Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Meeting for Moore County Retired School Personnel

Calling all Moore County Retired School Personnel!
Here is the scoop on our upcoming holiday meeting.  Come along and bring a fellow retiree.  


     Come to our NCRSP Unit’s holiday meeting on December 5th at 10:00 a.m. in the Carthage Library Conference Room.
     Bring an item for a White Elephant Sale to raise money for our Scholarship Fund, money to buy a sale item or raffle chances, and your attendance gives you a chance for Door Prizes.  Maybe a gift item is to be had as a Christmas gift!
      Let us all gather to sing Holiday Songs, visit with each other, have fun, and learn of the latest items from the State affecting us in our retirement.
      In your Service,
       Sandi Keyser


Friday, October 28, 2016

New Meeting Dates and November Endorsements

Moore County's chapter of NCRSP held its first meeting of the year
 on September 26. Attendance was good and interest was high, 
particularly on pertinent retirement and election issues
 that will affect us for years to come.

Our three remaining meetings for this school year will be held as follows:
December 5, 2016 (This is a change)   Carthage Library at 10:00
January 9, 2017                                     Carthage Library at 10:00
April 17, 2017     Table on the Green, Midland Country Club (Time TBA)

Members are reminded of the importance of exercising
our right to vote in the upcoming November 8 election.

Below are the endorsements for statewide offices shared by
NCAE, our parent organization.
These candidates have been judged to hold positions
 consistentwith our mission as advocates for
 children, families, and education.

     Moore local information will be shared prior to our 
December meeting. Please plan to attend.       

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Moore County Retired School Personnel: New Year, New Meeting Place

Moore County's unit of NCRSP will hold
 its first meeting of the new school year
 this coming Monday, September 26 at 10:00.

Please note our new location for this year:
The Conference Room of the Moore
County Library in Carthage.

Our own Catherine Sigmon-Mitchell will
speak to us on:
Quality of Life: Different Things
You Can Do in Our Community.

 We all have a lot to share and catch up on,
from both personal professional perspectives.
We will receive updates on our own association
and we will be reminded of the role we can
play in this crucial political season, whether
on a local, state, or national basis.

Please make plans to attend, and perhaps 
invite a recent retiree or one who is new
to our Sandhills area.  
We'll be looking for you!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Moore County Education Retirees Wrap up 2016

As our local NCRSP unit gathered at Table on the Green for our end-of-year meeting, President Sandi Keyser and VB Catherine Sigmon-Mitchell go over details of the agenda.

You can always count on Sandi to come up with some
high appeal door prizes and recognitions for her 
valuable team of helpers.

In our pre-meeting mingle, we greet our guest speakers.
Dr. Terry Mitchell is our outgoing state president.
Joan Bass is our incoming president for 2016-2018.

Our business meeting included final committee reports.
Vivian Kelly led in a meaningful memorial service.
Sadie Small reported that our scholarship is not yet
awarded but a candidate is forthcoming.

Dr. Mitchell and Joan Bass both spoke fervently of
the ongoing crisis in North Carolina education.  It goes
far beyond educator salaries and benefits; it is about a
concerted attack on the very fabric of public education
and an agenda which is starving a once-vibrant system.

Members were urged to stay informed and to become
more involved as advocates, for the good of children,
families, and educational professionals, all of whom 
are suffering under present policies.

A top priority is to elect Roy Cooper, Josh Stein, and
Dan Blue III as governor, attorney general, and 
treasurer, respectively.

If you are not yet a member of Moore County's NCRSP,
make plans to get involved in the fall.  We'll be looking for you!

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Moore County's Retired School Personnel wrap up the year in style

Moore County's local unit of NCRSP (NC Retired School Personnel) will wrap up a year of positive and informative meetings with our spring meal at Table on the Green on Midland Road.  The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday,
April 12.  Lunch will follow our business session, which will include an update on this year's scholarship process. President Sandi Keyser and her able team will show you in a few short minutes how NCRSP enriches your retirement experience (Sorry- this is NOT a get-rich-quick scheme-- we're EDUCATORS!)

All retired folks who worked in any education-related position are welcome to join our group.  As we have observed over the years, it's no fun being a Lone Ranger as a retiree.  As a group, it's easier to stay informed on issues that affect us all, whether it's benefits, educational issues, or changes that the legislature proposes.  If you've considered joining before but haven't taken the plunge, join us for this meeting.  We'll bring you up to speed and you'll be ready to enjoy full participation next fall.

We would love to see YOU there!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

NCRSP Leaps into 2016

Moore County's NCRSP will meet Tuesday, January 12 at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room of Moore County Schools.

Our guest speaker will be Christa D'Ostroph, Registered Dietician with First Health.  She will review with us how to use food labels and the new changes in food labels to plan our meals.

The meeting will also include the latest information for NC retired educators and reports from all committees.

Now is a good time to put our February 16 meeting on your calendar (this is a change of date).  Our speaker will be Superintendent Dr. Bob Grimesey.

Let us all be mindful of our valuable role as advocates for the schools, children, and our communities.  Attending these meetings, sharing with one another, and staying informed is a crucial part of that role.  See you there!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Moore NCRSP Meeting Planned for November 10

Moore County's local unit of NCRSP will have its next meeting on November 10, 2015 at 10:00 at the Moore County Schools office in Carthage.

 Our program will be presented by the Moore County Sheriff's Department: "Refuse to Be a Victim." The program will cover scams, personal safety, property safety, security issues, etc.  Helpful materials will be available.

Since this is our last meeting before Christmas, you may bring in volunteer sheets if you have them prepared.  In addition to committee reports, we can discuss the impact of actions in the recent legislative session, plus issues that are on the horizon for the coming year.  As retired educators, we are living in times that require us to be vigilant, not only to protect our own benefits and rights, but as guardians of a profession under fire.  Schools, parents, and children need and deserve the support and wisdom our association has to offer.  Don't be afraid to speak up on the burning issues of our day.