Retired teachers hear from Supt. Mark Koca

Posted December 27, 2012 at 9:44 am

The Sac Osage local unit (SORSEA) of Missouri Retired Teachers Association met on Monday, Dec. 17, for their Christmas meeting.

El Dorado Springs Supt. Mark Koca addressed the group on several issues. He first gave an update on his mother, Ruth Koca, who is a long-time member of the group and currently living in Kansas. Koca then informed the retired teachers on the safety network in place in our school system and the needs that he hopes to correct. Safety of the children is a tragic, current topic in the news.

During the brief meeting, membership was discussed. Retired school employees in the state are encouraged to pay their local and state dues to help insure a strong retirement pension system and keep up-to-date on the legislative issues that maintain that system.

The January meeting will be held at the First Baptist Church in El Dorado Springs on the third Monday at 1 p.m. All retired school employees are encouraged to attend.

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NEW SORSEA OFFICERS INSTALLED – New officers were installed at the Monday, Dec. 17, SORSEA meeting by outgoing President Jean Wernel. New officers include: (from right) President Glenda Ware, 1st VP Sherry Wiseman, 2nd VP Evelyn Boyle, Secretary Joyce Dawson and Treasurer Georgia Detwiler.

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SORSEA WORKS ON SHRINER’S BLANKETS – Members then worked on an altruistic project brought to the group by Thelma Forest: making blankets for Shriner’s Hospital. Small blankets are given to children at the hospital as a comfort as they leave. Thelma thought they might have over 30 blankets to take to St. Louis in February.