Piscataquis County Retired Educators news

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Piscataquis County Retired Educators met Aug. 27 at the Bear’s Den with 18 members present. President Gil Reynolds asked everyone to introduce themselves as some new members were present. New members were Rachel Page from Monson and Rheba and David Michaud from Dover-Foxcroft.

    Reynolds led the Collect and Pledge of Allegiance. Gloria Burns read the secretary’s report with no corrections. Myrna Ricker gave the treasurer’s report noting the profit from the basket raffle at Homecoming netted $252.41. This will go into the scholarship fund.
    Janice Ellis reported on the Day of Caring. Ellis contacted the Angels program at the Charlotte White Center and they purchased $100 in school supplies. She and Minnie McCormick delivered the items and were pleased with the project. MEA-R donated the $100. Reynolds thanked the people who worked on the basket raffle.
    While waiting for lunch to be served, McCormick led the group in singing old songs like “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain”, “Yankee Doodle”  and many others. 
    Tarun Johns gave a report on her trip to the high Artic where she visited schools and saw a need for supplies. She has sent school supplies and cloth at her own expense. She now has a group of women from Greenville and Rockwood helping with cloth. Her talk was very interesting and we hope she will be able to talk more and show pictures at a meeting next year.
    Reynolds announced the next meeting will be Sept. 24. David Mahoney will be the guest speaker to discuss how Social Security affects teachers.

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