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Highlights of the 51st Indiana Retired Teachers Association Assembly on June 15, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Frank Walker and Spencer Bower were the delegates who attended the Assembly that celebrated the Bicentennial of Indiana with special guest Abraham Lincoln who recited the 'Gettysburg Address' and a writer, Jim Madison, who gave highlights of Indiana History in his book "Hoosiers".  Manu of the directors dressed in period costumes.
  • Indiana had 1,083,605 service hours @ $23.56 per hour which amounts to $25,529,733.80 worth that the Indiana Retired Teachers volunteered in 2015.  White County had 833 Youth hours, 4,008 other hours for a total of 4,841 hours volunteered.  We had four members with over 500 hours with Honorable Mention Awards:  Dave Kelly, Tom Peters, Colleen Shook, and Frank Walker.  White County also received Honorable Mention for our web site.
  • We will receive a "13th" check in September as before, will push for a COLA, and need to continue to keep the Defined Benefit for future educators.
  • Area 3 still has no Director, if you want to be one, volunteer.
  • White County lost 8 teachers who went to a higher calling last year:  Muriel Arnold, April Church, Janet Eberle, Helen Kendig, Helen Kraack, Janice Schewmaker, John Slover, and Cosette Wolf.
  • A member can get a $25 gift for every 5 new members he/she gets to join the State Retired Teachers Association.