Welcome to the Mahoning Retired Teachers Association(MRTA) serving the greater Youngstown, Ohio area and a local affiliate of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association
Fall Meetings 2021
September 8, 2021 - Speaker: Dr. Jay Brock - The Coronavirus and You Chicken Newport, Pasta, Rosemary Potatoes, Green Bean Almandine, Tossed Salad, Lemon Dessert Community Service: Collection for YWCW 's Young Women with Bright Futures Program. Click here for the reservation form.
November 10, 20221 -Speaker: Maro Iacone - The STRS and The Audit Program: Veterans Honored Roast Turkey with dressing, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Broccoli/Cauliflower Au Gratin, Tossed Salad, Pumpkin Dessert Community Service: Collection for Canfield Veterans Auxiliary. Click here for the reservation form.
December 8. 2021 -Program: The Boardman High School Jazz Band Meat Loaf, Pasta, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Corn, Tossed Salad, Rolls, Cream Pie Dessert Community Service: Collection for the Salvation Army Toys for Tots Campaign. Click here for the reservation form.
IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT COVID SURGE, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO WEAR A MASK AT LUNCHEON MEETINGS.
Welcome to our new officers for 2020-2022!
President: Phil Butto 1st Vice President: Susan Harris 2nd Vice President: Ruth Frankenburg Secretary/Newsletter: Barbara Ade Treasurer: Debra Mettee
Yearly MRTA dues are now $20 per year. Lifetime MRTA dues are now $75. Luncheon prices have also increased to $15.
MRTA Luncheons and Programs take place at: Drake's Landing 2177 W. Western Reserve Rd.
Executive Board Decision During the August MRTA Executive Board Meeting, 1st vice-president Susan Harris moved that the current board of directors remain in their respective positions for the remainder of 2021-22. Treasuer, Debbie Mettee, seconded the motion. The general membership will vote on this proposal at September's general meeting. The nomination process for the new board will commene in January of 2022. New officer/board members will take office in January 2023.
The 50/50 raffle is Back! Join us at the September meeting, and play along. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00. Money goes to defray luncheon expenses.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION - Sonia Tsvetkoff MRTA has awarded one scholarship this year to Jensen Kniska, a senior attending Youngstown State University. Jensen will receive an education degree majoring in early childhood education and intervention specialist. Following graduation in December, Jensen would like to pursue a master's degree in speech pathology. She has been on the YSU Dean's List and the President's List multiple times. We congratulate her on winning the award, and hope to have her attend one of our meetings this fall.
POPS (PROTECT OHIO PENSIONS FOR 5 GROUPS) Members have begun receiving mail from Pop5 (again). This organization, is NOT affiliated with ORTA or MRTA, It purports to work to protect pensions of the five public pension systems in Ohio. This is exactly what ORTA does. So, if you receive an email or snail mail from POP5, know that it will not give you anything more than what you are already receiving through ORTA/MRTA,
August STRS Board Meeting ORTA is asking retired educators to join them in Columbus, Ohio on August 19, 2021 to attend the monthly STRS board meeting. The meeting begins at 9:00AM. You should get there by or before 8:30 in order to register (bring your driver's license). Parking is free in the STRS lot. The address is 275 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. ORTA is hoping that a large group of retired educators will attend. The meeting should adjourn by noon.