Durden inspires retired educators
The Emanuel Retired Educators Association held its April meeting at Twin City Elementary on April 19. Principal Robbie Warnock welcomed members and expressed his gratitude for their many years of service. He also encouraged members to visit the school often and serve as a volunteer.
Following a delicious meal provided by the school, Kathy Durden, COO of Care Partners of Georgia, entertained and enlightened the group with her presentation regarding staying mentally fit after retirement. Durden discussed the importance of remaining active and socially engaged following retirement. After her presentation, she led members in several lively activities, as well as relaxation activities that can be used to stay mentally fit and positive.
Past-president Bobbie Daughtry announced the slate of 2023-24 EREA officers, and members unanimously approved the roster. The officers include Judy Hendrix, President, Verdell Brinson, President-elect, Toney Golden, Secretary, and Lena Nwakudu, Treasurer. The group will be installed at the May meeting.
President Jean Schwabe reminded members of the final meeting of the year on May 17 at the Fulford Center at East Georgia State College. Members were encouraged to notify Schwabe by May 10 if they plan to attend, in order to submit an accurate meal count to the college. Not only will new officers be installed at the May meeting, the EREA Scholarship will be awarded to an East Georgia State student studying to become a teacher.
Durden speaks to EREA members