The Kentucky Retired Teachers Association has been honored by the Kentucky General Assembly with the Retired Teacher’s Appreciation Week, Oct. 18-24.
The Retired Teachers Association issued a proclamation concerning the honor:
To all to whom these presents shall come.
Whereas, Kentucky’s retired teachers have devoted their careers to the education and training of literally thousands upon thousands of Kentucky’s youth; and
Whereas, Kentucky’s retired teachers have retrained and/or provided primary educational opportunities to hundreds of adults in the state who for one reason or other, had fallen behind in the formal education needed for job and social skills; and
Whereas, Kentucky’s retired teachers rendered valuable services in diverse leadership roles in their communities and institutions throughout their careers and continue to render such services as retirees; and
Whereas, Kentucky’s retired teachers represent the profession, which is given the basic responsibility for launching the careers of state and national leaders and for laying the foundation for the welfare of all members of our society; and
Whereas, Kentucky’s retired teachers have toiled ceaselessly to improve the quality of life in the state and nation, too often in less than adequate circumstances and for less than adequate pay; and
Whereas, Kentucky’s retired teachers represent a tremendous pool of experience and training which remains dedicated to the betterment of society everywhere; and
Whereas, Kentucky’s retired teachers represent a loyal, patriotic, and concerned citizenry, which provided a dedicated and dependable support to the leaders in our communities, state, and nation.
Whereas, The 2014 General Assembly has honored Kentucky’s retired teachers by recognizing the third week of October as Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Appreciation Week
Now, therefore, I, Patsy K. Rainey, President of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, do hereby proclaim October 18-24, 2015 as
Retired Teachers’ Appreciation Week