XENIA — Past Presidents of the Greene County Retired Teachers who were present at the spring quarter luncheon were honored for their service.
The featured member, with information researched by Virginia Pinkerton, was Wallace Gossett, who was instrumental in the formation of what is now known as the Greene County Career Center.
Scholarship Chair Joyce Redder announced the winners of three scholarships awarded to the class of 2017 entering a field of education: from Yellow Springs High School – Olivia Shick, daughter of Greg and Judy Shick, will attend Michigan State University and major in Elementary Education; from Xenia High School – Anna Moore, daughter of Matthew and Rita Moore, will attend Ohio State University and major in Speech and Hearing Therapy; and from Cedarville High School – Alexandra Paris, daughter of Robert and Debra Paris, will attend Cedarville University and major in Childhood Education.
Greene County Retired Teachers presents scholarships each year on a rotating high school basis to deserving Greene County young people entering the field of education.
Linda Beaver, Program Chair and former President of the Ohio Retired Teachers’ Association, introduced speaker Robert Stein, current ORTA Board member, who spoke about long term goals of the Ohio Retired Teachers’ Association, funding policies, and oversight checks and balances in place, all of which put Ohio in a better situation than many other states even though the yearly Cost of Living Increase has been eliminated at this time.
Keeping in mind that the trend toward 2030 will realistically be an increase in years of life expectancy, and therefore an increase also in prescriptions and medical expenses, while returns to the retirement fund from schools and from current teaching work force will not rise, ORTA must manage our funds successfully over time. Good internal management of daily operations within ORTA keeps costs down and services up. Constant projection toward a 30 year guaranteed funding period is the primary and constant goal.
The next GCRTA meeting/luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 in the United Memorial Presbyterian Church in Xenia. All retired Greene County educators are welcome to join. Contact Jim Beaver with any questions Jbeav36@aol.com or at 937-305-1935.
Story courtesy of Greene County Retired Teachers.