Club News: Nemaha County Association of Retired School Personnel 7.3.18

Submitted by Lyla Edelman

The third meeting of the Nemaha County Association of Retired School Personnel was held on at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, at the Buzz Café with 11 members present and two guests, Beth Kroll and Bob Hankins. The tables were decorated in celebration of the 4th of July. The group enjoyed a lunch with several specials to choose from or ordered from the menu. Don Fischer gave the blessing.

Licensed Nurse Practitioner Beth Kroll presented the program on the new health and wellness center that will be located on the Sabetha Hospital facility campus. She first shared information about herself as she just recently joined the Sabetha medical staff. Drawings are complete, and AHRS Construction will begin work soon. The new center will be staffed by the Sabetha Community Hospital. A manager candidate has been selected, and a decision will be made within the next few weeks. Kroll also answered any questions the group had.

Hankins, district 2 director for the state association, was present to share about the recent state convention that was held in Hutchinson June 6 through 8. He presented an award to Alice Zahner for having the most volunteer hours in our unit. He commented that the Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel should be proud of all the thousands of hours that are volunteered each year and the value it represents to the state and local communities. There were 327,894 volunteer hours and of those hours 71,155 were hours the association volunteered with the youth of the state. Hankins’ term as district director will conclude at the end of the year. The new District 2 Director will be Gil Bunning of Horton.

Roll call was sharing a significant memory of past 4th of July celebrations or how should patriotism be demonstrated.

President Dave Spangler opened the business meeting. Lyla Edelman read the minutes of the May 1 meeting, and they were approved as read. She shared two thank you notes from the scholarship recipients, Larke Edelman and Hannah Simpson. Treasurer Alice Zahner gave the treasurer’s report.

The unit now has 31 members. Any retired school personnel in Nemaha County are welcome to join the group. Dues are $15 for the state and $5 for the local association. A person can join one or both of the associations. The money can be sent to Zahner at 385 Parkview Drive, Sabetha KS 66534. Checks should be made out to NCRSP. Zahner will submit the state dues.

With no other business the meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Buzz Café.

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