Club News: Nemaha County Association of Retired School Personnel

Submitted by Lyla Edelman

The Nemaha County Association of Retired School Personnel met at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Buzz Café with 10 members present. The group enjoyed a lunch with several specials to choose from or ordered from the menu. Don Fischer gave the blessing.

The program was presented by Trish Lukert. Lukert shared about her involvement with The Kids Kloset and the function it serves in the community. She and Kim Rettele joined forces a few years ago to help meet the needs of children (ages 0-18) with clothes and school supplies. With donations, she is able to bargain shop as the clothes are all new that are given out. All three schools in Sabetha and the Wetmore Schools all have supplies at their places to be used if needed at anytime for a child. The Kids Kloset is now located at the Main Event at no cost from the city. Lukert has been honored as a Jefferson award winner by Channel 27 for her volunteer work with the Kids Kloset. The members voted to give $100 to support the work of The Kids Kloset.

Roll call was sharing where we were when we heard about the news of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

President Bill Kent opened the business meeting. Lyla Edelman read the minutes of the July 6 meeting and they were approved as read. Treasurer Alice Zahner gave the treasurer’s report. It was approved as read.

It was mentioned again about the state convention on Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 at the Courtyard by Marriott at Junction City. A donation of $25 will be sent to the state foundation to be used for the auction at the convention.

Kent is still working on the directory and hopes to have it done and ready to pass out at the next meeting.

Kent said that there is some optimism about a COLA increase in 2022 as the state treasury is in better shape than anticipated.

At the next meeting, dues will be collected for 2022. Any retired school personnel in Nemaha County are welcome to join the association. Dues of $20 ($15 for state and/or $5 for local) can be sent to Alice Zahner, 385 Parkview Drive, Sabetha, KS 66534. Checks need to be made out to NCRSP.

With no other business, the meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Buzz Café. This is a change from the normal meeting date due to the election taking place on Nov. 2. Several members help on the election boards.


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