Tri-County Retired Educators' Association met February 4 in the Georgia Room at White Columns Inn with 32 members and two visitors present.
Valerie Marshall, president, called the meeting to order.
Telaine Snead, devotional chairman, used as her inspiration for the day, "Just a Reminder, a Letter from Jesus," followed by prayer.
Clara Roberts, program chairman, introduced the speaker, Rev. Brennan Francois, pastor of Canaan Heights Seventh Day Adventist Church and chaplain at MCG. He reminded the group that though we are retired we still have a lot of usefulness and we can each still make a difference. Lives that we have touched through the years now touch other lives. He challenged us to continue to be active.
Treasurer's report was given. To date, 102 members' dues have been received.
Newsletter for the spring months was distributed. Absentees will receive theirs in the mail.
Legislature is currently in session. No information regarding education has been received.
Georgia Hobbs, scholarship chairman, reported two scholarships being awarded in 2009 since none was awarded in 2008 due to no applicants. These were awarded to students in Glascock and McDuffie counties. The 2010 scholarship will be awarded to a student in Warren County.
Betty Tutt, area XII director of GREA, installed as president-elect Geraldine Reid.
Valerie Marshall and Geraldine Reid were elected to be delegates to the state convention in Macon in May.
Donations were taken to support the "talking food project" which is the lumanitarian project for GREA this year.
Answers to the ice breaker given out as each member arrived were given and door prizes were awarded.
Next meeting will be Thursday, March 4.