Piscataquis County Retired Educators news

DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Piscataquis County Retired Educators met April 27 at the home of President Rheba Michaud with 12 members attending. Michaud opened the meeting, greeting and welcoming all. She read a thought for the day. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Attendance was taken with each member responding with a favorite thing they enjoyed during the pandemic.

Michaud reviewed the minutes of the last meeting, noting Priscilla Higgins being elected treasurer. The silent auction netted $80. Higgins gave the treasurer’s report noting the bank account totals $2,966.73 in the treasury. Monies received that day, $80 in dues and $80 in the scholarship account. The remainder of $65 from Judy Leighton’s Memorial will be added to the scholarship.

Michaud announced the dedication of Leighton’s memorial stone and bench will be Flag Day, Monday, June 14, at 4 o’clock at the Morton Avenue flagpole. A service at the cemetery will be June 19.

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who plans to pursue teaching.

Two thank you notes were read for the monies given to area schools for snacks were much appreciated. The money comes from the state teachers association for “A Day of Caring.”

Jane Conroy gave a legislative report urging members who could, to watch the proceedings on their computers.

Michaud announced the annual state meeting will be May 6. She will be attending and urges other members to do so. She thanked Linda Howard and Lynne Snow for refreshments. The meeting was then adjourned.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 26 at The Bear’s Den and will be a pound party.

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