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Oct. 14-20 is Retired Teachers’ Week

Woodford County Judge-Executive John Coyle (left) and Kathy Cole (right), president of the Woodford County Retired Teachers, recently signed a proclamation for the week of Oct. 14 as Kentucky Retired Teachers Week, as members looked on. (Photo submitted)

What does it mean to be a retired educator? If people were polled individually the answers would be as varied as people’s interest. No matter what it means to you personally, collectively, with Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA), it celebrates retired educators with Retired Teachers’ Week. Oct. 14-20, is the 7th annual Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Week, with special activities occurring in the community to celebrate and build awareness in the local RTA group.

Originally retired teachers living in Woodford County joined up with the Fayette/Bourbon counties retired teachers and soon with ample growth, the decision was made to form the Woodford County Retired Teachers Association. Therefore, a group of retired teachers broke away from the Fayette County group and gave birth to the Woodford County Retired Teachers Association in 2000.

The mission of the Woodford County Retired Teachers Association is to prepare career teachers for personal growth, support a successful career and a lifetime of informed choices in the field of education, and promote civil, social, moral advancement and community in the retirement system.

Members of the Woodford County Retired Teachers Association believe in:

1. help and support to retired teachers

2. promoting the cause of education of the youth in civic, social and moral advancement; and

3. promoting legislation to effect changes needed for the youth and elderly in our state.

Established in 1957, KRTA is the largest association (over 31,000 members) of retired educators in the state, whose sole purpose is to look out for the welfare of retired educators.

The Woodford County Retired Teachers is currently having a membership drive, and if you are a retired teacher and have not joined, please do so. Contact Kathy Cole at 859 873-0051 or by e-mail at colejbkc83@windstream.net.

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