The Terrebonne Retired Teachers Association began their annual membership recruitment campaign for both the local Unit and LRTA in September. Terrebonne RTA mails letters to prospective members and reminders for current members to renew their dues. This serves as an appeal to join both the local Unit and state organization.
Dues for the state organization support the advocacy efforts and operations of LRTA. Meanwhile, local Unit dues fund the primary functions of the Unit. Local Units are made up of retired educators that often have similar professional backgrounds or a group retired from the same town or region. These Units tend to focus on local issues and events while supporting the activities of the state organization.
Local Unit dues may often fund the activities and meetings the Units hold throughout the year. Some Units allocate a portion of the funds toward a service project or scholarship for a local high school or college graduate. Each year, Terrebonne RTA awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from a high school in Terrebonne parish.
Because of the previous generosity of Terrebonne RTA members, the Unit was able to recognize their scholarship winner Carolyn Boudreaux, valedictorian of South Terrebonne High School. Unit President Lynn Ellzey presented the scholarship. Fun fact: Lynn taught at South Terrebonne High School for 27 years! She was very proud to present the scholarship to a graduate of South Terrebonne High School, and looks forward to presenting future scholarships to graduates.
For more information about Terrebone RTA, contact Unit President Lynn Ellzey at (985) 876-5638.
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