Retired teachers urged to vote, contact legislators

The following column was submitted by Nancy Stockton on behalf of the Uvalde Area Retired Teachers Association.

The Uvalde Area Retired Teachers Association welcomed 70 people to its potluck lunch meeting held Oct. 16 at the Herby Ham Activity Center. Texas Retired Teachers Association District 20 legislative chairman Ken Hanson and his wife, Nola, were special guests.

Before the meal, chapter president Bill Ed Kolinek gave the invocation, and Sharon Fowler led the pledges for the United States and the Texas flags.

Barbara Burell led in the singing of God Bless America. Burell had those with an October or November birthday stand as she led the “Happy Birthday” song. Then the members and guests served themselves for the meal.

After a while, Kolinek called the business meeting to order.

B. J. Cooper, secretary, pointed out that copies of the Aug. 20 meeting minutes were on the tables. With no changes or additions, the minutes were approved. Kay Welch gave the treasurer’s report. Molly Turner, a member of the book committee, gave an update on the book project, which gives a new book to every first-grade student in public or private schools in Uvalde and area schools.


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