portage County retired teachers worked at the Portage County Clothing Center. The morning crew included  Saroj Sutaria, Adele Fussner, Darlene Fetterhoff, Edith Scott, Jeanette Able,  Carol MacLean, Norm Park, Bob Dunn, and Dave Gynn.

 

GED Graduation 

 

Adel at Graduation

Adel at Graduation

 

GED Graduation was held at Maplewood, June 12.  Members of our organization baked and served cookies. Representing PCRTA are Mary Jane Brannon, Nancy Duquette, Darlene Fetterhoff, Adele Fussner, Pat Gynn, Rosemary Hostler, Evelyn Park, Saroj Sutaria, and Ruth Weigand.

 

Red Cross Volunteers

 

Several PCRTA members were Red Cross Volunteers at the Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Streetsboro on June 17. Volunteers included Mary Jane Brannon, Adele Fussner, Rosemary Hostler, and Saroj Sutaria

 

Adele Fussner

 

ARRP/National Retired Teacher Volunteer of the Year

ARRP/National Retired Teacher Volunteer of the Year

 

 

PCRTA Community Service chair, Adele Fussner, was surprised at the May meeting when shewas awarded a certificate and a pin as an AARP/National Retired Teachers Volunteer of the Year.  

Adele does such an outstanding job of leading our members in community service activities, that someone called recently and asked if we were the “Portage County Retired Teachers Volunteer Association.”

 

 

Once again our members have been busy again working on various activities to help other people in our county.

Thanks to volunteers Rosemary Hostler and Mary Jane Brannon who helped with the Red Cross Blood Drive at Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro on October 14, 2008.

 

Make a Difference Day

Saturday, October 25, 2008, was Make a Difference Day.  PCRTA  cooperated with many other county groups to collect canned and boxed foods for food banks and places which provide free meals for those in need.  Thanks to these volunteers who gave their time:  Mary Jane Brannon, Nancy Duquette, Adele Fussner, Dave and Pat Gynn, Rosemary Hostler, Saroj  Sutaria, and Ruth Weigand.

As always, special thanks to Edith Scott and her amazing group of NEOUCOM Proctors who are helping produce the next generation of medical and pharmaceutical providers while bringing in thousands of dollars for our scholarship program.  NEOUCOM directors continue to be impressed with your prompt attendance, organization, and your attention to detail.  Keep up the good work!

Once again our members have been busy again working on various activities to help other people in our county.

Thanks to volunteers Rosemary Hostler and Mary Jane Brannon who helped with the Red Cross Blood Drive at Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro on October 14.

Saturday, October 25, was Make a Difference Day.  PCRTA  cooperated with many other county groups to collect canned and boxed foods for food banks and places which provide free meals for those in need.  Thanks to these volunteers who gave their time:  Mary Jane Brannon, Nancy Duquette, Adele Fussner, Dave and Pat Gynn, Rosemary Hostler, Saroj  Sutaria, and Ruth Weigand.

As always, special thanks to Edith Scott and her amazing group of NEOUCOM Proctors who are helping produce the next generation of medical and pharmaceutical providers while bringing in thousands of dollars for our scholarship   program.  NEOUCOM directors continue to be impressed with your prompt attendance, organization, and your attention to detail.  Keep up the good work!