The Morrow County Retired Teachers Association continued the celebration of their 50th anniversary at their October luncheon with a visit from the president of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, Carol Remington.
She stressed that ORTA is the voice of Ohio educators with goals of building relationships and growing in membership. ORTA’s chief goal is to protect the pension system for Ohio’s teachers.
Remington presented an achievement medal to MCRTA president Pat Rinehart honoring her two year leadership of the local organization.
Other guests addressing the group were Tanyce Addison, candidate for the State Board of Education and Lynn Zucker representing Habitat for Humanity.
Officers elected for 2017 were: Bonnie Hildebrand, president; Pat Maxwell, president-elect; Judy Keil and hazel Miller, co-secretaries and Donna Gottfried, treasurer.
MCRTA’s Christmas luncheon will be held at 12 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Trinity UMC. The annual ‘talent auction’ will be held and the program will feature the Mount Gilead High School Music Department.