Social Activities

John and Sandy Kerstetter, Social Chairmen

John and Sandy Kerstetter, Social Chairmen

 

 

Social Events for 2024!

 

Apr  17:   Lunch at Maplewood Vocational  School with possible tour 

Individual Checks Deadline April 11

Reservations:  Wendy Cooley  330-338-1319

or Wen00711@aol.com

Jun  30   2:00 pm   Weathervane Theater :  

Something  Rotten       Dinner  after play!

 

Aug  23   Rubberducks Baseball Game

Spend an evening at Canal Park with the Akron Rubber Ducks and the Portage County Retired Teachers! See our organization’s name in lights on the state-of-the-art scoreboard!

 

  • Friday, August 23, 2024. First pitch: 7:05
  • Drive on your own. (Parking varies.)
  • Paperless ticketing (There will be no paper tickets; ticketswill  be on your cell phone.)
  • Admission: $12. Includes Fireworks (weather permitting).
  • Check payable to: PCRTA
  • Payment due now! This will ensure our seating.
  • We must purchase 24 tickets to ensure group seating.

Courtesy: en.wickapedia.com

  • Food Options: Eat on your own, at home or at your choice of concession stands (also cashless).
  • Reverse ATM available.
  • ALL ARE WELCOME! Bring friends and the kids and grandkids!!
  • Great for recruiting new members!
  • For RESERVATIONS contact Chris DeMarco, jcdemarco@prodigy.net , or 330-730-7204, no later than June 1, 2024.

 

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NAME:          __________________                                

 

PHONE (cell):                    ___________ _____

 

# TICKETS: _____

 

EMAIL: ______________________________

 

ADDRESS: _______________________________________________________________

 

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TOTAL DUE _________________

 

  • Make checks payable to: PCRTA
  • Mail to: Chris DeMarco, 2165 Stonebridge Crossing, Stow, OH 44224

 

Oct  13  Cuyahoga Valley National Railroad ride through the National Park

Courtesy: www.flicker.com

Reservations: John and Sandy Kerstetter 330-673-0129

 

 

PCRTA Social Events 2024

PCRTA Social Events 2024

2023 SOCIAL EVENTS!

Event still coming this year:

September 19,  11:30   Have  Lunch at the 875 Winery!

Wine, Photo by form Px

Wine, Photo by form Px

 

Michael Angelo’s Winery            Coordinators: Chris and Lisa

Date: Tuesday, September 19 at 11:30 AM

Reservations to Chris and Lisa by September 14 which is our noon meeting.

Let them know if you need a ride.  Meals are paid for at the Winery.

No additional fee.

 

Holden Arboretum            Coordinators: John and Sandy

            Date: Tuesday, October 17 at 12 noon at Arboretum

 Fees: $12 per person paid as you arrive at gate and $9 per person for      Tour   Shuttle  (opt.) which can be purchased at Visitors Center.  Bring packed lunch for yourself and meet in picnic area outside of  Visitors Center.

            Reservations by September 14 at noon meeting.

Indicate if you plan to go on Tour Shuttle or need a ride to John and Sandy.

 

1874 Winery Luncheon Reservation Form:  Double click above on Lunch at the 875 Winery

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Saturday, October 14    time” TBD

Holden Arboretum Tour and Walk

Coordinators: John and Sandy Kerstetter https://holdenfg.org/

 

 

PCRTA SOCIAL COMMITTEE

PROGRAMS 2023

Friday, March 24, 2023              Kent State University Dance Ensemble:              7:30 PM

Tickets: $14

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Dinner at Rockne’s in Kent at 5:45 (?)

Coordinator: John & Sandy Kerstetter

April 12 Brunch at Maplewood Career Center High School at 11:30 AM

Coordinator: Wendy Cooley

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Saturday, June 3          Dave Banks Big Band at American Legion Hall in Kent

Time: TBD                     Cost: $25

Coordinator: Chris and Lisa DeMarco

PCRTA is inviting you to the Big Band USO Show on June 3!

If you plan to attend this event, you are responsible for purchasing  your own tickets.  You can call the American Legion at 330-673-9743 or tickets will be available at the door. 

We hope to see you there for a music-filled evening that will bring back memories!

Big Band USO

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Sunday, June 25           Ragtime at Weathervane            Time: 2:30 PM Cost: TBD
Dinner following performance at Little Joe’s Pub

Coordinator: Wendy Cooley

 

RagTime the Musical at Weathervane Playhouse

Submitted by Wendy Cooley

SUNDAY, JUNE 2512023, 2:30 pm

“Ragtime” the fabulous musical, for only $28 per ticket.

Dinner afterward at Papa Joe’s Restaurant.

Send a check made out to PCRTA and the number of people attending to:

WENDY COOLEY

1856 STEPPING STONE TRAIL

ATWATER, OH 44201

The check should be received by June 11, 2023.

Phone 330-338-1319 or email Wen00711@aol.com if you have questions.

Also, let Wendy know if you are going to dinner with us. We always have a great time.

Weathervane Playhouse

1301 Weathervane Lane

Akron, OH 44313

Phone: 330-836-2626

Info@weathervaneplayhouse.com

 

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Friday, July 21 Rubber Ducks Baseball at Rubber Ducks Stadium Details: TBD Rubber Ducks vs Richmond Flying Squirrels with fireworks after game Coordinators: Chris and Lisa DeMarco

AKRON RUBBER DUCKS EVENT FORM

Submitted by Chris DeMarco

Spend an evening at Canal Park with the Akron Rubber Ducks and the Portage County Retired Teachers! See our organization’s name in lights on the state-of-the-art scoreboard!

  • Friday, July 21, 2023. First pitch: 7:05
  • Drive on your own. (Parking varies.)
  • Paperless ticketing. (There will be no paper tickets. Tickets will be on your cell phone.)
  • Admission: $12. Includes Fireworks (weather permitting)
  • Check payable to: PCRTA
  • Payment is due now!
  • We must have 24 tickets to ensure group seating.
  • Opportunity to purchase specialty adjustable caps at a discounted rate.
  • Food Options:

o Eat on your own, at home, or at your choice of concession stands.

  • ALL ARE WELCOME! Bring friends, the kids, and grandkids!!
  • Great for recruiting new members!
  • For RESERVATIONS contact Chris DeMarco, jcdemarco@prodigy.net, or 330-730-7204, no later than June 16, 2023.

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NAME:______________________________ PHONE (cell):__________

# TICKETS:_____

EMAIL:________________________

ADDRESS:___________________________________________

TOTAL DUE:___________

Make checks payable to: PCRTA

  • Chris DeMarco, jcdemarco@prodigy.net or 330-730-7204, no later than June 16, 2023
  • 2165 Stonebridge Xing, Stow, OH 44224

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Tuesday, September 19            Michaelangelos Winery              Time: 4:30 PM

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Saturday, October 14 Holden Arboretum Tour and Walk

Details TBD
Coordinators: John and Sandy Kerstetter

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KENT DANCE ENSEMBLE 2023   

 

2023 Kent Dance Ensemble Group Photo

 

Join the Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State  University’s pre-professional dance company, for an evening of choreography by acclaimed guest artists and performance by Kent State dance students.

 

  FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2023 7:30 PM

 

Stump Theater    B141 Center for Performing Arts 

 

MEET FOR SUPPER AT KENT ROCKNE’S AT 5:30 PM.

 

TICKETS $14 EA       No. ______________ 

Rockne’s Yes No

Make payment to Portage County Retired Teachers.

Send payment to John Kerstetter, 2012 Rosewood Dr. Kent, OH 44240

Questions: 330-673-0129

Link to form: Kent Dance Ensemble

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COME JOIN US FOR BRUNCH!

Photo

At Maplewood Career Center High School (Route 88)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2023        10:45 AM

COST: $12 PLUS TIP (paid individually that day) RSVP to Wendy Cooley at 330-338-1319 by April 8.

Guests are welcome!!

Link to form:  Maplewood Brunch

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Social events planned for 2022:

 

 Click on all links for more information, reservations and how to get tickets.

 

1.  May 19, 2022:  Visit the Warther Museum   in New Philadelphia, with a special senior price of $11.00!

Lincoln Train by Steve Brown at Flicker

Lincoln Train by Steve Brown at FlickerBy May 12, 2022, Call Phyllis Spangler 330-604-3486 to let her know you are going. Pay $15.00 for Seniors at the door.

Warther is home to the world’s Master Carver of ebony, ivory and walnut.  Warther museum has a beautiful gift shop that includes wonderful kitchen knives for sale.

Address of the museum is Ernest Warther, 331 Karl Avenue Dover, OH 44622- 330-505-6003 warthermuseum.com .

Address of the restaurant is Dutch Valley Restaurant, 1343 Old Rte. 39 NE, Sugarcreek, OH 44681.

330-652-4627. This restaurant sports a nice gift shop.

Schedule: 9 a.m. leave Kent University Plaza; 10:30 a.m. tour the museum; 1 p.m. have lunch at the Dutch Valley Restaurant. 

2.  July 8, 2022:  Watch the Rubberducks at Canal Park!

Image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/creisi-130924/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=997903">creisi</a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=997903">Pixabay</a>

Rubber Duck image by creisi from Pixabay

Game begins at 7:05 p.m.

Due May 13, 2022, Reservations and payment. Check payable to PCRTA and send to Chris DeMarco, 2165 Stonebridge Crossing, Stow, OH 44224. Contact Chris: jcdemarco@prodigy.net  330-730-7204.

Admission $10.00

Food options:

 1.Perfect Game Coupon @ $6.00 includes a hot dog, Shearer’s chips and a 24 oz. fountain beverage.

  1. The MVP Food Coupon @$10.00 includes a hamburger or cheeseburger, chips and a 24 oz. fountain drink
  2. Or eat at home or at your choice of concession stands.

All are Welcome! Bring friends, kids and grandkids.

Reservation Form:  Double Click above on the “Red ” Rubberducks

 

3.  August 11, 2022:  See the West Side Story at The Porthouse Theater with dinner before at Sarah’s Vineyard

West Side Story image by lawren on Flicker

West Side Story, image by lawren on Flicker

The Event is Thursday, August 11, 2022,  Westside Story at  8 p.m. at Porthouse Theatre, 3143 Oneil Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 and dinner at Sarah’s Vineyard at 5:15 p.m. at 1204 W. Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 across from Porthouse. Self-order and self-pay for dinner.

June 9, 2022, is the due date for reservations and payment for tickets, which cost  $30.00 per person payable to PCRTA. Send to John and Sandy Kerstetter at 2012 Rosewood Dr. Kent, OH 44240. John and Sandy will have your tickets for you at the event.  If you need a ride, call Pat Gynn at 330-389-0916.

Reservation Form:  Double Click above on the “Red ” Porthouse Theater.  The download will appear on the lower left of your screen, on which you must double click.

September 19, 11:30 Have  Lunch at the 875 Winery!

Wine, Photo by form Px

Wine, Photo by form Px

Michael Angelo’s Winery            Coordinators: Chris and Lisa

Date: Tuesday, September 19 at 11:30 AM

Reservations to Chris and Lisa by September 14 which is our noon meeting.

Let them know if you need a ride.  Meals are paid for at the Winery.

No additional fee.

  Holden Arboretum            Coordinators: John and Sandy

Date: Tuesday, October 17 at 12 noon at Arboretum

Fees: $12 per person paid as you arrive at gate and $9 per person for      Tour   Shuttle  (opt.) which can be purchased at Visitors Center.  Bring packed lunch for yourself and meet in picnic area outside of  Visitors Center.

Reservations by September 14 at noon meeting.

Indicate if you plan to go on Tour Shuttle or need a ride to John and Sandy.

2022 SOCIAL EVENTS!

 

 

 

PCRTA Members Outside the Warther's Carving Museum.JPG

 

2021

Upcoming Social Events:

 

10-01-21

Kinky Boots!

We are planning to attend the wonderful musical “Kinky Boots” at Weathervane Playhouse in Akron on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 2:30 pm. The cost is $28 per ticket. Afterwards we will have dinner at Papa Joe’s in the Valley.

 

 

If you would like to join us, everyone pays separately. Please RSVP for the show and dinner by sending a check made out to PCRTA by October 11 to Wendy Cooley at 1856 Stepping Stone Trail, Atwater, OH 44201.  Any questions? Please call Wendy at 330-338-1319 or email at Wen00711@aol.com. Join us for a fun evening with all the friends we haven’t seen in such a long time! 

Madrigal Dinner!

Roosevelt Madrigal Dinner will begin the holiday celebration December 10 and 11, 2021. The cost is $30.00.  Reservations are only online at kentschools.net/RHS.. The school will begin taking reservations in October.

04-01-20

Friday, July 17, 2020.  Luncheon Cruise. The cost is $85.00 by June 26. Limited spaces available.  Call

330-677-1000 and mention you are part of PCRTA group. The trip is 2 ½ hours long on the Three Rivers. Stop at White House Fruit Farm in Canfield on the way back.

 Wednesday, July 29, 2020. West Side Story at Porthouse Theater. The Cost is $26.00 by June 19.

Checks are payable to PCRTA.  Send to Sandy Kerstetter 2012 Rosewood Dr., Kent, OH 44240

330-673-0129. Dinner at Sarah’s Vineyard before the play at 5:00 p.m.

October 2020, Hamilton at Connor Theater in Cleveland. Paskey Tours is taking names for those interested in tickets. Call 330-677-1000.

2020 PCRTA Social Calendar

 

RAVENNA 7 MOVIE THEATERS:  Friday, April 3, 2020

First Cow, a movie opening and  starring John Magaro, Wendy Cooley’s son

WESTERN RESERVE BAND CONCERTS

Western Reserve Band

Western Reserve Band

 

Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 at Hudson Middle School Auditorium

Featuring female composers and directors.

Sunday, December 13 at 4: PM at Hudson Congregational Church, Dinner at                            Zeppe’s after concert

 

 

WEATHERVANE THEATER

Kinky Boots,  Sunday, May 3,  2020,  at 2:30 PM  Premier Regional Opening of

this play

 

Cost: $21.00 by April 12 (Checks made out to PCRTA)

Dinner at Papa Joes after show

Wendy Cooley  —  coordinator   330-338-1319

1856 Stepping Stone Trail, Atwater, OH 201

 

PASKEY TOURS

Gateway Clipper Boat in Pittsburgh with Irish Singer Cahal Dunne

Three Rivers Tour of Pittsburgh

Three Rivers Tour of Pittsburgh

Friday, July 17, 2020 Cost: $ 85.00

by March 23

Limited spaces available.  Call 330-677-1000 and mention you are

part of PCRTA group

Luncheon cruise: 2 ½ hours long on the Three Rivers

Stop at White House Fruit Farm in Canfield on way back

 

Hamilton

Hamilton

 

 

 

Hamilton at Connor Theater in Cleveland in October, Paskey Tours is taking names for those interested in tickets: Call 330-677-1000.

 

 

 

PORTHOUSE THEATER                                                                                                                                                                                       

Westside Story                             

Wednesday, July 29          Cost: $26.00  by June 19

(Checks made out to PCRTA)

Dinner at Sarah’s Vineyard ahead of play at 5:00

Sandy Kerstetter ..coordinator  330-673-0129

2012 Rosewood Dr., Kent, OH 44240

 

 

2019

See Music Man at the Porthouse Theater, 8:00 on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Image result for music Man

 

Tickets: $26.oo if 10 or more attend.

Money is due by July 1, 2019.  Make your check payable to PCRTA and send it to  Sandy Kerstetter at  2012 Rosewood Dr. , Kent, OH 44240.

Optional: There will be a pre-show dinner at Sarah’s Vineyard across the road from the theater entrance.  Contact Sandy at 330-673-0129 to make reservations and for any questions and details.

Lion King

PROCEDURE:  Only 6 tickets are left!

Call Ron Paskey to be sure space is still available. 330-677-1000.

Send your $50.00 deposit to Paskey Tours to the address above.

If you have questions, ask Ron Paskey.

RUBBER DUCKS

Spend an evening at Canal Park with the Akron RubberDucks and the Portage County Retired Teachers!” See our organization’s name in lights on the state-of-the-art scoreboard!

  • Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Drive on your own. (Parking varies)
  • Group seating (based on availability)
  • Admission: $8. Includes Fireworks to Pink Floyd – “The Wall.” (Weather permitting)
  • Check payable to: PCRTA
  • Payment due now!
  • We must have 24 tickets purchased for this price (otherwise, regular prices apply).
  • Main Street Festival (5-7pm)
  • Food Options:
  • Perfect Game Food Coupon – $5

– includes hot dog, Shearer’s chips, and a 12 oz. fountain drink

  • The MVP Food Coupon -$8

– includes hamburger or cheeseburger, Shearer’s chips, and a 24 oz. fountain drink

  • Eat on your own, at home or at your choice concession stands.
  • ALL ARE WELCOME! Bring the kids and grandkids!!
  • For RESERVATIONS contact Chris DeMarco, jcdemarco@prodigy.net or 330-730-7204, no later than May 23, 2019

 

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NAME:________________________ PHONE:___________ #TICKETS: _____

# PERFECT GAME COUPONS ($5) _____        #MVP COUPONS ($8) _____ TOTAL DUE


Kent Historical Society Museum tour and presentation will be in September. The date and time will be announced when all arrangements are final.

Visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame

It takes place at 2121 George Halas Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44708 on April 25th, 2019.  Guided tours or tour on your own.  Learn about the birth and history of the professional game, the legends of the game and individual team histories.

  • Review the list of Hall of Famers and see a bust of each member.
  • View the collection of 52 Super Bowl rings.
  • Visit the Super Bowl little theater.

The visit can take up to 2 or 3 hours.  A time schedule will be determined.  Lunch to follow after visit.  General admission is $27.30.  The cost for seniors is $23.10.   There is a $10.50 fee for parking.  There will be carpooling at the Kent Plaza as needed. For further information Call 330-730-7204 or email Chris Demarco jcdemarco@prodigy.net. You will

 

Other Possible Events with PCRTA Travel and Social Outings.

Finalized plans will be published in future issues of our newsletter, on the web site and on our closed Facebook page. Announcements will also be made at our luncheons.

The Music Man at Porthouse Theatre July 31

Kent Historical Society

Rubber Ducks baseball game and fireworks depending on the game selected, but Sept. 2, 2019, is the last game of the season.

Join Paskey Tours on Their 20th Annual Winter Get-away

Visit the Southern Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Grand Cayman, with 4 days at sea. They fly to Ft Lauderdale on February 13th, board the Celebrity Silhouette on the 14th,  dock on the 23rd and fly home. Cost is $2499.00 per person for a balcony cabin including transfers and hotel in Ft Lauderdale. What a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Call Ron or Dee at 330-677-1000 as soon as possible. There are only a few spaces left.

 


UPCOMING EVENTS FOR PCRTA

Kent State University Orchestra Concert    

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at  3:00 PM in Cartwright Hall 

Cost $10       Coordinator: Terry Schoettler,

316 Woodard Avenue, Kent, OH 44240 , 330-673-3099)

Checks are to be made out to PCRTA and sent to Terry.

Dinner following at Bricco’s (Individual checks)

 

Tour of Harry London Candy      Wednesday, November 8, 2017

No cost.  Meet at University Plaza for carpools at 10:00 AM

Lunch following at Samatha’s(individual checks)

Coordinators: Chris DeMarco (330-730-7204)

and Phyllis Spangler (330-593-5253)

Reservations needed!

 

Western Reserve Christmas Band Concert    December 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM

1st Congregational Church in Hudson, 47 Aurora Road, Hudson 44236

No Cost or Reservations needed

Dinner following at Zeppe’s, 5843 Darrow Road, Hudson 44236

 

Activities for 2016

      
        
2/21/20162:00 The Hudson Players present 1776 
   Starring Tom Emerick 
    Call Sandy Kerstetter at 330-673-0129
        
4/14/201610:00Bingo with Lunch on SR 43 in Brimfield 
       
5/26/20169:30 Kent Historical Society Museum Tour 
        
6/16/2016 Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Weathervane
        
8/3/2016  Footloose at Porthouse Theater 
        
October  Kent State University Orchestra 
    
December  Styn Hywet Tour   
     
12/18/2016    4:00 Western Reserve Band Concert Hudson 

 2015

        
10/04/15 3:00 p.m. KSU Orchestra  
    Dinner at Pufferbelly 
        
10/05-1510:00 a.m. KSU Fashion Museum Tour 
    Meal following at Bricco 
        
10/13/154:00 p.m. Western Reserve Band Concert
    Hudson Congregational Church
    Dinner following at Zeppe’s in Hudson
        
January   Kent Historical Society, Lunch following 

Call Jon or Sandy Kerstetter for details on the social events at 330-673-0129.

Oklahoma!

PCRTA Members at "Oklahoma"

 

PCRTA members are waiting for the show “Oklahoma” at the Weathervane Theatre in Akron. The Social/Travel Committee teamed up to arrange this outing for PCRTA June 7, 2015. Dinner followed at Papa Joe’s.

 

RUBBER DUCKS VS ALTOONA,  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015 (Note change from Thursday to Friday)

It’s Ohio State night at Rubber Ducks Stadium in Akron with fireworks

following the game.

Game Time: 7:05 PM at Canal Park, 300 S. Main Street, Akron 44308

Tickets:  Seniors:  $8.00     Adults: $9.00   Youth:  $8.00

Contact: John or Sandy Kerstetter 330-673-0129 to sign up

Send payment to Dave Gynn, 4210 Lancaster Lane, Kent, OH 44240

Note: Rubber Ducks and number of tickets on memo line of check.

 

HAIRSPRAY AT PORTHOUSE, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5TH (Note change from Sunday to Wednesday)

            Dinner at Sarah’s Vineyard  Beforehand;

Play starts at 8:00 PM

Theater Tickets: $35

            Contact : John or Sandy Kerstetter at 330-673-0129

Send payment to Dave Gynn, 4210 Lancaster Lane, Kent, OH 44240

Note: Hairspray and number of tickets on Memo line of check

 

 

BUS TRIP TO ASHTABULA COUNTY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 22.

            We will leave Kent at 8:00 AM and travel to Conneaut, stopping at a covered bridge             along the way.  The harbor at Conneaut resembles the beach at Normandy and                   serves   annually as the site for the D-Day Reenactment.  We will dine at one of the             country’s fine wineries on the way home.  The cost is $40.00 and includes lunch.                 The trip is open to PCRTA members and guests.  Reservations will close as soon as               the bus is filled.

Contact: Dave Gynn, 4210 Lancaster Lane, Kent, OH 44240

Make check payable to PCRTA and note number of persons.

            Note: Ashtabula and number of persons on Memo line of check.

 

Upcoming Social Events

Mark your calendars now for the upcoming social events that have been planned by the PCRTA Social Committee.  Guests are welcome at all of these events.

Our first event is Sunday, June 7th, at 2:30 when we will be going to The Weathervane Theater in Akron to see the musical Oklahoma and to dinner afterward at Papa Joe’s.  Tickets for the show are $19 and dinners will be paid for individually at Papa Joe’s.  Registration forms can be obtained at the meetings, at our website, https://pcrta.net/?page_id=1572, or by calling Wendy Cooley at 330-325-1998.

2015 Service Projects

01/08/159:30Organizational Workshop (Kent Library – 2nd floor )
02/01/15 Newsletter Deadline
03/12/159:30 Executive Board Meeting
03/19/1512:00Luncheon Meeting – Program –  Frank Barrett, Historian
The Underground Railroad, Quakers
Memorial Service
Service Project:  P. C. Animal Protective League
04/01/15Newsletter Deadline
05/14/159:30Executive Board Meeting
05/21/1512:00Luncheon Meeting – Program – Jim Cain/ABMA
 Fraud Watch
Service Project : Big Brothers and Sisters of P.C. 
   (Gift Cards or Donations)
06/01/15Newsletter Deadline
06/11/15GED Graduation- Maplewood Career Center  
   (refreshments, servers, cards)
07/09/159:30Executive Board Meeting
07/16/1512:00Luncheon Meeting – Program –  Scholarship Winners
Service Project:  School Supplies for County Clothing Center
08/01/15Newsletter Deadline
09/10/159:30Executive Board Meeting
09/17/1512:00Luncheon Meeting
New Retirees – Program:  Brenda Nixon
 Inside the Amish Schoolroom
Service Project:  Be a Santa to a Senior  
   (Gift Cards or Donations)
10/01/15 Newsletter Deadline
11/12/159:30Executive Board Meeting
11/19/1512:00Luncheon – Installation – Program:  Carolyn Mostyn
Humorist and Entertainer
Service Project: Center of Hope   
   (Non-Perishable Foods and Donations)
12/17/1512:00Luncheon – Christmas Party – Musical Program:
Len Suzelis accompanied by Marty Hatcher
Service Project:  County Clothing Center  
   (Children’s Hats, Gloves, and Other Winter Items)

Spring 2015 Social Committee for PCRTA 

The hard working Social Committee for PCRTA now includes Co-Chairs, John and Sandy Kerstetter, along with Wendy Cooley, Denise Craig, Darlene Fetterhoff, Anita Foote, Ken and Nancy Granville, Terry Schoetler, Dave Gynn, Phyllis Spangler, Saroj Suartia and Kay Wise.

Call  John & Sandy Kerstetter at 330-673-0129 with questions.

SANTAS FOR SENIORS – COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT 11-20-14

Items  to bring along to our luncheon for NOVEMBER are items for seniors, such as  grocery gift cards, bath and body products, personal paper goods, stamps, envelopes, socks, towels, washcloths, warm adult gloves, scarves, detergent, dish soap, cleaning products, playing cards or other  board games, puzzles  and other things that seniors might enjoy. There is no need to wrap your donations.

 

Giving Dolls 10-01-14

Georgia Darrah volunteers with the “Giving Dolls” program of Wadsworth, Ohio. She

Judy, Georgia, and Jan, with dolls

Judy, Georgia, and Jan, with dolls

works with a chapter in Hudson, Ohio.  They make cloth dolls with embroidered faces which they distribute to children who are in a stressful situation whether it be death, illness, separation of a family member or other tragedies.

A big thank you to our members who continue to donate items to the “Giving Dolls.”  Cotton fabric, lace and ribbons are always needed to make clothes for the dolls.  Crocheted or knitted blankets 24×24 inches are also appreciated.  Items can be brought to any of our luncheons and given to Georgia Darrah.  For more information call Georgia at 330-626-2135.

               PCRTA Members Served Refreshments at the GED

                 Graduation at Maplewood Program

PCRTA Members volunteers serving at GED Graduation

PCRTA Members volunteers serving at GED Graduation

Thanks to those who donated and served at this event.  This is an annual community service project of PCRTA.

PCRTA Members Volunteer as Judges for the

Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation

We are pleased that Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation asked members of PCRTA to judge their scholarships given to family members of employees. The judges were: left to right, Pat Gynn, Dave Gynn, Helena Parry, Judy Hendershot, and Jim Montaquila.

A letter of gratitude was written by Sandra Haskel, Acting Robinson Memorial Foundation Director, to the association with hopes that our help to select scholarship winners would be available in the future.

PCRTA Volunteers at Ohio Educator's Conference

PCRTA Volunteers at Ohio Educator’s Conference

PCRTA Members Volunteer as Judges at The Ohio Future Educators Conference 

The Future Educators Association held their state conference at KSU in April.  Judging the speeches and the projects were:  Front row: Sally Hershisher, Dottie Emerick, Ruth Wiegand  Back Row:  Judy Morgan, Dave Gynn, and JoAnn Stikes.  They said, “Sign us up again next year. This was fun!”

 

             COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO                  ASSIST IN RED CROSS DRIVES 

PCRTA Volunteers at GED Graduation

PCRTA Volunteers at GED Graduation

Members are needed to assist in the Red Cross blood drive at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in  Streetsboro. Volunteers help by serving snacks to blood donors, and keeping an eye on them while they recover from their donation, and making sure they are strong enough to leave the site.  Please contact Judith Morgan, Community Service Chair, at 330-653-8174 if you can help. Judy is a new member of PCRTA who has jumped right in and taken an active role in leadership.  Why not  ask her if you can help her?

 

RETIRED TEACHERS AT WORK VOLUNTEERING IN THE COUNTY

 

PCRTA Members donated cookies and helped serve cake, cookies, and punch at the Maplewood Career Center for the GED Graduation ceremony on June 11, 2009. Thanks to these ladies who made cookies and/or helped serve:  Connie Evans, Jan Fencl, Darlene Fetterhoff, Adele Fussner, Pat Gynn, Rosemary Hostler, Judy Morgan, Evelyn Park, Edith Scott, Ann Spence, Saroj Sutaria, and Ruth Wiegand.

As teachers, it is always wonderful to see students of all ages finally graduating and to share in their success and their happiness.

 

Help Wanted:  NEUCOM Proctors For Scholarship Fundraising

Director of Proctors at NEOMED

Director of Proctors at NEOMED

Yes, you too can be a proctor for testing at NEOUCOM!  A big thank you to those persons who are currently giving their time to this successful project to help fund the PCRTA Scholarship Fund. Both PCRTA and NEOUCOM have been pleased with the project.  With the expansion of the Pharmacy School to three years as well as the three-year Medical School, more tests will be given.  Thus, the need for even more proctors.

Won’t you volunteer?  You will need to attend an orientation session at NEOUCOM on Thursday, September 10. 2009 at 10:00 am.

Call Edith Scott (330-297-1812) to be put on the list to start.

New Proctor Training

On Tuesday, April 17, Josie Kreiger, Bob and Kathy Latimer, Sur Matuk and JoAnn Stikes completed the Orientation for Proctors for tests given at the NEOUCOM College of Medicine and Pharmacy.  This project helps to fund the scholarship grants which PCRTA awards to selected Portage County graduating seniors who plan to enter the field of education.

Junior Achievement

 

PCRTA Volunteers with Junior Achievement Students

PCRTA Volunteers with Junior Achievement Students

The lessons were taught by senior students in Mrs. Theresa Brugler’s Marketing Education program with assistance when needed by retired teachers.  The Field High School students used JA-prepared materials and lesson plans, added their unique personalities and  backgrounds, and created many exciting classroom  experiences.  One high school student, in response to a question, explained the Federal economic stimulus package in a clear and concise manner.  The elementary students discussed the bailout, our new President, and, of course, the First Family’s new dog. The JA lessons are correlated with the Ohio academic content standards.  Classroom teachers were pleased that the lessons enhanced their lesson plans at each grade level.  The all-day, in-school mastering money project left the students with much to share with their parents.  They may even have mentioned mobbing a very tall senior and bringing him to the ground during recess.  The high school seniors gained leadership experience and confidence.  And the retired teachers enjoyed a day back in the classroom.

May 8th was the National Day of Service. 

 

Many Portage County retired teachers worked at the Portage County Clothing Center. The morning crew included  Saroj Sutaria, Adele Fussner, Darlene Fetterhoff, Edith Scott, Jeanette Able,  Carol MacLean, Norm Park, Bob Dunn, and Dave Gynn.

 

GED Graduation 

 

Adel at Graduation

Adel at Graduation

 

GED Graduation was held at Maplewood, June 12.  Members of our organization baked and served cookies. Representing PCRTA are Mary Jane Brannon, Nancy Duquette, Darlene Fetterhoff, Adele Fussner, Pat Gynn, Rosemary Hostler, Evelyn Park, Saroj Sutaria, and Ruth Weigand.

 

Red Cross Volunteers

 

Several PCRTA members were Red Cross Volunteers at the Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Streetsboro on June 17. Volunteers included Mary Jane Brannon, Adele Fussner, Rosemary Hostler, and Saroj Sutaria

 

Adele Fussner

 

ARRP/National Retired Teacher Volunteer of the Year

ARRP/National Retired Teacher Volunteer of the Year

 

 

PCRTA Community Service chair, Adele Fussner, was surprised at the May meeting when shewas awarded a certificate and a pin as an AARP/National Retired Teachers Volunteer of the Year.  

Adele does such an outstanding job of leading our members in community service activities, that someone called recently and asked if we were the “Portage County Retired Teachers Volunteer Association.”

 

 

Once again our members have been busy again working on various activities to help other people in our county.

Thanks to volunteers Rosemary Hostler and Mary Jane Brannon who helped with the Red Cross Blood Drive at Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro on October 14, 2008.

 

Make a Difference Day

Saturday, October 25, 2008, was Make a Difference Day.  PCRTA  cooperated with many other county groups to collect canned and boxed foods for food banks and places which provide free meals for those in need.  Thanks to these volunteers who gave their time:  Mary Jane Brannon, Nancy Duquette, Adele Fussner, Dave and Pat Gynn, Rosemary Hostler, Saroj  Sutaria, and Ruth Weigand.

As always, special thanks to Edith Scott and her amazing group of NEOUCOM Proctors who are helping produce the next generation of medical and pharmaceutical providers while bringing in thousands of dollars for our scholarship program.  NEOUCOM directors continue to be impressed with your prompt attendance, organization, and your attention to detail.  Keep up the good work!

Once again our members have been busy again working on various activities to help other people in our county.

Thanks to volunteers Rosemary Hostler and Mary Jane Brannon who helped with the Red Cross Blood Drive at Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro on October 14.

Saturday, October 25, was Make a Difference Day.  PCRTA  cooperated with many other county groups to collect canned and boxed foods for food banks and places which provide free meals for those in need.  Thanks to these volunteers who gave their time:  Mary Jane Brannon, Nancy Duquette, Adele Fussner, Dave and Pat Gynn, Rosemary Hostler, Saroj  Sutaria, and Ruth Weigand.

As always, special thanks to Edith Scott and her amazing group of NEOUCOM Proctors who are helping produce the next generation of medical and pharmaceutical providers while bringing in thousands of dollars for our scholarship   program.  NEOUCOM directors continue to be impressed with your prompt attendance, organization, and your attention to detail.  Keep up the good work!