Morgan County Quilt Block Story
The Morgan County Chapter Retired Teachers Association was organized August 31, 1967 at the Masonic Temple in McConnelsville. Mrs. Ethel Guthrie of Marietta, Trustee of ORTA, was present and assisted in organizing the chapter. The first officers were: Helen Mae Davis, President; Ernistine Ball, Vice President; and Metta Banks, Secretary.
The first year's membership was thirty and in 1997 the chapter had 47 members.
The members of the Morgan County Chapter are involved in various community activities. Some members substitute teach, serve as judges for contests, volunteer at rest homes, at the Historical Society, the thrift shop and food pantry. Others deliver Meals on Wheels. Retired teachers continue these activities in the community.
The Morgan County Historical Society moved a one-room school to Malta and some members of the Morgan Chapter serve as docents for tour groups. These groups of visitors may spend the day learning about how schools operated at the turn of the century.
Morgan RTA offers a yearly scholarship to a graduating senior who is pursuing a future in the teaching profession, holds interesting programs and takes summer excursions. Ruth Hart, now deceased, served as treasurer and was an influential leader in the chapter.
Please contact the ORTA office at 614 431-7002 for information concerning Morgan County RTA meetings.