TUBA FOURS TO PERFORM FOR OUR DECEMBER LUNCHEON AT THE AMERICAN LEGION DECEMBER 14, 2017, AT 11:30 A.M.
You will not want to miss our December Christmas Luncheon. We are going to enjoy a musical group called the Tuba Fours. They are a group of low brass players who could not get enough of Tuba Christmas. In fact, two of the members perform five or six concerts each season in various states.
Since they all play together in the Metro Parks Ensemble (Summit County), they have turned four-part Tuba music into a year- round “obsession.” The highlight of this year was taking fourth prize in the Portage Lakes 4th of July boat parade. Four of the members were public school or college-level educators.
Community Service: Please bring to the December luncheon children’s hats, gloves, scarves or outerwear for the winter.
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE – PLEASE RETURN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
You will find a membership update above. All members should complete this short form and return it as soon as possible. Members change addresses, phone numbers and email addresses often. We need to know your current status. We also value your opinion about our newsletter, luncheons meetings, web site, social activities and legislative activities.
Membership October – December 2017 by Judy Hendershot
We welcome new members Linda Roberts and MaryAnn Beman-Nething. They joined us at our September luncheon and were introduced to our members in attendance.
Linda has taught in several states during her career and retired under the California system.
MaryAnn retired from Warren City Schools in 2017. Both Linda and MaryAnn bring a new energy to our association.
We will be setting up our PCRTA closed Face Book group site this month. If you have a working email address and use Facebook as well, we will be contacting you with an invitation to join our group. We will use our secure Facebook group site to disseminate information and to help all members to stay connected between meetings and activities.
Additionally, this site will be a way to advertise PCRTA and ORTA and hopefully encourage other retired teachers who are not members to join.
Your continued membership gives us a strong voice. Thank you.
Time to Renew Membership! by Dave Gynn
When you see the big yellow school bus it is a reminder that you are retired, you won’t go to school today and you need to pay your dues. Now is the time to renew your membership for 2018.
Look at the address label on your newsletter. If it says “Life” – Thank you for your loyalty and congratulations on being a wise investor. If it says “2017” – Your dues for 2018 are now due. Membership dues are collected between July and December for the following year. If the label says “2018” – Your dues are paid for next year. The code S stands for state (ORTA); the code P stands for Portage (PCRTA).
If you receive your newsletter via email, check with the treasurer (330-678-8423) about your membership status. Annual dues are $40 – $30 for ORTA and $10 for PCRTA. Send a check made payable to PCRTA. All dues should be sent to Dave Gynn, 4210 Lancaster Ln, Kent, OH 44240. Your state dues will be forwarded to ORTA. Your annual dues can be converted to a life membership. PCRTA life membership is $150. ORTA is $500 and can be made in payments.
NEW PCRTA MEMBERS
Welcome to Sandy Halem of Kent, who is currently the Enrichment Coordinator for Family and Community Services in Ravenna. She is asking for volunteers to read to kids. Call Sandy at 330-620-2756. PCRTA also welcomes Bonnie Oliver from Garrettsville, who retired from Maplewood in 2009.
IGNORE POP5 COMMUNICATIONS by Dave Gynn
They’re at it again. POP5 is again soliciting members from the five state retirement systems in Ohio. Don’t be confused or misled by their letters, emails or website. Their communications contain inaccurate information. Their organization is not endorsed by any of the five retirement systems or their related retiree groups (retired teachers, school employees, public employees, highway patrol, police and fire retirees).
ORTA has been and will continue to be the voice of retired educators. ORTA continually works with STRS and with the legislature to protect and preserve the pensions of all retired educators. The defined benefit pension system is critical to a secure retirement, and all educators should value the program. Do not let POP5, a rogue organization, speak for you.
Emmas Tuel, not pictured, was in a 4-H competition of the same day.
Congratulations to all the winners!
NEOMED contributes significantly to the PCRTA Future Teachers Scholarship Fund. This year seven Portage high school graduates who intend to major in education will each receive a $1,500 scholarship. Retired teachers or community members interested in participating in this important project should call Edith Scott at 330-297-1812
PCRTA SOCIAL EVENTS – 2017
Questions? Contact person(s) in charge of event.
Sunday, November 5, 2017: Kent State Orchestra Concert and Dinner
Carol Cartwright Hall (3:00 to 4:30)
650 Hilltop Drive (KSU campus)
Cost $10.00 See Contact for Terry Schoeffler below.
210 South Depeyster Street
Kent, Ohio 44240
Contact: Terry Schoettler 316 Woodward Avenue, Kent, Ohio 44240 330-673-3099 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 8, 2017: Harry London Chocolate Tour and Lunch at Samantha’s Restaurant
No cost. Meet at University plaza for carpools at 10:00
Harry London Chocolates
5353 Lauby Road
Portage Street NW
N. Canton, Ohio 44720
Samantha’s Restaurant after
4954 Portage Street N
N. Canton, Ohio 44720
Reservation due date Oct. 6, 2017
- Chris DeMarco 2165 Stonebridge Crossing, Stow, Ohio 44224 – 330-730- 7204 email@example.com
- Phyllis Spangler 5870 Horning Road, Kent, Ohio 44240 330-593-5253 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, December 17, 2017: Western Reserve Christmas Band Concert and Dinner
First Congregational Church at 4:00
47 Aurora Street
Hudson, Ohio 44236
Zeppe’s Bistro & Pizzaria
5843 Darrow Road
Hudson, Ohio 44236
- Ken Granville P.O. Box 2526 Streetsboro, Ohio 44241 330-626-2154 Kregville@yahoo.com
- Kay Wise 5350 Rootstown Road, Ravenna, Ohio 44266 330-297-1110 KayWise@aol.com
Portage County Retired Teachers
|01/12/17||9:30||Organizational Workshop (Kent Library – 2nd floor)|
|03/09/17||9:30||Executive Board Meeting|
|03/16/17||11:30||Luncheon Meeting – Program –||Memorial Service|
|AMBA presentation by Alan Kearns|
|Service project: Supply Clothing Center|
|04/01/17||Jesus Christ Superstar at Weathervane Playhousse|
|Order tickets by Mar 18|
|05/11/17||9:30||Executive Board Meeting|
|05/18/17||11:30||Luncheon Meeting – Program – Healthcare Safety|
|Presented by Pat Rullio|
|GED Graduation- Maplewood Career Center|
|(refreshments, servers, cards)|
|07/06/17||Ain’t Misbehaven, at Porthouse Theater|
|Dinner before at Sarah’s Vineyard|
|07/13/17||9:30||Executive Board Meeting|
|07/20/17||11:30||Luncheon Meeting – Program – Scholarship Winners|
|09/14/17||9:30||Executive Board Meeting|
|09/21/17||11:30||Luncheon Meeting – Program:|
|STRS Speaker: Hope Short|
|October||Kent State University Concert|
|11/08/17||10:00||Tour of Harry London|
|Lunch at Samantha’s|
|11/09/17||9:30||Executive Board Meeting|
|Whooly Organized, by Lynne Poulton|
|11/17/47||4:00||Western Reserve Band Concert|
|at First Congregational Church in Hudson|
|Lunch at Zeppe’s folloeing concert|
|12/17/17||11:30||Luncheon – Christmas Party –||Program: Four Tubas|
|American Legion Hall, 1945 Mogadore Rd. Kent, Oh 44240|
|Luncheons are served buffet style|
|Luncheons consist of short business meeting, announcements,|
|lunch and program|
|Reservations to Karen Balog at least 1 week prior to luncheon.|
|Make out the check to PCRTA.|
|See reservation page.|