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Bonnie Brooks, Outreach Coordinator for 2-1-1 Texas and the Project Coordinator for various projects within the Area Agency on Aging addressed the Mid-Jefferson County Retired School Personnel at their monthly meeting in March. Ms. Brooks gave information about how to contact 2-1-1 Texas and what resources are available in the community. State-wide information is available at www.211texas.org. Vice President Linda Briggs presided over the business meeting. Retirement Education Chairman Rose Reese announced that TRTA District 5 will host a luncheon on April 14 for all area school personnel who plan to retire at the end of the current school year. Retirement information will be distributed at the luncheon. District 5 Legislative Chairman Richard Briggs pointed out the importance of being active during the months preceding the next legislative session as important decisions will face the legislature regarding health care and the TRS retirement fund. Delegates to the TRTA State Convention in Houston will be Dana Wasser, Richard Briggs, Becky Dungan, Clara Graham, and Linda Pinner.
Mid-Jefferson County Retired School Personnel met April 10 at the Ritter Center in Nederland. Guest speaker was Ross Penton, Assistant Director of the Nederland, Texas, Field Office of the Texas General Land Office. He discussed the duties of the Nederland office in the event of an oil spill in Texas waters or along the Texas coast within the Nederland district. Refreshments followed the program. Dana Wasser, President, presided over the business meeting. Rose Reese, Retirement Education chairman, reminded members of the Retirees Luncheon & Retirement Information Session scheduled for April 14 at the Golden Corral in Beaumont. Delegates to the state convention gave reports. Attending were Dana Wasser, Richard Briggs, Becky Dungan, Clara Graham, Linda Pinner, Beverly Minaldi, Linda Briggs, Loretta Morman, and Lynne James. The next meeting will be May 8 for the installation of officers. Officers for 2012-2013 are President, Linda Briggs; 1st Vice President, Dana Wasser; 2nd Vice President, Gail Krohn; Secretary, Sue Croom; and Treasurer, Mary Beth McDuff.