Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November 2015 Meeting Notes

Notes from the president
November 12, 2015

November Program:
The November meeting of LCRSP met at the Lincoln County Health Department on November 12, 2015. Mr. George Conner and Mr. Mike Creech treated us to an interesting program about the Honor Flights that they were able to attend to Washington DC. They shared with us both information and gratitude for all those who contribute to making it possible for these veterans to experience what some of them didn't experience when the returned home after serving their country abroad.

Treasurer report:
Jane Allen reported $1142.03 in the treasury after all the bills were paid for the regional meeting*:) happy
Fundraiser: We have decided to move forward with the recipe book, hopefully, having it ready for sale next holiday season. Next month we will bring recipes for soups (and/or whatever you bring to the carry-in?)

Membership:
MRTA has achieved the goal of 25,000 members, although many (as many as 10,000 out of 19,000 statewide) past members have not renewed their memberships this year. You should have gotten information in October reminding you to renew. Please check your checkbooks/bank accounts and make sure you have renewed yours!

Sickness and Distress: I'm sure a card would brighten their day...
We have several who are ill. Barb Burlison is home after a short stay in the hospital. Paula Burkemper's husband, Randy, and Dee Schaull are both battling cancer. Dee's address is 125 Northridge Drive, Crossville, TN 38558. Maudean Lee is again struggling with her blood counts.

Community Service:
We reported 400 volunteer hours, and $265 in donations. The Buddy Bags donation was $90. We donated $258.00 plus many items to the Robertson Center.

Legislative Committee:
MARK YOUR CALENDARS PLEASE!! February 17, 2016 is Legislative Day in Jefferson City!!
Let's fill a bus with LCARSP people! We are worth it!!

We need to get our achievements and activities in the spotlight. MRTA is on Instagram and Twitter. Please photograph your LCARSP activities/capers/programs. You can forward the photos to Linda Mc or me and we will get them on to Sarah Hoeller at the state office.

For you technology people (and those like me who are striving to stay up with the "kids")
If you are interested in Call to Action texts, please go to the internet on your phone. Go to the MRTA.org website and scroll down on the first page to the phone text section of that screen and follow the directions there. (I just did it, so I'll bet you can too...) Linda says there might be 4 texts a week during the legislative season.

Grant Committee:
Grants have been collected from the area high schools and the results will be announced at the December meeting.

Oats Trip:
Mary McCann reported on an OATS trip to Nashville, TN, May 2-6, 2016. Price is $620. For more information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/OATS. Looks like fun!

Capers:
Looking for possible capers...if you have ideas, please pass them along to me, Kathy Hardy, Jane Allen, or Maudean Lee.

Clubs:
Book Club will meet January 8, 2016 at the home of Charla Jones at 1 p.m. The book for discussion is The Reluctant Midwife, by Patricia Harman. This book follows the first which we discussed the last week, The Midwife of Hope River. I have a copy of the Hope River book if you are interested. I will gladly pass it on. So snag a copy of The Reluctant Midwife, and join us at Charla's.

Craft Club will meet December 1 at 10 a.m. at Debby Suchland's house. We will be decorating mason jars and plates for the winter season. Please plan to join us. The cost is $5 for supplies and please let Debby know if you are planning on coming by November 23, 2015.

December's meeting:
Mark your calendar for December 10, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Health Department. It is a carry-in luncheon. Please make plans to join us and enjoy you school family in the holidays. Let me know if you want to bring something to the luncheon. Above all...COME!!
The sign-up looks like this:
Soup: Debby S, Carol W., Judy D., Diana G.,
Salad: Anne B., Terry E., Nancy W., Susan P., Charla J.,
Sandwiches: Barb G., Kathy H., Jeanette V.,
Desserts: Debbie C., Jane A. Lavon G., Carolyn C., Marilyn K., Melinda C., Barb A.,
Drinks: Janet F. (sweet/unsweetened tea)
Paper supplies: Linda Mc., Jane C., Candi A.,

Praying for everyone to have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving. Hope to see you at the December meeting.

dg

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