Community Service

How much can an association like Fulton County Retired Teachers Association volunteer to the community?  Try the equivalent of $89,513.60 which represents over 3,625 hours of volunteer hours at a rate of $24.69/hour.

Who were our “Top Volunteers” recognized at our April 25th luncheon?  Pictured below are (seated L-R) Rosemary Clemans (142 hours), Stephenia Barkman (130 hours), Kay Horn (2nd 456 hours) as well as (standing L-R) Jeri Good (197 hours), Katie McCarter (226 hours), Ilene Howard (3rd 332 hours), and top volunteer Linda Wade (1st 513 hours).

A replica check for $89,513.60 was presented to Mayor Ted Denton.


Association Luncheons

Our April 25th luncheon was the kickoff our summer schedule.  FCRTA had our April luncheon at Wynnfield Crossing, an assisted living facility in Rochester, Indiana.  Several retired teachers from Fulton County reside at Wynnfield Crossing.

Co Presidents Jeri Good and Stephenia Barkman made the presentation of the Top Volunteer Awards prior to the business meeting.  A replica check for our volunteer efforts was presented to Rochester Mayor, Ted Denton, in the amount of $89, 513.60.  This replica check represents our investment in the community with over 3,625 volunteer hours at a rate of $24.69/hour.

Our association makes a tremendous impact on the community and we look forward to our future volunteer efforts to the Fulton County community as well.

A silent auction table was set up for teachers to bring items for sale to raise money for the association treasury.  Pictured in the slideshow is member Patti Hiatt reviewing items on our Silent Auction Table.  In addition to the silent auction fun, Western New Mexico University grads Judy Zent, Galen Smith, and Ilene Howard enjoyed good times together.  Retired Teachers Linda Wade, Stephenia Barkman, Charlotte Miller, Gordon Bohs, and Phil Pratt enjoyed chatting before the business meeting (not visible in that photo are Carol Walker and Connie Terpstra).   Finally at the near table, members Judy Climie, Fran Baxter JoEllen Wynn, and Katie McCarter are enjoying a conversation with Mayor Ted Denton.


Community Participation

Members of the Fulton County Retired Teachers Association decided to get back into the business of educating.  This time, FCRTA members Linda Redinger, Jane Horvath, and Kay Horn are teaching people how to quilt at the Argos Public Library.

The members are teaching a class of 11 ladies and providing a wonderful community experience for all.  After everyone completes their quilted blocks, everything will eventually become a finished wall hanging, quilt, or lap throw.


IRTA Representative Assembly and Workshops

Fulton County Retired Teachers Association members attended the 54th Annual IRTA Representative Assembly on June 12, 2019.  Fulton County delegates had the opportunity to interact with fellow RTA members from around the state, vote on proposed changes to IRTA bylaws, as well as receive recognition for accomplishments.

Fulton County had three members that were recognized with Honorable mention awards for 2018 volunteer hours.  Fulton County members Linda Wade, Kay Horn, and Ilene Howard received their awards for their 2018 volunteer hours that supported the Fulton County community.

The Fulton County Retired Teachers Association received a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Press Releases as well as a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Website (Kay Horn shown receiving award).


Association Member Life Events

Fulton County Retired Teachers Association co-President Stephenia Barkman was married to her new husband, Bill Adams, in a beautiful outdoor ceremony on May 25th, 2019.  Reverend Phil Pratt, a fellow Fulton County retired teacher, was officiating the spectacular ceremony.  Please congratulate the couple and send your well wishes.