Retired teachers active in community service

The Moniteau County Retired Teachers Association were recently recognized for playing a part in community service projects. Holding a check representing the value of volunteer service of retired teachers across Missouri — $6,643,977.60 — are, from left, Vice President Dennis Donley, Secretary/Treasurer Susan Borts, Membership Chair Beth Jungmeyer and President David Jungmeyer.

The Moniteau County Retired Teachers Association were recently recognized for playing a part in community service projects. Holding a check representing the value of volunteer service of retired teachers across Missouri — $6,643,977.60 — are, from left, Vice President Dennis Donley, Secretary/Treasurer Susan Borts, Membership Chair Beth Jungmeyer and President David Jungmeyer. Photo by David Wilson.

The Missouri Retired teachers' Association (MRTA) encourages its 17,500 members of local units statewide to be involved in community service projects which make a difference for local children, families and residents.

MRTA members statewide volunteered 318,656 hours in 2010 to their communities. According to MRTA, that volunteer work has a value of $6,643,977.60.

Among the volunteer work by the Moniteau County Retired Teachers Association (MCRTA) was a fundraising project to provide matching funds for a Wood Place Library grant which brought more than 100 new books to the library.

For more of this story check out the Aug. 31 issue of the California Democrat.

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