Our by-laws require us to announce the slate of officers for the next biennium prior to the regularly scheduled November meeting; thus, this special edition of the MRTA News. I would like to thank the Nominations Committee (Debbie Haverstock, Phil Butto, Sally Winsen, Betty Wasington, Jeanne Vild, Peggy Bennett and June Logan, chair) for doing an outstanding job. The 2020-2-22 biennium officers' slate includes: Phil Butto, president; Susan Harris, 1st vice-president; Ruth Frankenburg, 2nd vice-president; Barbara Ade, secretary; and Debra Mettee;, treasurer. The slate will be voted on at the November meeting and installation will occur during the December meeting. lifetime dues membership in MRTA is currently $50. The price will go up to $75 in January 2020. This leaves you a couple of months to join MRTA lifetime at the current rate. Yearly dues (currently $10) will be under consideration in January. Get in now at the reduced rates. And finally, consider contributing to the Scholarship Fund. Send your check to treasurer Debra Mettee made payable to MRTA with scholarship fund written in the check's memo line. We will be recognizing our f2019 scholarship winners during the November meeting. They are Lindsay Soltis and Isabel Stoeber. Tracy Hostettler from MEESC will discuss current trends in education, and there will be a salute to veterans. We look forward to seeing you in November.!