Can you believe that summer is nearly over? Where does the time go? My summer has been very busy, so far. I went to Alaska on a cruise in June. I enjoyed it very much, though I have no desire to return there. I spent July watching my two granddaughters, Holly(5) and Amber(2). They are returning home to Florida in early August. I hope your summer is going well, and that you've been able to dodge the raindrops to get in a vacation and some recreation. September will be here before we know it.
Remember the luncheons are always on the second Wednesday of the following months: March, May, June, September, November, and December. They are at Drake's Landing on Western Reserve Road, and the social hour begins at 11:30AM.
I will be one of the liaisons for Northeast Ohio ORTA (like Carol Kinsey). I will have the following counties: Mahoning, Cuyahoga, Greater Cleveland, Summit, Lorain, Lake and Ashtabula. So, I will be visiting those chapters beginning this month. I'm not sure what I'm doing, but I guess I'll learn as I go. I will be contacting each of those chapters soon to set up visits.
Because of this new commitment MRTA is looking for a new president. As you know this is election year. I have enjoyed being your president, but we need new blood. Please think about running for one of the open offices. Besides president, we need a membership vice-president who will contact newly retiring teachers to inform them about MRTA/ORTA, and we will need a recording secretary. None of the jobs are that difficult because of the support given by the executive board.
If you are interested in becoming an officer, or serving on the nominations committee, contact one of the following: June Logan (email@example.com), Phil Butto (firstname.lastname@example.org), Peggy Bennett (email@example.com), or Debbie Haverstock (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We will also need to elect three at large members to complete the nominating committee at the September meeting. Please step up and serve MRTA. The slate of officers for the next biennium (yes, this is a two year commitment) will be presented during the November meeting, and voted into office in December. The new officers assume their duties in January 2020.
Finally, consider contributing to the MRTA Scholarship Fund. The money is used to provide scholarships to Youngstown State University students in the field of education. Applicants are upper division students who are preparing to student teach.