Pisctaquis County Retired Educators Associaton meets for the last time in 2017

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Piscataquis County Retired Educators met for the last formal meeting of the year. Sixteen members gathered recently at the Bear’s Den for a silent auction, meeting and lunch.

President Rheba Michaud called the meeting to order. Minnie McCormick led the Collect and Gil Reynolds led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Secretary Gloria Burns gave her report followed by the treasurer’s report by Myrna Ricker. She announced that all members had paid their dues for the year and several gave to the scholarship fund.

Members brought items for the silent auction and did their bidding as they waited for lunch. The meeting continued with the reading of thank you cards from Thompson Free Library for the book the association donated in memory of John Glover. Michaud announced that Reynolds received the Leadership Award for Piscataquis County.

McCormick did a necrology service for six departed members. She read the names of Gayle Shirley, Lois Reynolds, Lou Stevens, Gweneth Emery, Phil Gerow and Glover. McCormick read a short message and members joined in the singing of “Amazing Grace.”

A discussion of the collect followed with many different reactions. The matter will be addressed at the first meeting of 2018, next April.

A Christmas luncheon will be held Dec. 5 at Thayer Parkway. Martha Rollins will be in charge of food arrangements and Linda Howard and Linda Pratt will set up the room. Members are asked to bring a book to be given to the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Community Christmas Project.

The results of the silent auction — which may become a yearly event — were announced and $264 was raised for the Esther Pennington Scholarship.

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HEALTHY SNACKS FOR STUDENTS — The Piscataquis County Retired Educators Association proudly took part in the state level Day of Caring program. President Rheba Michaud, left, presents a $50 check to SeDoMoCha School Nurse Jennifer Nock, RN. These funds will be used to buy healthy snacks for students at the school in Dover-Foxcroft. The association sent $50 to school nurses of the the five area districts based in Milo, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford, Greenville and Dexter.

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