Retired teachers meet

Attending the Virginia Retired Teachers Association's annual meeting from District G were, from front left, Marcia Elliott, Shirley Crawford, Bea Morris; and standing, Jackie Stephenson, Katherine Ralston and Karen Whetzel. Courtesy photo

The Virginia Retired Teachers Association held its annual fall conference Oct. 5-6 in Blackstone. Six local retired educators representing four local units in District G attended: Marcia Elliott (Staunton), Shirley Crawford (Verona), Bea Morris (Harrisonburg), Jackie Stephenson (Warm Springs), Katherine Ralston (McDowell), and Karen Whetzel (New Market).

Whetzel, president of District G, and Bea Morris, state legislative chairperson, both participated in the board of directors meeting. The General Session on Oct. 5 featured Patricia Bishop, new director of the Virginia Retirement System. Participants also heard from Anne Herbster, of AARP, on its new toolkit, Life Reimagined.