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 18, 2019
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019.
Meal Reservation Deadline: Thursday, April 11, 2019.
Location: Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Springfield. 
Cost: $14.

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

Membership Meeting Schedule
Socialize: 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Business Meeting: 11:00 a.m.
Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.
Program: Following lunch.

For April 18, 2019:

   Salad, Chicken Breast with Sage Cream Sauce, Wild Rice, Cheesecake with Strawberry Drizzle, Rolls, Coffee, Iced Tea.
   Tanya Anderson, award-winning author and editor of books for young readers. 
Tanya has had more than thirty books published in children's and educational book markets, as well as many articles and poems for McGraw-Hill Education.
   Her newest book for young adult readers, out this Fall 2019, is Giraffe Extinction: How Science and Technology are Saving the Gentle Giants. 
   Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg was a Junior Literary Guild Selection and an NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book.
   Gunpowder Girls: The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies (2016) won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award in 2017 and was a Junior Literary Guild Selection.

 Tanya West Anderson is a graduate of Shawnee High School and Wittenberg University. For more than ten years, she taught high school in Clark County. Today, she lives in Springfield and spends winters in Palm Harbor, Florida.



  Thank You to all Who Helped

15th Annual 2018 Car Show

September 29, 2018


CCRTA Scholarships Book Fair 
Mills Lawn School, Yellow Springs
Final Fair.
We appreciate your support.

Thank you to all who donated books!

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.