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President Linda Briggs presided at the May 13, 2014, business meeting. Prior to the meeting, ice cream sundae refreshments were provided by Donna Lumpkin (chairman), Susan Jones, Carolyn Martin, Dixie Tucker, and Linda Fong. End-of-year reports were given by committee chairmen. President Linda Briggs emphasized the need for TRTA members to remain politically active during the legislative off-season. A special election will be held May 27 to replace our state senator, Tommy Williams, who has supported TRTA issues. She emphasized the importance of supporting candidates who will be supportive of retired teachers. Major decisions will be made in 2015 concerning healthcare and our retirement fund. Since many of our political allies have chosen not to seek re-election, it is very important that we participate in upcoming elections with a knowledge of where candidates stand on issues important to us. Richard Briggs, Linda Briggs, Loretta Morman, Clara Graham, Lynne James, and Becky Dungan were delegates to the TRTA state convention April 13-15. MJCRSP hosted the District V Spring Leadership Training on May 9. New officers were installed before the meeting adjourned. Incoming president Gail Krohn will be assisted by Clara Graham, first vice president; Dianne Trevey, second vice president, Donna Lumpkin, secretary, and Mary Beth McDuff, secretary. Officers and committee chairmen will meet on August 12 at First United Methodist Church in Nederland from 10 AM until noon to plan for the upcoming activities of the next year.
President Gail Krohn presided at the September 9, 2014, new retiree fall luncheon and business meeting. New retirees in attendance included Dixie Dubuisson, Jolene Lemaire, Sylvia Sanchez, and Roy Gaspard. The program was presented by retiring Texas State Representative Allan Ritter, who gave those in attendance insight into the upcoming legislative session. Other special guests included Judge Brad Burnett and County Commissioner Brent Weaver. Beverly Minaldi was in charge of decorations and was assisted by the hospitality committee members: Dixie Tucker, Rosalie Reese, Candice Zummo, and Candye Martin.
Mid-Jefferson County Retired School personnel met October 14, 2014, at the Nederland Police Station conference room with President Gail Krohn presiding. The program was presented by Peggy Harrison of the Port Neches Lions Club, who gave members insight into the Texas Lion's Camp,which is provided free of change to Texas children who qualify. Refreshments were served by Dixie Tucker (chairman), Helen Reynolds, Linda Fong, and Ted and Mary Lofton. The November meeting will be held at the Hughes Public Library in Nederland with representatives of Harbor Hospice providing the program.
The November meeting of MJCRSP was held at the Hughes Public Library in Nederland. Gail Krohn called the meeting to order with Susan Jones giving the invocation and Loretta Morman leading pledges of the flags. District V President R. A. Hidalgo addressed the members about the upcoming legislative session and the importance of reporting volunteer hours. Cindy Allen and Brenna Rodriguez of Harbor Hospice informed those in attendance about the basics of hospice care and the many misconceptions people often have about hospice. The December meeting will be held at the Groves Public Library on December 9, 2014.