Webster County Unit
The Carroll-Greene County Re- tired School Personnel Association recently met at Regency Park in Jef-
A large crowd was welcomed by Pastor Martin to the first annual meeting of the Webster County Unit
ferson, IA. to help celebrate honorary membe , Mabel Maloney’s 106th birthday. State Senator Daryl Beall, a former teache , also attended the party, Mabel was
of IRSPA held in Fort Dodge at the Presbyterian Church on August 29. Doug Van Zyl, Fort Dodge Superintendent of
made an honorary senator for the day.
Schools spoke of his background and answered ques-
tions from the group.
Those attending included unit members, new members, prospective members and IRSPA Officers, Gary Asto , Co-President of the Webster County Unit introduced IRSPA Officers John and Beverly McCartney, IRSPA Co-Presidents, Alice Gratias, Bob Swanson, Dawn Rogers, and Eileen Eckrich who all gave short presenta- tions.
Pictured are members (left to right) Rebecca Whitver, Sandy Kerse , Cleo Duf , Alice Happe, Louise Harris, Adabelle Car- man, Elaine Bowman, Velma Wol , Mary Geisler, Mabel Malo- ne , and honorary member Bernie Wolfe.
Don Cook, Webster County Membership Chai , welcomed the 32 new members to the September meet- ing. Delpha Hoffman, a member of the Book Commit- tee and Chairman of the Smelzer Charitable Trust Board spoke of an exciting collaborative effort between the two groups. They will sponsor a progressive luncheon in the Oak Hill district with all proceeds going toward the book fund. The fund is dedicated to providing books as Christmas presents to deserving children. The Smelzer Fund will underwrite the cost of the meal that will be served at the Larry and Donna Mitchell home, the Vin- cent House, and the Ann Smelzer house in September.
DISTRICT THREE Jackson County
The Jackson County Retired School Personnel Association held their first meeting of the year on August 6 at St. Marks Fellowship Hall in Maquoketa, with new retirees attending. Thirty- four were in attendance.
Kitty Nilles, Public Relations Co-Chair Webster County Unit, IRSPA
DISTRICT SIX Lee County
A note was read from the 2010 scholarship recipi- ent from Bellevue High School, Anthony Schiffman,
August and January birthdays were acknowl- edged and also several anniversaries were announced.
The program for the day was QUILTS, given by Mary Rankin. She hand quilts all her work at home. Marilyn gives some of her quilts as gifts, enters some in contests, and also sells many. Her advice is to never dry clean quilts.
Members were reminded to turn in their volunteer hours this month. New program books were passed out and thanks were given to all who helped with the pro- gram books.
Members were reminded of the IRSPA Annual Meeting in Council Bluffs on October 6-7. Next meeting will be September 3 at Jan Grays farm near Miles.
Martha Henning, Bellevue, IA
Dawn Rogers, District Six Coordinator speaking to the Lee County Unit of IRSPA on Wednesda ,Sept.1,at their unit meet- ing in Keokuk. Other members pictured are the officers of Lee County. From the Left Frances Sanders, President; Janet Din- kel, Secretary; and Judy Bartachek, Treasurer.