2013-10-30 / Community

Retired Educators Day proclaimed

By Sheila Allen


Mayor Jerry Chapman signs proclamation proclaiming Sunday, November 3,as Retired Educators Day in Georgia. Mayor Jerry Chapman signs proclamation proclaiming Sunday, November 3,as Retired Educators Day in Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed the day of Sunday, November 3, 2013, as Retired Educators Day in Georgia. He urges our citizens to recognize the lasting contributions of our state’s retired educators. More than 100,000 educators have devoted their time and talents in public education by providing the educational development of millions of outstanding Georgia citizens. For 55 years, the Georgia Retired Educators Association has dedicated its efforts to improving the welfare of retired educators and providing opportunities for them to become involved in community activities.

Georgia Retired Educators Association has more than 23,000 members with about 55 of those residing in Miller County. Retired educators have touched and influenced the lives of generations of young people and motivated and inspired them to use their talents and abilities to the fullest and to become responsible and contributing citizens.

Jerry Chapman, mayor of Colquitt, along with Senator Dean Burke attended the last meeting of the Miller County Retired Educators. It was at that time that Mayor Chapman signed the proclamation declaring Nov. 3, 2013, as Retired Educators Day and calls upon the citizens of Colquitt to observe that day in an appropriate manner honoring retired educators. He encourages citizens to express their appreciation for the contributions that retired educators have made and continue to make for the betterment of human lives and for our society.

Local churches will recognize those lasting contributions made by retired educators in Miller County on Sunday, November 3, as Retired Educators Day.

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