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2021 Fall Social
Clay County Retired Teacher Association 2021 Fall Social

The Clay County Retired Teacher Association held their Fall Social on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at the 4-H Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Registration began at 5:30. Paul Sinders offered the prayer prior to dinner being served at 6:00pm.

President Anna Long introduced special guests, David Lennon, President-Elect of IRTA and his wife Ramona. They attended in place of Laura Penman, Executive Director of IRTA. The Wabash Valley String Posse played their dulcimers and other instruments during dinner and then served themselves pulled pork, potato salad, baked, beans, and a plethora of desserts.

Following dinner, President Anna Long called the meeting to order. Everyone recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. David Lennon spoke to us about IRTA, membership, and the School Bell Award. He also answered several questions about our COLA and the lack of a 13th check.

Minutes from our last meeting (April 2019) were accepted as read.

Rachel Fagg gave the treasurer’s report. As for committee reports, the only one given was Public Relations by Janella Knierim. All other committee chairs were absent.

Old business:
Anna shared information about the shot clinic and how we supplied food for the workers. She also presented Janella Knierim with a certificate from IRTA for Outstanding Website.

New business:
Anna asked for suggestions for new projects.

The new slate of officers was presented. Paul Sinders moved to accept the slate as presented:
President – Martha Knox
President Elect – Roberta Weliever
Secretary – Janella Knierim
Treasurer – Rachel Fagg

Under cares and concerns, someone asked if we might try a luncheon meeting instead of evening since some people don’t like to drive at night.
Tickets were drawn to determine the winners of the donated auction items.
The winner of the $25 gift card door prize was announced – Rachel Fagg.
Paul Sinders motioned to adjourn the meeting. Roberta Weliever seconded.



David Lennon, President Elect of IRTA, was our guest speaker



People listen intently as David Lennon talks about pertinent issues to retired teachers - especially the COLA and the lack of a 13th check



Rachel Fagg and Gary Long find a way to enjoy setting up tables and chairs prior to our dinner


CCRTA Project

Care, Compassion, Reaching out to Teens According to need has retired teachers volunteering to fill bags with various food items for Northview High School students. Personal hygiene items are also provided to those in need. These items would be appreciated if donated by those attending the Spring Social.

For more information contact by email longa@iendeavor.com or call (812) 986-2685. Any of the CCRTA officers will be able to help as well.


Submitted by CCRTA Public Relations Chair, Janella Knierim
(812)236-2428





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