Chapter President: Zimmer, Peggy A
Chapter Vice President: Kelly, Martha Jean McCoy
Chapter Secretary: Bertram, Virginia A
Chapter Treasurer: Zimmer, Nadine
Chapter Web Master: Detling, Valerie J
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Darke County Quilt Block Story
On February 15, 1969 twenty-one retired teachers met at the Arcanum Public Library to form a county chapter. Leah Huston of Greenville became the first president. The chapter was granted a charter by the National Retired Teachers Association in 1973.The current membership of 154 includes retired teachers from Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Franklin Monroe, Greenville, Mississinawa Valley, Tri-Village and Versailles. One teacher from these districts is chosen each May as Darke County Teacher of the Year.Genevieve Albright, a Gettysburg teacher, served as president for the Ohio Retired Teachers Association in 1987, Thelma Ross of Greenville was District III Director in 1986-1989.
Current members are active volunteers in the community. Member donations, a garage sale and a conitnuing book sale add money to the scholarship fund. A scholarship is given every spring to a graduating senior from a county school who plans to major in education.