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11/9/2013 6:47:00 PM
Lincoln County Retired Educators Meet
By Celia Graham

Allen Carson, minister of the Chandler United Methodist Church gave the invocation to begin the November meeting of the Lincoln County Retired Educators.

The delicious meal was prepared and served by members of the Methodist women: Rinda Starr Alsip, Bonnie Walkingstick, Laura & Ed Wright, Dolores Scott, Sue Helms, Susan Pordos, and Shannon Freeman.

Two guests from the Lincoln County Health Department presented the program. Shawn Mills demonstrated the correct procedure for giving CPR. Jennifer Nunn gave information about the immunizations and other services sponsored by the Health Department.

Joyce Flowers and Earlene Anderson are putting together a networking system for the Lincoln County Retired Educators. The postage for the letters is being paid from the treasury.

Ruth Ann Young reported that 805 hours were volunteered by members in September.

Joyce Flowers made a motion, seconded by Marilyn McIntosh that we hold a Silent Auction in March in Meeker. Flowers will be in charge of the auction.

Mattie Lena Sumpter read a humorous - and also truthful - piece titled, "Whose Job is It?"

Steve Massey spoke concerning bills coming up in the next legislature that are detrimental to OREA. There is a coalition of several groups that will serve to fight the legisture's effort to change the pension systems in Oklahoma to defined contribution systems. The coalition is called "Keep Oklahoma's Promises".

The state is trying to "ditch" their responsibility and put that responsibility on the individual pension member. Also, there is an effort to put all the pension systems under one Board. OREA is very much against that move.

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