May 6, 2011 > Retired teachers volunteer
Retired teachers volunteer
Submitted By Eugene Dias
What do teachers do when they retire? They travel; they substitute teach; they have time to pursue their hobbies and physical activities. However, one of their most productive and satisfying accomplishments is volunteering.
A major purpose of Division 91 of the California Retired Teachers Association of Fremont, Union City and Newark is to encourage its membership to volunteer in community service endeavors. The past year, 2010, members of CalRTA #91 accrued more than 32,000 volunteer hours in a myriad of services throughout the community including support in hospitals, senior care centers, schools and churches; transportation to medical appointments; gathering usable furniture, clothing and food items for the poor and needy; serving as docents in museums; and participating in the trap-neuter-return program to reduce the population and euthanasia of feral cats. Volunteering in retirement is positive, rewarding and a benefit to the community.
CalRTA#91 supports a scholarship program for Teacher Training students at Cal State University East Bay. Funds are raised through Ducks for Bucks proceeds, book sales and donations. The California Retired Teachers Association was organized in 1929; CalRTA#91 is the newest division, formed 10 years ago.
CalRTA #91 invites retire teachers and those interested in supporting public education to quarterly luncheon meeting held quarterly during the year on the third Wednesday of the appropriate month. The next meeting will be held July 20th. Call Eugene Dias (510) 797-0972 for more information. Retirement is not inactivity!