August 19, 2015 Executive Officers Meeting




Executive Committee Meeting

Harrison County Retired Teachers Association

Porky’s Smokehouse & Grill

504 E. Carolanne Blvd. - Marshall, Texas

August 19, 2015

11:30 A.M.

Lunch was ordered by all.

The meeting was called to order by President Billie Tremble, greeting all in attendance.

The opening prayer was given by 1st Vice President Clemmie Copeland.

President Tremble announced/shared the following:  First meeting of the year - Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 11:30 A.M. - Catfish Express, 4803 East End Blvd. – Marshall, TX

 Increase in the cost of lunches - $7.50

 State request: Membership dues must be paid in order to hold an office on the local level
 To date, there are 16 paid members

 Laurie Fyffe is due a refund

 Larnell Johnson is a life member

 President Tremble asked that each member invite one person to the September meeting and be responsible for paying for his/her lunch.

Mary Williams said graced. Lunch was served.

Committee members were informed that HB 2168 passed. Annuities will now be paid on the last work day of the previous month

Fundraiser Ideas:

 $1.00 (one dollar) be added to the book fund each month by each member

 Each person will be asked to contribute a minimum of $5.00 to the operating fund during their birthday month instead of providing gifts

 Summer birthday celebrants will pay in May of the current year

Other Highlights of the Meeting:

 The 2014-2015 Scholarship will be mailed to the other recipient

 Remind Sherry Earl to inform Scholarship recipients of the requirements to receive the HCRTA Scholarship

 Wednesday, August 26 was set as the date to meet and work with Johanna Ledbetter on the 2015-2016 HCRTA Yearbook. Those to meet with her are Nancy Parkison, Clemmie Copeland, Mary Williams, Billie Tremble and Theressa Hudson

 Programs to be included in the yearbook are as follows:

 September 2015 State Representative Chris Paddie

 October 2015 Stillwell Retirement Center

 November 2015 Cozetta Robinson, Supt. - Karnack ISD

 December 2015 Washington Early Childhood Head Start

 February 2016 Jim Dunlap, Supt. - Hallsville ISD

 March 2016 TBA (Suggested – Editor of Marshall News Messenger)

 April 2016 Dr. Craig Coleman, Supt. – Harleton ISD

 May 2016 Installation of Officers - Marynell Short

 Suggestion: The May meeting be geared to a special introduction/presentation of scholarship recipients with parent(s) present;

 Suggestion: A representative/representatives attend the end-of-year activities for retired teachers and make a presentation, extending an invitation to join the HCRTA

 April is the election of officers for the 2016-2017 year

 A nominating Committee will be appointed at the September meeting

 Mrs. W. R. Scott asked to keep her position as Music/Outreach Chairperson. The

committee was in total consensus with the request.

Ten (10) members of the Executive Committee were present.

The meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Theressa Hudson, Recording Secretary