The meeting began with KCRTA President Jan Anderson welcoming the 13 members present. Patty Bedford brought the invocation and Charlene Looney led in the pledges to the American and Texas flags. Mrs. Bedford introduced the program, which had been arranged by Gretchen Dupnik. At the conclusion of the program the business meeting was conducted. Margaret Ryan, health care chairman, provided members with a handout on stimulating the mind. Mind stimulating activities for seniors can help protect against cognitive decline. According to the handout even something as simple as switching hands while brushing your teeth is a mind-stimulating activity. A handout on recognizing and reporting phone fraud was provided by Pam Kerlick. Laura Gamez, treasurer, read a thank you from the Texas Retired Teachers’ Association Foundation for the $100 donation made to the Foundation Fund. Laura Gamez was the lucky recipient of the door prize. When the meeting ended members enjoyed peach cobbler prepared by Barth’s.
Next month’s meeting will be a workshop to prepare books for the annual Children’s Book Project. The books will then be distributed to the kindergarten students in the four school districts of Karnes County. The meeting will be April 16, 2:30 p.m. at Barth’s Restaurant. All retired school personnel are invited, not just teachers.