INGOMAR — The April 11 meeting of the Preble County Retired Teachers Association was the first meeting of 2017, and featured students from Eaton and West Elkton sharing their knowledge of technology and music.
President Harold Niehaus called the meeting to order and welcomed members and guests, and all shared a delicious meal prepared by the ladies of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Reports were approved as written in the newsletter. Paul Ellison, membership chair, informed the group that we have 195 active members. Judy Looker, community service coordinator, reported that 4793 volunteer hours were completed by PCRTA in 2016, with 25 members participating. Of those, five had more than 300 hours each, and will be awarded a free meal from PCRTA. They are: JoAnn Hoffman, Harold Niehaus, Brenda Wright, Betty Brenner, and Marilyn Eyler.
Liz VanTine, OTRS west regional representative, congratulated the group on dedicated volunteering, and shared news of STRS funding challenges.
The next meeting will be June 13. More information and a summary of the meeting are available at www.pcrta.org.