Meeting, March 19, 2019

GREETINGS FROM CLALLAM COUNTY SCHOOL RETIREES’ ASSOCIATION (CCSRA – Unit 3)

If you are a new member, welcome! If you are still working as a school employee, we know that it is unlikely that you can attend, but we want to keep you aware of what we do. If you are a cash member who pays dues once a year and decide to change to dues deduction, please let us know. Your reward will be $10 off your first luncheon at Joshua’s Restaurant after you sign up. Any new person who joins us will receive $10 toward their lunch.  If you would like to join, please contact Marcia Homer (360-683-4317).

CCSRA LUNCH – Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at NOON

Joshua’s Restaurant
113 N. DelGuzzi Drive
Port Angeles

MENU:
Menu items start at $8.
Soup, Soup and Salad, just Salad Bar, a Lunch Special, or off the Menu Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner items are offered.

Please reply if you will be attending.

Let us know by 3:00 the Sunday prior to each meeting, if possible, by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Jill Oakes (360-417-3012) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317).  It’s okay to come even if you miss the deadline. We just like to have a general idea so the restaurant knows how many places to set. Sometimes the restaurant workers have to scramble to set up more tables, but they are happy to have us.

PROGRAM:
Our guest speaker will be Kathy Estes, director of the North Olympic History Center. Kathy is going to talk about the 2019 Hands on History Project. We have eleven students participating in Grades 6-12 who are researching topics they chose about Clallam County History. All of the topics have surprising relevance to today and many have significant national and international significance. There will an invitation to attend the public presentations on April 7, 2019.

UNIT NEWS:
We will be accepting nominations for the CCSRA community service award. Please share with anyone on the board if you have an idea of someone who would be a good candidate for the award.

If anyone is interested in running for office as president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer, please let us know. We also need a new historian. Think about volunteering for this position.

LOOKING AHEAD:

BOOK CLUB: at 1:00 on second Thursday    This month it is on the 14th.

At 1:00 on the second Thursday of each month, the CCSRA book club meets in the “Library” at Traylor’s Restaurant.  Bring a book to share or learn about some books you might want to read – an informal meeting of folks who like to read. Come and enjoy the camaraderie and a meal or snack. This group meets year round.

Coming Meeting Dates:
April 16, May 21, and our potluck picnic will be June 18. Please mark your calendars. We hope to see you! Please contact me if you have questions about our meetings.

Marcia Homer (360-683-4317)

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Meeting, November 20, 2018

GREETINGS, CLALLAM COUNTY SCHOOL RETIREES’ ASSOCIATION (CCSRA – Unit 3) members!

If you are a new member, welcome! If you are still working as a school employee, we know that it is unlikely that you can attend, but we want to keep you aware of what we do. If you are a cash member who pays dues once a year and decide to change to dues deduction, please let us know. Your reward will be $10 off your first luncheon at Joshua’s Restaurant after you sign up. Any new person who joins us will receive $10 toward their lunch.

CCSRA LUNCH – Tuesday, November 20th at NOON 

Joshua’s Restaurant 113 N. DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles

Our guest speaker will be Allison Brekke who is head of the department of economic development for the City of Port Angeles.

Let us know by 3:00 the Sunday prior to each meeting, if possible, by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317). It’s okay to come even if you miss the deadline. We just like to have a general idea so the restaurant knows how many places to set. Sometimes the restaurant workers have to scramble to set up more tables, but they are happy to have us.

MENU:

Menu items start at $8.

Soup, Soup and Salad, just Salad Bar, a Lunch Special, or

off the Menu  Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner items are offered.

UNIT NEWS:

2018 – 2019 Officers:

Lora Brabant, President

Beverly Brown, Vice President

Linda Frazer, Secretary

Arlene Morganroth, Treasurer

 

Meeting, May 15, 2018

GREETINGS, CLALLAM COUNTY SCHOOL RETIREES’ ASSOCIATION (CCSRA – Unit 3) members!

If you are a new member, welcome! If you are still working as a school employee, we know that it is unlikely that you can attend, but we want to keep you aware of what we do. If you are a cash member who pays dues once a year and you choose to change to dues deduction, please let us know. Your reward will be $10 off your first luncheon at Joshua’s Restaurant after you sign up. Any new person who joins us will get a free lunch the next time they come. We also have a door prize at each meeting. Remember to sign in to get a chance to win.

CCSRA LUNCH – Tuesday, May 15th at NOON 

Joshua’s Restaurant
113 N. DelGuzzi Drive
Port Angeles

Our speaker will be local naturalist and author Robert Steelquist who will be talking about his new book “Northwest Coast Explorer.” He will have copies with him for sale for $25 (cash or check). The book is also available at Port Book & News in Port Angeles.

Please reply if you will be attending.

Reserve your spot for lunch by 3:00 the Sunday prior to each meeting by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317).  It’s okay to come even if you miss the deadline. We just like to have a general idea so the restaurant knows how many places to set.

MENU:

Menu items start at $8.
Soup, Soup and Salad, just Salad Bar, a Lunch Special, or off the Menu
Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner items are offered.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Our annual potluck picnic will be held at noon on Tuesday, June 26th at the 4 Seasons Ranch Clubhouse in Port Angeles.  We hope some of you who are still working will join us for this event.

We welcome anyone who would like to serve our organization in any capacity. If you are at all interested, please let any officer know. Current officers are President Lora Brabant, Vice President Gary Gleason, Secretary Linda Frazer, and Treasurer Arlene Morganroth. Some committees are membership, scholarships and mini grants, program planning.

We are collecting new and gently used children’s books and/or funds to buy them as a community service project this year again. You can bring books or monetary donations to any meeting.  Books will go to First Step in Port Angeles and to Head Start in Sequim. Both places are happy to get books. We will distribute this year’s collection after the May meeting.

Lora has been collecting items for the WSSRF (Washington State School Retirees Foundation) gift baskets which will be taken to the WSSRA convention in June. If you would like to donate something, please bring it to the May 15th meeting or contact Lora about delivering it to her house.

WSSR-PAC:

We are providing the opportunity for members to contribute to the Political Action Committee of WSSRA. The committee works to encourage elected officials to pay attention to issues that affect us and our pensions.  You can now donate directly to the PAC online at this website: <wssr-pac.org>  using a credit card and the “Donate Now” button, or click on the “Contribute” button which pops up under the “Donate Now” to find the form to print out and mail it with your check for a donation.

Also, Lora is selling beautiful, hand-made greeting cards for just $1 each. All proceeds will benefit the WSSR-PAC (Washington State School Retirees-Political Action Committee).

BOOK CLUB: at 1:00 on second Thursday   On the second Thursday of each month, we have a book club meeting in the Library at Traylor’s Restaurant at 1:00.  Bring a book to share or learn about some books you might want to read – an informal meeting of folks who enjoy reading. Come and enjoy the camaraderie and a meal or snack. This group meets year round. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 10th.

Thank you!  Hope to see you next week.

Minutes – April 17, 2018 Meeting

Clallam County School Retirees’ Association
Executive Board Meeting
April 17, 2018

President Lora Brabant called the meeting to order at 10:09 a.m. at Joshua’s Restaurant in Port Angeles.
Lora Brabant, Arlene Morganroth, and Linda Frazer were present.

Minutes:  It was moved and seconded that the minutes be approved as presented. The motion passed.

Program of Work:  The presenter for today will be Bruce Giddens, Park Supervisor for Clallam County Parks.

Business:

 *Lora gave a reminder to bring books for First Step or donate money so books can be purchased. The books will be delivered in May.

*This year we will be doing low cost fundraisers each month for PAC (Washington State School Retirees’
Political Action Committee). Lora explained that it is best for each member to donate at least $25 for the
year to PAC. At this point of giving, names from the contributors can be listed for the legislators to see as supporters of political interests for WSSRA. Lora sharerd that $10 was collected in February as well as $52 in card sales for PAC. Lora will be selling the cards at the state convention also.

*There will be a free lunch for first time, new members. Cash members who switch to dues deduction can get $10 off their next lunch.

*The book club meets on the second Thursday of each month from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Traylor’s Library.

*A thank you card was sent to Barry Burnett. He is retiring this year from Port Angeles School District and has been a faithful PAEA president for many years.

*Annual reports are due May 31, 2018

*Marie Cauvel sent a letter of resignation for the position of Historian which she has held for a number of years.

*We are accepting nominations for CCSRA Community Service Award due by May 15, 2018. Presentation date will be June 19, 2018, at our potluck at 4 Season’s Ranch.

* On March 22, 2018 the Port Angeles School District recognized CCSRA at their meeting. Lora Brabant, Beverly Brown, Gary Gleason, and Daisy were in attendence.

*State Conference attendees are asked to fill out “Conference Request” form and then after conference fill out “Travel Expense Claim” form and submit to Arlene for reimbursement.

*Lora asked that items for the Foundation baskets that will be taken to the WSSRA state convention be brought by May 15th to our monthly meetings or May 22nd to her house—125 W. 11th St, Port Angeles.

*SW-3 meeting will be April 24, 2018 in Bremerton. Lora and Linda will be attending. Lora will be SW-3 chair-person for next year.

* Our next meeting will be May 15, 2018 at Joshua’s Restaurant at 10 a. m. Installation of officers will take place at this time.  Bob Steelquist will be the speaker for this meeting.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 a.m.

Linda Frazer
Secretary

Meeting, February 20, 2018

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE!

GREETINGS, CLALLAM COUNTY SCHOOL RETIREES’ ASSOCIATION (CCSRA – Unit 3) members!

If you are a new member, welcome! If you are still working as a school employee, we know that it is unlikely that you can attend, but we want to keep you aware of what we do. If you are a cash member who pays dues once a year and you choose to change to dues deduction, please let us know. Your reward will be $10 off your first luncheon at Joshua’s Restaurant after you sign up. Any new person who joins us will get a free lunch the next time they come. We also have a door prize at each meeting. Remember to sign in to get a chance to win.

CCSRA LUNCH – Tuesday, February 20th at NOON 

Joshua’s Restaurant

113 N. DelGuzzi Drive

Port Angeles

MENU:

Menu items start at $8.

Soup, Soup and Salad, just Salad Bar, a Lunch Special, or

off the Menu  Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner items are offered.

This month’s speaker will be our own Eve Datisman. Eve is an avid reader and former school librarian. She will be sharing amazing reading ideas in her presentation: Spring the Trap: Books That Won’t Let You Go!

Please reply if you will be attending.

Reserve your spot for lunch by 3:00 the Sunday prior to each meeting by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317). It’s okay to come even if you miss the deadline. We just like to have a general idea so the restaurant knows how many places to set.

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Please mark your calendars. We will continue to meet the third Tuesday of the month in 2018. The dates are:  March 20th, April 17th, and May 15th, followed by our annual potluck picnic on June 26th. More information will follow about presenters to come. They include Bob Steelquist, Genealogy, and Clallam County Parks.

It’s getting closer to the time of year when we will elect officers to CCSRA positions. We would welcome anyone who would like to serve. If you are at all interested, please let any officer know. Current officers are President Lora Brabant, Vice President Gary Gleason, Secretary Linda Frazer, and Treasurer Arlene Morganroth. Most officers have been on the job for quite awhile. Serving on committees would be another way to help. Membership, scholarships and mini grants, program planning.

We are collecting new and gently used children’s books and/or funds to buy them as a community service project this year again. You can bring books or monetary donations to any meeting.  Books will go to First Step in Port Angeles and to Head Start in Sequim. Both places are happy to get books.

Lora is starting to collect items for the WSSRF (Washington State School Retirees Foundation) gift baskets which will be taken to the WSSRA convention in June. If you would like to donate something, please bring it to a meeting or contact Lora about delivering it to her house. Contributions should be given to her by the May 15th meeting.

We are also providing the opportunity for members to contribute to the Political Action Committee of WSSRA. The committee works to encourage elected officials to pay attention to issues that affect us and our pensions.

BOOK CLUB: at 1:00 on second Thursday  This month it was on the 8th. On the second Thursday of each month, we have a book club meeting in the Library at Traylor’s Restaurant at 1:00.  Bring a book to share or learn about some books you might want to read – an informal meeting of folks who like to read. Come and enjoy the camaraderie and a meal or snack. This group meets year round. Next month it will be on the 8th.

Meeting, October 17, 2017

GREETINGS, CLALLAM COUNTY SCHOOL RETIREES’ ASSOCIATION (CCSRA – Unit 3) members!

If you are a new member, welcome! If you are still working as a school employee, we know that it is unlikely that you can attend, but we want to keep you aware of what we do. If you are a cash member who pays dues once a year and choose to change to dues deduction, please let us know. Your reward will be $10 off your first luncheon at Joshua’s Restaurant after you sign up. Any new person who joins us will get a free lunch the next time they come. We also have a door prize at each meeting. Remember to sign in to get a chance to win.

CCSRA LUNCH – Tuesday, October 17th at NOON 

Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 N. DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles

Our guest speakers will be D Bellamente from the Port Angeles Senior Center and Michelle Rhodes from the Shipley Center (Senior Center) in Sequim. They will be telling us about activities and excursions. Both facilities have many activities and classes and also have plenty of exciting field trips. You don’t have to be a member to go, but you get a better price if you join. Come and get some good ideas for fun things to do.

Please reply if you will be attending.

Reserve your spot for lunch by 3:00 the Sunday prior to each meeting by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317). It’s okay to come even if you miss the deadline. We just like to have a general idea so the restaurant knows how many places to set.

MENU:

Menu items start at $8.

Soup, Soup and Salad, just Salad Bar, a Lunch Special, or off-the-Menu  Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner items are offered.

UNIT NEWS:

Our officers for this year are: Lora Brabant, president; Gary Gleason, vice president; Linda Frazer, secretary; Arlene Morganroth, treasurer.

Special Acknowledgements:

We would like to thank Dee Gardner, the general manager, and Terry our amazing waitress at Joshua’s Restaurant for going above and beyond for us when we meet there. They treat us very well and we really appreciate it. We are also very grateful for the delicious desserts they have been giving us for free each month. Delicious! Thank you, Dee and Terry!

We would also like to thank the Bremerton Elks Club for allowing our district meetings to take place in their building for a very reduced rate since we are non-profit. School retirees representatives from Clallam, Kitsap, Pierce, Jefferson, and Mason Counties meet there three times a year, in September, February, and April. Another small group meets there in March to choose scholarship recipients which are announced at the state convention in June. Thank you, Bremerton Elks! You help make our work possible.

We will be collecting new and gently used children’s books and/or funds to buy them as a community service project this year again. You can bring books or monetary donations to any meeting.  Books will go to First Step in Port Angeles and to Head Start in Sequim. Both places are happy to get books.

LOOKING AHEAD:

BOOK CLUB: at 1:00 on second Thursday  This month it’s on the 12th. 

On the second Thursday of each month, we have a book club meeting in the Library at Traylor’s Restaurant at 1:00.  Bring a book to share or learn about some books you might want to read – an informal meeting of folks who like to read. Come and enjoy the camaraderie and a meal or snack. This group meets year round.

On November 21st Steve Hauff will give a presentation on the Spruce Railroad. That program will be an hour long, so plan for that. It will be well worth your time.

On December 19th Kathy Estes from the Clallam County Historical Society will present some interesting Christmas artifacts and we’ll all join in a sing-along.

Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of the month from now through May. We hope to see you often! If you are interested in helping with any of our projects or serving on a committee, please talk to any board member or contact me, and I’ll pass it along.

Marcia Homer

Membership Chair

Meeting – Tuesday, October 18, 2016

LUNCH – Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at NOON

Joshua’s Restaurant

113 N. DelGuzzi Drive

Please reply if you will be attending. Reserve your spot for lunch by 3:00 the Sunday prior to each meeting by replying to the email that is sent out or by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317).

MENU

Menu items start at $8.
Soup, Soup and Salad, just Salad Bar, a Lunch Special, or
off the Menu Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner items are offered.

PROGRAM

Our guest speaker will be local author and historian Alice Alexander speaking about communities on the west end of Clallam County as outlined in her new book “West of the Elwha.”