Sunday, October 2, 2011


CCRTA History

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.

Diversity Statement

 The mission of the Clark County Retired Teachers Association (CCRTA) is to promote the fellowship, legislative and personal welfare of our members and recognize their service to the community through the support of the Advance One Room School and the CCRTA Scholarship Fund. In keeping with the belief that diversity and inclusion are necessary to achieve equity in our organization, membership in CCRTA is open to any Clark County retired teacher regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic circumstance, age, language, physical ability or religious belief. Participants in our One Room School program and recipients of our scholarships are as diverse and inclusive as possible.


Next Membership Meeting: 

Thursday, February 15, 2024.

Bogey's at Rocky Lakes Sports Bar.  3950 S. Yellow Springs Street (Rte 68). 45506.

The CCRTA luncheon meetings are held at Bogey's at Rocky Lakes on Route 68, except for the June meeting at the outdoor pavilion at Shawnee High School on Possum Road.
Guest Speaker: Representative from United Senior Services (USS)
Luncheons will be prepaid and follow the traditional system. Treasurer Nancy Rix will be the receiver of your RSVP and your check made out to CCRTA.

Cost: $14 per person. 
Menu: Upon arrival at Bogey's Bar & Grille (10:30-11), place your order with the wait staff. Possible choices: soup & grilled cheese or soup & half chef salad. Beverages, dessert, and tip included.

Luncheon RSVP 

No form needed. Simply email your check made out to CCRTA to Nancy Rix.

The new meeting space at Bogey's at Rocky Lakes fits our needs perfectly.

CCRTA One Room School Chair, Connie Bost, tells members at Bogeys the details of the past One Room School Car Show held at Young's Dairy in October.

20th Annual 

2023 Car Show

Saturday, October 21, 2023


Young's Jersey Dairy Meadow



Photo by Todd Rix





Attn:  Future Teachers

If you graduated from any of these high schools in Clark County, Ohio...

Greenon H.S.

Kenton Ridge H.S.

Northeastern H.S.
Northwestern H.S.

Shawnee H.S.

Southeastern H.S.
Springfield H.S.

Tecumseh H.S. are eligible to apply for a

$1000 Scholarship

Sponsored by the Clark County Retired Teachers Association.

Additional requirements:

You will be a Junior or Senior in the Fall of 2023 in a college or university teacher-training program.

You have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

You will find an application form in the OUTREACH link on the website: or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Mr. Carl Ahlm, Scholarship Co-Chairman
6323 Floyd Dr. Springfield, OH 45502





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.