Terre Haute Police Department, Autumn Service Project, and New Service Project
VCRTA members enjoyed the August 2019 luncheon of food and fellowship with one another before an informative presentation by Terre Haute Police Department Public Information Officer, Ryan Adamson. Officer Adamson gave a great overview of how to avoid being a victim of scams, listened to concerns about community coverage by the police department, and talked about some of the challenges the Terre Haute Police Department is facing. Officer Adamson even enlightened our crowd by answering a question he typically gets asked by school age children….”yes, police officers do enjoy donuts.”
August also kicks off our Autumn Service Project. In the past, VCRTA has always collected school supplies for local elementary schools. This year, VCRTA decided to collect school supplies for a local middle school, Woodrow Wilson Middle School. In addition to the full table of school supplies, VCRTA members donated $90 to Woodrow Wilson for the purchase of additional school supplies that might be needed for their students.
VCRTA also kicked off a new service project. Following the experiences of a few members who underwent days of worrying about loved ones in local hospital intensive care units (ICUs), members donated magazines that will be distributed to the Union Hospital and Regional Hospital ICUs. This new service project will be an ongoing as we collect magazines at luncheons for the foreseeable future.
Three members who were recognized at the IRTA Representative Assembly in June 2019 for their volunteer efforts were recognized by our organization. Each person’s volunteering effort story was presented to the entire organization.
VCRTA welcomed newly retired teachers to the luncheon. We invite all newly retired teachers to join the organization at future events.