Nemaha County Association of Retired School Personnel
Submitted by Lyla Edelman
The Wednesday, Nov. 1 meeting of the Nemaha County Association of Retired School Personnel was held at 11:30 a.m. at the Buzz Café with 10 members present and four guests — Mary Herrmann and Tyler, and Gina Sallman and Collin. The group enjoyed a lunch of either fall turkey salad on spinach, soup/salad, or half hot beef sandwich. Dave Spangler gave the blessing.
For the program, Herrmann shared information about the Neighbor-2-Neighbor program that connects people, churches, organizations and other resources with individuals and families who need help. The program is one year old. Project-based work is done by volunteers who improve the homes and lives of their neighbors.
Neighbor-2-Neighbor is a great opportunity to lift up people in need, build relationships, and create healthy neighborhoods in Sabetha. It gives people an opportunity to serve others in need in the community.
Home improvement projects and providing assistance to families in crisis is the focus of this program. People of all ages and abilities can help with projects, donate or get involved in other ways. Project funding is made possible primarily through private donations.
Roll call was telling what we like and dislike about winter.
President Spangler opened the business meeting. Lyla Edelman read the minutes of the Sept. 5 meeting, and they were approved as read. Treasurer Alice Zahner gave the treasurer’s report.
Dues were collected from members present. Seven members who retired in 2017 and joined our unit will not have to pay unit or state dues for 2018. Others wishing to join can do so by sending $20 to Zahner at 328 Parkview, Sabetha, KS 66534. She will send $15 to the state organization, and $5 goes into the local unit. Checks need to be made out to NCRSP.
There was no old business. In new business, election of officers for 2018 was held. The same officers will serve: Dave Spangler, president; Carol Bishop, vice president; Lyla Edelman, secretary; and Alice Zahner, treasurer. Karla McKim and Joyce Fee will be in charge of securing the programs for the five meetings in 2018.
With no other business, the meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the Buzz Café.