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MRTA 50th Anniversary Celebration was held September 21, 2022, at the Nessler Center Wings of Heritage Room.
Special guests included TRTA President Marcy Cann, TRTA Vice President Ella Gauthier, District 4 President Rosalyn Haynes, Senator Elect Mayes Middleton, County Commissioner Stephen Holmes, Mayor Dedrick Johnson, College of the Mainland President Warren Nichols and the Liggio Family.
Proclamations from the state, county, and city were obtained. Special recognition was given to the City of Texas City for allowing MRTA to meet at the Nessler Center monthly without a fee.
The above slide presentation was shown.
A tribute was given to our Crowns of Jewels, Pauline Liggio, Delores Cavil, Delores Bahr, Imogene Christian, William “Bill” Peace, Lillian Hill, Opal Glover, Mamie Taylor Greene, Andrew Marie Porter, and Carlotta Bedford.
The MRTA History was given and after 50 years, MRTA has continued to work for the betterment of our communities.
Acknowledgement of past presidents was given. In attendance, were former presidents Dorothy Jeffcoat and Rita Boykins, longest serving president.
AMBA representative Sarah Lynch addressed the audience regarding AMBA services.
Members were encouraged to increase membership. A challenge was given to new members to recruit 2 individuals.
4 TRTA Priorities were presented: Support a Cost of Living Adjusted, Preserve TRS Traditional Defined Retirement Plan and Fund TRS Pension Trust and Protect TRS Care.
Games and Door Prizes were enjoyed by all. Committee Members included:
Thomasine Allen, President
Rita Boykin, Past President
Maxine Wyche, 1st Vice President
Rhonda Burke, Member
Margaret Cussen, Secretary
Ura Flores, TRTA Foundation Chairperson
DelSenna Frazier, Technology Chairperson
Nancy Heard, Community Volunteer Services Chairperson Tillie Henson, Member
Sharon Hernandez, Parliamentarian
Cora Maldonado, Corresponding Secretary Joyce Shanks, Healthy Living Chairperson Joy Steinbach, Legislative Chairperson Eleanore Wuthrich, Benefits Chairperson