|Advance One Room School, New Carlisle, Ohio|
Photo by R. Liptak
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.
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 23, 2023.
Birdie Bar & Grill [new name for Bogey's at Rocky Lakes Sports Bar]. 3950 S. Yellow Springs Street (Rte 68). 45506.
The CCRTA luncheon meetings are held at Birdie Bar & Grill [once called 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: Andrea Bussert from AMBA, Association Member Benefits Advisor), sharing services they provide for Clark County retirees through ORTA, including insurance, medical plans, travel, discounts and fun..
Luncheons will be prepaid and follow the traditional system. Treasurer Nancy Rix will be the receiver of your RSVP.
Cost: $14 per person.
Menu: Upon arrival at Birdie Bar & Grille (10:30-11), place your order with the wait staff. Typical choices: soup & grilled cheese or soup & half chef salad. Also beverages and dessert.
No form needed. Simply email your check made out to CCRTA to Nancy Rix.
|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 2021.|
2022 Car Show
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Young's Jersey Dairy Meadow
**We REALLY NEED YOUR HELP if CCRTA is to continue to offer this fundraiser for the Advance One Room School.
|Photo by Todd Rix|
Attn: Future Teachers
If you graduated from any of these high schools in Clark County, Ohio...
Kenton Ridge H.S.
...you are eligible to apply for a
Sponsored by the Clark County Retired Teachers Association.
You will be a Junior or Senior in the Fall of 2022 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: www.ccrtaohio.com or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Mr. Carl Ahlm, Scholarship Co-Chairman
6323 Floyd Dr. Springfield, OH 45502
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION: MARCH 20
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.
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.