CCRTA Meeting Minutes
The luncheon invocation was given by Dave Tennant, Pastor of Owensville United Methodist Church. The pledge
was led by President Linda McKinley. Lunch was provided by the women of the church
After lunch president McKinley introduced, Lisa Breithaupt from
the Clermont County Public Library and a member of Dream Weavers a free storytelling group in Clermont County. She shared
the advantages of hearing stories (building retention, vocabulary, and listening skills) as well as a story.
meeting was called to order at 1pm by President McKinley who introduced Ernie Ramos, Clermont County prosecutor’s office,
who provided information on elder abuse. With Dave Lytle, Clermont Sr. Services (526-4036) and Tasha Linberger, he shared
a profile of increasing elder abuse in Clermont County.
CAPPS -- Community advocacy and protection for seniors, responds
to anonymous reports of elder abuse including the following:
Abuse is action or inaction
that causes harm.
Self-neglect inflicted by self or others
Lack of cleanliness
Financial exploitation- ( 2.9 million per year lost by seniors.)
Combination of financial lost and emotional
At risk adults helped alert bank officials
Telephone scammers preying on those living alone over 65 perfect victim
Mail fraud through bogus checks
Job and Family Services responds to claims of elder abuse. CAPPS is about sharing information.
Mendez from the Union Township Public Library and a member of Dream Weavers shared a story based of Native
American tradition showing that stories improve, protect, and inspire us to look forward to “a story for another day.”
Secretaries Marge Edwards and Mary Jane Kaufman presented the June 21, 2017 minutes which were filed as read.
Treasurer Jan Dumford reported
a balance of $380.30. A copy of the complete report is available from her and has been filed.
Legislative Chair Phyllis Mullins-Neal reported
School budget funding decrease based on December
enrollment has been capped at an amount less than $5000 and state aid will continue.
Two House Bills 410 and 438 deal with attendance
and determining the length of the school year by hours rather than days.
The week prior to Thanksgiving is National Education Week.
Plans due 9/18 for Every Child Succeeds encourage flexibility.
Current stats show that wealthy districts
have higher test scores.
Communication Jan Schoellman reported that the essay info packet was sent to all schools either by mail or hand delivery.
Contents included poster, letter, prompts, rubric, info how to submit, and form. Due date is March 15.
Membership Harold Herron stressed the
importance of membership for continued success.
Memorials Marty Kleinfelter sent a memorial for the service of Ethel Wiley
Maw to New Richmond School.
Raffle Marti Kleinfelter and Marge Edward reported $47.00 for the raffle.
President’s Report President Linda reported on volunteer opportunities at Christ Hospital, Underground Railroad Freedom Center,
Food bank, and the ORTA office, and invited us to celebrate Brown County’s Retired Teachers 70th anniversary
and Art in Milford with 117 artists.
In response to POP 5’s mailing on petition to support pensions, ORTA Executive Director Ray Field
requested that we support ORTA membership.
AMBAservice.com gives information about benefits and service.
Homewell is a service in Columbus
providing non - medical home care.
Please send info about member 100 years or more to Alissapublications@orta.org
Brown County Retired Teachers is celebrating 70 years
on Oct. 26 at noon at Brown Co. Education Service Center. RSVP by Oct. 10 to email@example.com
Nominations for 2018: President, Joan Ballbach; VP, Linda McKinley; Secretaries, Marge Edwards and MJ Kaufman;
Treasurer, Jan Dumford; Raffle and Book swap TBA
This National Public School
November 15 is the next meeting at Owensville United Methodist Church.
November 4 is a 50th
wedding anniversary for Jan Schoellman who invited us to celebrate with her and her husband.
A motion mentioned by Rosemary Maillot to
start school after Labor Day was answered Harold Herron in terms of finance and hours.
Clermont County Retired Teachers June 21, 2017 Owensville United Methodist Church
Invocation Dan Tennant, Minister, Owensville United Methodist Church Call to order Linda McKinley
@ 1 Essay contest winners Introduced by Jan Schoellman Honorable
mention -- Freja Fregard Runner up -- Riley Pottorf
Winners -- Amber Williams and Evie Slagle November donation to essay contest was $132.00.
$23.00 remains. Scholarship winners Standing in for Karen Bauman, Marty and Mary Jane introduced CCRTA scholarship
winner, Kendra Dietrich and her brother, Bret, and her dad, Kurt, who is an 8th grade social studies teacher in Goshen.
Kendra is going from Goshen High School to Liberty U. in Lynchburg, VA. She was salutatorian for her class. Our other
winner, Brittany Clements, was represented by her parents John and Buffy Clements. Current on a mission trip for her church,
Brittany believes that, "Kids that study can have a sense of hope." Valedictorian for Goshen, Brittany will enter
UC as a sophomore. Guest speaker Susan Villardo who is director of the Clermont County Literacy Council. She stressed
the importance of their pairing learners with volunteers. She asked for volunteers and places to tutor reading. Classes for
potential tutors are 8 hours and are individualized for the volunteer. Minutes for March 15 Marge
Edwards and Mary Jane Kaufman Read and filed Treasurer's
Report Jan Dumford $80. On raffle. $800+
scholarship fund Legislative report Phyllis Mullins - Neal
STRS may revisit COLA in five years
Senate passed cuts less drastic than the previous version
for schools with declining enrollment.
Proposal eliminates soc. studies test for grades
4 and 6. UC limiting increase to
10 dollars per credit hour and 2% thereafter Insurance
Update on the website monthly.
Contact: (888) 227-7877 Memorials Marti -- none required Raffle
Marti -- $63.00 Book swap Joan -- $30.00
Volunteer opportunities and ways to make money in retirement -- Linda Elections.
September officers for two year term
Next Meeting Sept.
20 at Owensville United Methodist Church
by Mary Jane Kaufman