In 2014, LRTA launched the Unit Excellence Challenge. The purpose was to challenge local units of retired teachers to strive for excellence in their programs and activities, to engage their current members and recruit new ones, to participate at the district and state level, and to use the resources provided by the state office in striving to make retirement years great. The current pandemic presented extra challenges to our Units. Despite this, some Units were able to complete the activities outlined in the challenge either remotely or before the pandemic began. LRTA recognizes that many Units could not complete some of portions of the Unit Challenge, especially when LRTA decided to cancel the Spring and Fall Meetings for the safety and health of the membership. LRTA asked Units to submit the Unit Challenge forms completed to the best of their ability so we may recognize them as accepting the Unit Challenge for 2020.
Congratulations to the 2020 Unit Challenge Winners!
Acadia Parish RTA – Rebecca Butler, President
Mary B. Amos RTA – Lue Pearl Washington, President
Assumption Parish RTA – Linda Gaudet, President
Beauregard RTA – Julie Porter, President
Bogalusa RTA – Jo Anna Frazier, President
Bossier RTA – Annette Lee, President
Caddo RTA – Emma Shepard, President
Caddo-Bossier RTA – Raymond Love, President
Calcasieu Parish Unit of Retired Teachers – Anna Green, President
Calcasieu-Cameron RTA – Mary Margaret David, President
Cenla RTA – Jesse Turner, President
Educators of Yesteryear – Dorothy Wilson, President
Iberia RTA – James Broussard, president
Iberville RTA – Barbara Davis, president
Jefferson RTA – Dr. Carol D. Henry, President
Lafourche Parish RTA – Beth Plaisance, President
Lincoln Parish RTA – Barbara Kirkland, President
Livingston Parish RTA – Cheryl Lass and Chairmaine Vernon, Co-Presidents
Sabine RTA – Chris Nolen, President
St. Bernard RTA – Paul Grethel, president
St. Charles RTA – Billy Picard, president
St. James Parish RTA – Lucy Craig Kennedy, president
St. Landry RTA – Patricia Woods, president
St. Tammany RTA – Eric Sacks, president
Union RTA – Janice Savage, president
Vermilion Parish RTA – Mollie Charpentier, president
Vernon Parish RTA – Beryl Ford and Tresa Abramson, co-presidents
West Baton Rouge RTA – LeRoy Washington, president
Winn RTA – Tommy Bankston, president
Watch the presentation below.
Congratulations, again, to our 2020 Unit Challenge Winners!