Douglas County Retired Teachers Association met Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at The Smith House in Tuscola. Our program was presented by Barbara Lackey from the Douglas County Mental Health Department. She discussed programs that are available for the youth in our area. They offer a place for youngsters to meet and have fun during the summer; and during the school year they offer help with homework and social skills. They also offer a drop-in center for adults on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.
The day set aside to honor retired teachers at the Illinois State Fair is Monday, Aug 13. It is also Senior Day, so admission to the fair that day is free.
Any order you place through Amazon.com can generate a donation to Illinois Retired Teachers. Just designate Illinois Retired Teachers as your charity to receive these funds.
The new community center in Newman had an open house Sunday, July 22. It is very nice.
Our next meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at The Smith House in Tuscola. Villa Grove teachers will be the hosts.