Volunteer Opportunity 07/29/19 – 07/31/19 – Salvation Army Backpack Program

Are you interested in supporting the community through another volunteer effort?  Why not consider helping the Salvation Army with their Back to School backpack program?  The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers from July 29-31 to assist with the backpack program in two hour shifts.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Salvation Army (812-232-4081 ask for Malia Mohan or 812-249-9986 ask for Sue Linden).

 

VCRTA 06/12/19 Receives IRTA Recognition

The Vigo County Retired Teachers Association was recognized at the 54th Annual IRTA Representative Assembly with awards and certificates in Volunteer Service and Website.

 

VCRTA 06/2019 IRTA Legislative Assembly

Five VCRTA members attend the June 2019 IRTA Legislative Assembly and meet with representatives for Vigo County.  Members had the opportunity to meet and discuss concerns with Representative Tonya Pfaff and Senator Jon Ford.

 

VCRTA 05/2019 Volunteering with a Mission

VCRTA member Linda A. volunteering in a Vigo County School Corporation Lost Creek Elementary second grade classroom teaching sessions on economics as part of the Junior Achievement program.  Linda served as a volunteer in the  Junior Achievement program to help enlighten the second grade students with practical knowledge in a fun atmosphere.

 

VCRTA Selects John G. to Receive 2019 Excellence in Education Award

The Vigo County Retired Teachers Association Executive Board has selected member John G. to receive the 2019 Excellence in Education award for all of the wonderful work he has completed as an educator in the Vigo County School Corporation and for his ongoing efforts with the VCRTA.  An awards banquet was held on May 10, 2019 at Saint Mary of the Woods (Providence Center O’Shaughnessy Hall) where John G. was presented this prestigious award.

 

VCRTA 04/08/19 Spring Service Project

VCRTA members collected individually wrapped nutritious kid friendly food items to help support the Terre Haute Catholic Charities Backpack Program.  We remembered the sadness of seeing hungry children in the classroom and decided to take action.  Supporting the Terre Haute Catholic Charities Backpack Program gave members the opportunity to provide over 100 pounds of kid friendly food items and over $130 in monetary donations for food insecure students.

The Backpack Program feeds over 19,600 students in West Central Indiana who are on free or reduced priced lunches.  VCRTA members consider this service project a worthwhile effort and hope our contribution benefits many.  VCRTA Community Service Chairperson Suzy R. and Communications Chairperson Helen J. coordinated the delivery of the donated items and money to Catholic Charities.

 

VCRTA 08/15/18 Autumn Service Project

VCRTA members collected three huge boxes of school supplies for their 2018 Autumn Service Project.  Paper, pencils, pens, folders, notebooks, glue, markers, boxes of tissues, scissors and over 20 pounds of crayons made up the collection.  VCRTA selected Fayette Elementary School as the recipient of the collected supplies.

VCRTA Community Service Chairperson Suzy R. and President-Elect Brenda W. give the school supplies to Fayette Elementary Principal Janel Bonomo.  Principal Bonomo greatly appreciated the supplies and remarked that the Fayette community comes together to help each other and that this would be well used throughout the year.

VCRTA members also collected over $140 for school supplies that will be provided through the Salvation Army.

 

VCRTA 06/13/18 Receives IRTA Recognition

The Vigo County Retired Teachers Association was recognized by the IRTA with an Outstanding Community Service Group Project award, an Outstanding Press Release award, and an Outstanding Website award.

 

VCRTA Coffee Mug Order

Any VCRTA member that is interested in ordering our exclusive red square coffee mug may place an order with Millie V. at the April luncheon or may call her to place an order.  The VCRTA coffee mugs can be purchased for $6.50.

 

VCRTA Selects Diane S. to Receive 2018 Excellence in Education Award

The Vigo County Retired Teachers Association Executive Board has selected member Diane S. to receive the 2018 Excellence in Education award for all of the wonderful work she has completed as an educator in the Vigo County School Corporation and for her ongoing efforts with the VCRTA.

An awards banquet was held at 6:00 PM on May 10, 2018 at Saint Mary of the Woods  (Providence Center O’Shaughnessy Hall) where Diane S. was presented this prestigious award.

 

VCRTA 02/12/18 Junior Achievement Volunteers Wanted

The Vigo County Retired Teachers Association has been contacted by the Wabash Valley Junior Achievement organization regarding volunteer opportunities.  This would be an excellent opportunity to serve Junior Achievement teams in the community.

For additional information on this extremely worthwhile opportunity, please contact Brett Taylor, Junior Achievement of the Wabash Valley District Manager, at 812-232-6230 or stop by the Junior Achievement office located at 701 Wabash Avenue, Suite 810, Terre Haute, IN.