UPDATED 1.28.17  *Newest: February meeting notice; January Health Alert; Children's Book Project count

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ALERT: ALL GCARSE MEMBERSHIP -- Turn your 2016 Volunteer Hours & volunteer pictures in to Carolyn Hays; email sidebar.  Texas retired teachers' volunteer hours reflect our continuing contribution to Texas and are an essential bargaining tool for TRTA.


Texas Master Gardener Tips & Tricks

WHEN & WHERE:  Monday, February 6; PDEC Panther Den

WHAT: Might be cold out, but it's time to learn more about what we can do for our plants, gardens, yards from Texas Master Gardener, Dorothy Launius.  Always a favorite GCARSE program!

*Counted your Volunteer Hours for 2016?  Report them to Carolyn Hays. (sidebar)

*If you need to leave before the meeting ends, please do so. We're so glad you came!


WHERE:   PDE Center: 5800 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville

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*20 Recent Inside Lines are linked on the Blue Menu Bar above. On the right side bar of each article is a sign-up box to receive your own copy.  Or go to:  Check often... Inside Line updates are only written when Executive Director Tim Lee needs to contact us.

~ Not reading Inside Line?  You missed:

*Health Care: Tim Lee's plea for 1,000s of letters to flood Austin lawmakers.  Go to The Voice, p. 4:

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~Call the Legislator Hotline:  1.888.674.3788             

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We Are GCARSE - Notes & Such...

~Record your 2017 hours & take pictures!  Send monthly counts to Carolyn Hays:  Note: Hours are collected and reported to TRTA by the year.

~Contribute to our scholarship fund established in honor of Dr. Jim Thompson.  Donate in honor or in memory of someone or simply to help a student achieve their dream.

~Contribute to 2017 state-wide TRTA Book Project by giving to DFW's USO Program: Books for Troops   Note: Book Numbers are reported to TRTA by the year.

*BFT - Donate gently-read paperbacks or hardcover books for USO Center volunteers to give traveling guests.  BFT loves:

Adult   Teen  Children 

*Donate $ - Look for the TRTA Book Project table at meetings.  Whether you donate $ or books, pick up a donation receipt. USO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

 2015 TRTA District XI Book Project Count: 20,403 books 

GCARSE's 2015 Contribution: 138 books

CURRENT 2016 Count:   Money: $75.75    Books: 194 

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