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Retired teachers invest 21K hours in community

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webmaster | 11/06/13

The teachers may have retired from wage-earning, but Madera County members of the California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA) have not stopped investing time and love into the community.

Within the last 12 months, 332 local CalRTA members worked 21,462 volunteer hours — valued at $536,550 — and thousands more hours may have been unreported, officials said.

“Our people are busy with so many things that they just forget to turn in their hours,” said Madera County CalRTA co-chairs Flo Chartier and Sue Thornton.

To acknowledge this accomplishment and celebrate the 15th annual California Retired Teachers Week, Nov. 3-9, the association presented a “check” representing the value of the volunteer hours worked to the Madera County Board of Supervisors at its regular meeting Tuesday...


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