The following was submitted by Valjean Fountain of the Uvalde Area Retired Teachers Association.
Almost 70 members and guests of the Uvalde Area Retired Teachers Association met at Neal’s Cafe in Concan on May 9 for the annual breakfast buffet. Diana Bonnet, president, enthusiastically welcomed everyone. She stated that new members Joyce Allison, Karen Baen, Kathy Bendele, Shirley Brice, Mary Jane Jonsson and Vicki Watson had recently joined. Bonnet introduced the new co-presidents for the coming year: Sylvia Lent, who will chair the meetings; and Nancy Stockton, who will be in charge of organizational needs.
Barbara Burell led the group in singing “America the Beautiful,” followed by “Happy Birthday” to those with May, June, and July birthdays.
Robert Lloyd gave the prayer, and everyone enjoyed visiting with fellow retirees while eating a delicious breakfast buffet.
After the meal, Bonnet called the meeting to order. Cleo Eddy, first vice president, led the pledges to the flags. Following the approval of the printed minutes provided by Nancy Stockton, Kay Welch gave the treasurer’s report and stated that memorials for Patricia Berry, lifetime member of TRTA; and Pat Dorflinger had been given to El Progreso Memorial Library.
The president thanked the executive board for their support. She stated, “With your dedication, during my three years as president our membership grew, attendance increased, and volunteer hours soared.” She further remarked, “Many board members continued to serve during the past three years, a new door prize method was installed where some were awarded through the year, and incentives to browse the website and donate to the book project were established.”
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