TOULON — The Henry Stark Counties Retired Teachers completed a successful year with a lunch at the Toulon Congregational Church.
Honored guests and presenters, Sen. Darin LaHood, and Reps. David Leitch and Don Moffitt, provided political updates and insights. The meeting was also attended by Virginia Ray of Morrison, state information services chair. A.J Harland, Region 8 district director, shared updates to monitor for the coming year.
After a wealth of information and dissemination of prizes that provided more than $200 to be distributed for the IRTA Foundation and local expenses, a musical program was provided by retired teachers Lynne Roark and Mary Hawk following the theme “Build our future ... Build It Philharmonically.”
A survey was distributed and collected to get input on the past year’s program and suggestions for 2013. An organizational meeting of board and officers will be held at Country Morning Coffee at 9 a.m. on Jan. 30. A brochure will be developed and distributed in February.
Meetings of the organization are scheduled at noon for the second Wednesday of March, May, July, September and November at various locations in the two counties. Upcoming officers for 2013 will remain — president Gary Demoss, co-vice presidents Roger Hawk and Jocie Saline, treasurer Lynda Demoss, secretary Alice Webster, public relations Sue Busenbark and corresponding secretary Phyllis Dotson.