Association For The Advancement Of Retired Persons
On February 16, 1983, O. Dwight Dorough, T.A.C.T. Coordinator for retired persons, talked to a group of retirees at a meeting held at the Gray Library. Those present decided to proceed with the establishment of an association for Lamar retirees. A planning committee consisting of Norris Kelton as Chairman, Celeste Kitchen, Jewel Blanton, Mary Katherine Bell, Howard Adams, and Norma Hall were elected.
association for the advancement of retired persons
Our mission as the All Arizona School Retiree Association, is to advance the interest and welfare of all retired persons; however, our approach is multifaceted. We seek to promote the economic, social, and professional development of the association and its members as well as aid in the advancement of education and encourage continued identity with the teaching profession. We aim, also, to maintain interest and participation in educational and community affairs and support smaller unit programs. Finally, as advocates for the future teachers of America, we sponsor a Scholarship Foundation meant to assist graduating students' paths toward the classroom.
As a teacher and the first female high school principal in California, Dr. Andrus knew the life-long impact and benefits of a solid education; as the volunteer director of welfare for the California Retired Teachers Association, she also knew the importance of honoring commitments to, and channeling the energy and wisdom of, education professionals and others as they aged. Dr. Andrus helped make it possible for teachers, administrators, college and university professors, librarians and other school personnel to have a non-partisan, national presence. She was a tireless advocate on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for improving health care and pensions; meanwhile, she encouraged business leaders to create meaningful products and services (such as insurance and travel opportunities) that would be of interest to mature Americans. Dr. Andrus created a national network of retired educator associations who chose to voluntarily affiliate with NRTA to share ideas, garner strength from one another and fulfill her motto: To serve, not to be served
Organized in 1993, the St. Clair Retirees' Association is a not-for-profit organization of persons who have been employed at St. Clair College, either in Windsor-Essex or in Chatham-Kent, and is comprised of persons who have officially retired and persons who have left the college for other employment after an extended period of employment at St. Clair College who wish to maintain contact with their former colleagues. See Membership for more information.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)With over 35 million members, the AARP is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the country. Since 1958, it has lobbied for the rights of aging Americans--both those who are retired, and those who still serve in the workforce. Because the AARP's mission is not limited to retired persons, the AARP no longer bills itself as the American Association for Retired Persons, using the acronym AARP instead. 041b061a72