After the luncheon, Mary Charles Blair, vice president/program chairman, introduced the scholarship recipient and speaker, Carly Morris. Miss Morris is a 2013 graduate of Cleveland High School. She was recognized for her numerous community service activities and academic awards.
Miss Morris thanked the Cleveland-Bradley County Retired Teachers’ Association for the scholarship and spoke about her dreams and goals for life. She reflected on how her high school experiences and opportunities to go on several mission trips gave her a passion for missions and helping others. She will attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She plans to work in the field of medical missions. Later her goal is to be a nurse practitioner.
During the business portion of the meeting the minutes of the last meeting were read by Carolyn Goins, secretary, and approved. Copies of the treasurer’s report prepared by Joy Yates, treasurer, were presented and approved. Lois Glass asked all to remember the family of Judy Gibson and the contribution she made to education.
In the legislative report, Flower announced she and Gerald Lillard attended the East Tennessee Retired Teachers’ Association meeting in Knoxville. Gerald Lillard thanked legislators Kevin Brooks, Eric Watson and Mike Bell for the work they do for retired teachers.
The next scheduled meeting will be Oct. 10 at 11:30 at Westwood Baptist Church. Dr. Murl Dirksen from Lee University will be the speaker. The local association meets bimonthly and membership is open to any retired teacher.