Evansville Retired Teachers Association Holiday Luncheon Featuring Evansville Philharmonic Duo
Thursday, December 14, 2023
The Evansville Retired Teachers Association will celebrate the Holidays on December 14, 2023, with a luncheon at the Embrace Church at 6300 Washington Ave. Evansville, IN at noon followed by a program featuring the Philharmonic Duo of Anthony Rideout and Kelly Georgeson from the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Following the performance, Kristi Miller, ERTA member and former EVSC vocal music teacher, will lead the members in carols.
Other special guests will include Dr. David Smith, EVSC Superintendent, Melanie Atwood, Chief Advancement Officer and President of the EVSC Foundation, Amy Walker, EVSC Foundation consultant, and Mr. David Lennen, President of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.
In 2022, the Evansville Retired Teachers Association celebrated our 60th Anniversary and was recently honored at the Indiana Retired Teachers Association as one of the oldest chapters in the state. In October 1962, a group of EVSC teachers in Evansville initially formed a Retired Teacher social group to renew friendships of their teaching years. In 2010, the Retired Teachers group voted to join the Indiana Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) and the organization’s name became Evansville Retired Teachers Association (ERTA) located in Region 9. After humble beginnings sixty years ago, we continue to meet regularly and we serve our community with many hours of volunteer work. The Evansville Retired Teachers website and The Evansville Retired Teachers Facebook page provide examples of our programs and our work in the community.
The Evansville Retired Teachers Association (ERTA) is a vital educational organization of 220 active retired teachers who selflessly give of their time and financial resources to various non-profit community organizations such as Teacher Locker, Frog Follies, Tri-State Food Bank, Hangers, and the Salvation Army Stuff the Bus initiative. ERTA meets five times during the school year with a luncheon and program featuring such speakers as U of E Coach David Ragland, Bill Bussing – Otters Baseball, the Evansville Wartime Museum, and performances by many local musicians, including EVSC high school choirs and musician Monte Skelton.