Sunday, October 2, 2011


Advance One Room School, New Carlisle, Ohio
Photo by R. Liptak
   On October 17, 1949, twenty-four retired teachers met in the Ohio Fuel Gas Company for the purpose of organizing an association for the mutual benefit of teachers who had entered retirement. Miss Eliza McBeth arranged the meeting.
   The following week at the second meeting, the name Clark County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association was used.
   The first officers included: W.C. Ryan, president; Mary Thrasher, vice-president; Dora Kreis, recording secretary; M.L. Lavy, treasurer; Ruth Ferris and Eva Klinck, trustees.
   The first general membership meeting convened in March 1950. Annual dues were fifty cents. Meetings were held in members' homes, city schools, the Historical Society in the Memorial Hall, the Shawnee Hotel and the gas company.
   From the beginning, the organization dealt with issues such as pensions, insurance and legislature that concerned retirees.
  • To promote the economic and professional welfare of its members.
  • To support legislation intended to contribute to their well-being.
  • To foster good fellowship among the retired teachers of Clark County.
  • To encourage and recognize individual member's service to the community.
  • To cooperate with the National and Ohio Retired Teachers Association.
  • To mentor, administrate and support the Advance One Room School and the Clark County Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund.
Next Membership Meeting: April 16, 2020
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020.
Meal Reservation Deadline: Thursday, April 9, 2020.
Location: Courtyard Marriott, Downtown Springfield. 
Cost: $14


*If you paid for the February luncheon and will attend the April luncheon: cost is $1.65 in check made out to CCRTA.

*If you paid for the February luncheon and will NOT be attending the April luncheon; unfortunately, you will forfeit your February luncheon fee. 

*If you didn't pay for a February luncheon but will be attending in April, the cost is $14.

Contact:  Jane Gicale, Luncheon Scheduling Chair.
Post Mail Form from Newsletter or
Right click or click to open  Luncheon RSVP Form.

Membership Meeting Schedule
Socialize/Info Tables & Drawings: 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Business Meeting: 11:00 a.m.
Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.
Program: Following lunch.

For April 16, 2020:

   Honey-Glazed Ham, Au Gratin Potatoes, Tossed Salad with Ranch and Raspberry Vinaigrette, Rolls, Red Velvet, Coffee, Tea.

Info Fair: 10:30-11:00
  Door Prizes Provided By:

   Ms. Kelley McChristy: An employee of STRS. Ask your questions** about Aetna Health Plan. 

**Post mail your questions ahead of time to Jane Gicale with your April luncheon RSVP.

2020 Calendar of CCRTA Luncheon Meetings

February 13: Cancelled due to Weather

April 16

June 4: Shawnee High School Pavillion

September 17

December 3



17th Annual 

2020 Car Show

Saturday, October 17, 2020


Young's Jersey Dairy Meadow


Photo by Todd Rix


General George Armstrong Custer and his wife joined us at the June meeting
at Shawnee High School pavilion.

Invite A Retiree 
to Membership Luncheon
   Do you know an educator who's recently retired or has yet to join us? Invite him or her 
to our next meeting.

Envelopes for Memorial Donations

     If an educator becomes deceased, CCRTA has donation envelopes that can be placed by the sign-in register at the funeral home.
   Those vistors wishing to make a donation to the One Room School or the Scholarship Fund in memory of the deceased can then give or send the envelope to our CCRTA treasurer, Nancy Rix. See Nancy to obtain these envelopes.
   Thank you.

One Room School Has Its Own Web Site

   To better publicize and inform anyone about CCRTA's Advance One Room School, a web site was built. It is full of photos, history, and educational and human interest details.
   From teachers interested in field trips to the general public, the web site helps share the significance of this very special CCRTA project.