Kaitlynn Wells is a junior at Central College majoring in elementary education with special education and reading endorsements. One of Kaitlynn's goals is to work with students who have behavior issues.
Konnor Gifford (left) is an Iowa State University student. He is interested in teaching secondary social studies. Konnor is not a quitter. He applied for a DMARSPA scholarship last year but received the "I'm sorrry" letter from the committee. That didn't stop him! Konnor is ahead of the game because he realizes that the role of teachers requires hard work, patience, persistence and zeal.
Sam Duffy (right) is majoring in physical education at Grand View University. He originally thought he would pursue a history major but felt a strong calling for P.E. After working during a summer with K-5th grade students, he knew he wanted a future working with low income students and to be a positive male role model.
Many thanks to the scholarship committee members who selected these fine recipients: Dee Fleischacker (chair), Liz Benjamin, Marilyn Reese, Erika Brown, Sharon Cooley, Mary Hammer and Janet Linn.
Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. Members donated $419 to the Food Bank of Central Iowa.
On May 1, the program committee will meet at Noah's Ark to plan the programs for next year. If you have any ideas, call Justine at 515-255-2894.
New retirees who attend the June meeting will receive a free lunch. Call Dee at 515-221-2759 for a reservation. Spread the word to all of the new retirees you know.
Your 2018-2019 dues of $18 must be paid by June 30 for your name to appear in the next membership book.
Thank you for volunteering! Our treasurer for 2018-19 will be Sandra Petree. We still need volunteers to serve as Vice President and Head Cashier.