YORK RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
YORK COUNTY, VIRGINIA
May 2, 2011
�If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.� Chinese Proverb And help, you did! Through the combined efforts of the YRTA, the Grafton Middle School Builders Club, York River Academy, Stonehouse residents, and members of Crooks Methodist Church, we were able to collect and deliver two very large car loads of school supplies to Page Middle School. The faculty and staff were very grateful for the items that were donated and they were truly touched by the support and generosity that has been extended to them. Thank you to those of you who participated in this project.
The May meeting of the York Retired Teachers� Association will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at The Boys and Girls Club located adjacent to Yorktown Middle School. The meeting will begin at 11:00 am. Please note the time change. This was necessary so that we can avoid problems with bus loading when school dismisses. We will award our scholarship at this meeting. Lunch will be catered by Tuscany�s. Choice of sandwiches include the Milan - turkey, bacon, swiss, tomato, spinach in sundried tomato basil wrap, the Palerno - chicken salad, spinach, tomato, on croissant, or the Tuscan Club - bacon, ham, turkey, melted cheddar, baby spinach, tomato on nine grain wheat toast. The meal will also include fruit, potato salad, and beverage as well as dessert. The cost of the luncheon is $12.00. When you are contacted by your telephone caller, you will need to indicate your sandwich preference. The telephone callers will need to have the count/sandwich choices to Bev Woodard by Saturday, May 14th. If you have not been contacted by this date and plan to attend, please call Bev at 566-2205. It is important that our count be accurate as we must pay for the number of lunches that are ordered. The Boys & Girls Club is behind YMS and entrance to parking is the second entrance off Goosely before the Fire Station .The gate will be open for us to drive to the end of the building and then around the corner to the back. There is a door there that we can use as entry. Those of us that like exercise can park across the street at the church and there will be some places in the YMS teacher parking lot.
The Spring meeting of VRTA District B will be on Tuesday, May 24, 2011at The Chesapeake, 955 Harpersville Rd., Newport News, VA 23601. Registration will be from 11:00 to 11:30. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. The menu choices of Grilled Salmon or Grilled Flank Steak, both served with garden salad, whipped potatoes, and vegetable medley.) The cost for the meal is $14.00. Please call me or email me by Wednesday, May 11th if you plan to attend. (firstname.lastname@example.org 872-7096) I hope that many of you will plan to attend. It is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other teachers in our area.
Myrtle Soles will be collecting dues for next year. Local, District and State Membership dues for one year total $26.00. A form for registering for next year has been included in this mailing. Fill in the form and bring it to the May meeting (or mail it to Myrtle by May 31). Be sure to enter your email address so that we can include you in any emails that are sent out next year.
Pictures from our meetings this year have been posted on our web site. If you haven�t seen the photos, be sure to visit our web site at http://www.YRTA.org/
We have planned the May meeting to be a time of celebration. Please come out and join us for the final meeting before summer break. We look forward to seeing you!