The Tri-County Retired Educators Association met Nov. 3 in the Georgia Room at White Columns Inn with 33 members and two visitors present.
Geraldine Reid, president, called the meeting to order.
Jan McTier presented the devotional, An Interview with God, followed with prayer.
Clara Roberts, program chairman, introduced the Rev. Brennan Francois, former pastor of Canaan Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church, who brought a very inspiring message on When the Power Is Out. He gave ways that we can be a beacon wherever we live and work. We can be MAD - Making A Difference - where we are.
Minutes of the October meeting were read and approved, as was the treasurer's report. Members were reminded that dues for 2011-2012 are now payable.
Bob Smith, a McDuffie County Board of Education member, reminded the club that election day on Nov. 8 included the ESPLOST for the benefit of education. He urged members to vote.
Lawanna Reese, fundraiser chairman, announced plans for a bake sale, which was held Nov. 19. Members were asked to sign a sheet indicating what they would contribute.
A logo for the group to use to promote its activities was proposed. This will be pursued further.
The group decided to sponsor an entry in the Thomson Christmas parade, which was Dec. 4.
President Reid announced that the February and March 2012 meetings would be held at the airport.
A silent auction was held at the end of the meeting. Proceeds for this will be applied to our scholarship fund.
Door prizes were awarded and the meeting was adjourned.
The next meeting will be Feb. 2 because the club does not meet in December or January.
Submitted by Ruth Wallace, secretary