Sunday, March 18, 2012

WNJ Clipping 21-Mar-1992 Retired Teachers enjoy Elderhostel

A clipping from the March 21, 1992 Wilmington News-Journal about the Clinton County chapter of the State Retired Teachers meeting in which the topic was Elderhostel.  Transcription follows.
WNJ Clipping 21-Mar-1992 Elderhostel - Picture includes HH & Jean Uible, John & Laura Hughes

Shown above, members of Clinton County's chapter of Ohio Retired Teachers who have participated in elderhostel programs.  Starting clockwise at left, Jean Uible, Virginia Smith, Trudy Ranz, John Hughes, Bea Warren, Harold Uible, Bob Warren, Laura Hughes and Jim Ranz.

Elderhostel topic of Retired Teachers

The Clinton County chapter of the State Retired Teachers met March 18 for their quarterly spring meeting.  The teachers' activities started March 2 when they arranged for a pre-retirement workshop for teachers who anticipate retirement in the next few years.

About 30 attend a meeting set up by Helen Storer's Retirement Planning Committee at Ponderosa.

Rodger Borror introduced Terri Meese Harrison of the Columbus office of the State Teachers Retirement System.  Her presentation was followed with a session on financial planning given by Phil Snow.

The regular luncheon meeting at the Elks marked the formal announcement of an annual scholarship being offered by the Clinton County Retired Teachers to a Clinton County graduating senior who will be attending a college in Clinton County working toward a teaching degree.

Information on the requirements are [sic] now available at all high schools in the county.  Those seniors interested are urged to contact the guidance counselor at their respective schools.

The program of the day was "Elderhostel." [Now known as "Road Scholar" Adventures in Lifelong Learning]  Elderhostel is an educational adventure for older adults looking for something different and an opportunity to continue learning.

For the afternoon program, elderhostel veterans gave short talks and showed slides of the variety of elderhostel programs that are available.

Virginia Smith, who enjoys quilting, participated in a program about quilting with others for a week.  John and Laura Hughes told of participating in programs at Berea, Ky., and Savannah, Ga.  Bob and Bea Warren were on several trips in the western U.S.

Harold and Jean Uible have been members of elderhostel groups in South America, China, India, Russia and Europe.  Jim and Trudy Ranz told of an experience on a tropical isle and a southern sea.

The next regular meeting will be June 17.  All retired teachers who are not now members are urged to contact either Margaret Briggs or Ethel King to make reservations for the June meeting.

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