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Friday, December 3, 2021

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

 

I would like to remind everyone that May 13 is Teacher Appreciation Day. In addition to their role in the classroom, teachers, both active and retired, contribute much to their community. After retirement, teachers don’t quit, they volunteer. The members of the California Retired TeachersAssociation, Division 83 (Yolo County) volunteered a total of over 46,500 hours this past year.

Many of the volunteer hours are spent in the classroom, assisting fellow teachers or tutoring students. Other retired teachers volunteer as docents for museums, historical programs and nature programs such as the Yolo Basin Foundation. Some volunteer as fire fighters or first responders.

Many retired teachers are active in political organizations such as League of Women Voters and often assist at polling places. Others help senior citizens by driving them to appointments, assisting with the Meals on Wheels program and offering their expertise at the local senior centers.

So when you are appreciating teachers, don’t forget the contributions made by the Retired Teachers.

 

Patricia Turner

Communications Chairperson

CRTA, Yolo County Division #83

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