Updated: 2/21/2017

Chatting With The  President

Patsy Helmcamp



Once again I have to say that JSC has absolutely the best officers and committee chairs!  They always meet their deadlines submitting their reports to the district.  I do not even have to remind them!


Your delegates to TRTA State Convention this year will be Verdye Lackey and myself.  I regret we will not have four delegates to attend this year since we will be participating in the Rally Day at the Capitol.  We will return with interesting information for you.


Your officers for next year were recommended by the nominating committee consisting of Tena Alexander, Charles Head, and Martha Cole.  Elected by acclamation were President Patsy Helmcamp, 1st Vice President Anita Goodale, 2nd VP Bettye Cook, 3rd VP Barbara Massey, Secretary Tena Alexander, and Treasurer Edith Anderson.


Anita Goodale reported that we have ended this membership campaign over our goal!!  We reached 213 local unit members!!  Remember, one can become a local member by submitting $10 to JSC along with TRTA’s membership.


Marsha Thauwald’s review of her newest book, Southern Grit & Glamour, Back in Thyme, was a pleasure to hear during our February meeting.  You can purchase her books for only $10 each.  She has been scheduled to give her reviews with several other TRTA local meetings in our district.  Her fame is spreading!


Remember, our March meeting will be in conjunction with Burleson Area Retired School Employees Association at Burleson Senior Citizen Center, 216 SW Johnson Ave., at 11:30 AM on Monday, March 13th.  It would be polite to let them know the estimated number of guests who will attend their luncheon.  Please let me know if you plan to attend.



Meeting Place:  St Mark United Methodist Church, 1109 W. Henderson, Cleburne, TX  76033.  Meetings are held the 2nd  Wednesday (September thru May), except when in conflict with holidays. 


All meetings start at 10:00 AM with the exception of September or March at which time lunches are served.  When lunches are served the meeting starts at 12:00PM.

For the latest updates on meetings.  be sure to check your website calendar. The calendar will have all the latest changes.


PHOTOS - A great big Thank You goes to Dick Helmcamp who is our JSCRSEA photographer.  He does a fantastic job. Thank you Dick! See the new photos that were taken at our February  meeting.


CALENDAR - See details of the March meeting information on the March calendar. Remember: go to the menus (boxes} at the top and click on calendar and if not already on February month, click on the arrows to the right at the top. >> A page will pop up with the info for March.  << takes you back a month.


 LEGISLATIVE UPDATES: See what Charles Head, Chair, says about Going  to www.trta.org to get the latest information and action to be taken for our health care, TRS-Care.


INFORMATIVE AND PROTECTIVE:  Read what Marsha Thauwald, Chair, says about the Grand kids Scam.


FOUNDATION – See what Wanda Pritchard, Chair, has to say about how much money has been collected for TRTF.


HEALTH TIPS &  WALKS-A-MILLION -  See what Eddie Sewell says about the benefits of eating nuts.

MEETING NEWS – See what our one the scenes reporter Bettye Cook summarized in her report about our February 8th meeting.


TEACHER TALK – no volunteers this month.




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Bonnie Parks, Webmaster at: (817)  558-9016 or email:bonnie910.trta@yahoo.com