The Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association will host executives of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and Arkansas Teachers Retirement System at a luncheon.


The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave.


Hostesses for the meeting will be the members of the hospitality committee. The greeter will be Shirley Bruce.


Lura Campbell, a JCRTA member from White Hall, was elected in 2017 as ARTA vice president. The teacher retirement system is the state government’s largest retirement system with more than 100,000 working and retired members, according to a news release.


Also, the local retired teachers association encourages members to continue to be active in local, community and state affairs, projects and programs.


“Reporting your monthly JCRTA volunteer hours will enhance the organization and appropriation thereof as well as the individual,” according to the news release.


Members may be interested in participating in the following projects or activities: Volunteers in Public Schools, Pencil or Penitentiary, AARP Chapter 323, AARP Foundation Tax Aide, AARP Driver Safety, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), Master Gardeners, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Delta Rivers Nature Center, Go Forward Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff Military & Veterans Museum and JCRTA committees.


Members are encouraged to revitalize Phi Delta Kappa Education Honor Society and continue education at local higher education institutions tuition free.


For details or AARP publication, “Staying Sharp,” i.e.” Learning As We Age” or “Memory and Aging,” contact Gerald Andrews, JCRTA reporter at 536-3627.