Welcome to spring, I think! At least that's what the calendar says. Hopefully the weather will get the message soon.
Remember, the luncheons are always on the second Wednesday of the following months: March, May, June, September, November and December. We will have some informative and entertaining programs for you, so we hope you take the time to join us. Eric Barrett, an OSU extension agent will speak in May about gardening and horticulture. We've gotten a lot of wonderful feedback about our venue change. The scenery is beautiful, and the food is delicious! Please join us.
ORTA news: The newly restructured board became official on April 1, 2018. Our liaison for northeast Ohio is still Carol Kinsey. She will be joining us at our June and December meetings. She enjoys the Boardman Jazz Band as much as we do. Hopefully, she won't get snowed out like last year.
Each chapter that achieves a 10% increase in ORTA memberships from 2017-2018 will receive $100 from the ORTA office. If you belong to MRTA but not ORTA, now would be an excellent time to join. Membership is only #30 per year. ORTA will also waive dues for any member who is 90 years old or older. (We should all live that long). ORTA membership is for one year. The month that you join will be the month your membership will need to be renewed the following year.
We have a new hospitality chairperson, Margaret Skripac. (That's why you are receiving this extra issue of the newsletter). I will be working with her to help with the transition. Please begin sending her your lunch reservations!
Just as a reminder, on luncheon dates, social time begins at 11:00AM. The buffet is served at 11:45AM. Hope to see you all in May.