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Diane Cosgrove of Restore Reproductive Health was the guest speaker at the recent Huajilla chapter of the Texas Retired Teachers Association monthly meeting.
Co-President Earline Schlortt presided while member Lewis Stroud gave the greeting and the prayer. Sam Dubberly led the group in the pledges and Irene Dubberly led the group in singing “God Bless America”. Forty two members and guests were present.
Cosgrove’s presentation detailed how the organization serves people who have experienced sexual related trauma, such as sexual assault, incest, unintended pregnancies, molestation, incest, miscarriages and abortions. Some of the valuable free resources provided by Restore Reproductive Health include pregnancy tests, referrals to various social services, and even equipment for babies such as cribs and car seats. The facility opened in February of 2022. Cosgrove also noted that in 2024, a mobile ultrasound unit will be available for use in Medina County.
Schlortt then continued by welcoming guest Kelly Pantusa and recognizing October birthdays. In addition, breast cancer month was recognized, as well as prostate cancer month which was officially in September. Old business continued with the announcement of a rally in San Antonio supporting Proposition 9 for a Cost of Living Adjustment for TRS recipients. The minutes from the previous meeting were accepted, as well as the Treasurer’s Report given by Maria Elizondo.
Members were reminded that the state election coming up is extremely important, since Proposition 9 would give the first COLA to TRS recipients in fourteen years. Members will also be attending the District Fall Conference in Boerne on October 26.
Members are looking forward to several events in the future. The Christmas Social will be held December 4 at the Circle C Restaurant in Devine and members were encouraged to bring food items for the Medina County Food Pantry to the social. In addition, members will attend the state TRTA conference in Corpus Christi, which will be held in April.
Dr. Amy Jo Baker, District 20 President, addressed the group and reported on the San Antonio Rally held earlier in the day in support of Proposition 9. Those present at the rally included Tim Lee, executive director of TRS, State Senator Jose Menendez, two members of the Texas House of Representatives, and also representatives of the American Federation of Teachers, San Antonio City Council, and the San Antonio mayor’s office. Members were encouraged to distribute cards to friends and family in support of Proposition 9. The cards were provided by Baker.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:18 and members enjoyed a catered lunch by Albert Garza of Devine.