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Phillips gives WCRTA update on Tennessee legislature

Wilson County Retired Teachers’ Association met recently at the main branch of Wilson Bank and Trust in Lebanon.  President Dianne Cozart welcomed members and guest, retired teacher Jo Doris Leftwich.  

John Hunn, minister at Immanuel Baptist Church, presented a devotional emphasizing the impact teachers have on the lives of students using his life as an example.

Betty Phillips, former president of the Tennessee Retired Teachers’ Association and current chairperson of the TRTA Membership Committee, gave members an informative and up-to-date report on happenings at the Tennessee Legislature.  

Nancy Cook reported WCRTA Scholarship applications for a junior or senior education major are now available in the Financial Aid Office of Cumberland University.  The deadline for applying is April 29.

Sue Simpson, WCRTA member and teacher at the Adult Learning Center, spoke on behalf of the Wilson County Adult Literacy Program, which is being headed by Leadership Wilson.  She encouraged members to volunteer for this very important program.  If you know of some one who could use help learning to read contact the Wilson County ALC at 443-8731.

Cozart announced WCRTA, TRTA, WCEA and LEA are working together to host a Retirement Seminar on April 16 from 4-5:30 PM at Rutland Place in Mt. Juliet for educators who are considering retirement.    WCRTA members donated generously to the April service project, Books from Birth. 

Rebecca Holder, a student at Carroll-Oakland, has been nominated to participate in the National Youth Leadership State Conference in Nashville.  Laura Honeyman recommended her, and several members of WCRTA made private donations to help Rebecca with the cost of tuition.

Wilson Bank and Trust provided lunch after the business meeting.  WB&T representatives, Becky Jennings and Laura Smith, served each member.    “We appreciate Becky and Laura, and we are so thankful to Randall Clemmons and Wilson Bank and Trust for the continuous support they have given WCRTA,” Cozart noted. 

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