President Sandy Holcombe welcomed everyone-including our Scholarship Recipient, Cailyn Sutliff and her mother. Lunch was served by the Church committee.
VP Janet Simross introduced or speaker for today, retired educator & administrator, Randy Overbeck. He shared his views on teachers being the real American Heroes, and often not upheld as such by our society. He works with Heroic Teachers Press, only dealing with books by and about teachers…they want to hold teachers in higher esteem—raise the status of our teachers in society. He sited a few examples of teachers who have made such a difference and showed real heroism. Teachers often ask “what difference do I make?” –we have no idea what impact we make on the lives of our students. He has written a fiction novel…”Leave No Child Behind” which he had available for purchase. You can find the book at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, etc.
Meeting called to order by President Sandy Holcombe, who welcomed several new and newly-returning members.
Mary Ellinger then introduced our Scholarship recipient for the 2014 year, this year from Granville High School, Cailyn Sutliff, who spoke briefly about her goals for the future as she attends Kent State University this fall. She said “it is such a gift to be able to teach others”.
The April minutes were read by Secretary Linda Leffel. Members are reminded to look at our website for complete current minutes & report any changes / additions.
Treasurer’s Report was given by Treasurer Sharon Koppert.
Treasury Balances as of:
Checking: $ 1002.86 Scholarship: $12,277.79
Savings: $4643.74 CD: $1655.98 TOTALs:
ORTA Standing Committee Reports
Remember to continue getting your volunteer hours to David.
Legislative: Eileen reported that for those of us having permanent certificates, and thinking of going back in any capacity to education, we need to have an up-to-date background check or you cannot work in the schools as of July 1 of this year.
Many letters and phone calls have gone out to those members needing to pay their dues-we are down to about 20 members that are delinquent at this time.
Public Relations: Look for updates on our website and items sent out by Eileen.
LCRTA Local Committees
Remember to get your reservation / cancellations to Sandy Holcombe each month.
Scholarship Committee: (see above)
Our next luncheon meeting will be held on August 13th at a new destination: Cox United Methodist, on Church Street.
Sandy announced that we are indeed very appreciative to member Sherrian Lookenott, who graciously gave $10,000 for our Scholarship fund recently.
Sandy also reported on our preliminary slate of officers for next year, who will be presented at our August meeting, where motions from the floor can also be made. Officers will be voted upon in October. Sandy will be luncheon reservations chairman.
President: Eileen McNally *We still are in need of a Legislative
VPresident: Janet Simross Committee chairperson.
Secretary: Linda Leffel *Eileen will be giving up some of her l
Treasurer: Debby Shelly Legislative district duties to be president.
Barb Pettit & Linda Leffel announced about opportunities that are available at the Licking County Historical Society. Up-coming events were mentioned: Johnny Clem’s Birthday ice-Cream Social Celebration; Graveyard Walk; LCHS Golf Outing; The next event: LCHS Annual Dinner, this year held at Heritage Hall-the Licking County Aging Program, will have a very interesting program presented by Bill Markley—this year about the Children’s Home. Make reservations at 345-4898.
Linda Leffel, Secretary, LCRTA