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, May 3, at Buzz Café, with 10 members and District Two director Carol Bunning and her husband Gil 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 Ben Romey, who is a staff attorney for Kansas Legal Services, Inc. It provides free legal assistance to seniors age 60 or older who reside in the counties of Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Marshall, Nemaha and Washington. Romey stated that he can provide financial and healthcare documents like a general power of attorney, power of attorney for health care decisions, living will, and last will and testament.
Also available are real estate documents like a transfer on death deed and quit claim deed. Advice-consultation and limited legal representation are available for civil legal issues, consumer/financial issues, Medicaid division of assets, social security, SSI, disability and veterans benefits. Romey has an office at 203 North Eighth Street, Suite 1, in Seneca. He commented that he is available to make visits to communities, and at-home visits can be arranged for those who are home-bound or for those who reside in nursing or rehab facilities.
Roll call was April showers bring May flowers and May flowers bring what.
President Bill Kent opened the business meeting. Lyla Edelman read the minutes of the March 1 meeting and they were approved as read. Treasurer Alice Zahner gave the treasurer’s report.
Scholarship chairman Gay McClain announced that Karly Tangeman, a senior at Nemaha Central High School, received the association’s $500 scholarship and John Robert Streett of Sabetha High School received the first Naomi Eichenberger memorial scholarship of $500 from the Mavis Glen Trust Fund. Glen left the association $5,000 to use for scholarships in memory of her mother, who was a teacher. There is to be $500 given annually until the money is used up and it has to go to a Sabetha High school student. Tangeman is going to pursue a degree in elementary education at Benedictine College and Streett is going to Kansas State to pursue a degree in music education.
If anyone had volunteer hours, they needed to be turned into Edelman, so she can send a report to the state office.
Edelman commented that she would be sending out invitations to join our association to 20 school personnel who are retiring this year in Nemaha County.
Bunning mentioned that she hoped some of our members could attend the state convention in June. Bill Snyder is going to be one of the speakers. She also shared some ideas about increasing membership in our local association in addition to the letter of invitation sent to the retirees. A Cola for this year is not going to happen. A life membership can be purchased for the state association if anyone is interested. This has to be done by Dec. 21, 2022.
Any school personnel retiree in Nemaha County is welcome to join the association. Dues are $5. If the retiree also would like to join the state association, those dues are $15 and they can be submitted to the state by treasurer Alice Zahner. Send the money to Alice Zahner at 385 Parkview Drive, Sabetha KS 66534. Checks need to be made out to NCARSP.
With no other business, the meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Buzz Café.