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.”

 

September 20, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Executive Meeting

Program of Work: A yearly calendar of presenters for the monthly meetings was handed out. The presenters for today were Colleen Robinson and Trisha Davis speaking about Habitat For Humanity. Presenters need to be contacted to see if they need the use of power point in their presentation. Next month’s presenter will be Alice Alexander sharing information on local history.

Business: *Benefit Fairs: Lora Brabant, Marcia Homer, and Linda Frazer attended the Sequim School District benefits fair on August 25th. Lora Brabant attended the Port Angeles School District fair on August 29th and was able to sign up 12 new members with the possibility of 5 more to join. Lora has also contacted Joyce School District about being at their benefits fair next year. Marcia Homer and Linda Frazer will work together to send a thank you to each new member.

*On September 27, 2016, Lora Brabant, Gary Gleason, and Marcia Homer will attend the SW/3 meeting in Bremerton.

*An additional 185 books were delivered to First Step by Lora Brabant. This now makes a total of 264 books our group has donated to First Step this year. First Step greatly appreciated all the books. We will continue to collect new and slightly used books for First Step.

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

*Lora Brabant contacted three school districts on August 20, 2016 regarding mini grants. The application forms will be sent electronically to the districts in November and put on their district websites.

*Lora Brabant and Beverly Brown will be attending the October 13th luncheon at Peninsula College to be part of the recognition of recipients and donors of the Isabelle Whitfield scholarship.

*Gary Gleason shared that, this year, there will be more money distributed from the Naddy grants.

*Lora Brabant shared that Michelle Guerin is retiring at the state level. A card was passed around for individuals to sign.

*A thank you letter was received from Rick Nebeker, WSSRA president, who was a guest at our picnic in June.

*Ideas for local field trips were discussed. A decision for these trips will be made by our next meeting.

*Marcia Homer invited everyone to a Sweet Adelines Pie Social and musical on October 23, 2016.

General Meeting

We celebrated one September birthday for Arlene Morganroth.

Mike Chapman was introduced. He shared information about himself and the upcoming election.

Colleen Robinson and Trisha Davis were introduced. They gave a presentation on Habitat For Humanity. They explained what the local organization is doing as well as what is taking place globally.

Lora Brabant shared about our participation in the recent Benefits Fairs for Sequim and Port Angeles School districts.

Twelve new members joined.

Announcements from the board were made regarding mini grants and future field trips. Field trip schedule will be available at our next meeting.

Meeting – Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LUNCH – Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at NOON

Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 N. DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles, WA  98362

Reserve your spot for lunch by 3:00 the Friday, May 13, 2016, by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317).

Come a bit early so we can all be seated by noon.

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:

Glenda Schaad, co-author of “Women to Reckon With”

Presentation of “Community Service Award” to one of our members who has made significant contributions to our local area.

Installation of Officers – THANK YOU to those who are willing to serve

CONVENTION:  DONATIONS NEEDED by May 17 for State Convention in Yakima

We’re putting together baskets to be raffled at the convention.  Anything you make or donate will be accepted.  Local items are especially appreciated.

Please donate gently used books for a Book Sale to benefit PAC (Political Action Committee) at the convention.

 

April 19th Meeting Minutes Summary

The meeting was called to order at 12:10 PM. The election of officers was held with the following results: President is Lora Brabant. Vice-president is Linda Frazer. Secretary is Eve Farrell. Treasurer is Arlene Morganroth.

Please give program ideas for the 2016-2017 year to Gary Gleason, Marcia Homer, Linda Frazer, or Jill Oakes. Also give ideas for other activities to anyone on the executive board.

If anyone is interested in being a delegate at the WSSRA convention June 6 – 8 in Yakima, let Lora know ASAP. We have space for one more.

PROGRAM: Gary Gleason presented a program about adobe pyramids of the Moche culture of western South America.

Meeting – Tuesday, April 19, 2016

LUNCH – Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at NOON

Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 N. DelGuzzi Drive

Reserve your spot for lunch by 3:00 pm the Friday, April 15, 2016, by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317).

Come a bit early so we can all be seated by noon.

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:

AMBA Member Benefits with George Smith

Western South America presentation with our own Gary Gleason

Nomination of Community Service Award

Nomination of New Officers

DONATIONS NEEDED by May 17 for State Convention in Yakima

We’re putting together baskets to be raffled at the convention.  Anything you make or donate will be accepted.  Local items are especially appreciated.

Please donate gently used books for a Book Sale to benefit PAC (Political Action Committee) at the convention.

BOOK CLUB: April 14 and May 12 at 1:00 (new time)

The second Thursday of the month in the Library at Traylor’s Restaurant at 1:30.  Bring a book to share or learn about some books you might want to read.  An informal meeting of folks who like to read.

FUTURE LUNCHES:

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month from September through May with lunch at noon, followed by a program.