2010-09-22 / School & Sports

Miller County Retired Educators Association meets

Ms. Campbell Austin presented Emeritus status by Suzanne Wells. Ms. Campbell Austin presented Emeritus status by Suzanne Wells. The 2010 – 2011 year for the Miller County Retired Educators Association began with the first meeting at Helen’s Pirate’s Cove Restaurant on Thursday, September 16. After a delicious buffet lunch, Suzanne Wells, president of MCREA, called the meeting to order. Lucy Hazel Dunn, Area 1 director of the Georgia Retired Educators Association, presented information of interest to GREA members.

Contributions of socks and T-shirts for Project HOPE (Helping Other People Endure) were brought to the meeting. Dorothy Wilson, GREA president for 2010 –2011, has chosen this as the GREA project for her term in office; these socks and T-shirts will be given to patients in a regional hospital in Thomasville.

November 7 is the date for Retired Educators’ Day. On this day citizens of Georgia are urged to recognize the people who influenced them in their years in education. Ribbons to be worn on that day were given to those in attendance.

The highlight of the meeting was the presentation of the Emeritus Membership Certificate to Miss Campbell Austin, who retired as curriculum director in Miller County. This award is given to those people who are current members of GREA, who have been members for the last five consecutive years, and who are at least 90 years of age. Congratulations, Miss Campbell!

Twenty-four members and three guests attended this MCREA meeting. The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. at the Moby Dick Restaurant. Any retired educators, including teachers, paraprofessionals, lunchroom workers, and bus drivers, are invited to join this group. You are asked to contact any of the following officers for more information: Suzanne Wells, president; Beverly Richardson, past president; Sheila Allen, vice president; Maxine Summers, secretary; and Mae Adkins, treasurer.

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