Saturday, November 10, 2018

Distinguished Retiree Remembered

Barbara Arnold, longtime member of LCARSP, recently passed away. Barb was a very active member, serving as president and chair of many committees. She was instrumental in the group's participation in the Troy R-3 Buddy Bag program. This led to the group's participation with similar programs in the other county school districts' Food-For-Kids programs.
Barbara (pictured second from left) received the 2016 MRTA Distinguished Regional Retiree of the Year for Region 13.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Train Your Brain

Just like the rest of your body, your brain benefits from frequent use and exertion. The best mental activities are ones that you can do with other people, such as book clubs, discussion groups, volunteer activities, and spending time with family and friends. Games and puzzles can be useful, too. You'll find unlimited options for brain training from books, websites, smartphone or tablet apps, and computer software programs. Some best bets are free and online:

Friday, October 26, 2018

LCARSP Attends Region 13 Meeting in St. Charles

Sixteen members of LCARSP attended the MRTA Region 13 Annual Meeting October 23, 2018 at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles. It was sponsored by St. Charles Retired Education Employees. The Theme was Oktoberfest with the menu including bratwurst, sauerkraut and German potato salad. A program by Dr. Gary McKiddy was on German Heritage in Missouri. LCARSP will sponsor the next meeting, October 29, 2019. Mark your calendars.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Recent Capers

Members of LCARSP recently attended several activities.  September 18, Kathy Himmel, Certified Massage Therapist with Winchester Spine and Sport, gave an informative presentation entitled "Eat This, Not That" at the Lincoln County Health Department.  She shared suggestions on good food choices.

On September 27, the group took a tour of two new facilities in the Troy R-3 School District, Troy South Middle School and the Performing Arts Center.  The day included a tour of the TSMS building/campus and a box lunch with some TSMS 8th grade students.  The group then boarded a school bus and drove by the Building Trades work site, stopped at the Performing Arts Center for a behind the scenes tour and headed back to TSMS to end the tour.

Assistant Principal Matt Goodlet led the tour at Troy South Middle School.
High School Principal Dr. Jerry Raines conducted the tour of the new Performing Arts Center.

Friday, October 12, 2018

October 2018 Meeting

The October 11th LCARSP meeting was well attended. The Unit hosted MRTA Executive Director Jim Kreider, MRTA President Debi Ingram (right) and MRTF Board Member Margaret Smith (left).
Executive Director Kreider shared lots of exciting information about our state organization and the PSRS/PEERS Retirement System. 
He informed the group of several interesting statistics:
* MRTA membership is nearing 28,000! This number reflects the involvement of MANY retired educators and staff members throughout our state who take an active part in maintaining the health of our state public education and our retirement system.
* we will receive a 2% COLA increase in 2019
* the system's strong investment program, paired with substantial returns in the equity markets, resulted in an investment return of 8.9% for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. This significant investment earnings contributed approximately 3.5 billion to the growth of assets for the fiscal year!

After the business meeting, the group served a delicious carry-in lunch .

The next meeting will be Thursday, November 8 at the Lincoln County Health Department.