President: Pam Straziuso
First Vice President: Connie Jackson
Second Vice President: John Straziuso
Secretary: Sue DuBray
Treasurer: Janis Zura Parliamentarian: Jeannie Johnson
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The Ohio Erie County Retired Teachers Association promotes the well-being of its retired educators by providing educational and social opportunities for its members, disseminating information to its membership and encouraging proactive community service. ECRTA works to promote the future of education in Ohio, as well as the economic well-being of retired educators. ECRTA schedules regular meetings where retirees come together with their colleagues.
Currently, we are 169 members strong! We welcome NEW members! Interested in becoming a member? Please check out our website! Become a welcomed member of ECTRA!
The Erie County Retired Teachers Association is celebrating their 70th Anniversary this year. The organization first began in April 1948 with fifteen members. Their meeting was held at the Follett House in Sandusky. The initial name of the group was the Lake Erie Chapter but was soon renamed as the Erie County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Organization to conform to the name of the State Association.
A general meeting was held on June 19, 1948 and by the end of the first year membership had grown to twenty-five. Miss Mary McGory was the first president of the association and held that post until her death in 1960. By 1962 membership had grown to 39. Membership continued to grow and today we consist of 157 retired county teachers. Today, ECRTA meets at the Presbyterian Church in Huron, a practice that started in 1971, on the second Friday of February, April, June, October, and December at noon.
Following the traditions started by the founding membership, the Erie County Chapter supports legislation in the interest of education as well as community action. Today, member retirees contribute to funding a grant assisting local teachers who wish to institute new programs or lessons in their classrooms. At each meeting, members bring non-perishable foods to assist local food banks. A tradition of keeping a scrapbook of the community activities members participate in provides proof that retired teachers really don’t retire. They become vital members of a wide range of community organizations making sure that Erie County continues to grow and develop.
The June 8th meeting of ERCTA will honor the history of our organization with a group photo of our membership and recognition of our grant recipients. All Erie County retired teachers are welcome to join ECRTA so visit our website, ecrta.weebly.com for information or mail us at ECRTA, PO Box 802, Sandusky, OH 44870.